HAPI Selected to Present at Columbus SOUP

Winter ’14 SOUP: Crowdfunding Local Food From the GrassRoots Up The HAPI project has been selected to present at the upcoming grassroots crowdfunding event, Winter ’14 SOUP. Columbus SOUP creates dynamic and democratic spaces for community engagement, participation, and investment, through crowdfunding events and projects. It provides a platform to share innovative ideas at the […]


KickStarter Campaign Launched!

The HAPI team is thrilled to announce the launch of our KickStarter Campaign! We’ve worked hard over the past year to make the HAPI initiative real by generating innovative ideas, products and technologies. The first version of the HAPI automation platform is in its final test phase and we designed and built an awesome vertical […]


Hydroponics Class in Columbus, November 19th

If You Plant It, It Will Grow Building on the momentum and positive feedback from our first hydroponics class, we are offering it again in November. Introduction to Hydroponics will be offered November 19th from 6:30pm – 9:30pm EST. Attendees will learn the basics of hydroponic food production and develop their skills in constructing different […]


Getting HAPI About Global Food Security

Food Security – A HAPI Perspective The respected blog, Global Food Security, has published an article by HAPI founder Tyler Reed. It describes how local, sustainable food production techniques like those being developed and promoted by the HAPI project can be used to mitigate production constraints that impact specific regions, communities and cultures. Reed argues […]


First Hydroponics Class in Columbus, Ohio

HAPI team members Tyler Reed and Brian Kleinke will be offering an Introduction to Hydroponics class on October 2nd from 6:30pm – 9:30pm EST. The class is a next step in the HAPI project’s new education and outreach program, following on the heels of our engagement with East Hickman High School. Attendees will learn the […]


HAPI Project Kicks Off Hydroponic Education Program

HAPI team brings multi-dimensional educational opportunities to the high school classroom The HAPI Project has announced a collaboration effort with the East Hickman High School to build an environment monitoring system to provide near real time information about the growing conditions inside the school’s teaching greenhouse to assure the plants and fish are well cared […]

Smart Power Management

HAPI to Add Smart Power Management to Automation Platform

HAPI has announced a collaboration with researchers at the Technical University of Kosice to develop smart power management capabilities for food production facilities. The collaboration will create a robust and flexible framework for optimizing and protecting the energy footprint of such sites. HAPI founder Tyler Reed stated: “Power management is foundational to what the HAPI […]