The hapi Program will be offering urban agriculture classes this spring at the Columbus Idea Foundry. The Urban Agriculture Series with HAPI will include 5 classes that together span hydroponic food production, waste-stream management and environment monitoring with Arduino technology.
Each of the hydroponic classes will focus on a specific growing technique in which the class will work together to create a single system to produce food. Each system will be donated to a local charity focused on food access in the Columbus-area.
The Black Soldier Fly Larvae class will get into the truly gross potential of using these creatures to substantially reduce our organic waste-stream.
Sensing Your Environment will teach students how to use various environmental sensors along with the Arduino Mega board and hapi software platform to create a stream of actionable data in real-world growing environments.
Each class cost $75 except environmental sensing which costs $105 and includes requisite equipment that students will take home. Students can sign up for all 5 classes and save $100. Dates and times are as follows:
- April 2, 6:30–10:00PM — Flood and Drain Systems
- April 7, 6:30–10:00PM — Wastestream Bioconversion with Black Soldier Fly Larvae
- April 23, 6:30–10:00PM — Nutrient Film Technique
- April 28, 6:30–10:00PM — Sensing Your Environment
- May 14, 6:30–10:00PM — Vertical Aeroponic Systems