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farm hack went to maker faire — and won four ribbons!

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The Farm Hack crew headed to NYC last weekend to participate in Maker Faire NYC, a gathering of inventors of all kinds, from 3d printers (there were a lot of those) to a bike-powered transplanter/weeder from Andy and Steve from Pedal Power, based out of Essex, NY.  The Pedal Power group also brought their pedal-powered sewing machine and generator, which were very popular with young faire-goers.  They were also popular with the media – Andy was featured in NPR’s coverage of Maker Faire on Morning Edition!

In addition to the pedal power crew, Rob Rock of Pitchfork Farms brought his greens washer and frame-mounted flame weeder from Vermont, and Audrey and Daniel of DB CO-OP, a new bike-powered design collective out of Brooklyn, brought their leaf shredder.   We won awards from the MAKE editors!  Check them out. All four of em.  More photos of Farm Hack at the Maker Faire can be found on the NYFC Facebook page.

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