From our organizers:
Are you an urban gardener looking for efficient ways to monitor the growth of your fruits, vegetables, or herbs? Have you ever gone on vacation, only to discover your roommate killed all your plants while you were away? Or maybe you’ve just heard about “AgTech” but are still confused as to how the “Tech” really works?
If so, then the Internet of Plants workshop is for you! You will learn how to use open-source, free technology and off-the-shelf electronics to check on your plants and their progress from anywhere, using any device, 24/7. You will customize your own “plant dashboard” to monitor the temperature, humidity, light, and soil moisture, and even learn about automatic watering tools.
Included in the workshop is a brief intro to internet of things, basic electronics, and programming — but don’t worry if you’re not already familiar with any of these. The goal of the workshop is to help you better understand what your plants need to thrive in any setting.