TUINHACK Challenge:
Easy & Fun

tuinhack_hackathon_challenge_urban gardeningYou want to get your hands dirty and have some fun in the garden. You have no experience and no idea where to begin or how to do it.

We challenge you to come up with a simple and compelling tool that makes gardening really easy and fun to do.

Imagine you have a spare hour and you are in the mood for something fun outdoors. You pull out your favorite gadget and it shows you what to do and how to do it. It will reward you for what you do correct and makes suggestions to help you improve.

Gamify, network with your friends…

Think about technical implementation, hardware, software, user experience, marketing, promotion and economic model. Make it so!

Work Along Sunday 14 August

On the first Work Along Sunday of the new academic year we can enjoy the garden in full summer glory. This is the most productive season of the year.

We will do summer maintenance: pruning our berry bushes, plant a few new ones. Feed the garden to optimize summer growth and a rich harvest this fall.

Free cuttings of the spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum – “spinplant” in Dutch) and different mint (Mentha) species are available. Grow them at home or give them away.

Harvest kitchen herbs like chives, lovage (Levisticum officinale, “lavas” in Dutch), cilantro and others. The blackberries are likely to be ready for harvest too.

Please bring a dish to share for lunch.

The TU/e Community Garden Work Along Sunday is open from 10am till 2 pm. Hope to see you soon!

Plattegrond TUe 2015 TUIN

Work-Along Sunday 10 July!

Summer has arrived. Time to harvest the fruit of our labor. Like strawberries and Tayberries. We also have abundant mint and lemon balm.

Join us on Sunday 10 July from 10am till 2 pm for a little easy garden maintenance and fresh berries and herb tea.

We may also plant and sow a few things – for harvest in late autumn, winter or next year…

TUINHACK 2016

THE HACKATHONPROGRAM | CHALLENGES | PRIZES | REGISTRATION

Tuinhack 2016 community garden urban farming hackathon permacultureNEW Date: 8 & 9 October 2016.

Location:  TU/e Eindhoven.

Design and make a working prototype in 32 hours. Meet, work and socialize with 30 hackers, creatives, coders, makers and gardeners. Win one of the three prizes: best technical innovation, most regenerative yield or most radical imagination.

Register now at Eventbrite. Continue reading TUINHACK 2016

Dome has landed!

On our first Work-Along Sunday we built the framework for our new greenhouse dome. A 5/8th 3v geodesic dome, with a radius of 2 meters. Height in the middle is almost 2.5 meters.

The dome will serve as nursery for young seedlings, a home for more sensitive subtropical species and shelter for us gardeners.

Still much to be done before it is finished, but we made an excellent start thanks to the help of Dennis, Harm, Inge and Leo.

We made a good start on clearing grass, laying cardboard and spreading woodchips. In the coming weeks wood chips can be used to lay out the pathways. Beds require a bit more attention: clear grass first, then fertilize, cover with cardboard and top off with wood chips.

We had a great lunch with hot home made vegan (as it turned out) pumpkin soup and great home made bread.

Join us next time on Sunday 13 March 2016 from 10AM till 3PM or anytime you like. The garden is always open and the weeks’ chores are published on our notice board in front of the garden (along De Lismortel on the TU/e Campus).

Where Innovation Starts in the Garden