You 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!
Cursor reporter Norbine Schalij interviewed Frank Schipper and Leo Bakx about the upcoming TUINHACK event and other developments at the TU/e Community Garden. (in Dutch only)
9 October 2016 is a special Work Along Sunday. During this weekend, 8 & 9 October, TUINHACK will be held at the TU/e campus. On Sunday there will a great opportunity to meet the hackers, do gardening, enjoy the harvest, BBQ and possibly some music. We have great plans. Help us make it so!
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!
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…
The TU/e Community Garden 2.0 proposal will be presented at the upcoming Pecha Kucha Night, Thursday 26 May from 20:20h in Gaslab at the TU/e Campus.
The proposal revolves around social innovation and community building using food and community gardening as the platform.
For more information about this event, please see pechakuchaeindhoven.nl and facebook.com/PechaKuchaEindhoven
THE HACKATHON | PROGRAM | CHALLENGES | PRIZES | REGISTRATION
NEW 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
As of next week 1 March, Tuesday is our regular Garden/Lunch event. Meet the Community Gardeners, share stories and have a bite to eat during lunch time 12:30 till 13:30 at the TU/e Community Garden. Continue reading Garden Tuesdays
Join us for the second Work-Along Sunday at the TU/e Community Garden on 13 March 2016, from 10AM till 3PM.
It’s still very early in the season, but lots to do. And of course it’s great to catch up with old friends and meet new friends. Pot luck lunch, so please bring something to share at lunch. We will provide something hot to drink. Continue reading Work-Along Sunday 13 March
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).