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By Mark Dykes

High school students building automated gardening system


December 27, 2018

Mark Dykes

Jeffery VanAntwerp works on the farm bot in an elevated garden bed. When completed, the bot will automatically seed, water and tend the garden.

Students and teacher Britton Van Heule are using the former auto shop space in the Vocational Building to build a new kind of gardener, a "farm bot."

Van Heule explained the bot uses a grid system for a vegetable garden, with the programming done by the student. The bot plants the seeds, waters t...

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