This month, The Environment Now, managed by the National Youth Agency, gave a total of £70,000 worth of funding to green tech projects. They’re all very interesting – check them out – but OrchGard especially caught my eye because it chimes with the growing interest in bringing nature and technology closer together.
Developed by Joshua Dean, OrchGard will be a community digital orchard/garden that will use the latest technology to keep the fully automated orchard as productive as possible. The project will be based at the YMCA Humber in Grimsby. It aims to increase social cohesion as well as create awareness for the environment through shared medium of digital technologies. No more details as yet but follow @YMCAHumber for news.
I love this idea and wish it well on its growing journey!