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Volunteers, students come together to bring FarmBot technology to Solana Ranch

Volunteers, students come together to bring FarmBot technology to Solana Ranch

On Sept. 30, the sixth annual Green Apple Day of Service brought members of the community together to help enhance the STREAM (science, technology, research, engineering, arts and math) program at Solana Ranch Elementary School.

For Green Apple Day, the San Diego chapter of the US Green Building Council and Balfour Beatty Construction partnered with the Solana Beach School District to oversee the construction of a FarmBot at the school, a do-it-yourself precision farming solution with the potential to change the future of farming.

“It was amazing,” said STREAM teacher Roderick Gayta of the four-hour Saturday workday attended by 100 volunteers...

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