It’s a beautiful thing when I get to write about social entrepreneurs and gardens. With Moonlighter Makerspace partnering with Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden on a cool, new innovation studio focusing on the technology of growing food, I get to do just that.
This summer, Fairchild and Moonlighter will be opening the Growing Beyond Earth Innovation Studio, the first makerspace in a botanic garden. In preparation for that, Fairchild and Moonlighter are offering classes in design thinking, 3D printing and basic circuitry so the community can get a head start.
Once it opens, visitors will have the opportunity to design, create and experiment using technologies to solve issues related to food production. The Innovation Studio will be the first public facility dedicated to NASA’s food production challenges and the first project to leverage community input, Fairchild said.