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This post was authored by Edge Quintanilla, Digital Learning Specialist at the Field Museum, a GSLA member organization

Electronic Gardens at The Field Museum: In a connected world, even gardens are part of the Internet of Things. Come learn the basics of urban gardening and how electronics can give us better insights into homegrown food at The Field Museum.

In a connected world, even gardens are part of the Internet of Things. Come learn the basics of urban gardening and how electronics can give us better insights into homegrown food at The Field Museum.

The Field Museum, in collaboration with the Peterson Garden Project, hosts a community vegetable garden. The Edible Treasures garden, tended by museum employees donating their time, will be hosting an electronic gardening project for teens ages 14-18 on Wednesdays starting on September 17 through October 15th, from 4pm to 6pm.

The goal of the program is to introduce students to urban gardening through the lens of digital media. The program will focus on building microcontroller-based sensors for things like soil moisture, temperature, and light to answer deeper questions that urban gardeners need to know to get the most out of their homegrown crops.

The Electronic Gardens project is free-of-charge and no registration is required.  For more information, visit http://www.fieldmuseum.org/at-the-field/programs/digital-media-teens or contact us at digitalstudio@fieldmusem.org

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