Student lead: Bria Bridges
Student major: International business management
Autonomous Farming aims to make small autonomous farms to combat food insecurity by making healthier eating options available to the community. The program will also be educational and informative to the community.
To help combat food insecurity, affordable, scalable and easy to use gardens will be available. By December training should be underway with five community partners and as many autonomous farms. Local growth should produce autonomous gardens for individuals to use in their homes by spring 2018. Metrics regarding participants understanding of computer science concepts and biology will be available.
Sustainability comes from the fee and purchase base of the program, as well as training component giving the project life beyond the garden.
- North Carolina A&T State University