Hey! It’s awesome to have you all following our progress through the Springstone Farm blog. I am Bruce, also an Environmental Biology student at Kean University. As mentioned above by our project manager Tiago, we are creating more possibilities and options for our client to progress toward sustainability in order to provide more quality organic food and other organic products for the community. In my group, our focus in the project is to design and modify a storage system which will harvest rainwater to be used for crops.
Using cost-effective resources we plan to create this system in hopes to not only provide Springstone Farm with a sustainable solution to irrigation, but also to educate others about how they can also implement a system like ours. Our concept of creating this specific irrigation system is only just the beginning of our journey as we plan to work out the details and eventually implement the system! So stay tuned for more of what's the come and to see how Kean University and Springstone Farm grow together.
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