Tikkun Olam Makers Come to NYC This Weekend for Huge Accessibility Makeathon

Hundreds will gather for TOM:NYC 2017, a three-day Makeathon, to invent tech that addresses the needs of people with disabilities.

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Take a Video Tour Through Maker Faire Hong Kong

Maker Faire Hong Kong was an engaging mix of old and new. Take a ride through the Faire with Senior Editor Caleb Kraft as he captures the magic on video.

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This Week in Making: ChickTech Meetup, Dark Souls Props, and Robotic Arms

This Week in Making saw the reveal of the Two Bit Circus Foundation, hand-made Dark Souls rings, some new crowd funding campaigns, and more.

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Launching a Kickstarter: Strategy, Learnings, and What’s Next for TechnoChic

Natasha Dzurny shares her experience with us while she is in the midst of running a Kickstarter for her Light-Up Paper Bow Ties.

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Crowdfunding Tips and Tricks for Creators and Backers Alike

Crowdfunding is a fast-moving target these days, with niche sites emerging, a growing ecology of support services, the emergence of equity funding, and more. After talking to makers who’ve both successfully launched and backed projects, and to those in the crowdfunding business, we put together this collection of tips, tricks, […]

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Compost for Brooklyn


“Founded by Louise Bruce and Matthew Burke, Compost for Brooklyn will encourage the sustainable disposal of food scraps and related organic waste in Kensington, Brooklyn. We will transform a vacant lot into a garden, planted with native floral species.

The garden will host a series of composting bins and in-vessel composting units which will accept drop-offs from area residents and restaurants. The compost produced will be distributed to public gardens and private gardeners across the five boroughs to encourage green spaces to bloom throughout New York City.”

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Queens County Farm Museum

“The Queens County Farm Museum’s history dates back to 1697; it occupies New York City’s largest remaining tract of undisturbed farmland and is the only working historical farm in the City. The farm encompasses a 47-acre parcel that is the longest continuously farmed site in New York State. The site includes historic farm buildings, a greenhouse complex, livestock, farm vehicles and implements, planting fields, an orchard and herb garden.

Our farm animals and tranquil agrarian environment provide the opportunity to leave the hectic daily pace behind for an enjoyable visit to a farm without leaving the City.”

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Growing Chefs

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“Since 2005, Growing Chefs has maintained a simple philosophy: “broccoli is not boring!” As agriculturalists and educators, we teach that to eat well from field to fork is to stewart good soil, celebrate the genetic diversity of seeds, practice organic agriculture in growing food, eat well-balanced, fresh, hand-cooked meals among friends; and to compost. We think all eaters should be know where their food comes from and how to grow it. All our educators share the same enthusiasm and curiosity as their students exploring the garden and the kitchen. We grow with, and for, the generations after us. And we love good food.”… Read the rest