This Saturday and Sunday, makers and DIYers from across the country will be showing their work, doing demos and leading how-to sessions at Maker Faire Bay Area.
As a DIYer and maker, I have participated in several Maker Faires and this weekend will mark my fourth with Vertical Theory. It's an event not to be missed if you're a maker, a DIYer or even just wanting to learn something new. From high tech objects to gardening projects, artists, craftsmen, engineers and designers will spend the weekend sharing their ideas with thousands of attendees.
A very hands-on event, Maker Faire is perfect for families and people of all ages. For deets on attending this year's Maker Faire Bay Area in San Mateo, CA, you can check out their website.
Can't wait for Saturday? Here are a few of the sustainable-minded exhibits that we can't wait to see in the Maker Faire Homegrown Village:
Mobile Greenbelts are fabricated out of upcycled and palletized totes. For these modular systems, plants are selected that grow quickly and provide dense foliage for air filtration and wastewater reuse and treatment.
Become a modern Johnny Appleseed, spreading seed balls to restore natural beauty. These guerrilla gardens are full of wildflowers native to North America, enjoyed by humans and wildlife alike.
The Beekeepers Guild of San Mateo is an organization dedicated to educating both new and experienced beekeepers. This exhibit will be staffed by experienced beekeepers to answer questions, offer support and provide products from their hives for sale.
7. Vertical Theory
I'll also be showing my project, Vertical Theory, so stop on by! Vertical Theory provides an alternative food source for urban dwellers. This vertical farming system utilizes hydroponic technologies and felt. The design requires minimal space, resources and maintenance to grow fresh food indoors.