DIY Biology

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DIY Biology

Can biological engineering be turned into a popular hobby? Two scientists at MIT consider the possibility and review the work being done in the community of do-it-yourself biologists.

http://mitworld.mit.edu/video/646

 

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Doug wrote:
Can biological engineering be turned into a popular hobby? Two scientists at MIT consider the possibility and review the work being done in the community of do-it-yourself biologists.

">http://mitworld.mit.edu/video/646

One of the things I've spent the last few years doing is becoming an Aggie (student & practitioner of farming.)

One of the people I've learned the most from is a total amateur, a man who helped start a community garden in SF.  He helped turn a sand dune covered with ice-plant into a fertile 1 1/2 acre oasis with some killer soil, using compost & sweat, in the '70's.  That community garden is still going strong today.

One of the other people who's helped me a lot is a non-amateur, a retired Berkeley soil scientist that runs a facility that takes in 300+ tons of yard waste a day and uses hot composting to turn it into some of the best dirt in the world.

Good scientists are where you find them. 

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