Ben Jorritsma

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Full Name
Ben Jorritsma
Member for
1 year 4 months
Volunteer Background
Fourth generation farmer with am interest in science, technology, and maker activities. I have an interest in horticulture research for both business and humanitarian purposes.

I have some ideas about using SoC computers for remote monitoring of projects. If I feel I can contribute in that way, I'll propose a Project releated to that.
Favorite Crops & Least Favorite Crops
Favorite Crop: Corn and Tomatos.

Least Favorite Crop: Lawn.
Growing Experience
Growing food
Starting seeds
Growing perennials
Time Commitment
5-10 hrs
Growing Location
Space Available
Nice backyard (401 - 2500 sq. ft)
Soil Type
Neighbors' Crops (within 1/4 mile)
Neighbors' crops (within 1 mile)
Field corn or hay.
Possible GMOs in the neighborhood...
Other relevant information
I currently planning an site for experimental crops. It should have a greenhouse, irrigation, power, and IP.

I do have deer and groundhogs. If I volunteer for a project that deer would interfere with, I'll setup an electric fence.

There's a managed bee hive about a half mile away.