West Hollow’s FarmBot is in full swing as it efficiently tends to our spring crops. No need to worry about the weather outside when you have a climate-controlled, automated farm right next door to your cafeteria! Part student, part machine, FarmBot executes coded sequences written by 11-13 year old farmers to seed, water, photograph, weed, and test soil variables. We’ve recently added remote video capabilities so that we can monitor the health of our farm from anywhere on Earth that has an internet connection. Crop yields will be donated to Island Harvest, a Long Island food bank, later in the spring. Is this the true future of food? Only time can tell, but the engineering and problem solving skills being developed are certainly moving the future of education in the right direction.