I am the STEAM Engineering Coordinator at Immaculata - La Salle High School in Miami, Florida. I found Farmbot through an internet rabbit hole and brought it up to our STEAM sophomores and they were incredibly excited about working with it!
Speaking to our Dean of Innovation, Alishea Jurado, and principal this project was okayed and we would like to build farmbot as a project for our school. At first being a purely robotic and electronic project working with that cohort, but spreading it in a cross curricular manner to the rest of the school. With regards to the crops, the students want to use them for the school cafeteria. Eventually spreading them to local communities in need of food (one student has a larger Farmbot based community service project she has to flesh out with me too).
Those are our ideas, I guess my questions are:
1 - How can we go about ordering the kit for farmbot? Our school works through purchase order and I see you do not take those in the traditional method.
2 - Can we use our tax exempt forms with this or is tax not charged?
3- Is the forum a better form of contact than the contact email? I have sent several emails there and they have gone unanswered.
4- Does Farmbot, Inc have an educational partnership or curriculum set up? Would you be willing to partner with a school to develop this?
Peter A. Perez