Aglanta Infrastructure is an initiative within the Aglanta Grows-A-Lot program. The infrastructure program is dedicated to spreading free and accessible knowledge for farm structures. Through the creation of instruction booklets and videos, farmers are able to construct projects without the need for knowing how to read construction documents. The simple and cheap DIY projects are customizable and are suitable for a range of farmers and uses. Each project shows all the materials and tools needed, a price estimate, and step-by-step directions. All of the designs have been created with an emphasis on food safety, smart design, and an efficient use of space.
*The following are previews of the upcoming instruction guides to be posted in May 2018.
The Hand Stand is a great no-water-connection-needed hand washing station to disperse throughout a farm to keep hands washed and food safe.
Commercial sinks can cost upwards of $500. This DIY project is a great alternative to buying an expensive sink for washing crops.
Mesh Wash Table
Building a Mesh Wash Table is quick and provides a great place for washing crops. The plastic mesh doesn’t rust and lasts a long time. Hose off crops and the water goes right through the table. It helps to organize clean from dirty crops and adding more tables makes expanding simple.
The Crop Cooler brings urban farming and gardening to an elevated level by providing a space to cold store crops. This structure is a modified shipping container that uses a common household A/C unit to refrigerate it. A Coolbot is attached to trick the A/C unit into reaching refrigeration temperatures. Just add wire shelving and battery-operated lighting and the Crop Cooler is ready to store crops.