Archive for May, 2011

Maker Faire 2011 Follow-Up

We had a great time at Maker Faire, and it was wonderful to meet you all!

We were quite exhausted at the end but quite satisfied with the almost-overwhelming interest. Looking forward to seeing some of you at the June 12th workshop!

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Come See Us at the Bay Area Maker Faire May 21st & 22nd!

We will be running a booth at the Maker’s Faire this weekend (May 21 & 22), in the “Grow Your Own Food” zone.

Dr. Aaron Baum, founder of AlgaeLab, will also be speaking on the Make Live Stage at 17:30 both days.

This is a wonderful event, and we look forward to meeting you in person, answering your questions, and showing you what we’re up to these days!

Best,
The AlgaeLab Crew

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New Workshop: June 12th, Berkeley, CA

DIY Algaculture Workshop: Introduction to Algae Farming

Sunday, June 12th, 11-5 pm
6050 Lowell St
Oakland, CA 94608


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Sign up now, space is limited! See below for details.

Grow plentiful food and fuel in a small space.

Algae can make impressive amounts of food or fuel but do not require land, soil, or fresh water. They can be harvested every day, producing many times more output than land crops, and some of them (e.g. Spirulina) have amazing health benefits as food.

You can grow algae too — in your own home — and I would love to show you how.

Come to the Hands-On Home-Grow Algae workshop series. Go home with your own Personal Photo-BioReactor and everything you need to grow your own Spirulina superfood algae in your own home!

One personal algae photo-bioreactor in one sunny window can provide enough spirulina to significantly supplement the diet of one person every day. Larger installations can provide biofuel and organic fertilizer, and perform important services, such as cleaning up water, and eliminating greenhouse gases from exhaust.

In addition to an introduction to an overview of algae farming, and a discussion of the practicalities of setting up your own farm, we will have an extended hands-on section of the workshop where I will show you how to set up and run your personal photo-bioreactor kit — it’s easy!

Special offer: along with the workshop, all participants will be able to take home a one liter bottle of live spirulina culture to start your own tank or pond — this alone is worth far more than the course fee…


Course Fees:

Special deal for workshop participants: $299 for workshop plus PPBR kit – this is a $349 value! The kit includes tank, heater, air pump, air diffuser, air tubing, valves, starter and make-up nutrient powder mix, pH testing, harvesting tube, harvesting cloth, clips, plug timer, and 1 liter live spirulina – everything you need to get started growing your own superfood spirulina!

$99 for workshop only

Send payment via PayPal (workshops@algaelab.org), or by mailing a check to:
ALGAELAB.ORG
420 Fairmount Ave
Oakland, CA 94611

To receive the personal photo-bioreactor at the workshop, be sure to pay at least a week before the course date so that materials can be ordered…

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AlgaeLab DIY Spirulina article in Make Magazine!

We are pleased to announce that Make Magazine has published a lovely how-to article (written by our Dr. Aaron Baum!) showing how to set up your own Spirulina kits.  Make Magazine is a very cool publication and we are happy to be working with them.

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Come visit us at our booth at the May 21-22 San Mateo Maker’s Faire!

This is a wonderful event, great fun for anyone with an interest in making things…

Best, Aaron

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