An open-source incubator that promotes fermented food and collaboration with natural processes
We like to think of fermentation as a process of partnering with microorganisms to enhance our local and seasonal food and to move away from rapid, global manufacturing processes. To encourage this, we design and develop an incubator that maintains the necessary parameters for an environment suitable for the growth of fungi and microorganisms of all kinds.
As an example, we use our incubator to make tempeh. But there are many other ways to use it.
We advocate open source tools to allow others to understand, modify and repair what we produce and we use digital fabrication techniques to prototype and produce our devices allowing them to be (re)produced in any FabLab/makerspace around the world.
We deeply believe that what we do has much more meaning and impact when we are not the only ones doing it. We therefore invite everyone to join the club and explore the collaboration with natural processes to promote understanding, transparency, resilience and equity in our global food system.
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- Does your design take social and cultural challenges and human wellbeing into consideration?
Fermented food provides delicious, protein-packed meals from natural ingredients that require little effort for maximum benefit. Power food is at our fingertips.
- Does your design support sustainable production, embodying circular or regenerative design practices?
We believe that partnering with living systems encourages us to move away from rapid, global manufacturing processes, helping us to be more conscious of our natural environment and its resources. Let's move towards a bio-based circular economy for a bright future.
- Does your design use principles of distribution and open source?
We advocate open source tools (hardware and software) to allow others to understand, modify and repair the tools we produce.
- Does your design promote awareness of responsible design and consumption?
We make fermented food, open-source tools and explore collaboration with natural processes to promote understanding, transparency, resilience and equity in our global food system.
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