Commodity crop farming is a billion dollar industry with big players selling black box systems incorporated into their farming machinery. It seems bizarre to consider that John Deere and Caterpillar likely spend as much time on digital rights management as a mid level software company. Rather than take on a market of that scale we will be focusing on how we can design systems and interfaces for our LAF (Local Area Farm) which incorporates plants situated around NYUSH in areas we have designated as good for supporting plant life. This class looks at plant science and how we can use technology to enable small and urban plant growing. Areas of exploration will include hydroponics, soil growing, sensor monitoring, and experiments in plant interactions.