Breaker in Portland, OR
Breaking New Ground for Teaching, Learning, and Making: The Future of Stuff Challenge
For opportunities to participate in Project Breaker Portland, please see projectbreaker.org/breakerpdx/
PORTLAND, OR (March 11, 2014) What... Read more
The Maker Breaker
What will happen when the new Breakers take on "The Future of Stuff"? This challenge is aimed at identifying opportunities to create immediate value for manufacturing. And this time around we've... Read more
The Farm Blocks Pitch
The Breaker team presents their product solution to the Urban Agriculture Challenge:
Farm Blocks prepares to launch
Farm Blocks: a portable, modular raised-bed growing system - it's the 21st century victory garden. The mission of the company is to transform one million acres of underutilized urban space... Read more
In their own words...
Barbara Leung reflects on the Breaker project in this blog post saying,
"What I’ve also come to realize is that no one person needs to be an expert to jump... Read more
Synthesizing Research Findings
After gathering data across the spectrum of UrbanAg, from growers to shippers, sellers to consumers, the Breaker team went to IDEO's New York Studio last week to synthesize. We learned... Read more
"Why not combine 'beginner’s mind' enthusiasm with hard-earned wisdom and apply the mixture to some of the world’s most fascinating opportunities?"
Thus begins Michael Noer's "Imagining Skyscraper Farms," the... Read more
And they're off...
One week ago tonight, the Breaker team gathered at the TED amphitheater in NYC for our kick-off event: an evening of talks by our project visionaries, Majora Carter and Danielle... Read more
Behind the scenes
Let me end this campaign by thanking my fantastic Breaker partners: Bart Haney, Michelle Lim, and Sara Jacobson who've helped me to transform the #FutureBook pilot into the robust (but... Read more
And now the work begins
Thanks to you, we made it! We surpassed our goal of $10,000. And with 3 days remaining, we're hopeful that we'll continue to receive support. We couldn't have done it... Read more
It's in sight...
This is it, Friends. We're just $1,464 away from meeting our kickstarter goal! Thank you to each and every one of you for getting us this far. Please help us... Read more
Friends, I hope you're enjoying the holidays. We're just under 3 weeks from the kick-off of Breaker's Urban Agriculture Challenge and the kickstarter campaign is now 7 days away from... Read more
The Urban Ag Team
There was an influx of Breaker applications following the launch of the Urban Ag kickstarter campaign. Choosing from this talented applicant pool was difficult, but selections have been made and we've... Read more
It’s been an exciting first week out of the gate for Breaker generally and the Urban Agriculture project specifically. Thank you for showing your support by pledging early. We’d like... Read more