My name is Raquel Ajates Gonzalez. I am part of the GROW Team. I have a wide range of interests in food and farming related topics, including food policy, agroecology, food and agricultural cooperatives, and citizen science.
It is fantastic to see how the GROW Observatory brings so many people from very different backgrounds together, from agroecology, permaculture, to DIY technology and sensing.
I take this opportunity to invite you all to join GROW's free online course: "Citizen Science: Sensing the World" starting on Monday 26th March. In this course we will explore the latest advances on Earth Observation and climate monitoring, including the applications that have been developed for use in food growing.
As part of this two-week course, you will have a chance to learn about the history of satellite missions and the past and future of citizen science and citizen sensing. We will also start exploring types and uses of soil sensors.
You can do the course at your own pace and you can enrol for free at any time before 6th March by following this link Citizen Science: Sensing the World https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/grow-earth-sensor/1
I look forward to connecting with you during and after the course!