What is the point of signing up to this?

Sensors and DIY
Matthew Walker
Matthew WalkerAberfeldy, United Kingdom

There is nothing on this website except discussions. I feel like this is possibly a data harvesting (pardon the pun) exercise. Cambridge analytics anyone?


Devyn O-SCloughjordan, Ireland

Hi Matthew,

You are right! (about the discussion, not the data harvesting :)

This forum is for people interested and involved in GROW to talk with each other - about experiments, about data, about growing, about whatever you like...

There will be a couple of methods for recording data for the experiments and from the sensors (for those active in a GROW Place) that should be going live soon. We also have a newsletter that goes out every 4 to 6 weeks or so with various stories and updates about the project. You do need to sign up for that separately (sorry!) There is also the knowledge base (https://knowledge.growobservatory.org/) which is a repository for GROW information (more is being added).

Devyn GROW Communications

Diane SchofieldScotland, United Kingdom

I would take part more in the discussions but a conversation becomes unwieldy very quickly and requires a great deal of scrolling to find again, it's also difficult because you can't reply to one person only a whole conversation.

oliver mooreCloughjordan, Ireland

Hi Diane, it is admittedly a bit unwieldy at present. We have a hit list of improvements to this forum we are working our way through, so all of the typical things you can have in a forum we will have soon. Apologies for this, bear with us and it will improve in the days and weeks ahead. (Ollie from the Communications team)

Diane SchofieldScotland, United Kingdom

Hi Oliver - thanks for your reply. That's great there are changes on the way.! Best wishes

Helen ButtLeeds, United Kingdom

I second Diane!

It’s also quite difficult to use this forum on a phone, which is what I do.

Thanks Helen, we note the comments and as Ollie said earlier, we have a hit list of changes to the forum that we are working through. Stick with us please!

Helen ButtLeeds, United Kingdom

Thanks, Amanda!