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Funds secured to donate over 140 Food Rising grow systems to U.S. schools; shipments begin March 2nd

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(NaturalNews) I'm happy to announce that we've already raised enough funds to donate over 140 Food Rising grow systems (www.FoodRising.org) to U.S. schools. Funds have been pledged from the following sources:

Sponsoring 100 grow systems is Living Fuel (www.LivingFuel.com), a top superfood and plant-based protein formulator and retailer.

Sponsoring 15 grow systems is Organic Lifestyle Magazine (www.OrganicLifestyleMagazine.com), a publisher of health-related news and practical advice columns.

Sponsoring 10 grow systems is LuvByNature (www.LuvByNature.com), manufacturers of the pristine, hormone-free, low-temperature "Grazing Goat Whey Protein" that's a customer favorite at the Natural News Store.

The Boku Superfood company (www.BokuSuperfood.com) has extended its pledge to donate 20% of its online sales through the end of February! We don't yet have the actual tally of the donation from Boku Superfood, but we know it's 10+ grow systems and getting larger each day.

In addition, we've received several individual donations to the Consumer Wellness Center (www.ConsumerWellness.org) which are also being designated for the grow system school donation program. This adds at least another 5 grow systems to the count, with more donations coming in each day.

So far, this brings us to over 140 grow systems!

Our goal is to reach 250 grow systems. You can help us raise funds with instructions at this link, or if you are an organization wishing to request a donation of the Food Rising grow system, follow the instructions at this link.

Food Rising supports donations to home schools and churches as well as community organizations and public schools.

Grow system update

• A new animation video comes out this week which shares the story of the invention and how it will positively impact the lives of children everywhere.

• On or before February 24th, we will release full videos showing the grow systems, the DIY approach to making your own, and a detailed explanation of how the Food Rising grow system works.

• Also on the same day, we will release the downloadable 3D print files (.stl) that you can use to print these objects on your own 3D printer. The 3D print files come with technical advice (readme files) on the best way to achieve success with the prints.

• Our 3D print farm is in full production, cranking out production parts to ship with the final systems. This means each recipient of the donated grow systems will receive the actual 3D printed parts from our print farm, providing a physical tool for teaching children about additive manufacturing, a process also found in nature with seashells, tree rings and so on.

• Manufacturing of the first wave of grow systems is under way at our facility in Texas. The slowest part in the process is the 3D printing of the individual parts.

New details on the 3D parts

• There are FIVE individual 3D printed parts in the Food Rising grow system.

• The largest of these parts has a maximum height of 54mm and a diameter of 51mm.

• The smallest of these parts has a diameter of just 11mm and a height of 14mm.

• We are achieving the best results by using the t-glase filament. ABS and PLA are not strong enough for these functional parts. Colorfabb XT is somewhat useful but seems to leak a lot of water through the layers. Colorfabb also requires a print temperature beyond the nozzle heat capabilities of most printers. T-glase has the best layer fusion and must be printed at higher temperatures than what you may have read on the 'net. I print at 250C, which is just at the top range of the FlashForge printers.

• The Cura slicer is doing a magnificent job on these models. It's likely to be my top recommended slicer for this project. Website for Cura for Ultimaker: http://ultimaker.com/en/products/software

• 3D print farming is extremely difficult! You never get exactly the same print twice. The biggest challenge in 3D volume production is figuring out how to outsmart the inconsistencies of the 3D printers through the compensation of geometry and slicing settings. Repeatability of object prints is still far from ideal in the infant industry of consumer 3D printing.

Stay tuned to www.NaturalNews.com and www.FoodRising.org for more updates on the grow system launch. Gather your seeds in the mean time!

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