Sam looks after BAQUA’s hackuaponics network – aquaponicists with a specific interest in developing sensors, controls, using android, robots etc.

Sam is a great experimenter & tinkerer. He’s a founder of The Travelling Toolbox, a sustainable technology collective who use a mobile workshop to fabricate farm tools and teach fabrication and open source manufacturing to land workers.

Sam has worked with technology and IT for many years, starting his career project managing digital projects for Bristol Wireless. He then went on to set up and ran Nixcom company deploying wireless infrastructure to festivals and events, working with large organisations such as Yahoo!

He’s been earning a living as a web developer and social media manager for several years, at the moment he’s mainly working for Transition Network; the movement of communities reimaging and rebuilding our world. He’s also the founder of The Things Network Bristol, a project aiming to deploy a Free and open source internet of things data network across Bristol.

Sam lives on a smallholding just outside of Bristol where he helps to run Nibley Leaves, a small salad business. He manages the holding using agroecology and permaculture approaches. He has a particular interest in sustainable protein production.

Sam is also director of Bristol Fish project – where he combines his love of plants and gadgets!

If you want to be involved in the hackuaponics network you can contact Sam to join!