Vacuum Seeder: At-Home Build

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 2020: $74,982.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2023
Host Institution Award ID: G182-21-W7903
Grant Recipient: National Center for Appropriate Technology
Region: Western
State: California
Principal Investigator:
Omar Rodriguez
National Center for Appropriate Technology
Increase the efficiency and reduce labor costs of seeding transplant trays in your greenhouse with this self-built vacuum seeder. This how-to video explains the process of building your own vacuum seeder from start to finish at a fraction of the cost of commercial models. Included are a materials and tools list, easy step-by-step guided assembly instructions and a demonstration of the seeder in use.
Chris Lent, National Center for Appropriate Technology
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Consumers
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.