Solar Technology Part 1: Solar Dehydrator

We built a solar dehydrator!This low tech solution can dry herbs, fruits, and veggies without any electricity. Drying helps produce last longer for families. Plus, farmers get better prices for value added products (like herb mixes and dried fruit) than selling harvests straight out of the ground.

Our first two tests using the dehydrator were a big success!

Test #1: Drying herbs

Test #2: Drying fruits and veggies (peppers, turmeric, and bananas).

Both the solar dehydrator and oven will be used as model technologies in our permaculture workshops in Guatemala.

Fun fact: These technologies were built with funds raised from a birthday fundraiser. Birthdays are an easy way to raise money for a good cause. We'd love to collaborate for yours! Don't hesitate to reach out.

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