Hope for the Small Farmer

Open Source Ecology (OSE) is a network of farmers, engineers and other supporters. The main goal of OSE is the eventual manufacturing of the Global Village Construction Set (GVCS). As described by Open Source Ecology "the Global Village Construction Set is an open technological platform that allows for the easy fabrication of the 50 different Industrial Machines that it takes to build a small civilization with modern comforts.

Groups in Oberlin, Ohio, Pennsylvania , New York and California are developing blueprints, and building prototypes in order to pass them on to Missouri.

The devices themselves are on the Factor e Farm in rural Missouri, built and tested. 

Link: http://opensourceecology.org/