I’m Andrew Shindyapin, the founder of AutoMicroFarm. I’ve always dreamed of marvelous inventions that would help, save, or improve the world.

For the last eight years, I have been working on AutoMicroFarm, which started with a question: is it possible to grow the majority of the food you and your family needs in your backyard? Can you do so in a regular-sized backyard, in just a few hours a week, while raising the food sustainably? The question led me on quite an adventure! In fact, my own backyard had not only aquaponics, but also a food forest, conventional gardens, and a composting box. I was, and still am, interested in adding a chicken tractor, beehives, and mushroom cultivation to the mix.

The AutoMicroFarm team recently started designing and developing a permaculture-based app that helps you observe your yard, plan various food systems, implement your plans, then continue the observe → plan → improve cycle. Click the below button to read more about the app if you are interested!