Michael Ray and I met at a small business group that meets at Tucson’s Ward 3 office once a month for a convo. When I saw the pictures of his invention I wanted one. After learning more in subsequent meetings, I asked to interview him about his gardening transformer, the Nursetree Arch. He developed this water catching temperature controlling environment for desert gardeners who have climate challenges. I love the way he can adapt his new prototype to the situation and economic needs of the particular client.
The fully decked out robotic arch in which Michael is growing papaya as well as brussels sprouts in Tucson on August fist is fancy indeed. He is recording data to help him refine his work. His outdoor garden benefits from his arch used as seedling starter in the winter.