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"Harvest is when I need you the most. It's only one season more. This year we'll make enough on the harvest that I'll be able to hire some more hands and then you can go to the academy next year."
―Owen Lars, to Luke Skywalker[1]
Lars moisture farm

The Lars family moisture farm, with its characteristic vaporators

A moisture farm was an area of land devoted to the production of water through the drawing of moisture from the dry air. It depended on vaporators, a type of device that could harvest excess atmospheric humidity. On hot and arid desert worlds like Tatooine, moisture farming was a vital activity. The Lars family, into which Luke Skywalker was adopted, owned one such farm. The family of Biggs Darklighter was rich enough to own twenty.[2]

Banthas were sometimes employed on moisture farms.[3] Droids were useful on moisture farms too. Owen Lars purchased the droids C-3PO and R2-D2 because of C-3PO's ability to speak Bocce and the binary language of moisture vaporators and, in the case of R2-D2, because of the general utility of an astromech droid.[1]



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