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ACT1 - Tim Smit

I've been pondering which social entrepreneur to shadow for some time, but after a recent visit to the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project, I've settled on Tim Smit - the driving force behind both of…

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Added by Alex Stovell on April 13, 2010 at 5:52am — No Comments

DRAGON : Evokation Greenhouse

This is an idea post in response to Can YOU Help Defeat the Dragon?

SUMMARY: A new area in EVOKE for emerging EVOKATIONS to be posted with the aim of getting comments and builds from the community, and especially anyone with relevant LOCAL INSIGHT.

DETAILS: A fourth ‘EVIDENCE’ stream could be created specifically to facilitate the nurturing of…

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Added by Alex Stovell on March 30, 2010 at 12:07pm — 3 Comments

Can YOU Help Defeat the Dragon?

I’ve been thinking about EVOKE, where it’s heading, how things have gone so far etc. I’ve also been thinking about some of the things Jane McGonigal has said and written, about applying game thinking and skills to real world problems. I then started thinking about the reverse, about what EVOKE would look like in terms of more classical computer games. If EVOKE was a fantasy role playing game (RPG), for example, where would we be right…

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Added by Alex Stovell on March 29, 2010 at 11:30am — 21 Comments

Keep Going - Don't Give Up!

So Week Three has come to an end and another set of missions awaits our collective focus and attention. It's certainly been a rollercoaster of emotions so far. I’ve been excited, inspired, appalled, amazed, frustrated, humbled, fired-up and de-motivated, to name just a few. I guess the main reason I’m writing this post is to cover the negative ones; frustration and de-motivation. I almost quit this week because of them.

Why? Well there’s a wh*** bunch of reasons, all tangled…

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Added by Alex Stovell on March 25, 2010 at 6:52am — 12 Comments

Life is a Dance Floor

LONDON - ZONE 27-…

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Added by Alex Stovell on March 23, 2010 at 10:30am — 7 Comments

Humbled

LONDON - ZONE 27 - 15-MAR-2020

We harvested the first beans today, enough for a salad. It was a turning point for us, an achievement, not voiced aloud, but quietly acknowledged in the looks we exchanged as we ate. We had fallen far, some said, but I wondered at the truth of it.

The Levelling had taken much from us that we had once held dear; comforts and indulgences for the most part, that had served only to distance us from the natural world around us and the…

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Added by Alex Stovell on March 17, 2010 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

Disaster Relief! - Hydroponic Fresh Start

[Picture of Hydroponic Kit]

Further to my post on Hydroponic Starter Kits, I've been doing some digging around to see what else is out there. There are certainly plenty of commercial home hydroponics kits, but these don't meet the constraints I set out (too expensive, don't use local materials etc). However, I did find this site for the Institute of…

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Added by Alex Stovell on March 16, 2010 at 10:01am — 9 Comments

NEXT STEP: Hydroponic Strengths

OK, this is a NEXTSTEP post inspired by, Robin Ahren Kerber’s blog post, and building on posts by…

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Added by Alex Stovell on March 9, 2010 at 7:00pm — 6 Comments

Ecopolis

I dug out an old copy of New Scientist today - all the discussion here about urban farming and the link to Tokyo made me think of it. There is a great article by Fred Pearce exploring the future of urban living in megacities such as Tokyo, linking in with trends and practices already widespread in cities around the world. It's great food for thought. You can read some of the article here: …

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Added by Alex Stovell on March 8, 2010 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

London-Zone 27– 08-Mar-2020

OK, I think I’m ready. The last few bits I needed (and the hardest to get) I bartered in exchange for an old laptop, two kilos of home-grown peanuts and a one-month extra shift on the community hydroponics farm. Don’t worry – I can easily delay the hydroponics commitment if the EVOKE goes out (Kim & Lucy down the hall owe me big time for trimming the hooves on their goats).…

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Added by Alex Stovell on March 8, 2010 at 10:11am — 2 Comments

Collaboration Tools - Linking Information Together

I've been involved with a discussion thread started by Crystal Bellar where the issue of tags came up. Basically everyone is using different tag formats - different cases, different word linkages etc, and it's making it harder to find similar or related stuff - something which is only likely to get worse as the community and the content continue to grow and expand. In an attempt to introduce a bit of order,…

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Added by Alex Stovell on March 6, 2010 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Celebrating Sand-Pit Walls

How you define a problem will always affect the solutions you come up with. It's certainly important to know any relevant background information and what success looks like, but it is essential that you have fully understood the scope and constraints. The contraints form the boundaries of your creative sand-pit. Often the tighter they are, the more creative you'll need to be in order to find useful solutions (this is good!).

Constraints will often be related to time, money and…

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Added by Alex Stovell on March 5, 2010 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

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This past weekend was the annual celebration at the lake house in Connecticut. It is amazing that the lake is still so clear and beautiful after all these years. The watershed association has done a wonderful job protecting these waters from the damaging effects of development.The wood grill was finally ready to cook on, so we didn't miss the propane tank fueled grill anymore. The food actually tasted fresher than in the past and was easy to keep fueled.Dad was very proud of the solar hybrid…See More
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Stinging Nettle

In this blog post I will focus on a plant that is abundant in our nature, and which is immensely nutritious. It's of course the Stinging Nettle. Let's start with the chemical constituents of this plant:37 % Non-Nitrogen-Extracts19 - 29 % Ash9 - 21 % Fiber4 % Fat22 % ProteinOnce the leaves are drid, their protein content can reach an astounding 40 %, which is much higher than beef, which even under the best of circ***tances can never exceed 31 % protein. In addition the Stinging Nettle consists…See More
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FutureToday is 2020/1/1. It is just like yesterday. The war is still continuing. It has started since 2010. In 2010, that year was a horrible year. Almost every energy ran out. Every country’s governments were crushed down at the same time. There were riots everywhere. All of the big company’s bosses were killed xdeadx in the riots. Troops fought each other everywhere. Food was bought up xawayx at once. There were no more food supplies in any shops. The economy was all crushed down. All the…See More
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