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When a challenge is presented to the ma****, something stirs within us. Our long dormant survival instincts kick in, and suddenly the slothful find celerity, the causeless gain purpose, and the uninspired discover a foreign and peculiar muse. It rallies people together; forces people to replace boundaries with bonds, both social and intellectual, that might not have ever occurred otherwise. Our endeavors are the fire in which unity and wonders are forged.

There is irony in this. Without these challenges, we would eventually lose sight of what we once were capable of. Connections and personal discoveries we make become brittle in a perfect world. Our survival instincts return to dormancy, and we eventually become complacent with our daily routine. We, in time, lose ourselves.

Thankfully, we don't live in a perfect world. As backwards as it might be to say, the problems of today are themselves solutions to others. Our world doesn't need to be perfect, but it needs to be better. Necessity is not only the mother of invention, she also bore children named union and revelation(personal and global; they're twins.)

As to the actual point of this mission, I'm supposed to be increasing someone's food security. I'm happy just to have thumbs, they're not green, but they work. They make turning doorknobs and spacing significantly easier. I used my thumbs along with the help of a few other digits and drew up a design sketch for something I call a Portable Agricultural Nursery(PAN, for short).

The purpose of this PAN is to grant mission groups(Educators mostly) an inexpensive and travel-friendly way to provide a basic, temporary source of agriculture. The primary idea behind it was to teach younger, under privileged audiences garden keeping, but it also would have practical application abroad, especially in situations where the land is particularly arid/flooded, or plant disease demands a quick agricultural isolation.


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Comment by Michele Baron on April 23, 2010 at 4:57am
Portable Agricultural Nurseries sounds like a very workable venture into food security. Along the way, to have been fortunate to read some of the new bonds and revelations forged within the crucible of your experiences is certainly worthy of a big 'thumbs up' (green or not)! I would love to see the design sketch for your PAN concept, if you can load it into an Evoke picture post.
Thank you for this post.
Comment by Ian Glidewell on April 23, 2010 at 5:22am
Thanks for the feedback.

I actually had planned on doing just that. I've already submitted it, and I believe it's under review. Unfortunately, the picture is rather light(Scanning + Pencil sketches = Light, nearly transparent pictures.). I might come back later redraw it digitally to make it a little bit easier to view.
Comment by Michele Baron on April 23, 2010 at 5:30am
I will look for it!

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