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NEXT STEP GLOBAL NETWORK OF COMMUNITY URBAN FARMS

Next Step- To build a team that will collaborate to build Community Urban Farms in every city
block in every city in the World.

Urban Farms in every city block in every city in the World. This Community Urban Farms will teach:

> Organic Urban Farming. Crops and techniques will change depending on weather and resources
available. It can mean permaculture, hydroponics, aquaponics, beekeeping, you name it. It all depends on
the context.

> Education. Depending on the context it can go from basic Literacy to advanced Computer Programing
(Could it be on those beautifully designed computers of One laptop Per Child?) Education in a broad sense in one community it can mean a class in storytelling the old stories of the region, in another one a cooking class, in another one a pottery class in another one it can mean a game design class in an other one a
math class or in another one education can mean a Capoeira class. One basic thing that I think should be taught in every Community Urban Farm is basic Human Rights.

It must be fun. If we are planning to improve the World and it´s not a fun one. Why even bother? As I
propose in my blog called "Salsa Dancing and Community" I propose that if you are working in any project
first start with a fun activity. Now I add keep it fun all the time. EVOKE works because it´s fun!!!

Food Security
This Community Urban Farms will build food security and resilience against natural disasters, emergencies, wars, raising cost of food and energetics.

Collaborate
Perhaps even more important than the food security this farms will provide it´s the fact that this Community Urban Farms will be a place to generate strong communities, a place to meet your neighbors, a place to
learn from the young and the elder. A place to learn skills needed based upon the necessities of each
community.

I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS THAN ANSWERS. THE BEST WAY TO ANSER THEM IS PLAYING THIS
GAME:


Next Step- Community Urban Farms- The Game


This is called the "Let´s Collaborate to build a team that will build Community Urban Farms in
every city block in every city in the World GAME" Longest Game title ever huh?

This is a game inside the game (inside the game of life) - Following the EVOKE POWERS every
week you will complete a task related to the Community Urban Farms project.


You get 1 point for every answer:


"Collaboration- Build a strong team. Work together to achieve what it would be impossible to
achieve alone." EVOKE

To build a team that will collaborate to build Community Urban Farms in every city block in every city in the World. Sounds impossible enough?
Then lets Collaborate and really achieve what it seems impossible to achieve alone!!! I have actually more
questions than answers. For this project I´m gonna need help from everyone in the World, literally. We
need to build a team with experienced people from EVOKE and from outside too.
Do you have the Courage?

1 point. Collaborate. Your name here: ________________________________ That was the easiest point ever huh?

PS- We went from what it seems as an impossible task to the easiest point you ever had in a game :-)

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Comment by Nick Heyming on March 10, 2010 at 5:18pm
A farm on every block? Very ambitious! We might want to make this a step by step type thing...
Comment by Patricio Buenrostro-Gilhuys on March 10, 2010 at 5:21pm
I totally agree, I know it will take years, we might not even see this project finished, but tome day in the future it will be a reality.
Comment by Nick Heyming on March 10, 2010 at 5:26pm
Hey, its a worthy goal. Gotta start somewhere. I'd be happy to share our Garden Mosaic/Resourceful Gardens project with you. Its on the Growcology Website.
Comment by Ayala Sherbow on March 10, 2010 at 5:30pm
Patricio this is such an exciting vision. I think it's an amazing long term goal. But probably you'll see more short term successes if you narrow it a bit? Is there a community where you live where this can be started as a pilot project?
Comment by Bongumusa on March 10, 2010 at 6:44pm
A lot to read. but yes!
Comment by Linda Holt on March 11, 2010 at 4:14am
I agree! Maybe it could just start out as a "garden in a sack" initiative and grow from there!
http://www.urgentevoke.com/profiles/blogs/solidarities-humanitarian...
Comment by Kevin DiVico on March 11, 2010 at 7:13am
Hola Patricio, can we add tango as well to our Salsa initiative? :-)

I agree that fun is paramount, learn through play studies bear this out, and fun does not need to be frivolous.

I also agree with Nick that we need a sense of scale here... I have no problem making the game self scalable so that it just grows and grows on it own but small steps to begin with ...


Also for the Education point of view...what about a board game that teaches kids about creating community, food security and all the rest. that way no electricity..you can still play and learn, no computer - its ok, sometime low tech works well too...
Comment by Sayel Cortes on March 12, 2010 at 5:29am
I like the game!!! Great idea. I know it's ambitious but as you say it...it's a long run game!

I'm sure we could start with one urban farm in every continent, maybe one urban farm in every country, then one in every big city, then at least 100 people trained to train people in urban farming and it wouldn´t be long before we get a few thousands of urban farms all around the world. Good thing is that this can grow exponentially!

So... where do I sign my name? Count me in!
Comment by Patricio Buenrostro-Gilhuys on March 12, 2010 at 6:50pm
Nick- You do an amazing job at Growcology is inspiring!!! How many people are involved in The Garden Exchange program? Can you please tell us more about your Garden Mosaic/Resourceful Gardens project? From your experience what´s the best way to get more people involved? What´s the current state of food security in Riverside CA?

Ayala- I´m looking for a place to start this as a pilot project, it could be in Guadalajara where I currently live or at my hometown Mexico City . . . ideally in both places. Could you please share a little bit with us about your past experience working with issues of hunger and poverty? As a Mom- What are the best ways to teach kids about food and where it comes from? What can you tell us about good security in Lovettsville, VA?

Bongumusa- Thanks for reading. Could you please share some of your experience in Advance Rural Development Practice? How do you imagine that your Accounting skills could help Food Security in your community? What is the current state of food security in Port Elizabeth South Africa?

Linda- I love, love love the garden in a sack!!! With all your experience as a Mom and now taking care of your granddaughters- What are the best ways to teach kids about food and where it comes from? What is the current state of food security in Largo, FL?

Kevin- I agree fun should be part of every aspect of our lives . Do you think there is a way in which you could utilize your virtual world creation skills towards the creation of resilient communities? We could work on this together too. What is the current state of food security in Spencerport, New York?

Sayel- Yes you are right, baby steps, we should start little by little and at some point it will be growing exponentially!!! How do you think that we could link your current research in the relationship between urban development and urban mobility with this Urban Farms Project? From your point of view- What is the current state of food security in Mexico City?

EVERYONE- Please copy paste the questions and send me a message please. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME, IDEAS AND FOR SHARING THIS COMMON DREAM!!!
Comment by Cian Gregory Accuardi Shelley on March 13, 2010 at 12:04am

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