Warm regards,Christine NderituRecreation consultant+1 978 810 2444"Let us step into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure."- J.K Rowling, Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince
A crash course in changing the world.
This 4 Evokations are parts of a larger project that is described in this blog.
1. The Place.
Evokations 1, 2 and 3 will first be tested as a pilot program in Mexico City with input and close open source innovation from the entire World. Evokation 4 will be a worldwide endevor in the web.
This pilot programs will become the model for other OUR Module, OUR Farm, OUR Community Farm and OUR Farm Network around the Planet. Certainly Mexico is one of the most challenging cities in the World. If this 4 Evokations can survive Mexico City, they can survive everywhere.
Cities around the globe are the focus of this Evokation. The majority of the population will live in a city in the future (1). Cities import their foods from rural areas and other countries. Importing food into cities and allowing the markets become the sole regulators contribute directly and indirectly to environmental degradation and famines in countries and rural areas which export food. (2) (3) (4)
OUR Community Farms are formed by a group of OUR Farms. An OUR Community Farm can share a common physical space, yet many OUR Farms working together in private household spaces can also be considered an OUR Community Farm. OUR Farms that share OUR Modules must be in the same area so they can form an OUR Community Farm. OUR Farms that share non-physical resources such as knowledge and health prevention and a****sment can join an OUR Community Farm around the world using OUR Farm Network. OUR Farms that are part of more than one OUR Community Farm are encouraged to do so because they will create redundant resilient communication bonds between OUR Community Farms.
OUR Community Farms follows a Microfranchise model that can be adapted to any urban area in the World. It will combine on hand the best of a franchise model: A business in a box. OUR Community Farms will provide:
OUR Farm Network is a platform that Playfarmers utilize to play OURGameplay: to have fun and to share info and surplus resources like food, water, energy, health prevention, health diagnose, surplus medicines and education. It can be accessed via computers with great emphasis on low tech computers and cell phones using SMS so it can be used by people in third world countries where SMS is widely used since it is a cheaper alternative than cell phone calls and even landline phone calls.
2. The Challenge.
The aim is to create a modular microfranchise with OURGameplay making everything easier and fun. This will make easy and fun to get into urban farming. Playfarmers will be self-organizing around a distributed network: OUR Farm Network. Once food security is improved OURGameplay and OUR Farm models can evolve to incorporate new challenges, new knowledge and new goals.
It will succeed because there is a growing demand for affordable organic fresh produce in cities and these 4 Evokations are designed to satisfy this demand in innovative ways.
It will succeed because members of OUR Community Farm will be able to grow fresh organic produce for self consumption and will also make a profit from selling the surplus in a microfranchise
It will succeed because the OUR Glocal-Microfranchise model is scalable and modular. Every OUR Farm and every OUR Community Farm will grow by adding OUR Modules according to local demand and necessities.
It will succeed because Playfarmers will be able to to profit from selling finished OUR Modules as long as they always make the design info of their OUR Modules available at OUR Farm Network and at their local OUR Farm.This will encourage open source innovation around the planet.
It will succeed because OUR Farm Network will be an easy to access webpage/apps around the globe where people will share global and local knowledge.
It will succeed because Playfarmers will have OURGameplay will make it fun to become a urban farmer.
It will succeed because there is a growing need for self expression and OUR Modules will provide this space
It will succeed because we will learn from past and current projects that are similar to these 4 Evokations.
It will succeed because we will work as much as possible with existing platforms and building alliances with NGO´s, governments, institutions and projects that are working towards similar
4. The Money. What would you do with your first US$1,000 given or invested in support of your vision?
Money will be invested in developing a website. This website will be moderated by OUR Team. This platform will enable Playfarmers to play OURGameplay, have fun, share open source innovation, upload info and surplus resources like food, water, energy, health prevention, health diagnose, surplus medicines and education. It can be accessed via computers with great emphasis on
low tech computers and cell phones using SMS so it can be used by people
in third world countries where cell phones with SMS are widely used. The long term plan is to have is a distributed network of servers around the planet.