Subtitle: A Four Season Discovery in Sustainable Living
This is a continuation of my last blog post here: http://www.urgentevoke.com/profiles/blogs/next-step-tenative-evocation
If you hadn't read it; this won't make as much sense.
So, wow. The last 24 hours has brought me tons of support, well wishing and hope. Very wonderful place here. So, this is a little more outlined, a little more formal of what I wrote yesterday- to give an idea of the outcome, steps and general just things that have to happen to make things work.
Cool thing is I've worked in Social non-profits for a little bit, and taken cla**** on policy, planning and proposals for non-profit work. Mostly social-work oriented, but this stuff is relatively familiar to me. In alot of fields, this doesn't necessarily happen quite as much as in social services.
First major point: I NEED A COUNTRY !
I mean, alot of the basics can be done; but a country and in term later a more developed location is essential to this. I have relatively LITTLE work with any country outside the US and I know very little to determine what would be a good fit to focus on.
On a personal note: I know alot of my professors (I think 3) have done work in Ethiopia, and might be totally on board for something like this. I don't know. But, if you have a country and you want to advocate and why you want it to be the country GO FOR IT! I am open. No place has been ruled out in Africa, so discuss!What this design incorporates.
-Social Networks / Sociology
(not all in one person!)
-A Willing To Believe in the Improbable
-Holistic Understanding of Environment
-Willingness to ask hard questions
-Specialized plant knowledgeMore Detailed List of What needs to be done:
Mission (non country specific):
Area of Focus:
Reasonings for aboveIn depth knowledge and Research:
types of food availability
needs being met
needs not being met
b) Climate (year round):
Resourses and Availability of those resources
- if a group went there, how would live there?
Expected Climate change next 20 (or so) years
Work Enviroment, Types of Work
Applicable Polocyd) Social
family unit structure
major social problems (child welfare for example)
Those things above create the framework for growth and structure for an applicable, knowledgeable and workable curriculum project with social support. It is the basis for design of major features. It is important to understand the structure of the community to: 1) transmit information in a way that is 1) easy to understand and 2) give oppertunities for them to use and transfer that information to others.
Then The PLAN
Resources / funding (home country & destination country)
- location, how one stays there, estimated cost, general knoweldge. the logistics part
- The curriculum... HUGE TIME INVESTMENT
Breaks into THREE Parts
For The agency:
For destination country:
Also must include
-methods by example / class learning plansONE CANNOT EVEN BEGIN TO ADVISE HOW TO LIVE UNTIL THEY HAVE BACKGROUND AND EXPERINCE THEMSELVES, AND ARE WILLING TO LISTEN. ACTIONS ARE LOUDER THAN WORDS.