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Hello EVOKE,

It is time to get back to work. I have been working on a couple of projects: SEED, Gratitude Gardens, Wind Powered Laptop--but I am interested in what you all are doing?

I think it would be awesome if everyone made a brief reply that explained what they are currently working on, that way we can all offer suggestions and comments!

So come on; What are you evoking?

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Comment by Lynn Caldwell on March 31, 2010 at 3:38pm
I'm also interested in evokations around the subject of giving free franchises to unemployed people - woever they are, and which ever country they come from - lower class people get economic freedom with micro-franchises to friends and family - I'd like this oportunity to be government funded to hep the poorest help themselves - ie, in Africa, the government or investor could fund a community to be the franchisee for water pumps...they could all have roles and pool their money together to get some working transport/delivery options etc...the money that the franchisee ha for nothing, in order to start their franchise, would be repaid when possible, when they have a good profit, and can afford it - it's a pride thing, and I don't think many people would abuse it?
Comment by Wintermute on March 31, 2010 at 3:44pm
@Riko -- I'm looking forward to see what you come up with. Im sure there are a lot of us who want to make our laptops more efficient.

@Shakwei This sounds like a great project. Getting people to come to centers when they are at an early stage of sickness would do a lot of good.

@Mark --With the 100$ laptop initiative world wide internet access is not a far off goal. Working on alternatives until that time is good--I like your plan to raise aid, maybe you could get a company to sponsor the effort (like you buy this software and this company will donate one to someone in need)

@Turil --when you get your notes together please post your idea, I am excited to hear it!

@Daniel I love and want to support any idea about food security. Message me if you want comments on any post.

@Michael --I like the approach, as Gandhi said, "we must become the change that we want to see in the world."
Comment by Mark Mulkerin on March 31, 2010 at 3:46pm
@Lynn - a couple of franchise type operations that may be of interest-

Full Belly Project


World Stove
Comment by Evo on March 31, 2010 at 3:50pm
I spent some time with Nick on the farm this weekend at Growcology and they're doing dynamic work there....I'm hoping that the Gratitude Garden Network will serve as a way to connect Growcology and many other efforts around the world. I plan to help Nick with whatever he needs to make that global effort possible with all of you. Thanks to those who have dedicated real care, time and consideration in your Evokations.
Comment by Jen Shaffer on March 31, 2010 at 3:53pm
I am banging my head against the keyboard as I figure out how best to word an abstract concerning research I haven't yet done. The research will be completed this summer and I hope to present at the AAA meetings in November (anthropology, not the car group). The work involves participatory environmental monitoring, iterative learning, photography, and indigenous knowledge. Somehow I've got to work in the meeting's theme of Circulation. It is in my brain, I can see it, but I cannot transfer it to the screen. ARGH!!! Back to work. :)
Comment by Evo on March 31, 2010 at 3:53pm
This is what I am grateful for in this network: nourishing new endeavors. This chard is currently finishing an extraordinary life at Growcology and I'm sure it will sustain many people when added to meals!

Comment by Mark Mulkerin on March 31, 2010 at 4:01pm
@Wintermute - Just to clarify, the educational materials would be free to anyone. I see the purpose of the website to link the right material to the right people - if your son is learning long division and needs extra help, the interface makes it easy to get to the resources. Even better, other users may comment or rate this or that resource for usefulness so the best will bubble up. Donations to support hardware access would be optional.
Comment by Mark Mulkerin on March 31, 2010 at 4:07pm
@Jen - Great, now you have me thinking about iterative photography, environmental circulation, and indigenous automotive clubs. Hurry, save us all! : )
Comment by Wintermute on March 31, 2010 at 4:11pm
@Mark - Great! Increasing access to information that already exists is awesome, especially if you can add the +1/-1 rating interface you could really help connect people with useful information.
Comment by Wintermute on March 31, 2010 at 4:13pm
@Jen -- Sounds intense, I'd love to hear more about it when you can vocalize it.


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