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I'm based in the UK and into food, land, tech and people collaborating to manage them.
I'm involved in a few projects -
https://www.ourfieldproject.org/ 40 people using online tools to collaborate managing a field
http://travellingtoolbox.org.uk/ is a mobile hackspace/workshop set up to help environmental & community projects build & fix tools and infrastructure
http://farmhack.org/wiki/soilhack-wiki Soilhack is a peer 2 peer learning network
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With an eye towards getting the Tech Working group on firmer footing (including more regular updates), there is a proposal in the Tech WG to appoint @nicksellen and @wu_lee, who've been carrying much of the volunteer work, as "Co-Tech Leads" for a 6 month period, at which point a status review will be done.
If you're in the Tech WG, feel free to weigh in. If the proposal passes, as it has budget impacts, it will go to a vote of the full membership for ratification.
yes! the DisCO Manifesto is launched!
#Decentralized #Cooperative Organizations, #feminist and #commons oriented
tomorrow in Amsterdam, Institute of Network Culture's MoneyLab event - Ruth Catlow from Furtherfield will introduce the Manifesto in session 4 'Beyond the “Blokechain”: the Cryptofeminist Agenda'
1/3 New cabinet office report shows justice system is failing rape survivors- the use of mobile phone extraction techniques is one of the problems.
Read what the police can obtain from your phone here:
2/3 On police use of mobile phone extraction we have called for public consultation, effective safeguards, clear legislation and the need for a warrant.
We've got the ball rolling on the first on-demand Library of Things (in York, UK). Delivered by bike. A world first? facebook.com/lotyork
However, now stuck on how to cover the cost of incorporating the cooperative (~£400) to then put together a Community Share Offer. Hesitant to use the typical crowd funding platforms. Thoughts anyone?
Looks like #Intel aren't doing a very good job of addressing this. Also its likely they are fighting a loosing battle anyway?
e.g again just visiting a website opens up possibility of exploit.
Slightly worrying considering how much activities, including critical infrastructure, is organised on Intel based computers.
Read how this story has progressed
Who Owns the World? Conference documentation from http://Platform.coop https://ioo.coop/2019/11/who-owns-the-world-conference-documentation-from-platform-coop/
Thank you to all 700 of you who joined us at WHO OWNS THE WORLD? What an event. We started to compile documentation here. We'll add reflections and the close to 60 video interviews that we conducted over the coming weeks.
Just registered for the USWC webinar on Co-op Farms:
It's by donation (and free is an option)
Looks interesting :)
DIY micro biogas workshop 23.11. Hamburg:
"The cost of the new electrolytic Zn–Mn battery is estimated at about US$10 per kWh – much less than for lithium-ion batteries of US$300 per kWh"
That... is a bold but exciting claim.
I would love to have a battery that can hold a day's worth of excess solar power from my rooftop panels for < $300
This week, from November 8th to 11th, the #RIPESS Education working group will pilot the #SolidarityEconomy Learning Tour & Cross-training hosted by #CooperationJackson (US) with the participation of both local and international trainers from the US, Latin America and the Caribbean; Canada; Europe and Eastern Asia.
Great episode of Farmarama podcast
Interesting stuff about amazing benefits of using #compost that has a good #microbiome - also see eg. https://www.richardmudhar.com/blog/2016/11/how-to-make-biologically-active-compost-extract-in-20-days/
Locating ancient #grain blends (by looking at the thatch on very old roofs) and growing grains from the same era together.
Rousing piece with UK farmer Jyoti from LWA/#ViaCampesina small/peasant farmers unions talking about importance of getting more small farmers & #agroecology
Weaving Books into the Web—Starting with Wikipedia | Internet Archive Blogs - https://blog.archive.org/2019/10/29/weaving-books-into-the-web-starting-with-wikipedia/
archive.org are scanning every book mentioned on Wikipedia as they can find them, thousands of books a day, and making the cited pages readable
This Is Not an Atlas. A Global Collection of Counter-Cartographies - https://we-make-money-not-art.com/this-is-not-an-atlas-a-global-collection-of-counter-cartographies/
EmacsConf 2019 is tomorrow. Even if a conference about Emacs doesn't seem like your thing, it's worth taking a look at how it's being put on.
It's 100% remote, all talks are live streamed, live transcriptions are posted to IRC. Audience questions are taken from a different IRC channel.
It's the conference version of "everybody dials in." I'd like to see more conferences put on this way.
food, trees, land, tech and people collaborating to manage them
social.coop is a cooperatively-run corner of the Fediverse. The instance is democratically governed by its members, who generally share an interest in the co-op model, but topics of discussion range widely.
Our instance is supported by sliding scale contributions of $1-10/mo made via Open Collective. You must have an active Open Collective account to apply for membership; you may set one up here