Story from the MyFoodStory website:
Presently, we are putting 8 acres of donated land to use, and have access to a tractor and a pull-type combine. We are using a seeder setup consisting of 2 Earthway seeders on a drawbar, pulled by a tractor. We will market salsa, popcorn, shelled pumpkin seeds, and squash as a fundraiser, motivating our fundraiser as a route to generate capital for the acquisition of permanent land. We are looking for 20-100 acres, which we will put under conservation status. The land will serve as our organizational headquarters and research station. We will perform research for our future involvement in land acquisition, by developing a replicable model for conservation development districts: for a given 40 acre plot, approximately 95% of the land will remain as natural space or agricultural land, and the remaining fraction will be developed with ecological housing. The undeveloped land will be placed under permanent conservation status by extinguishing its development rights.
We will use the land-based headquarters as a research and education center for public-interest land acquisition and open source technology development. This is part of our strategy for creating open access to information and other forms of capital. Land transactions are important because land is the most fundamental form of real capital.
Open source technology refers to all the knowhow required for the provision of human needs in a sustainable and regenerative fashion. It includes social technologies and hardware technologies. Social technologies refer to human institutions such as finance, governance, political and social organization. In particular, social technology is used here to imply ethical routes of implementing these human institutions. Social technology is relevant mainly to developing organizational and financing strategies for conservation districts, agricultural districts, energy projects, and others. Hardware technologies include the techniques and applied science that are used to provide the physical survival needs of people.
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