Re: [fukuoka_farming] Plantare: Community currency for seed exchange
In France we have a 3 years old similar project.
Today we have 6000 différent plants and approximatly 500 users.
This project use à modified version of the wikipedia engine.
The database is improved everyday by users. Each users got a personnal
page where he can show to the other users the seeds he got in his
With this tool you can very simply exchange or give seed to other users.
Vicente J. Ruiz Jurado a écrit :
> Hi there,
> >From our organic seed bank where we would like to encourage the
> decentralised exchange of seeds. Then we have designed the website:
> an initiative inspired in peer-to-peer:
> and the Japanese Wat System:
> Following our web, our goals are:
> * Encouraging, spreading and formalising the decentralised and
> autonomous exchange of seeds between individuals and collectives
> * Circulate our store of seeds
> * Creating a mechanism by which other people/collectives can also
> obtain and exchange seeds
> * Possibility of exchanging seeds with people you don’t know
> directly or who live far away
> * Possibility of more enriching exchanges (e.g. different seed
> varieties, sharing work experiences, etc)
> * Boosting biodiversity
> Besides, we seek to allow any person/collective to adapt it:
> and use our seed currency in a decentralised way (such as the Wat System
> Nice to seed bombing (as Fukuoka promoted) ;)
> Comments, translations, and other similar ideas, welcomed...