With some friends we are setting up a local informal environmentalist group, with the aim of pushing forward good practices, spread sustainability, ecological awareness, and this kind of . stuff.

So far we are planning of doing , production, workshops, library, , collective purchase from farms, but we'd like to have more on the todo list.

Help me get out of our echo chamber, and give me your ideas about more activities we could engage ourselves and the local communities in.


@arteteco Our food group has a food tree project - we buy/propagate food bushes/trees and give away, along with educational opps. We also have an emergency seed bank (stored at a number of trusted community members homes, in their freezers), with larger quantities of basics and easy to grow veg. in case our community were left to our own devices due to big emergency of some sort. We're quite remote, so not out of the question. Costs little to buy bulk seed and print instructions.


@Nihola An emergency seed bank is something I haven't thought about, my seed library idea was mostly to keep some local varieties from extinction. I get the real necessity for seeds which is not only a fancy single specimen, but also what we need to plant crops, and I'll push to upscale the seed bank in that direction.

Buy/propagate trees and plants in general is a great idea, and possibly even a way to get some economical help from people (easier to get some contribution if we are offering plants in exchange, and we can have people to be guardians of local varieties and useful plants).

Thanks, both inputs are very appreciated and will be put to use =)

@arteteco we've gotten grants for both projects, and some donations. Again, you can get good deals when you buy in bulk. If you headed in that direction I'd be happy to share more details...learn from our mistakes/experience.

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