From printings to social media accounts, more and more we saw the need to have a clear logo rather than an image to represent the Open Source Gardens. Now we are super excited to let you know that we have a logo and we call it the Open Source Dandelion:
For a while we have been looking for a logo that represents the core values of Open Source Gardens. Looking at the very first sentence of our vision “We create “Open Source Gardens” and connect people via Open Source (philosophy, seeds, software & hardware) in a horticultural and creative way.” we found the Open Source Dandelion to represent our slogan in its three most important aspects.
With the priceless help from Turtlesprout via Open Source Design, we have been able to run a collective process and create this logo of ours. Thanks a lot to everyone involved and in particular to Turtlesprout.
welcome to the second #bouquet of the Open Source Gardens in 2022. Our bouquet is what other people use to call Newsletter. We will briefly review what happened within our movement in 2022 and glimpse on what is still ahead of us in 2022. No worries, we keep it short and precise and hope you enjoy the read.
For many of us gardeners*, it is the time of the year to harvest our yield and to enjoy the fruits we planted and took care of throughout the year. And not only is this the time to enjoy our fruits but also to save our seeds for the upcoming seasons.
Saving seeds from the fruits of the current harvest for the plants in the next season is a thousands of years old key practice to grow plants and cultivate new breedings. Not to forget, it is actually the main technology that enabled humankind to finally stop nomadism and settle down.
Until there is the final link, here is the summary of what we envision:
Open Source Ecology, Open Source Seeds and Open Source Gardens – three initiatives are putting the culture back into agriculture. Together we create the basis for a future in which our basic food supply is developed collectively. Hear everything about free seeds, DIY gardens and open source hardware for a participatory and sustainable society and agriculture.
Behind the scenes, we are working hard now to prepare a pleasant and enlightening experience for you, from seeds to information material to our first public #presentation (thanks to coco!) to an interactive quiz ...
And we are looking for new friends while doing it!
If you come to the conference and if you like Open Source Gardens, this is a perfect momentum to help us and become part of our first ever booth team. To do so you can directly join us in our dedicated Matrix room or write to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking forward getting to know you and growing the gardens together 🌻
For everyone else who makes it to the conference, we are happy to meet you at the booth. The conference is a one-of-its-kind about #DigitalSustainability and Open Source Gardens is happy to be part of it – thanks to @c47 and coco.
we are looking for your garden pictures! For October this year, thanks to @c47 and @coco, we plan to have the first Open Source Gardens booth ever at a conference called “Bits&Bäume”. At this conference we like to put up a collection of beautiful pictures from beautiful Open Source Gardens all over Europe as a collage, including yours.
For this activity we send out the same starter kits from last year including seeds from Open Source Tomatoes Vivaroma, Vivagrande and Sunviva, Open Source Corn Lisanco and Open Source Chili Black Heart. We send out these seeds together with a call to share pictures and stories online, in social media or other relevant channels. For example in our new Matrix room
Welcome to the first #bouquet of the Open Source Gardens in 2022. Our bouquet is what other people used to call Newsletter. We will briefly review what happened within our movement in 2021 and glimpse on what is already planned for 2022. No worries, we keep it short and precise and hope you enjoy the read.
We have received a financial spark from Ianus Peace Lab for our Connecting Gardens Initiative. Thank you so much, this helps us to cover our costs and to run another #ConnectingGardens campaign next year.
Seed saving is not only food saving ... it is in the very heart of the centuries-old tradition and art of plant cultivation.
Next Tuesday, September 7 at 18:00 CEST (UTC+2), we like to put the culture back into agriculture with our first Open Source Seeds saving workshop 2021 offered by Aimee Fenech. The workshop will be online and in English and happen in this Big Blue Button (BBB) room . (For those who do not know yet BBB: You can connect with any usual browser, there is no need for pre-installating any software. Just click on the link.)