OSG Bouquet 01/2022: seeds, matrix & growing with you
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.
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What has happened in 2021:
- #ConnectingGardens After initial spark during rc3 we created the Connecting Gardens seed spreading campaign. Thanks to many friends, donations and our network we have been able to get a variety of seeds, create a nice leaflet and infrastructure and finally sent out over 80 packages from Portugal to Austria, from Italy to Norway. Using the hashtag #ConnectingGardens, for months long we have seen a lot of very nice pictures from various Open Source Gardens in different stages and setups. Find some inspirational pictures at the end of the mail .
- Seed saving workshop Seed saving is not just food saving ... it is in the very heart of the centuries-old tradition and art of plant cultivation. In autumn we created the first Open Source Gardens seed saving workshop. The workshop has been recorded but unfortunately is not yet online. This is likely to happen in the following weeks.
- Another rC3 We have been participating in rC3 again with our open source gardens world. According to rC3 stream statistics this has brought several hundreds of people on opensourcegardens.info and we hope we have inspired them with the idea that sharing knowledge and garden technologies is fundamental the sustainability of our societies.
What is planned for 2022:
- Another seed campaign Thanks to the success of last year's campaign and seeing that we alread have an infrastructure set up, we run another seed sharing campaign. You will be informed once we are ready to start, until then we are happy for any helping hand. Because although there is already a running infrastructure, there is still a lot to for updating the sources. If you have interest in sending seeds or helping with designs or ... simply reply to this message.
- Community channel: matrix room We now have a public Open Source Gardeners* community channel in the matrix: https://matrix.to/#/#open-source-gardens:matrix.org We chose Matrix because it is small, decentral and open source technology. The Matrix room is a place to grow together, exchange knowledge about anything open source and gardening and a way to connect with likeminded people. Also you are welcome to ask questions, share knowledge and ideas, post pictures from your plants, or ... If you are new to Matrix you can read about the concept on Matrix.org or directly create an account on https://app.element.io/
- We like to grow with you At Open Source Gardens, we like to collect, present and share knowledge surrounding open source gardening technologies from seeds to Soft-/hardware to philosophy. And we are looking for gardeners*, friends* and contributors*. We need people who create gardens, ask the right questions and find the right solutions. And we need friends who help us with gathering and presenting this information. Designers, developers, seed savers, writers, photographers, seed sendings, artists, hackers, community spaces ... help us helping each other in creating sustainable and sufficient gardens, open for people and open for technologies. If you are interested now, reply to this email or let us know in the matrix.
thank you very much for reading up to here and happy gardening!
Erik for the Open Source Gardens
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