"Well, I set up my 501(c)3 in 2006 to do exactly this--draft template patent left licenses for projects like the one I'm doing--Global Swadeshi, etc. This was after I spent a year in Australia studying the BIOS initiative (long story but they…"
"Sorry I am late replying, just got back from extended travel. We haven't fully resolved the patent issue. Finally completed negotiation to obtain the patent from Texas A&M over the "10$" thermocycler. Originally thought they let…"
"Very, very interesting, George. We've been discussing emergency energy efficiency retrofits as a response to economic hardship / financial collapse ("collapsonomics" as we call our field of study.)
This is a good resource for that."
I'm back in Boston until June 17, then in Chicago 'till September. Possibly visiting California (maybe maybe Seattle) at some point in time, so if we coexist within some reasonable radius of each other, I'd love to meet you face-to-face. Easiest way to keep track of movements is probably to follow mchua on Dopplr.
Thanks for the comment on my post Vinay! I just checked your keynote on Hexayurt and Open design. Inspiring. How's that movement taking shape? The solution map you talk about in the infrastructure section... is that all available to implement? I am very keen to know. Cheers!
Hi Vinay, thanks for the welcome- its great to be here too.
I think the speed angle is a wise one these days. "Fast start agriculture" is a great idea. Have you seen the commercial product earthbox.com?
Keep me posted on what you develop, I would love to feature it on the WFG map.
The WFG site's angle is geared towards getting the social infrastructure in place so that people can help each other grow food either by being garden mentors, sending seeds, or bringing people to the site to learn gardening (the WFG tutorials will be up soon).
If you know anyone in Iceland who has a garden or wants to learn, please ask them to add their carrot to the map!