Key points discussed
This presentation delved deep into a unique seed trading system that intertwines online technology with collaborative agriculture and environmental efforts. Here are the key takeaways:
Seed Trading System:
- Participants exchange seeds and receive NFTs representing those seeds.
- Information about the species, use, location, presence of pests or diseases, and region is crucial for trade.
- No financial cost is involved; commitment can be through exchange or a basket of NFTs.
- Platforms like multi-sig support trading, NFT management, and seed details exploration.
- Sharing seeds, planting trees, and organizing work parties are essential elements.
- Participants contribute skills and knowledge through "hats" assigned for specific roles.
- Seed swapping, international exchange, and spreading seeds are actively discussed and explored.
Challenges and Opportunities:
- Integrating offline seed banking with the online ecosystem needs seamless solutions.
- Providing infrastructure like greenhouses and training for avocado and other crop cultivation is crucial.
- Recognizing farmers' efforts by linking distributed seeds back to them is a potential approach.
- Experimentation and collaboration are key to finding new possibilities and building a flourishing community.
Impact and Future:
- This system seeks to empower local communities, kickstart local economies, and foster sustainable practices.
- Connecting short-term participation with long-term seed saving and regenerative activities is a critical goal.
- Replicating the system's templates and customizing them for specific needs within various communities is encouraged.
Overall, this presentation offered a glimpse into a passionate and innovative community striving to create a future where seed sharing, collaboration, and technology work together to nurture a more sustainable and interconnected world.
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Introduction and Seed Trading System
In this section, the speaker introduces a seed trading system where participants can exchange seeds and receive NFTs representing those seeds.
Seed Trading System
Participants can trade seeds and receive NFTs representing the traded seeds.Questions about the species, use, location, presence of any pests or diseases, region, and purpose of the species are asked.If participants commit to the traded exchange without any cost or just through trading, they will receive a basket of NFTs representing that seed.
00:50 Example of Jackfruit Trading
The speaker provides an example of jackfruit trading using the seed trading system.
Jackfruit Trading Example
A replanted jackfruit was traded last month.Local stewards who helped with the initial planting were given wallets.Seeds of jackfruit were brought from Rio by volunteers for initial planting.The NFTs representing these seeds were sent to their wallets.The NFTs can be further sent to other participants or multi-seagulls (groups cultivating together).
01:33 Sharing Seeds and Creating NFTs
The speaker explains how they shared seeds and created NFTs for themselves using the seed trading system.
Sharing Seeds and Creating NFTs
Volunteers brought jackfruit seeds from Rio to be planted in a colder region.The speaker admitted NFTs for themselves and sent them to local stewards' wallets.Some NFTs were then sent to multi-seagulls for cultivation.
02:32 Using Multi-Seagull for Seed Trading
The speaker demonstrates how they used the multi-seagull platform for seed trading and NFT management.
Using Multi-Seagull for Seed Trading
The speaker shares the screen to show the multi-seagull platform.Funds are added to the multi-seagull for trading.NFTs representing seeds, such as jussada and dendron, are visible in the multi-seagull.Clicking on the NFT link leads to an open seed page with details and metadata.
03:15 Adding Funds and Exploring OpenSea
The speaker adds funds to the multi-seagull and explores OpenSea for further information about NFTs.
Adding Funds and Exploring OpenSea
Some funds are added to the multi-seagull.Jussada seeds' NFTs can be seen in the multi-seagull.Clicking on the link leads to OpenSea, where more details about the seed's bioregion, country, and description can be found.
04:37 Minting NFTs with Money For It
The speaker explains how they minted NFTs using money for it instead of OpenSea.
Minting NFTs with Money For It
The speaker mentions that the NFT was not minted using OpenSea but through another method called "money for it."Details about each seed's image, metadata, bioregion, country, and other information are included in these NFTs.
05:16 Viewing Seeds on Transverse Workspace
The speaker demonstrates viewing seeds on a transverse workspace and invites others to join.
Viewing Seeds on Transverse Workspace
A transverse workspace is shared where seeds can be viewed.NFTs representing seeds offered by participants are visible.Additional details about each seed can be found on their respective pages.
06:28 Exploring Seed Details and Weekly Page
The speaker explores seed details and the weekly page on the transverse workspace.
Exploring Seed Details and Weekly Page
Detailed information about each seed, including its origin, owner, and portion size, is available.The weekly page provides information about different seeds that may not be well-known.The trading process depends on the number of seeds in a portion.
07:21 Hats Protocol for Shared Roles
The speaker introduces the Hats protocol for shared roles within the group.
Hats Protocol for Shared Roles
The Hats protocol is used to manage shared roles within the group.It helps identify what's happening and keep track of people involved or accounts associated with specific tasks.
08:19 Conclusion and Learning Process
The speaker concludes by mentioning that they are still learning how to make the best use of the group and track progress.
Conclusion and Learning Process
The first-house tree of roles is currently being implemented using the Hats protocol.There is a learning process to understand how to effectively utilize this group.Tracking progress and involvement of individuals or accounts is important.
10:29 Use of Hats for Team Management
The speaker discusses the use of hats for team management and responsibilities within their organization.
Hats for Local Team and MOTC Members
Hats are used to manage responsibilities and authorities within the local on-the-ground team.The hats represent different roles, such as the person responsible for compost environment planting.This system helps in managing tasks and knowing what each person can do.
Integration with Other Maps
The organization has integrated with other maps like TAMVERS and SAFE MOTC.Volunteers who come to plant are considered part of the work team.There is a question about getting species ready, which will be explained further.
Graphic Design Contribution
A girl offered to create graphic designs for events like fire gatherings and planting activities.She needed a hat to represent her role in this contribution.Other people also committed to help, including mothers who responded to calls.
Importance of Hats
Hats provide a view of the people involved in different tasks.They facilitate communication and asking questions within the team.It helps in tracking contributions and ensuring visibility for those offering their skills.
11:43 Creating MSTs (Multi-Signature Tokens)
The speaker explains the process of creating MSTs (Multi-Signature Tokens) and their significance.
The organization started using MSTs around two or three months ago due to specific needs and demands.One example was creating a graphic design for an event gathering or planting activity.
Benefits of Using MSTs
MSTs allow token gating for certain areas or chunks, providing control over access rights.They help in organizing payments and managing transactions efficiently.
18:14 Form Submission Page & Seed Creation Process
The speaker demonstrates the form submission page and explains the process of creating MSTs.
Form Submission Page
The speaker shows the submission page for a form.There are three responses to the form so far.
Seed Creation Process
The speaker explains the process of creating MSTs by taking an image from the seeds folder.A new many-fold is used, which takes some time but is effective.Each batch of 20 MSTs is created for a specific seed addition.
23:16 Registering Transactions and Contracts
The speaker discusses registering transactions and contracts using MSTs.
The organization aims to create a register of transactions using MSTs.Multiple contracts are used, such as one for SAE and another for different additions.
Contracts and Templates
Two clauses are mentioned: one related to therapeutics and another related to native documents with templates.There may be some issues or challenges in fixing contracts, but it is part of the process.
26:50 Transferring NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens)
The speaker demonstrates how to transfer NFTs using a platform.
The speaker shows how to transfer NFTs using an interface that allows sending them easily.There is no cost associated with transferring NFTs on this platform.
29:57 Managing NFT Collections by Year
The speaker discusses managing NFT collections based on years.
It is suggested to use only NFTs from the same year in order to manage collections effectively.There may be discussions about including months of harvest in addition to years.
31:04 Sharing Seeds and Collecting Feedback
The speaker talks about sharing seeds and collecting feedback from the community.
The speaker proposes sharing seeds and gathering feedback for a period of 40 years.There is a form available for those interested in participating.
31:47 Uploading Photos and Creating NFTs
The speaker demonstrates the process of uploading photos and creating NFTs.
The speaker shows how to upload photos for creating NFTs.There may be some technical issues or problems with certain images.
The video concludes with the speaker mentioning their availability for any further questions or assistance.
33:48 Community Review and Bug Dates
The speaker discusses the process of adding pictures and addresses to a community project. They mention the importance of reviewing the project as a community and addressing any bugs or issues that arise.
Adding Pictures and Addresses
The speaker explains that pictures are added to the project.Addresses are also included in the project.
The speaker emphasizes the importance of reviewing the project as a community.Bug dates are mentioned as part of this review process.The goal is to automate this process on a small scale.
The speaker mentions that automation plays a role in this process, but does not provide specific details.
34:22 Community Wallet for Collective Use
The speaker discusses the concept of a community wallet for collective use. They highlight its potential benefits and how it can contribute to future projects.
Community Wallet Concept
The speaker introduces the idea of a community wallet.It is described as a collective wallet for the community's use.Benefits such as harvesting resources for future projects are mentioned.
Connecting with Others
The speaker suggests using the community wallet to connect with others.Contacting individuals who have contributed or showing appreciation through rewards is discussed.
35:09 Feedback on Farming and Manual Work
The speaker seeks feedback on farming practices and manual work involved in their project. They discuss adding Texas soil, making changes, and acknowledge some manual work required.
The speaker asks for feedback from others regarding their farming practices.They specifically mention adding Texas soil to their project.
Manual Work Involved
Some manual work is acknowledged, including additions like changing routes which take about 10 minutes each time.Despite requiring effort, it is seen as a good starting point for the project.
35:57 Seed Swapping and International Exchange
The speaker discusses seed swapping and addresses concerns about international exchanges. They express their personal perspective on the matter.
The speaker mentions the possibility of seed swapping.They highlight the ease of distributing incentives and rewards based on the number of swaps.
International vs Local Swaps
Concerns about the safety of international swaps are mentioned.The speaker suggests that it is up to individuals to decide whether to engage in international or national swaps.Personal perspective is shared, expressing openness to international swaps despite potential risks.
37:27 Spreading Seeds and Sharing at Conferences
The speaker reflects on the act of spreading seeds and sharing them at conferences. They discuss potential benefits and acknowledge some uncertainties.
The speaker emphasizes that spreading seeds is a natural human activity.They mention how seeds can be traded during conferences, using an example of taking rice from Brazil to Europe for distribution.
There are uncertainties regarding potential dangers or restrictions when transporting seeds across borders.Despite these uncertainties, the speaker believes it is worth exploring such opportunities for seed exchange.
38:12 Selecting Breeding Seeds and Kickstarting Local Economy
The speaker talks about selecting breeding seeds suitable for their climate and kickstarting the local economy through seed banking. They mention challenges faced and possible incentives for participation.
Selecting Breeding Seeds
The speaker mentions the challenge of selecting breeding seeds that thrive in their specific climate with longer, colder winters.
Kickstarting Local Economy
Seed banking is seen as a way to kickstart the local economy.Having proof of record and providing financial incentives are discussed as means to encourage participation in seed sharing.
39:15 Mechanism for Incentives and Rewards
The speaker discusses the mechanism for providing incentives and rewards within the community. They mention various possibilities and emphasize the need for community discussion.
The speaker suggests that the community, including multi-seed signers and stewards, should decide on the incentives.Various possibilities are mentioned, such as rewards in the form of NFTs or steward-related items.
Financial distribution is considered, with a percentage of funds going to seed savers.The idea of a marketplace where products can be sold using seeds as currency is mentioned.
40:37 Seed Balls and Planting Seeds
The speaker discusses the concept of seed balls and their potential use in areas where storing seeds may not be feasible. They also touch upon challenges faced in receiving seed donations.
Seed balls are mentioned as an option for those who cannot store seeds.Planting as many seeds as possible, even if not all germinate, is seen as a viable approach.
Challenges with Seed Donations
The speaker mentions challenges faced in receiving seed donations due to factors like transportation difficulties.
41:56 Seed Banking and Reforestation Efforts
The speaker talks about seed banking efforts and focuses on reforestation. They discuss specific areas where seed balls are used and highlight trees suitable for reforestation.
Seed Banking Efforts
Offline seed banking activities are acknowledged, with a desire to integrate them into the on-chain seed economy.Research is suggested to explore ways to bring offline activities into the online ecosystem seamlessly.
Specific areas targeted for reforestation efforts include deforested mountain tops and public lands affected by fire.Trees suitable for reforestation, such as pork oak, are mentioned.
44:23 Challenges in Growing Avocados and Infrastructure Needs
The speaker discusses challenges faced in growing avocados and the need for infrastructure to support agricultural endeavors. They mention training and greenhouse requirements.
Many permaculture enthusiasts express a desire to grow avocados.The challenge lies in providing the necessary training and infrastructure to support avocado cultivation.
Greenhouse infrastructure is highlighted as crucial for seed banking and ensuring the availability of required trees.The next step involves addressing these infrastructure needs.
44:56 Integrating Offline Seed Banking into On-Chain Economy
The speaker talks about integrating offline seed banking activities into the on-chain seed economy. They emphasize the importance of seamless integration and suggest further research.
Integrating Offline Activities
Offline seed banking activities happening outside of the online ecosystem are acknowledged.Efforts are needed to bring these offline activities into the on-chain seed economy seamlessly.
Further research is suggested to explore ways to integrate offline activities effectively.Direct engagement with individuals involved in offline seed banking may be necessary for successful integration.
46:05 Recognizing Efforts and Seed Distribution
In this section, the speaker discusses recognizing efforts and distributing seeds as a way to support local farmers. They mention the idea of buying seeds from eBay and using existing infrastructure for planting.
Recognizing Efforts and Seed Distribution
The speaker suggests recognizing the efforts of farmers by distributing seeds that can be traced back to them.They propose buying seeds from eBay and utilizing existing infrastructure for planting.This approach allows consumers to know where their avocados or other produce came from.
46:41 Different Modes of Seed Distribution
The speaker talks about different modes of seed distribution, including an industrial approach. They also mention a post about Guild that caught their interest.
Different Modes of Seed Distribution
The speaker mentions that there are different modes of seed distribution, including an industrial approach.They refer to a post about Guild that they found interesting.It is suggested that seed distribution doesn't have to be limited to traditional methods but can be adapted based on specific needs.
47:11 Trading Seeds and Collaboration
This section focuses on trading seeds and collaboration between farmers. The speaker mentions corn as a popular crop in their area and expresses interest in trading olives for popcorn seeds.
Trading Seeds and Collaboration
The speaker highlights the popularity of corn in their region and expresses interest in trading corn varieties with others.They offer to send olives in exchange for popcorn seeds.There is a desire to foster collaboration among farmers through seed trading.
47:36 Coffee Harvesting Plans
The discussion shifts towards coffee harvesting plans. The speaker mentions ongoing coffee cultivation, upcoming harvests, and the potential for future collaborations involving coffee production.
Coffee Harvesting Plans
The speaker mentions that coffee cultivation is going well and there will be more harvests in the coming months.They express optimism about potentially harvesting coffee by the first semester of 2024.There is a desire to experiment with understory coffee and explore ways to link bi-regional liquidity pools with seed savings.
48:14 Registering Actions on Chain
This section focuses on registering actions related to seed distribution and collaboration on the blockchain. The speaker suggests adding seeds to a registry and exploring ways to connect different initiatives.
Registering Actions on Chain
The speaker proposes registering all seed-related actions on the blockchain, including adding seeds to a redemption system.They mention using NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) for organizing work parties and tracking participation in regenerative activities.There is an interest in connecting short-term event participation with long-term seed saving efforts.
49:28 Experimentation and Usable Products
The discussion centers around experimentation, usable products, and the value of discovering new possibilities. The speaker mentions using NFTs for organizing work parties and expresses hope for more tangible outcomes.
Experimentation and Usable Products
The speaker emphasizes the importance of experimentation in their current phase.They mention using NFTs for organizing work parties and tracking participation.There is hope for more tangible outcomes now that there are more usable products available.
49:59 Linking Participation with Seed Saving
This section explores how to bridge short-term event participation with long-term seed saving efforts. The speaker discusses quarterly claim processes, on-chain actions, and potential collaborations.
Linking Participation with Seed Saving
The speaker ponders how to connect short-term event participation with long-term seed saving initiatives.They mention quarterly claim processes that involve on-chain actions.There is a desire to collaborate and support different actions related to seed saving.
51:08 Replicating Templates and Customization
The discussion shifts towards replicating templates, customization, and potential collaborations. The speaker mentions using Charmverse as a template for local communities and discusses the ease of copying or forking.
Replicating Templates and Customization
The speaker suggests replicating templates from Charmverse for local communities.They discuss the ease of copying or forking templates in Charmverse.There is an interest in customizing templates based on specific community needs.
51:42 Barley Planting and Local Focus
This section briefly touches upon planting barley and the focus on wine production in the area.
Barley Planting and Local Focus
The speaker mentions that they haven't considered planting barley due to the local focus on wine production.They express interest in exploring other crops but acknowledge the current emphasis on wine.
53:37 Conclusion and Thanks
The transcript concludes with expressions of gratitude towards participants, along with appreciation for hosting the session.
Conclusion and Thanks
The speaker thanks everyone for their participation.They express gratitude towards Antonio and Diego.There is a sense of collaboration, improvement, and embracing roles among participants
About the session
Scene: Each one’s surroundings
Roles: Seed Stewards
Moves: Stewards have the duty of:
1. Monitoring the local plant species until the seed production period
- Add it to a gated Charmverse page on AgroforestDAO’s workspace
- Exchange the seeds IRL + digital twins SeedsNFTs
This experience happens in each one’s place in real life. It is hapenning already. It is about interacting with the natural cycles of the surrounding plants and follow their production of seeds. Every seed specie is important, and so is the process of stewardship. We believe this is a first step in the process of valuing this. We ask Seeds Stewards to fill a tally form to describe their seeds species, and we will add it to the web3 protocol HatsProtocol to visualize the a tree of stewards. Each steward will be assigned a Hat with the name of the specie they are stewarding.
This is the Stewards Application Form: https://tally.so/r/w2KRQA
Example of the Trees of stewards created by Hats:
Stewards will get a non-transferable Hat NFT and will receive an edition of 20 NFTs representing the seeds and that can be distributed or traded with other stewards. In the NFT description there will be info about the specie, such as bioregion, utilities, scientific name and season/month of the harvest. Tracking of the NFTs exchanges over time will show the best stewards that can be recognized in a leaderboard and retroactivelly rewarded.
The experience will be facilitated by members of AgroforestDAO, Yamine and Diogo.