We are all feeling it.
A growing understanding
of our interdependence.
A rising desire for resilience
and re-connection.

Every being has a role in Nature.  And the role of the human is caretaker.

To care for our world we must build meaningful relationships that allow us to exchange ideas, goods, services, and energy for mutual benefit, just like nature does.

Nurturing each other is at the core of achieving a shift in our society, one that helps us express our support for each unique part of this world.

We are waking up to the task of a deeper way of living together, of embodying this thing we call symbiosis.

We are recognizing that nature is our mirror and teacher and in nature’s image we can create a more abundant world.

We are waking up to the task of a deeper way of living together, of embodying this thing we call symbiosis.

We are recognizing that nature is our mirror and teacher and in nature’s image we can create a more abundant world.

To get ourselves closer to nature’s model we can learn from the soil, its microbes and plants, and mycelia, the living platform that makes possible these virtuous circles of communications and exchange.

To get ourselves closer to nature’s model we can learn from the soil, its microbes and plants, and mycelia, the living platform that makes possible these virtuous circles of communications and exchange.

That's why we are building
mycelia

Mycelia.Earth is a partnership model that uses the patterns of nature to weave together a new web of internet life so that farmers, families and communities can rebuild the world according to each other’s needs without data-mining, without privacy compromises – a model that creates a user-focused, localized internet architecture that values real-time connectivity over user data to be scraped and sold.

Mycelia is a web of community designed  to empower its members through a regenerative lens.  By partnering with technologists and permaculture leaders, Mycelia is a flow for getting from inspiration to action, from ideas to movement.

Mycelia is a web of community designed  to empower its members through a regenerative lens.  By partnering with technologists and permaculture leaders, Mycelia is a flow for getting from inspiration to action, from ideas to movement.

The vision of mycelia is to cultivate a grassroots system that provides us all with the space to branch and fuse as appropriate.

For each individual and for all their communities, Mycelia offers paths to grow, to re-wild, regenerate, to realign with our local needs and our global desires for healthier, fuller lives.

The vision of mycelia is to cultivate a grassroots system that provides us all with the space to branch and fuse as appropriate.

For each individual and for all their communities, Mycelia offers paths to grow, to re-wild, regenerate, to realign with our local needs and our global desires for healthier, fuller lives.

Update: July 1, 2020 – The inspiration and guiding principles of mycelia along with a demo of the app are presented via video to a visionary squad of regenerative elders, activists, technologists, and thinkers.

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  • Tibet here in Berkeley, CA
  • Hey Christian, thanks for joining us!
  • yay Boulder!
  • Caro here from Wendell Mass
  • hey Everyone!
  • Record this?
  • Looks like it’s recording
  • We are recording!
  • perfect!
  • The hidden variables of the invisible structures
  • Stewardship
  • + invisible structures
  • + eco corps!
  • Multi-dimensional Maps
  • Sorry I have to leave but would like to continue to participate in the future and hope to view the recording.
  • Thanks Kris!
  • Thanks Kris reach out
  • Amazing!!!!
  • Beautiful design principles!!
  • Beauty, Truth, Love what a beautiful synergy based on the patterns of Nature
  • Thanks Ferananda!
  • wonderful t
  • Wonderful!
  • Commons Engine, YAY!
  • Aw thank you Mark. (warm heart)
  • https://www.terran.io/
  • I’ve got to step out for 30 minutes… I’m glad this is recorded!
  • Bye Mark!
  • There is a start-up fed funded Americorps program at UC Berkeley focusing on regenerative agriculture.
  • It is!
  • Knowing first hand how much work it is to create facebook events, instagram posts, and other outreach instances for NOFA/Mass, will there be an easy way to create something in one of the Big Evil Social Media Platforms and ‘push’ it to Mycelia in order to make things more efficient for our outreach staff?
  • That’s an interesting idea that we’d love to discuss more with you, Caro.
  • On one hand we are trying to stay away from the B.E.S.M.P. (Big Evil Social Media Platforms), and on the other hand we completely empathize with the efficiency you are desiring.
  • Love that idea Caro, we want to integrate with as many platforms as possible, though that often depends on what those platforms allow us to do. Really we want to help move us all to an ecosystem of open source, value aligned platforms and tools
  • Or could we build events etc in mycelia and push it out to facebook, Instagram, etc formats
  • +1
  • If we can find a way to make that happen without “giving” B.E.S.M.P.’s data we don’t want them to “have” — without compromising our Design Principles of data sovereignty & transparency.
  • +1 to that level of interoperability
  • Seems like it would be an important bridge stage to help get buy in and participation in the early stage.
  • *bridge step
  • Well, I’d like to play.
  • Agree with Caro on that point/idea
  • JustOne Organics is ALL IN
  • everyone is invited 🙂
  • What kids of integrations to you envision between Mycelia and OpenTEAM, FarmOS in the early days?
  • Yay JustOne Organics!!
  • 🙂
  • I have to leave in 2 minutes.
  • https://jamboard.google.com/d/19zT3e44OsRnvbdnR6TACL0wp2xHgzq6CekkzTadCPhM/edit?usp=sharing
  • @gabe, we haven’t started those conversations in depth yet but we are excited to! We definitely want to import all kinds of existing map layers/data
  • Looks like the jam board is view only
  • How do I give it a try?
  • Yes Gabe, this is the time for laying out that strategy of integrations!
  • FB has groups and pages – Hylo has “community” – is that interactive where community members can post as opposed to the FB page format?
  • Gabe great question, we are looking forward to being in conversation with OpenTeam & FarmOS to weave in those data sources into community maps in Hylo
  • Jam board is view only.
  • Try refreshing the link
  • that worked!
  • Here is the link again: https://jamboard.google.com/d/19zT3e44OsRnvbdnR6TACL0wp2xHgzq6CekkzTadCPhM/edit?usp=sharing
  • Perhaps Soil 4 Climate would be interested in collaborating?? Hoping…
  • I need to live for a previous engagement. It has been so great to see the Mycelia project come to life!
  • Thanks for all your support Ferananda!
  • others want to post here?
  • @Carol, we’d love to.
  • What about connecting with a network of other farmers, rather than the public?
  • @Sallie, yes, that’s possible. You can decide whether or not a Community and Post is “Public”
  • Will there be any interfacing with potential public lands foraging or other gleaning opportunities? I’m imagining something like iNaturalist but for fruit and nut trees…
  • great points Greg, thank you!
  • We are very interested at BFA in engaging as many farm groups as possible. Similar to the way we are partnering with others for Real Food Campaign.
  • Dorn from OpenTEAM here. I have to jump off shortly, but I am excited to see intersections emerge across our many shared communities of practice and technical ecosystems, but also hubs and associated networks that bridge diverse scales, production systems and local cultures. Looking forward to exploring the many points of intersection as we move forward. I see this converstion being a key piece of the puzzle for our digital coffee shop that could link to shared registries. P2P connection being organized by the commnities that are self organized.
  • Hi Carol and all, We’d be happy to share this concept with Soil4Climate FB group members, to help grow interest in this concept.
  • Yes, @Zach, we are actually working with the Planetary Health Alliance out of Harvard and they have some previous iNaturalist folks on their team 🙂
  • +1 to the Digital Coffee shop intersection
  • +1 to the Planetary Health Alliance collab, would love to chat about this more privately
  • Will there be a video/live video aspect to it like FB Live?
  • Next 7 is excited about a potential mapping feature for our members to engage more fully with data gather and citizen science with the lab.
  • @krismccue that is definitely on our roadmap, its pretty easy to integrate with Jitsi for video chat
  • This is AMAZING! I look forward to engaging with this for community science organizing for local climate solutions in Minnesota and West Africa
  • A start-up network of regenerative agriculture researchers and pioneering practitioners is in formation – RAN – Regenerative Agriculture Network. Would they be a candidate for using Mycelia?
  • +1 for Matrix and/or Jitsi chat
  • That’s a really smart idea
  • @susan yes definitely!
  • Hylo does currently have Direct Messaging/chat functionality too
  • With individuals and groups
  • SoilCentric is a public facing site on regenerative agriculture
  • the platform is also a tool for mutual aid and activist organizing
  • +1 Paula, we are very excited for the ways this can be used for mutual aid, sharing requests and offers and finding each other locally
  • Will Mycelia have a search engine feature to replace Google?
  • would love to see connections with the Regenerative Communities Network from Capital Institute. Lots of value overlap
  • There is already a search function, and we hope to be the Google of Regenerative Projects, if you will 🙂
  • is it possible to have focused discussion forums within communities?
  • Regarding the search engine, how about integrating with Ecosia?
  • Terran is already a partner with RCN and holding the Bay Area bioregion 🙂
  • nice @Tibet 🙂
  • Is there admin oversight for off topic info?
  • We do have the ability to search across all the content in Hylo already, but I dont think we will be replacing Google anytime soon 🙂
  • I’m excited about exploring moving Experimental Farm Network onto this platform. We’re not satisfied with our existing website and this has a lot of functionality we could use to help facilitate collaboration on plant breeding and agroecology research. Thanks for the invite.
  • What is the difference or touchpoints between Hylo/ Mycelia?
  • @Ellen admins can delete posts and block users yes. And they have some control over what topics are used, but not total control
  • FACEBOOKS (blamo)
  • @Nate, so happy to hear. We’d love to support you in this
  • +++++++++++!!!!!! yes!
  • Thanks Terran/Hylo team. This is a really helpful. I think there are many ways that this would be useful to the communities we engage with at Regen Network, including OpenTEAM and 1000 Landscapes.
  • @Christina Mycelia is a network and vision for the future that is using Hylo as the tech platform and partnering with us to build out the mapping features and more. We are still figuring out how to tell the story well.
  • “We need to have away to clearly share information without getting too chaotic.” – John K
  • Thanks tibet! That’s helpful
  • A layer that I would love for our team to be a part of contributing in the long run is the production of low-cost, highly accessible verification methodologies for farming practices and outcomes, so that a map member may check their property against that methodology and then choose to show the outcome of that verification process.
  • I look forward to more – gotta go – I will follow up with specific idea here in MN
  • How can we make other forms of wealth visible that are exciting within a network?
  • @christian yess!
  • I’m struck by John K’s comment. I think just as part of this platform’s innovation is the adding of a mapping function for human activity, we need a mapping function for human knowledge
  • Thanks so much for the response, that was very helpful and sounds great, I have to go but I am eager to hear the remainder of the conversation. I would love to be able to see the recording of this meeting after the fact if that is possible. Best of luck on the endeavor, and I look forward to your seeing your growth.
  • Thanks AJR!
  • Yes Brett, we have been talking about that question of knowledge repositories and looking at knowledge as a type of resource
Damn meant for everyone
  • Tibet mentioned grants….in the mid to long term, how does this work get sustained?
  • yes @claudia, we want to map all kinds of resources, incorporating a multi-capital perspective
  • What do you all need to help grow and build on the good work you are doing?
  • How do we access the team with ideas, questions, needs, requests and support??? after this call? THANKS SO MUCH THIS IS WATERSHED GOOD STUFF
  • Is there a Hylo group to capture all our thoughts, ideas and feedbacks?
  • thank you @Greg that was so generous
  • David we will invite you all to the Hylo community for Mycelia.Earth
  • :))
  • @Franklin I can speak to that more but the plan is for Hylo to stay free to use. The business plan we will implement is to take a cut of financial transactions that happen on Hylo which will include event tickets, crowdfunding donations, community membership subscription fees, marketplace purchases… anytime money flows across the platform we will take a small cut
  • We need supply chain software to allow farmers to collaborate in Illinois and other parts of the country soon : )))))))
  • Noted 🙂
  • Are you looking to have paid memberships for org or individuals? Or is the model free to join?
  • How do we begin to collaborate??? From Claudia’s question: one way is to find specific tasks to focus on within this collective and get those done… build out and up and down and sideways from there
  • What is the proposed phase 1, phase 2, phase 3 rollout which is already laid out in a foundational wireframe? What options are inclusive thus far? Similar to mass scale protocol research there are platforms that allow you to track and trace all of the variabilities. Would love to see the foundational platform which exist at this point. In addition when people speak of regenerative farming and sequestering carbon, are they including the off site farm inputs and all the carbon created to bring those off farm inputs to the farm? Plus the carbon foot print of the raw materials of manufacturing those off farm inputs? Just curious…
  • Thanks, that makes sense.
  • There is a Hylo group called Building Hylo to continue these conversations! You can join here: https://www.hylo.com/c/building-hylo/join/RcDe6vcG7u
  • Sorry, I missed a bit. How do I jam on the board? I’m view only.
  • @Milton try refreshing the link
  • Sweeet
  • @kisstheground Hylo is, and will always, remain free for all to use! We’re exploring the idea of “premium” features in the future for those who’d like paid membership. Hylo.com
  • Our public (short term) roadmap here: https://airtable.com/shraN09ZmVm5jMSOB/tbltCokhsFk9Z8GJs/viwukIIUHKrv6KKQO
  • You can submit requests here: https://airtable.com/shrAWV0UkgDoM55TW
  • Thanks Dan and everyone!! The vision is strong!!!
  • @daymaker @davidrose If you’re looking for similar concepts and opportunities in the larger supply chain, management, verification concepts of ag, connect with OpenTEAM – either dorn or through the forum.goatech.org
  • Instead of ads, just offer a resource directory which can be sponsored. Nothing devaluing in that.
  • biz model suggestion: BUILD APPS FOR COMPANIES AND BIOLOGICAL NON PROFITS DOING LOTS OF WORK WITH THEM AND RECEIVE ROYALTIES FOR ENABLING APP DEV WORK DONE
  • https://backyourstack.com/
  • What happens if a big company or investors want to buy this system once we have all populated it? Like it has happened to so many good ideas. Keep in mind that “we” built the value of google, facebook, etc., yet which one of you gets a check every month from their profits? What happens when this “product” becomes one of the largest repository of regenerative practices and worth $billions? What are the structural safeguards? Who is the board? Who is/are the “owner-s”. Money always corrupts, and this is bound to accumulate traditional market value. There is also the issue of appropriation of indigenous wisdom, knowledge, practices, expropriation of them, say we bring all of this into this platform, then corporate structures take these systems and deploy them under their colonizing, extractive structures? What are the safeguards to keep someone from using this as a commercial platform instead of as the concept of the mycelia concept? I am talking about structurally resisting our colonizing urges.
  • Have you looked at Open Collective’s work on https://backyourstack.com/ ? This might be a route to more stable funding.
  • Yes, thank you, we are a yes to a lot of these conversations. To share where we’re at with this:

March: Terran Collective began stewardship of Hylo
April : Terran & BFA began partnership agreement with specific scope
June: complete Phase 1 of development
July: share with a larger circle, invite them to co-create with us (with ideas, use cases, deeper dialogue, monetary resources) — ALL types of co-creation welcome
August: share development more widely
  • Bernie ran a presidential campaign on small donations – its was a first and very powerful demonstration of how powerful a grassroots movement can be
  • @reginaldo at this moment we ar asking you to trust us. But we are working to develop a model/org structure that will ensure this never happens. We want to turn this into a coop with a council of elders governing it 🙂
  • If this platform does the work the money and attention will follow.
  • @reginaldo Haslett this should be set up under a trust with clear governance so that can never happen. Similar to land conservancy’s etc
  • I’ll pay if it makes the connections I need.
  • @reginaldo — there are also licensing structures in place – copy left, to ensure that written code can’t be reused without continuing to be public and open. We use them in our development as do many others. Its a part of the answer to your quesiton (Tibets previous post is another).
  • Invisible Economy, like at Burning Man, only for the ‘Default Mode Network’…
  • I am ready to make a contribution. Willingness to share is central, protection of what is shared and structures to keep the gifts on giving is central to sustaining trust and giving the actual revolutionary power that it is designed to achieve.
  • All the code is already open source too!
  • +1 Willingness to share is central
  • Where will the recording link will be posted?
  • love to chime in
  • mycelia.earth
  • On Mycelia.Earth and we will send it to everyone who attended in a followup email
  • thx
  • Thank you for being here Christina!
  • Daymaker next
  • who else wants to talk
  • @mariette <3
  • I am still dedicated to looping this community to the Social Roots project/search engine
  • @Christina we definitely plan to use open collective. You can also already donate to Hylo here: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/Nzc4ODU=
  • +1000 to Reginaldo
  • Yes Mariette, I think Tibet knows Social Roots founders?
  • Yes!
  • I am on the sr team
  • thank you Reginaldo. In that vein, what kind of EULA will be involved here? In the spirit of cooperative economies, if hylo starts to generate $, can those funds we distributed equitably among the cloud who make this platform what it is?
  • Let connect with Zach Bush about working together…
  • yes insurgency yes building the sequel to the now OVER present civilization. get ready for being the target of vested interests, as Jackson asked: who is threatened.
  • +1 Mark let’s be microbial
  • @Zach. Yes yes and yes that is the plan. Working on the language and structure for that
  • Yes yes yes!
  • yesss!
  • +1000 to legal tools are garbage without personal change
  • Sustainable Economies Law Center in Oakland should set up legal structure to protect the insurgent, public nature of Mycelia – legal protection from the worst instincts of the takeover gurus
  • amanda next
  • Love SELC and we definitely need to talk to them
  • yes Susan that’s a great idea, we are fans of SELC
  • That’s exactly what we want, for Hylo to serve as a public utility and trust that cannot be hijacked by market forces
  • What a generous share Daymaker!
  • most likely we’re headed for deep deep depression and bankrupt governments, money of little value. build mycelia for this world
  • after a move to Holochain, it is much much harder to co-opt anything. full distribution makes the network resilient to being tugged back into degeneration
  • @Viktor +1
  • HI Amanda!
  • <3 Amanda <3
  • “Eco anxiety valium” 😛
  • Thank you Amanda <3
  • This is very exciting, great work everyone! Thank you!
  • and the “business plan” is shared transparently with every single user
  • Yes Ian. The old currency structures are well within collapse, so let’s use it now 🙂
  • There is nothing wrong with accumulating and exchanging value. Just don’t let it fall into the government-controlled money printing scheme.
  • regenerosity.world
  • ^^^ <3
  • Please share the recording. I want to share…
  • a comment in general about the abundance of funding options outside of ads and data / contact selling out – helpful? : )))
  • Part of what’s special about Hylo is its ability to hopefully empower people; creating new pathways to build real community
  • David do you want to speak?
  • Key principle/Criteria: Validate, elevate, promote, recognize indigenous knowledge where all regenerative practices come from. Screening for this is central in the regenerative revolution.
  • Gabe the recording will be on mycelia.earth and we will send out to all attendees as well.
  • yes please
  • Remember many people who work at the big, evil social media platforms are leaving and want to engage with initiatives and platforms like this.
  • yes gabe
  • The regenerative future is not for sale 🙂
  • +100 clare
  • Terran team – great job identifying + prioritizing the technical elements that, while only represented shortly on the call, are actually really key at building the kind of momentum we’re seeing on this call. Technical progress is an important pre-requisite to social progress – great job keeping both in mind!
  • That’s wonderful advice, thank you David
  • Thank you, David
  • perfect David!!
  • Such great perspective, thank you david!
  • Selling is one way, being taken over is another way. We have examples of internal takeovers that without selling transform the organizations. Royalties is another way to extract permanently while not directly engaged in producing something. Not disagreeing, just pointing out that colonization of the mind is a dangerous thing because it allows us to justify a lot of things, including extracting royalties from knowledge and practices that took thousands of years for Native folks to develop.
  • ^
  • Absolutely, thank you @reginaldo
  • I’ve saved this chat because it is so rich
  • decolonize technology!
  • Beautiful – thank you all!!!
  • Thanks everyone! Super interesting and I’d like to stay engaged.
  • thanks!
  • Thank you!
  • Thank you!

Update: July 15, 2020 – Continuing the conversation about the vision and direction of Mycelia.

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  • Hi Keala!
  • 1.) process of how we step into collaboration with each other and the planet

2.) how we coordinate our networks & communities

3.) how could a technology platform support & enable the above?
  • someone may need to claim the host
  • How can this new platform most efficiently replace Facebook in regen people’s lives?
  • Me
  • Richard Jefferies Regnerative Farmer Maryland
  • I watched the replay of the last session
  • Awesome, thanks for watching and thanks for joining today!
  • Neha Sharma, Terran Collective and New Energy Nexus
  • Tay Lotte, At The Epicenter, Boulder, CO
  • Paula Westmoreland, Minneapolis, Ecological Design and Permaculture Institute North America
  • Dan Kittredge Bioutrient Food Association Barre Ma
  • Mark Wagnon, Ann Arbor, MI mark.wagnon@gmail.com +1 231-412-7711 Telegram: @Axiom0
  • The hashtag across groups
  • Distributed Networks can go deeper with ‘semantic’ relationships that enhance the potential for ‘synergy’.
  • *communities
  • Will there be a “consumer” entry point as well as “production” entry point? People looking for regen food.
  • Amy Roe, SEO Consultant, North Carolina
  • Stephanie Griffin, Bay Area, CA – GuideWorks (Consulting – current: UC) and CannTango (Hemp Products)
  • Chad Monfreda, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Aaron MartzFarmer/DesignerJackson, MI
  • Richard yes public map and search and sort functions for topics and specifics like regen food
  • Matthew Adams, Gloucestershire, England. Co-Founder of Growing Real Food For Nutrition. Hi
  • The “consumer” and “producer” entry point is an interesting one. Something slightly related and top of mind is how we think about: 

- the relationship between organizations and organizations 
- the relationship between organizations and individuals
  • This is all geo-located/focused too, right?
  • We have a very effective google group and this seems like an expansion of that – is there a way to hone into one spot in the map and have all the mycelia of our chapter be accessed? like a bulletin board of all our events, initiatives?
  • Exactly Ellen Everyone can zoom into their own geolocated region and see all of the things that are happening in the area
  • So sort of like a website and facebook combined?
  • will maps work for any country or is it just America?
  • What’s a community moderator?
  • intended to be global
  • Have not built that bit yet
  • I know there was a discussion in the last meeting about economics, I’d like to dive deeper into that. Ideas such as time bank, local currency, fundraising, community investing, etc
  • Wouldn’t the most effective way to build user base be a marketplace function? Put buyers together with sellers – particularly with nutrient dense food grown using specified practices.
  • These are the types of posts that we are hoping to populate the platform with Richard. That will help get engagement for sure.
  • @neha I’ve been thinking about organizations too and how they relate to individuals and community. It highlights the community not as an entity but a bounded commons space that creates the shared value of communication and action
  • Can smart relationships be suggested based on an ‘automated tagging’ system based on ‘values’…?
  • Paula put buying clubs into our original use case examples
  • @Mark yes, that’s a desire – can touch on that in a moment
  • Aggregating like-minded regen people creates a great opportunity to build political will – to change policy at local, state a federal levels.
  • thanks for the explanation Tibet. I’m not very excited about the idea of another social network just for events or marketplace… creating the tools that allow communities to really take control of their economics is powerful, especially for Regen ag, and local economics systems
  • @Aaron +100
  • Though I will say there is also value in getting off of Facebook and co-creating a platform that is still free, open source, not abusing our data and deeply values aligned
  • Defining “Resources” and values around them
  • And stories are themselves maps. How then to enable stories to be told in map form?
  • ^^ yes
  • This is a really important conversation about agreements and reciprocity!!!
  • audio problems
  • Yes I would join now.
  • Evolve as marketplace and tool to build political will.
  • Yes… I’m already using Hylo in other communities… I’ve been watching it, for 2 years as a platform for many groups… Especially the potential of doing other “Mycelium” functions like ‘economic’ transmutation as we evolve rapidly.
  • I’m curious about the network of networks capacity for the regenerative movement of movements – how to have the networks and orgs visible to one another in Hylo for example – interoperability or bridging with other platforms, integrating regenerative value flows/currencies (SEEDS, existing and emergent local currencies)
  • I am also curious about this ^ Keala
  • @David Daly – would love to hear more about your use cases in regions that may not be able to have enough bandwidth. One of our Design Principles is Inclusivity and we will need to solve this one way or another. 

I also face this in some of my other projects (outside of Terran), and we’ve had to be careful about which systems & tools we suggest and for what purposes.

Essentially, this is a conversation that needs to be had.
  • could be a way to grow the idea of certified naturally grown, organic cert, etc
  • @Kaela — yes, you can see these nested and clustered on the map in different ways, but there is still work to do to better understand how *exactly* folks would like this to be viewed
  • It seems so big and vast. Is there simple access for participants? what’s the access process for a simple conversation/question to our community. ie., click on map, then what?
  • protocols and standards that already exist can be integrated .. as far as licensing or approval perhaps integrating all of the existing information – even in a decentralized way there can be reputation and local knowledge – badges and tokens that convey those preferences can be part of tagging or filtering
  • I was thinking quality would be controlled by nutrient density? Farms and growers can post values of Brix or Bionutreint meter (when developed)
  • APIs could help with this too, for validation
  • Otherwise, an entity let’s say a farm belongs to communities that are trusted and so that verifies through that relationship/s
  • +1 to Matt
  • the other axis to this nutrient question is local – building local food helps build the local economy, even if it is not adhering to principles that some of us hold
  • If consumer understands nutrition they will know that fresh and local is going to be best.
  • doing this kind of sense-making with existing and emergent metrics (doughnut economics, SDGs, MetaImpact) can be added to dashboard/profile function .. something we are working on 😉
  • Other partners of Holochain to consider relationship and networking with: https://commonsengine.org/ RedGrid: https://redgrid.io/
  • ^@Keala yup. so many communities/orgs are asking us *how to sense-make* — let’s chat about this more, would love to hear more about what you’re working on
  • @Mark, we are a huge fan of Commons Engine
  • I really enjoy this community design approach and its growth here today
  • Yes @neha i’m in for that – @mark also fan of Commons Engine and holochain
  • @keala Hypergroove ?
  • Commons engine connected us with BFA and we are due to have a conversation with them about their work on Just One organics too
  • I have a question about public info
  • Yes instructions list for joining!!
  • We have a “Getting Started with Hylo” Guide coming within the week!
  • @AJR – great, let’s dip into that next
  • Can we talk about using this for education?
  • Profile stuff leads to deeper relationships
  • I’ve got to hop off, great talking about this everyone! Looking forward to hearing more
  • here is a scenario – If I came onto Mycelia looking to source some local, nutrient dense food could I log the request, set a pin on my location and ask for offers within say, 25 mile radius or 50 mile radius? And if the request was met could I reach out to find someone who might be travelling my way, willing to deliver?
  • ^ yes that is exactly what we want to support. We are close to being able to enable that use case
  • Cool
  • Virtual Meeting space integration / facilitation
  • @mark we plan to start with simple Jitsi integration for video chat
  • @AJR haven’t forgotten about you and the questions re Public
  • I wonder if there is room for expanded roles/titles for community members beyond administrators, e.g. community rep, community welcome person, etc. Even if those roles didn’t have special functions on the platform, it could be an interesting to create identity and connection. On the other hand, that would make the community start to take the form of an organization…
  • @chad +1 yeah we’ve been thinking about that too. Making visible each org/communities structure
  • What about intelligent agent profile building / and relationship suggestions…
  • @tibet +1 It would also be powerful if people could assume different roles/identities in different communities.
  • @chad, that could be great functionality as an option as it would make room for more sociocratic circle engagement to happen by design; @tibet great to have that be visible by default or as an option
  • @marks, yes! appreciating your thoughts
  • making initial welcoming pathways for onboarding new people, brief video demos/tours – love the ethical game design approach for those entries @mariette
  • initial welcoming pathways Keala
  • I haven’t had lunch yet so sorry im going to eat while we talk 🙂
  • speaking about integrating organizations/institutions, what sort of tools/identity management is needed for those institutions to feel secure in bringing their identity onto the system?
  • without those organizations we lose out of growing to the next level with ideas such as Regen ag at the institutional level
  • It sounds to me like initially this needs exclusivity and not open accessibility to all, similar to the way facebook started by only letting in the .edu market. There’s a certain segment of the population that’s going to ‘get this’. (And definitely a portion that won’t) The exclusivity draws the selected audience in. (People in the know). So one would be to create that hunger and two would be to have that marketing campaign to show why this is different. It sounds like there’s two animals here. (Just one opinion)
  • Would be cool to document who are all the players/orgs we want involved, and what would they want/need to jump in
  • Also to delineate who primed people would be to consume and populate this.
  • The exclusivity angle is interesting… something to think more about
  • @AdamParsons really interesting. While we want this to be open and accessible to all, we are certainly being intentional about who & how we invite into certain levels of dialogue. 

At what point does this make us vulnerable to “groupthink”? 

At what point does it ensure that our design principles & commitments are bing upheld?
  • Yes. ‘Agent-centric’ instead of ‘Data-centric’!!!
  • I would be interested in something like what Ellen is talking about – there are many mushroom growing groups on Facebook for example with lots of good information, but it gets lost very easily
  • @Aaron yeah come on in!
  • I am planning to get some comparative trial sites up and running in the UK next year (funding dependant) to begin growing nutrient dense veg in the UK. I would like to use Mycelia to help link all the growers together. Happy to populate Mycelia and start a group to give it a go.
  • what faith is talking about makes me think of permissionless cryptocurrency, the two agents come together to exchange, and then leave when that exchange is over
  • Planting SEEDs 😉
  • That was the intention of CEPTR, Meta-currency Project, Holochain, (and SEEDS) follow Nature’s Patterns…
  • I feel that Faith
  • and HYPHA (would love to converse on this more 😉 http://www.differencebetween.net/science/nature/difference-between-mycelia-and-hyphae/#: ~:text=The%20two%20terms%20refer%20to,as%20strings%20and%20threadlike%20filaments.&text=On%20the%20other%20hand%2C%20mycelium,vegetative%20part%20of%20the%20fungus.
  • I’m interested in continuing to work on developing functionality, community agreements and messaging + pulling people/networks into the system and launching some projects
  • Yes @faith we’ve explored the idea of ephemeral communities in the past gathered around specific purposes. Cross-community projects and events could also provide that function.
  • I’m interested in economics projects, such as developing local investment groups and linking then with local Regen ag projects, sustainable low income housing projects, etc etc
  • @aaron, working on that through GRC (Global Regeneration CoLab) and Hypha/SEEDS currently – happy to weave on that from a pattern level
  • Great idea
  • @Keala another mapping project we can do together 🙂
  • Communities could also be purely internal, e.g. devoted to on-board, support, engage other communities on Hylo/Mycelia
  • @Tibet I can stay on a bit if you need to drop
  • I need to leave too; thanks everyone
  • Agree with AJR
  • Yes yes
  • @AJR So how could a community be publicly visible but still keep its members, posts, etc. private?
  • Do you want me to send you a description of our chapter/community to add to the map?
  • @Chad, each community could expose some information ie description, amount of members, location and then the inner workings of the group would be private until you join
  • Is there a time set to meet next week?? I have another group that of course meets Weds at 3 pm eastern…
  • thanks all! i also have to jump 🙂
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