On the 3rd March 2019, we began building S33D’s Genesis Pod at Aloha Ke Akua, a conscious permaculture farm and retreat in the foothills of Colombia’s Sierra Nevada. This Genesis Pod build also commemorated the launch of S33D’s Library Network (SLN) – a distributed seed and story library that seeks to recalibrate the value of seed saving and storytelling within both our local and global economies.
We are opening the opportunity of early involvement to a wider community by offering 999 Aloha NowTee’s (each equipped with a unique NFT), giving you the chance to support the SLN’s Genesis Pod. Governed using a DAO template and tokenised voting, community members can assist in the curation of the Pod’s library and surrounding garden. The NowTee sale also commemorates the start of S33D’s IGO, fascilitating the distribution Hemp Hearts (HMP) to our early supporters.
“Amateurs built the Ark; Professionals built the Titanic.” Elizabeth May
The Aloha NowTee’s
S33D’s IGO opens with the pre-sale of 999 limited edition Hemp T-shirts. NowTees are sold in sets of three (S,M,L), each paired with a unique digital collectible (NFT). In order to demonstrate the concept of our future Proof of Trade (PoT) protocol, NowTee buyers will be gifted 111,222.333 HMP for each set bought.
NowTee’s are available for a minimum donation of $369 (incl. VAT), and money raised will be used to set-up the Aloha DAO (a localised community trust evolving around the Genesis Pod) and the Papaya Foundation. For more information on how the funds will be distributed, please read section 4.3 of our Golden Charter.
The Aloha NowTee collectibles (NFTs) issued with each t-shirt serve a number of important purposes. Notably, they provide owners the ability to verify both proof of rarity (1/999 NowTee’s) as well as proof of ownership of the physical asset.
The tokens also provide a means for community members to interact with the Aloha DAO (created using Aragon). Functioning as a form of reputation within the DAO, NFTs allow holders to curate the Pod’s library and accompanying community trust (voting how to invest the remaining capital from the NowTee sale).
Genesis S33D Pod
In March 2019, we began building S33D’s Genesis Pod in the mountains of Sierra Nevada, Columbia. Naturally home to a wealth of biodiversity including rare birdlife, plant species, and an extensive range of ancient knowledge, the Sierra Nevada is the perfect platform to begin showcasing the values we wish to amplify, preserve, and protect. For more information on why we chose to begin the story at Aloha Ke Akua, please read this article we wrote for Face the Current magazine.
What is a S33d Pod?
A S33D Pod is a sustainably built community structure; a focus point or “hub” for localizing learning, trade, and investment. Forming themselves around DAO templates, each Pod will provide the infrastructure necessary to collect, cast, curate, and verify the stories we share around the vast supply chains of our consumables. The germination of Pods in communities around the world will form S33D’s Library Network (SLN), an open-source educational network focused around the restoration of biodiversity and its circulating knowledge. Find out more here.
S33D’s MVP App
NowTee owners will also be able to gain early access to S33D’s MVP mobile app, experimenting with the governance template of S33D’s Genesis Pod and its accompanying DAO. Community members will be able to sign up and create their digital identity, store tokens/assets within their S33D backpack, and assist in the social governance of the Aloha Pod and its accompanying seed & story library.
We are patiently integrating new features, such as: Fundraising Tools, Polls, Index DAOs, Events, and Maps augmented with Harvest calendars. Once this model reaches a certain standard of operation, it will be packaged for other gardeners to use – allowing communities to create their own Pods and join the SLN.
Create your S33D Identity
Explore, Join, and Govern Pods
Plant & Crypto Hives
Store Ethereum Based Tokens
Curate Your Own Library