What is a S33D Pod?
A S33D Pod is a sustainably built community structure; a focus point or “hub” for localizing trade, learning, and investment. 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 Distributed Library (SDL), an open-source educational network focused around the restoration of biodiversity and its circulating knowledge.
S33D’s mobile application will provide the tools necessary for communities to govern their S33D Pods. These features include:
1). Living Library
Gardeners can curate a living library (inventory) for their Pod, focusing mainly around: Seeds, Books, & Nodes. Each Pod will also have an accompanying Wishlist so communities can vote on which seeds and educational resources they wish to preserve within a shared space.
By encouraging communities to locally preserve seeds of the world and their accompanying stories (data), we can globally increase an awareness for both biodiversity and its circulating educational information. Furthermore, these libraries can strengthen various global blockchains by growing their potential node population.
2). Community Banking
Each Pod will have its own accompanying DAO, a multi-signature fund that is owned by the gardeners of each community. Each DAO will have an accompanying investment index that is voted on by the Pod’s gardeners using census rounds. Vote where to invest, store, or spend community funds.
For trades that take place at Pod markets, a portion of the Plant Hearts minted will go into the Pod’s DAO. This not only ensures the value of a communities common-wealth will increase over time, but also encourages gardeners to take part in local P2P trading as they too will benefit.
3). Markets & Events
Pod’s can host markets and trading circles to encourage localised trade and story telling within their community. Gardeners of a Pod can upload their smART contracts into a community marketplace, selling them at locally organised events. Pods will therefore act as a hub for communities to record and validate locally traded products as well as their origin trails (supply chain data).
As mentioned above, for trades that take place at Pod markets, a portion of the Plant Hearts minted will go into the Pod’s DAO. This acts as a financial incentive for communities to host and validate local trade, as well as a mechanism to grow a Pod’s commonwealth fund (DAO). Communities will also be able to host a range of events at their Pods, including (but not limited to): Educational talks, sharing circles, markets and meet-ups, musical events and much more.
Each Pod will have a virtual story board (yOur Story) to act as a communications channel. This will be a social space for gardeners to post pod updates, educational resources, discuss and comment on various community topics and initiatives, fundraise, and create polls for matters of consensus.
This will be the place to go to in order to stay up-to-date on your local Pod’s activities and to take part in community discussion. We later hope to integrate encrypted chat services for S33D gardeners so they can communicate on a more private level if needs be.
Knitting it All Together
In March of 2019 we began building S33D’s Genesis Pod in the mountains of the Sierra Nevada, Columbia. This will become the first of many in S33D’s Distributed Library (SDL), a global network of locally curated seed and stories libraries built to aid community development whilst preserving and restoring the Earth’s biodiversity.
We are confident this physical network can accelerate the creation of localised trade webs, spurring on the open-source education movement whilst raising awareness for plant diversity and node decentralisation. Essentially growing the exo-skeleton for an augmented geo-localised learning tool available to all, ushering in a new era of open access to quality products and their origin trails.