Establishment and success of PlantArts.World is the end financial goal of projects by Melanie Gillespie via Off The Map & Big Stories in The Wild. Profits beyond OTM/Big Stories internal sustainability will be funneled into PlantArts.World. Details on the current five year plan for all of Melanie's worldly contributions can be found here.
Melanie is a living bridge here to activate and expand the hearts and light capacity of Beings living on Earth in support of the beautiful evoleap underway by the Earth Being.
Her external activities are designed to bring the highest pathway for Earth into form through her capacity to turn on the star maps that guide Beings back into themselves and their deepest potential.
She originated from the First Light Beings as they moved into the first creations of form through shared love explorations and has supported the evolution and uplifting of many worlds.
Melanie’s purpose will come into form through four phases which will unfold in quasi linear fashion with some overlaps. Ultimately the direct impact of her work will be to awaken and stir the hearts of one billion humans.
PlantArts.World will foster and grow a global system of localized regenerative agriculture and new forms of regenerative business focused on core values and principles. At the heart of this is the PlantArts Economic Torus Model in which efforts and energy and revenue are all fueled back into the same human and local biome that created it.
The backbone of the plan comes from the creation of The Plant Arts Collective which funds small townships - PlantArts Townships - (~50 - 1,500 households depending on self-sustaining power grid specs) built and acting around the growing and processing of diverse foods and key plant material (hemp + bamboo + flax mainly) for clothing and other textile type goods and building materials for use within the township itself and excess sent out for sale/trade. Initial focus is on North America.
Regeneration of the land is the prime directive for each township. Agriculture is all regenerative in each PlantArt Township with measurement of carbon capture and other key soil health and environment metrics. Livestock is limited to low eco impact such as chickens for eggs, fish within aquaponic systems, other livestock for local uses deemed helpful to the goals of the township excluding for meat.
Agriculture is set up for both outside and inside grows depending on climate for year round production and diversification of available crops. Crop diversity and location rotation for safety/redundancy Each is fueled by a Green “Dragon” Power House Machine or something similar for fully closed loop energy production using crop waste. Solar/wind/geo etc also to be incorporated into the grid as appropriate to the site.
The township forms a legal co-op for its economic and governance structure and everyone has shares. There is no outside “owner” taking profits or rents off labor, all labor circles back into the township (this is part of the PlantArts Economic Torus model).
All work to support the well being of the township and the land it stewards is all considered contributory, including things like raising and teaching children, domestic work, healing, spirit/magic/energy/light tech teaching and supports, etc. What they create there gets used there and sent out to trade for equal value of other items from other Collective Townships and/or revenue back to the township. Other townships have first access to purchase outputs before made available to outside markets.
Members can choose to travel across townships if their skills and characteristics are desired/useful at that time. A global network shows members and township make up and available spots/desired opportunities.
Plant Arts also provides traveling trainers who come and support process and quality improvement/oversight. Education includes high tech as much as organic materials and arts and literature.
Tech application must prioritize the organic material and its sanctity. Tech must remain in service to the organics not the other way around. All values are evaluated based on biosphere well being. Profits are split such that some return back to the start up fund for new Townships and the cost of trainer network.
Value systems are signed on to by all who join a township with a core PlantArts Collective values list incl decisions revolving around the Seven Generations principles and World Human Rights principles etc. Processes for governance are outlined with room for localized modification within general guidelines.
Governance happens through co-op system that decentralizes authority as much as possible. No perm seats only rotations across all members, like a peace corps or jury duty style service term done short term only for majority of roles if not all. Values to governance example: they can decide to put people on time outs if they are not contributing but cannot permanently kick someone out without a process. They can ask for support and opinions from PlantArts’ main shop but PlantArts does not have decision making authority, is not top down. We probably set up a global collective court systems for adjudication with members serving in these court seats.
PlantArts retains ownership of the land for stewardship purposes like a land trust (probably use land trust legal mechanism) for a TBD term to ensure full settlement and maturity of the Township after which time the land shifts into local Co-Op’s control and ownership permanently. 99 years?
Off The Map/Big Stories profits go into real estate acquisition for the areas, development of soft and hard infrastructure, training, R&D for PlantArts Textiles & Building Materials companies, etc.
Start up steps:
Determine min acreage needed for viable township
Est cost per township land purchase + start up materials, costs
Create decision matrix for land siting go/no go incl values such as not disrupting wildlife corridors, opportunity to convert dead dirt back to soil (extra investments to first wave people in these locations bc harder), opportunity to protect and conserve land from development.
Est how many people, group composition types for townships
process for groups to form and apply for a land grant to found a township
secure access to tech for the power ala green “dragon” power house
create template of building plans and specs
template for ag plans and specs
Create mechanism for donations to overall project and to specific townships
Explore cost/benefit of nonprofit status for the funds aspect (may not be useful due to overregulation, unclear if benefits to large donors are worth it. explore what legal structures create best protection against eminent domain take overs.)
Fund 5 sites min for first wave so we have comparison and learning opportunity.
Townships will generally roll out in phases of a minimum of three to five per phase to allow cross site camaraderie and colearning.
The PlantArts Torus Economics Model: resource drawn in and circulated through the system (human, township, planet, galaxy, universe) for the benefit of that system and nested into systems “above and below” “within and without.” Resources constantly recirculate in a generative and sustaining loop. Attention to flow blocks supports health of system.