About two months ago, I wrote a blog post about Urban Foraging on Platial, which turned out to be one of the most popular posts we've had.
Since then, a new awesome urban foraging project called Glean the Planet has kicked off, and we are very proud that they have chosen to use Platial. Dock Whoosie, a 28yr old living in Portland, Oregon (Platial's home town!) is the creator of the site.
Here's a tidbit from the press release:
Glean the Planet is a web site designed to facilitate the redistribution of community and individual food resources. The site offers both discussion forums and open source mapping software from Google maps and Platial.com. By allowing users to map specific locations and illustrate them with pictures and additional detailed information, this mapping software helps people facilitate the local sharing of food outside of monetary-based economies.
For instance, if you know of a food baring tree, a stand of bamboo or a healthy dumpster in your neighborhood, you can plot it on Glean the Planet’s maps. You find the map of your state and make an entry. Then add web links, text, and photos to your entries and others.
Whoosie says, “My activism has shifted focus lately. I am working a lot on myself and my relationships. Understanding the non-human world around me has been a key focus of my time this past year. In reevaluating the definition of sustainability I have found a need to be more critical of the way I consume…going beyond purchasing decisions at a store or gas pump, to building a direct subsistence relationship with the land base where I live. Politically, I am playing a supportive role with the construction of Glean the Planet, building infrastructure that supports the change I desire.”
Go have a look at the site, add some stuff, and if you have any ideas or comments about the site, email Dock Whoosie to let him know.