We are in the process of developing the Open Source PlantsTM platform. For now, Grow-Share-Repeat is our first concept under Open Source PlantsTM.
At another level Grow-Share-Repeat is a climate-friendly process to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, optimize carbon sequestration, and create resilient landscapes.
The process is very simple:
First, plants and the supporting materials, such as peat-based potting mix, containers, fertilizers, pesticides, dyes, labels, and packaging are manufactured products that are traded globally. Embedded carbon emissions arise from the manufacture and long distance transport of plants and their supporting products.
Second, climate change brings a sense of purpose and urgency to change the way we distribute plants. There is urgency to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, to improve carbon sequestration, and create landscapes resilient to climate change. And there are opportunities to increase the scale of activities such as Grow-Share-Repeat through social media.
The key elements of Grow-Share-Repeat are sources and choices of plants.
For encouragement to go local, here’s some inspiration from cut flower enthusiasts: