bridging urban and rural AGriculture

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101. Life-Long Knowledge

Gathering and sharing first-hand knowledge is treated as an ongoing process between regenerative farms, Greenthumbs participants and STEM educators. We commit to learning how our natural ecosystems are a critical feature to any applied process or group innovation.

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201. Place Based Investigation

Moku systems define and ground the concept of land as living classrooms for natural resource planning and design. Place-based "serious play and learn"  environments helps foster urban and rural collaboration needed to restore balance to our island communities.

Community

301. Regenerative Principles

Understanding and dealing with climate is a team effort.  Urban land developers have a unique opportunity to collaborate with agricultural and non-urban communities on climate resiliency plans while enlisting the thoughts of our future Greenthumbs leaders.

SMART Agriculture

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Basic Challenges

Transforming the means and methods for climate smart agriculture starts with understanding local site conditions in the context of global influences such as air, water, and soil quality.

"To borrow a term from the corporate world — what we need is a “paradigm shift”, a change of mindset."
Dr. Aurora Roldan

Future Farm Leaders

Today's farmers face daunting challenges requiring combined efforts from like communities and more. Tomorrow's farm leaders must learn to coordinate across many disciplines and communicate effectively with others from various socio-economic backgrounds.  Team based approaches have a better chance of solving challenging problems related to managing, operating, and protecting important agricultural lands as well as understanding impacts to their surroundings.

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Active Outdoor Learning Environments

Learn through play scenarios are important to how we cumulatively investigate and analyze potential value chain workflows designed to waste little.  We work cooperatively with a cluster of small farms that provide natural resource capital for active research and serious play.  We believe that urban playscapes are an important component when they relate to the needs of their nearby rural communities. Project outcomes are limited only by imagination and thoughtful design. 

"Play is the highest form of research."
Albert Einstein

Help educate and foster a new generation of knowledge leaders as we investigate new methods for smart agriculture through practical study. Greenthumbs programming targets K-12 educators who support and wish to develop creative ways to motivate broad participation through concepts of fairness and environmental justice serving the community of small regenerative farms.


Moku Domain Relations

301.

Connecting Knowledge

Hawaii has an obligation to seek more efficient use of our limited natural resources. Establishing and implementing zero waste schemes from farm to table is a fundamental theme that binds our approach to identifying problems then modeling potential solutions.  In doing so, we are able to model our field activities and behaviors on best use scenarios generated by mokunet members' knowledge.  Graphing these knowledge networks allow like-minded communities to strategize and implement place based solutions that are timely and scaled for particular communities.  This way, farms and producers have more time to focus on routine operations in direct response to the needs of their communities.  

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Relating to future....

Our core educational  position is to provide real world learning experiences between regenerative farmers and Greenthumb participants who exemplify a willingness to act on behalf of their local communities. This is our way to apply and scale new yet thoughtful technologies to be supported and maintained by a diverse, self learning workforce.