What We Do

We pur­sue our craft under a philo­soph­i­cal umbrel­la we call Agri­cul­tur­al Democ­ra­cy.  By this we mean that cre­at­ing a world where every­body can pro­duce food democ­ra­tizes an essen­tial ele­ment of human life.  We con­sid­er this mis­sion sacred because secur­ing Agri­cul­tur­al Democ­ra­cy again­st vio­la­tion is the right and prop­er pur­suit given humanity’s con­di­tion today.

Key con­cerns we have regard­ing humanity’s con­di­tion include:

  • too many peo­ple go hun­gry
  • too many peo­ple lack access to nutri­tious food
  • too much food is pro­duced unsus­tain­ably
  • avail­able water for agri­cul­ture is lit­er­al­ly “dry­ing up”
  • pop­u­la­tion and cli­mate trends sug­gest all the above will wors­en in the future
  • future gen­er­a­tions will inher­it the social struc­tures we evolve today

We pro­mote Agri­cul­tur­al Democ­ra­cy by sus­tain­ably oper­at­ing an enter­prise designs and builds prod­ucts and ser­vices that every­body can use to pro­duce food.

In addi­tion, we pro­mote Agri­cul­tur­al Democ­ra­cy as described below:

  • Open-Source – We fol­low Open-Source prin­ci­ples to low­er usage bar­ri­ers for our tech­nol­o­gy and designs.
  • Learn­ing Cen­ter – Our Learn­ing Man­age­ment Sys­tem has cours­es and con­tent focused on hydro­pon­ics and aquapon­ics.
  • Clean Seed Net­work – Patent­ing the life con­tained in seeds is not con­sis­tent with Agri­cul­tur­al Democ­ra­cy.  The Clean Seed Net­work pro­vides access to “clean seeds” that have not been genet­i­cal­ly altered and are not soaked in or coat­ed with poten­tial­ly harm­ful sub­stances.

HAPI (Hydro­ponic Automa­tion Plat­form Ini­tia­tive) is an open-source project of the Open Com­mu­ni­ty Devel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion.

 


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