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Make an offer on this New Fruit Tree

This is “Vo,” a new variety of avocado tree that is suspended in water on my desk.

Vo came from an exquisitely rich & buttery organic Hass avocado.

All Hass avocados came from branches of the original Hass avocado (b. 1926 La Habra Heights, CA) that were grafted onto wild rootstock.
All fruit trees grown from seed are a new variety of fruit tree.
Vo is likely a hybrid of Hass (Type A) and an unknown Type B avocado variety.

The adopter will receive Vo’s location on a map notes platform, where they can communicate about Vo’s care and arrange a visitation.

I will accept an adoption offer on Earth Day: 4-22-22

Offer Goals (accumulative):

– 0.004 ETH: Basic Care Vo is planted in containers, gradually increasing in size, with potting soil mix

– 0.04 ETH: Fruit Box Adopter gets 10lbs of Vo’s fruit (in approximately 3-20 years)

– 0.08 ETH: Boost Vo’s container is amended with compost (improves growth)

– 0.16 ETH: Quality Assurance Vo’s container is amended with biochar compost (improves health & growth)

– 0.32 ETH: Visitation Perks Vo gets planted in a sanctuary with compost bins and fruit tree neighbors

– 3 ETH: Taste the Horizon of Possibilities Vo’s handler hosts a rare & tropical fruit tasting event for the adopter and up to 30 of their friends

– 16 ETH: Crowd Mapping Vo’s map notes platform gets features required for scaling up adoption

– 30 ETH: Dance with the Plants Vo’s handler runs a touring EcoFest on blighted lands with workshops on remediating soil, sowing seeds and tracking activity in Vo’s map notes platform

– 165 ETH: GrowLoco Vo gets a locally foraged foods cafe near their site

– 300 ETH: EcoAdventurers Club Vo’s platform hosts a planting adventure game for kids of all ages to compost and grow plants to produce free local food and stabilize the climate

– 1650 ETH: Microlympics Vo’s platform is used for diet-based physical competitions to study the effects of consumption and lifestyle habits

– 3000 ETH: GrowTrack Vo’s platform supports input of IoT devices to track home business inventories and fruit tree yields; generate locally-foraged food delivery chain

– 16500 ETH: California Proposition: Fire Abatement Food Forest: fund campers and aircrafts to deposit seeds and compost concentrates on dry grassy hillsides

– 30000 ETH: Vo for President Vo runs for president of the United States of America on a platform of free fruit for campers who compost & sow seeds on invasive-dominated land

– 500000 ETH: Free Food + Stable Climate Data from Vo’s map notes platform will be analyzed for purchasing & distributing compost, seeds & plants to optimize human health & wellbeing in the US, its territories, and nations whose citizens use the open source EcoActivity platform

Make an offer on this New Fruit Tree

Here There Gardens

The Here There Encampment has several gardens that began in March of 2020, when campmember Tim, with the encouragement of Leela, began tending the narrow strip of grassy land between the sidewalk and the BART tracks. It started with a bit of tilling, some overgrown onions, and mustard seeds from a nearby garden.

Over time, other camp members took interest in gardening, and camp supporters gave plants that needed new homes.

The Here There garden tenders have learned that they do not need to water the plants, as they implement the indigenous Amazonian practice of composting with “biochar,” activated charcoal added to decomposing biomass. In line with modern research, the remediated Here There soil supports diverse life forms and induces drought-tolerance, transforming the region into a lush polyculture for the enjoyment of passersby.

Their various flowering plants attract pollinators and birds that are uncommon in human-occupied land, despite Here There being a small stretch of land between an active BART line and a busy traffic corridor.

The Here There Encampment serves as a donation distribution center for the nearby homeless population. All in need are provided food, blankets, and access to their solar charging station.

Despite the support they provide for countless homeless people and their local ecosystem, Here There faces perpetual threat of eviction by the City of Berkeley, which has approved plans to expand the traffic corridor.

Meanwhile, many young fruit and nut trees are spreading roots in the Here There gardens.

Edible & Medicinal Plants of Here There

  • Almond
  • Amaranth
  • Apple
  • Apricot
  • Asian Pear
  • Avocado
  • Blueberry
  • Blackberry
  • Borage
  • Broccoli
  • Cantelope
  • Chard
  • Chicory
  • Chili Pepper
  • Collard Greens
  • Comfrey
  • Elderberry
  • Fava Beans
  • Flax
  • Grape
  • Hazelnut
  • Hemp
  • Kale
  • Kiwi
  • Jerusalem Artichoke
  • Lambs Quarter
  • Lemon Guava
  • Lettuce
  • Loquat Tree
  • Mustard Greens
  • Onions
  • Passionflower
  • Peach
  • Pomegranate
  • Potatoes
  • Strawberry Guava
  • Tomatoes
  • Tomato Tree
  • Vetch
  • Zucchini

Early Days

Collard Corridor

Visitors are always welcome.

See Here There’s sister camp