ANNOUNCEMENT: I now have a Patreon to support my project Family Farm to Food Forest. (Also, if you think other people would be in treated in following my progress, share this post.)
Between now and April I will be writing fairly steadily on my Major Research Project (MRP) towards my Master of Design degree at OCADU in Toronto. The working title is FAMILY FARM TO FOOD FOREST. And in it I will explore ways to transform our farm in Westport, NY to promote a better future. I am going to be writing up a lot of fascinating stuff, and doing cool graphics to go with it. I thought some of your might like to come along for the ride.
I am using this opportunity to do four things:
- Come up with a better plan for our farm in Westport, NY.
- Reconcile Design Thinking with Computational Thinking by arriving at a Pattern Language to describe the farm transformation I envision.
- Post photos of the farm and my cute animals.
- Make use of my skills as a science fiction writer & editor to imagine future possibilities for the farm and farms in general.
What you can expect to see:
- Blog posts with interesting things I have discovered during my research.
- Visual work, such as collages or sketches which I use while trying to figure it all out.
- Drafts: extended pieces of prose written for this project
- Book recommendations: things I've read along the way that I think you should read, too.
- Maybe some fiction. I think I'm going to write some short stories to help me engage. But I don't promise.
This should be fun!