Hi everyone, first time contributor here.
I am not a developer, just a graphic designer, with an idea for an app that won’t let me sleep at night and I’d love some feedback on.
Through the shared general worry about basic survival in a halted economy, I have been thinking lots about community gardening and how to make it as easy and accessible as possible. That is also combined with ideas to move from our current speculation-based economics to smarter, community-driven ones that actually meets human needs. Anyway, the app idea is:
A system that where a group of neighbors can input:
- How much produce they consume per week (see the flow)
- How many hours they are available to work at a garden, and
- How much gardening space they have among them.
The output would then be:
- How much of their produce needs can be met given the space they have (30% each, for example. I guess this would require a database of how much space each crop requires, what is the average yield per plant, etc).
- A list of seeds/materials to get them going
- A combined schedule distributing everyone’s available hours to cover maintenance
- A shift sign-up system with individual reminders and a check-off method that creates some accountability.
That’s it! Certain parts might be overly-complicated and ultimately unnecessary, but I am jazzed about the idea of creating better tools for organizing and feeding ourselves better.
Any thoughts on how to move this forward would be greatly appreciated.