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Sunflower Spirals!

Rhizae Renewal Collective (part of Bloom Baltimore) in collaboration with the 6th Branch (a veteran's group) and with the support of Re-Build Johnston Square (community association) and grant funding from The Pollination Project are working to bioremediate a...

Alternatives to the current climate change narrative

(Link to our research that informed this call.) For the first time, the number of people in the southern hemisphere equaled those in the North on this community call! Our topic this month was focusing on climate change messaging and the vision casting we wanted to...

Fundraiser for Qwitchen

Qwitchen sticker in herb bundle at Pollination 2019 After Bloom's first conference last year in San Francisco, we still owe the amazing catering crew $200. Will you help us make that goal, or beyond?The Qwitchen supports radical food justice through community cooking...

COVID-19 Support for Indigenous Communities

We've been hearing about Indigenous communities who are particularly hard hit by COVID economically and health-wise. Here are links to financially support them if you're able. If you're a person who has benefited from the healing traditions of specific Indigenous...

Finance Update

This is a snapshot of Bloom Network's current finances. We currently receive an average of $200 per month in monthly memberships, and $30 per month in donations through our community calls. This covers our communication software and fiscal sponsor fees, with $30/mo...

Introduction to the Decentralized Web – May 2020 Theme Call

Featured guests for this call were Christina Bowen, co-founder of Digital Life Collective, and John Light, Head of Governance at Aragon. Recording of Intro to DWeb - May 2020 Theme Call is here. Farmers, artists, and activists often ask Bloom Network about how to get...

Recent Developments in Bloom 😉

Phew, it has been a fast-paced month at Bloom. Here's a shortlist of recent development work: We applied for three funding programs!  Ledger's Venture Builder for Human Centric Solutions (we are a finalist!)New Media Ventures' Open CallDLT4EU in the challenge of...

Join 1 of 3 Bloom Projects on Hylo

Want to apply your beautiful brain to creating regenerative cultures? Bloom is hosting three main collaborations, with a coordination base in Hylo. Jump in by becoming a member of Bloom for a small monthly fee, which goes towards these regenerative projects. Please...

Aragon tutorial: Creating a multistakeholder organization

Aragon is a powerful tool for creating digital organizations. The flexibility provided by the underlying aragonOS smart contract system means that nearly any organization model or governance rules that can be conceived of can be implemented in code and built into an...

Governing with Aragon

A lack of frameworks for coordinating across national borders. Struggles for resources between departments. Money missing from the cash box. These are issues faced by all types of organizations, from startups and grassroots community groups to multinational companies...

Future Economies – April 2020 Community Call

A hot topic at this moment, Bloom Network’s Community Call about Future Economies was well attended this month. With guests, Shavaun Evans from New Economics Coalition, Nathan Schneider from Media Enterprise Design Lab (Colorado), and Manuel Maqueda from KUMU Labs it...

Announcement: Bloom Network a Finalist in Ledger’s 2nd Open Call

Bloom Network is happy to announce we are a finalist in Ledger's 2nd Open Call, part of the Next Generation Internet Initiative. Ledger is a #venturebuilder allocating up to €200k #equityfree to develop #humancentric solutions using #decentralized#technologies ...

Connecting Children in the COVID-19 Crisis

Ensuring children’s clubs continue under lockdown is a tough task, but important. Here are some tips to help you run clubs online, and reflective thoughts on regenerative communication with children.

Bloom Logo Mythology – The Tracer

Like dropping a pebble into a pool, the actions you take every day to make the world a healthy place ripple out into your communities. Bloom’s logo is an illustration of the interconnectedness of our relationships with one another and our surroundings. It’s also a...

Community Covid Catch-up 1

In a space of a few months the entire world is experiencing something strangely uniting, grinding life as we know it to a halt, and locking us into small (physical) bubbles.  Fortunately the Bloom Bubble is alive and people dialed in from 6 different countries...

Open Mesh Platforms

An Introduction to the Decentralized Web for Regenerative Projectspresented by Bloom Network 2020-2021 All educational calls take place the first Monday of each month @ 12pm Pacific. Additionally, there are now a few working groups hacking on a few key pieces of...

‘Intercept’ – rescuing fabric from certain doom!

In New Zealand, in the small town of Whangarei (“Farn-ga-ray”) fabric rescuers are taking on the waste headed for landfill from second-hand stores. The local Salvation Army Op-shop* receives roughly 3 wool bales of donated clothing a day. Even with a good crew of...

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