Gašper Penko is creating infinitesimal improvement of farming, by the book
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Hello there!

I'm actually a university student of mathematics but have put that on hold, because I see so much potential for action in other aspects of life. To elaborate a bit, one could easily argue that mathematics, physics and such are already too advanced for our well-being, but on the other hand, most of the world's population is not being properly fed, for example. The latter is self-evident, while a strong argument can be made that even the food-production, which feeds the well-fed, itself is not sustainable in the long run because of soil depletion as one obvious reason.

But all is not lost, there are numerous advances which sadly, because of the rigidness of various established systems, are not getting the attention that they deserve. If you want examples put either one of the following names: Sepp Holzer, Eliot Coleman or Jean-Martin Fortier, into Google or Youtube and take a look at their principles, successes, yields and methods of food-production. Contrast this with the average farm, and you will start getting a clue to why I'm here writing this.

With the help of Patreon's fine platform, I'm attempting to create an intersection of the following:
  1. The currently best (for the world as a whole and in the long run) technologies for food production
  2. People like potentially You, who agree with the potential and importance of those technologies, but don't have the time to act on it
  3. An agent like me, who has the time but lacks in sensible opportunities to act accordingly.
And here are the technologies and techniques worth exploring and implementing (the list is clearly not exhaustive, but I came to a point where there was enough information for me, for the time being):
  1. Sepp Holzer's Permaculture
  2. Eliot Coleman's and JM Fortier's Market gardening
  3. Paul Stamets' Mushroom growing
  4. Arduino and RaspberryPi open-source electronics as devices for universal complementary automation of the above farming methods.
  5. Personal Food Computer
  6. FarmBot 
Using Patreon's polls, I will primarily try to be guided by my Patrons. Because of my pessimism in certain aspects, one of which is money-making, I'm setting up this page quite loosely or as some might be inclined to say, poorly.

Nevertheless, donate a buck but most importantly, spread the word. There is much work to be done not only to feed the hungry, but even to sustain, in the long term, our first-world levels of luxuries.
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Captain
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You can participate in a monthly poll concerning the general direction of this page for the following month and in occasional random polls.
Advisor
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Goals
$0 of $200 per month
When I reach this sum monthly I will be able to keep the tax-collectors and such at bay. At that point I will dedicate a fifth (2 hours daily) of my work-time to this project exclusively ($1000/month is plenty here in the Balkans).
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Hello there!

I'm actually a university student of mathematics but have put that on hold, because I see so much potential for action in other aspects of life. To elaborate a bit, one could easily argue that mathematics, physics and such are already too advanced for our well-being, but on the other hand, most of the world's population is not being properly fed, for example. The latter is self-evident, while a strong argument can be made that even the food-production, which feeds the well-fed, itself is not sustainable in the long run because of soil depletion as one obvious reason.

But all is not lost, there are numerous advances which sadly, because of the rigidness of various established systems, are not getting the attention that they deserve. If you want examples put either one of the following names: Sepp Holzer, Eliot Coleman or Jean-Martin Fortier, into Google or Youtube and take a look at their principles, successes, yields and methods of food-production. Contrast this with the average farm, and you will start getting a clue to why I'm here writing this.

With the help of Patreon's fine platform, I'm attempting to create an intersection of the following:
  1. The currently best (for the world as a whole and in the long run) technologies for food production
  2. People like potentially You, who agree with the potential and importance of those technologies, but don't have the time to act on it
  3. An agent like me, who has the time but lacks in sensible opportunities to act accordingly.
And here are the technologies and techniques worth exploring and implementing (the list is clearly not exhaustive, but I came to a point where there was enough information for me, for the time being):
  1. Sepp Holzer's Permaculture
  2. Eliot Coleman's and JM Fortier's Market gardening
  3. Paul Stamets' Mushroom growing
  4. Arduino and RaspberryPi open-source electronics as devices for universal complementary automation of the above farming methods.
  5. Personal Food Computer
  6. FarmBot 
Using Patreon's polls, I will primarily try to be guided by my Patrons. Because of my pessimism in certain aspects, one of which is money-making, I'm setting up this page quite loosely or as some might be inclined to say, poorly.

Nevertheless, donate a buck but most importantly, spread the word. There is much work to be done not only to feed the hungry, but even to sustain, in the long term, our first-world levels of luxuries.

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Tiers
Captain
$2 or more per month
You can participate in a monthly poll concerning the general direction of this page for the following month and in occasional random polls.
Advisor
$5 or more per month
You can participate in a few monthly polls concerning the mode of work on this page for the following month.


Judge
$13 or more per month only 23 left
You can participate in a monthly poll judging my work for the past month and get a tree planted in your behalf each month.