WordPress SeedBank plugin

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An open source community model for the worldwide seed saving movement
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New software for the Cleveland Seed Bank,[1] a seed saving initiative, has been released to the public as an open source website plugin that can turn any WordPress site into a community seed bank. The software, called WP-SeedBank, [2] was conceived by Marilyn McHugh, Executive Director and Co-Founder of The Hummingbird Project (THP)[3] and is being maintained by me, Meitar Moscovitz.


Currently the software allows users to create a profile, upload seeds individually or from a spreadsheet to share, search the available seeds using several categories, make seed requests and provides the opportunity to get, swap or sell seed varieties. This verbage is also customizable to suit a particular community's needs. Much like Craigslist, we provide a platform for seed exchanges and rely on users to sort out the terms and logistic of the swap.

I like to call the WP-SeedBank software "a distributed Craigslist for the anti-Monsanto crowd." :) A wonderful article about the WP-SeedBank was published on PermacultureNews.org.[4]

Most recently, we added internationalization support so the plugin can be translated into any human language. We are particularly hoping to find people able to translate the English plugin into Hindi, since we have a bunch of interest from folks in India. If you would like to help us with translation, please sign up to be a translator for WP-SeedBank on our Transifex.com page for the project.[5]

By spreading the news about this open source program, we hope to find other ecologically minded techies whose expertise will help evolve the original application so that it is even more effective. For more information about the development process, please see our GitHub project page.[6]

Please spread news of this project to the people in your communities who care about saving seeds.

Thank you for your time and attention.

Cheers, -Meitar "maymay" Moscovitzhttp://Cyberbusking.org


[1] http://ClevelandSeedBank.org/ [2] https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-seedbank/ [3] http://www.hummingbirdproject.org/initiatives/wordpress-seedbank-plugin/ [4]http://permaculturenews.org/2013/09/25/an-open-source-community-model-to-save-seeds-a-wordpress-seedbank-plugin/ [5] https://www.transifex.com/projects/p/wp-seedbank/ [6] https://github.com/meitar/wp-seedbank/#readme

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