Thursday 10/2 @ 7:00 // Web-Focused Organizer’s Call

For the past several weeks, Farm Hack has been gathering via google hangout every Thursday @ 7:00. We named these calls organizer’s calls and we’re using them to work on the community, work on the site, and keep in touch and up to date with the Farm Hack community working around the country.

This Thursday @ 7:00 pm, we’ll be focusing especially on web development. There are a lot of improvements that we want to make on the site and we’re looking for more drupal developers and organizers to make them happen!

A few things that we’ve identified as priorities for the site are:

 //     transferring old blog posts from the last iteration of the site to the new site, making a page for them, and 
        bringing them back as a resource for the community

 //     redesigning the front page functionality—adding a featured tools view to the blog role

 //     making it easy to sign up for our e-newsletter with a big sign-up button on the front page

 //     lots of other things on our [public web trello board]( https://trello.com/b/5FhX5QWu/farm-hack-website)

If you’d like to join the call this Thursday @ 7:00 eastern, contact Daniel Grover @ daniel.b.grover@gmail.com

Upcoming Teach-In: Techno-Utopianism and the Fate of the Earth, Oct 25-26, Cooper Union

On October 25th and 26th, 45 LEADING SCHOLARS, authors and activists will convene at The Great Hall of the Cooper Union, New York City, for a PUBLIC “TEACH-IN” on the profound impacts – environmental, economic and social – of runaway technological expansion; the tendency to see technology as the savior for all problems. And, on the urgent need to change directions; returning the fate of nature to the center of economic and social decision making.

Farm Hack board member, Severine VT Fleming, will be joining the conversation. Learn more here and register here!.

The event is a joint project of the International Forum on Globalization, The International Center for Technology Assessment, The New York Open Center and the Schumacher Center for New Economics and is cosponsored by The Foundation for Deep Ecology, Foundation Earth, Local Futures/International Society for Ecology and Culture, the Greenhorns, the Agrarian Trust, The Oakland Institute, and the Post Carbon Institute.

Check out these reading lists relevant to techno-utopianism:

Come join in the conversation about appropriate technology, and by taking part in the conversation, help conceive of a grounded vision of our future on this planet.

We’ll see you there–