First Urth Eco project live

Healthy Dorper sheep on our farmer’s healthy soil in previous years.

Healthy Dorper sheep on our farmer’s healthy soil in previous years.

Urth has its first eco project up and running!

As the earth dries up in Northern NSW our first eco-farmers, a Victorian farming family that has been in sheep genetics since the 1860’s, have taken the Urth investment funds together with their own and gone up to friends in Northern Australia that are clients of their sheep genetics stricken by the drought, to buy what sheep they can off them as they are so close to being unable to support their stock in these times. They have transported the sheep down to lands recently taken over, that still hold feed and they intend to use the animals to regenerate the land.

Although below the quality they would normally keep stock they know they have enough to feed the animals that will enable them to start the regeneration process over the next 2-3 years.

See here the reduced quality in the body of the drought sheep. (see above for comparison of what the farmers sheep normally look like)

See here the reduced quality in the body of the drought sheep. (see above for comparison of what the farmers sheep normally look like)

Using these animals as well as cows to propagate the soil and return the microbes and plants to full health we will track the progress to show you what can be done. This process is so that the farmer can sequester the atmospheric carbon we are all emitting both in the city and in industry and begin the restoration life cycle that affects moisture absorption and retention.

one of the drought ewes and her lamb on our farmer’s land freshly arrived.

one of the drought ewes and her lamb on our farmer’s land freshly arrived.

Holistic, viable, sustainable farming using knowledge and where possible, large herds of grazing animals, Urth regards as a genuine climate solution. Where possible Urth seeks to support the farmer to incorporate regeneration of habitats for wildlife from our investment strategies with your help.

Seen here are lands our farmer has run before using cows to propagate the soil microbes ad create top soil. Electric fencing is used to quietly and systematically move the herd over the soil to ensure manure is evenly distributed. Weekly satellite images confirm if the action has been successful.

Seen here are lands our farmer has run before using cows to propagate the soil microbes ad create top soil. Electric fencing is used to quietly and systematically move the herd over the soil to ensure manure is evenly distributed. Weekly satellite images confirm if the action has been successful.

Our farmer has a track record of soil regeneration and it is only the unusual set of circumstances that had him de-stock due to a farm injury that has made it possible for Urth to have the opportunity to be a part of this regeneration process.

We will be taking regular samples of the soil and track the progress using state of the art, blockchain verified, technologies pending the progress which will be weather dependant. Due to the run down state of the soil it may take longer. All farm progress is rain dependant but regenerative, good soil practices are far higher in drought resistant.

No matter what the farmer does we all must work to mitigate our destruction of the atmosphere to help restore the climate order, or the farmer will not be able to produce food for us so that our own starvation does not join the ranks of being a third world story.

Pictures of sheep and lambs the farmer has improved in the past on their lands and intends to return the drought stricken animals pictured above to this health and restore over grazed and hardened land in the process to moist soil that will resist drought

Pictures of sheep and lambs the farmer has improved in the past on their lands and intends to return the drought stricken animals pictured above to this health and restore over grazed and hardened land in the process to moist soil that will resist drought

introduction to the Founder, Samantha Jewel and her passion

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introducing me

This is just a heads up that I am going to do a series of podcasts on crypto and agriculture. The first is just an intro on me as the Founder and my odd journey from agriculture to blockchain part 1!

Although I am not covering this bit in the video, basically I am trying to keep these stories short as my story is long…

I have a unique background as a still practising marble and glass artist, I am a 5 generational Australian, single mother of two great sons, daughter of the founders of the first restaurant chain in Australia since 1965 that caused me work since I was 11 and learn to love to serve people and grow to care about human health through food; the latter triggered largely due to the birth of my sons through ‘98- 2000 and the mad cow disease drawing my attention to food producers, which in turn led to agriculture, health and the climate. I have over 20 years of education in the space and have written three children’s books to help champion awareness of the solutions right beneath our feet, a company that advocates and brokers for regenerative agricultural products and now a growing education in blockchain due to an immersed startup experience in Europe during 2017/2018 and then going on to learn the code of Etherium thought the Melbourne Blockchain Centre inaugural coder’s course in Feb/ March 2018.

Im still passionate about so many things and dont ever plan to stop being so! And yes I am a true Polymath ( I only recently learned I had a term for my whacky ways)

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List of resources to learn about crypto stuff

This is a list of useful resources to learn about different types of blockchain technology and what they do

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EXTERNALLY MANAGED RESOURCE LIST - from the source space Github, the coders environment

https://github.com/nqcm/learning-blockchain

https://github.com/bkrem/awesome-solidity

 

BLOCKCHAIN BASICS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqg9ZQKnono&feature=youtu.be

 

ETHEREUM INTRODUCTION 

https://www.toptal.com/ethereum#hiring-guide 

http://www.java67.com/2018/02/5-free-blockchain-technology-courses.html

 

HYPERLEDGER INTRODUCTION

https://chaincodedevs.com/showthread.php?tid=22

 

TUTORIALS

https://cryptozombies.io/en/course/        

http://truffleframework.com/tutorials/

YOUTUBE

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaWes1eWQ9TbzA695gl_PtA/videos

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsVoOobxAQL6NbWY2t6E6Sg/videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOPe6KqNMNM

BLOGS

http://truffleframework.com/blog/

https://blog.zeppelin.solutions/guides/home

https://blog.zeppelinos.org/

https://medium.com/@i6mi6/solidty-smart-contracts-design-patterns-ecfa3b1e9784

https://www.toptal.com/developers/blog

https://blog.aragon.one/

http://www.weekinethereum.com

 

FEEDS/CHATS

https://www.reddit.com/r/ethdev/

https://gitter.im/ethereum/solidity

https://gitter.im/ethereum/tutorials

https://gitter.im/ethereum/web3.js

 

PAID SOURCES :

https://www.udemy.com/ethereum-dapp/

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1788831381/