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The Digital Circle

Providing digital services, advice, and products to regenerative networks and organisations.

About


Since 2015 many hands, minds and hearts from all across the globe have been cultivating a virtual community garden where practitioners of permaculture could align online in a spirit of experimentation and collaboration.

Shortly afterwards, Digital Circle formed to investigate "digital" aspects of "doing permaculture together".
This has provided a vital contribution toward learning how we can use web systems to collaborate across the planet, and this new "space" is also very generative, with many creative ways to use and respond to changes.
Tech innovations make possible many new opportunities for designing trans-local social permaculture systems which support us in meeting our land-based permaculture aims.

The Digital Circle aims to work in various dimensions to connect local efforts into collaboration for global impact.

The circle has become a commons for folx both technical-minded and those simply curious and engaged.
From this circle, micro-enterprises have and are forming, such as:
  • supporting the development of blended international convergences
  • researching ethical platforms and apps
  • providing cloud storage and office software that is open-source and powered by renewables
  • consulting with organizations seeking to integrate permaculture ethics into web systems
  • building generative relationships with other organizations in the tech-for-good ecosystem
We look forward to co-creating value with you in this dynamic time!

Information for Financial Contributors
Our fiscal sponsor, Stichting Reculture Foundation, will receive 5% of the donations to Digital Circle.
This will be deducted from the amount you choose to contribute.
Thank you for supporting us and the wider permaculture community!

Our team

Aimee Fenech

Admin
project manager for Digital Circle

Ewan Findley

Admin
Ethical tech advocate

Naomi Joy Smith

Core Contributor
event data interoperability and convergence res...

Luis Tiago

Core Contributor

Stefan Morales

Core Contributor

Nenad Maljković

Core Contributor

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Projects

Support the following initiatives from The Digital Circle.

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Multilingual Tool for Wordpress

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Web dev, onboarding, tech and marketing for the LMS project
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dev & tech support for EUPC team

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Minimum Viable Academy: creating -- with care and compassion -- open, inclusive, safe and vulnera...

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A small team of researchers collecting feedback around tools and organisational methods for perma...

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web app prototype & tech support

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provide startup help to GSPN

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provide services to IPC14 team

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a pot for the income sharing proceed that the team lovingly leaves for the circle to decide on

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we offer services for creation of visual identity, digital media & illustrations

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we provide a miro seat for individuals who need it on a share cost basis

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We are a small three person team supporting permaculture teams and organisations to set up their ...

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to design and catalyse an event-based economy for the Permaculture CoLab and our broader social e...

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We are a two person team providing marketing and tech support

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We are a small team of translators providing services to permaculture and allied organisations

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we provide Nextcloud services to individuals and small teams

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Events

The Digital Circle is hosting the following events.

Past event
03:00 PM-04:30 PM UTC
Workshop offered by Minimum Viable Academy. You will walk away with a learning experience to take...Read more
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03:00 PM-04:30 PM UTC
Workshop offered by Minimum Viable Academy. You will walk away with a learning experience to take...Read more
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02:30 PM-05:30 PM UTC
Bring your business practices, ideas, experiments and experiences and dip into the collective com...Read more
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02:00 PM-05:00 PM UTC
Bring your business practices, ideas, experiments and experiences and dip into the collective com...Read more
Past event
06:00 PM UTC
This program aims to support community growth, mutual trust, and deeper intimacy within a loose n...Read more

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Past event
03:00 PM-04:30 PM UTC
Workshop offered by Minimum Viable Academy. You will walk away with a learning experience to take...Read more

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Past event
03:00 PM-04:30 PM UTC
Workshop offered by Minimum Viable Academy. You will walk away with a learning experience to take...Read more

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Past event
04:00 PM UTC
Join this 24-hour Synergy Mapping Hackathon to explore these and other questions with other mappe...Read more

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Financial Contributions

Recurring contribution
Support Digital Circle work

Join us for €5.00 per month and support us

Starts at€5 EUR / month

One-time contribution
Consultation services

The Digital Circle provides consultation services, pay for them here.

Custom contribution
Donation
Make a custom one-time or recurring contribution.

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Top financial contributors

Organizations

1
Stichting Reculture Foundation

32,542.81 EUR since Jun 2021

2
Capacity+ Project

6,901.06 EUR since Jun 2020

3
Permaculture Association

2,750 EUR since Apr 2020

4
The Schumacher Institute

1,600 EUR since Apr 2020

5
Community Climate Champions/ iACT

480 EUR since Feb 2021

6
Croatian Permaculture

90 EUR since Apr 2020

7
Permacultura Mediterránea

90 EUR since Sep 2020

Individuals

1
Aimee Fenech

60 EUR since Apr 2020

2
Gregorio Luiz Gomez

35.5 EUR since Jun 2020

3
Paulo de Carvalho

29 EUR since Jan 2021

The Digital Circle is all of us

Our contributors 24

Thank you for supporting The Digital Circle.

Philipp Grune...

Admin

€100 EUR

A. Keala Young

Admin

€84 EUR

Aimee Fenech

Admin

€60 EUR

project manager for Digital Circle

Ewan Findley

Admin
Ethical tech advocate

Naomi Joy Smith

Core Contributor
event data interoperability and convergence res...

Luis Tiago

Core Contributor

Stefan Morales

Core Contributor

Nenad Maljković

Core Contributor

Stichting Rec...

€32,543 EUR

Connect


Let’s get the ball rolling!

News from The Digital Circle

Updates on our activities and progress.

Welcome to the MVA team

Digital Circle is happy to welcome the MVA team: Nenad Maljković Jyo Maan Stefan Morales Aimee Fenech
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Published on January 4, 2022 by Aimee Fenech

Welcome to the Convergence Research team

Digital Circle is happy to welcome the Convergence Research team: Cândida Shinn Maria Prieto Annaïk Le Net Naomi Joy Smith Aimee Fenech
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Published on November 24, 2021 by Aimee Fenech

Permaculture Impact / Permaculture Evaluation Tool

The Digital Circle is proud to be providing web development and tech support services to the Permaculture Impact team - https://permacultureimpact...
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Published on November 16, 2021 by Aimee Fenech

Conversations

Let’s get the discussion going! This is a space for the community to converse, ask questions, say thank you, and get things done together.

Capacity+ Funds moved into Digital Circle budget

Published on July 9, 2020 by Naomi Joy Smith

You might notice a couple of recent payments from Capacity+ for £1,000 and £200 respectively. These are made available through the following...

Who are our Contributors?

Published on April 22, 2020 by Naomi Joy Smith

Anyone can be a financial contributor by choosing to make, or pledge, a donation. Individuals, Organizations & Collectives who contribute code gets listed as a Code Contribut...

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

by Nenad Maljković

-€800.00 EUR
Paid
Grant #107515
Monthly financial contribution to Nextcloud hosting and s...

Credit from The Digital Circle to Nextcloud hosting and set up services

+€12.00EUR
Completed
Contribution #487179
Monthly financial contribution to Nextcloud hosting and s...

Debit from The Digital Circle to Nextcloud hosting and set up services

-€12.00EUR
Completed
Contribution #487179
Today’s balance

€588.45 EUR

Total raised

€49,823.02 EUR

Total disbursed

€49,234.57 EUR

Estimated annual budget

€14,384.70 EUR

Contributions


Recurring Contributions

Amount contributed

€12.00 EUR / month

Contributed to date

€1,279.00 EUR