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This Twitter thread shares the history behind WeSeed
Published on October 5, 2022 by Contessa

In the last few months, @Drkimberlydoug1 and I have been closely collaborating with @LongTailFinTech during their #ReFi Bootcamp to learn from amazing individuals: @_liviade, @0xdawg_, @parrachia, @ZhiweiLi_inf, @8ctopuso, @mikedemelo4, @zaldarren, @MarceloReFi and more!

They provided the foundation we needed as we explored what Regenerative Finance would look like in our own backyard. That's when we created the concept of @WeSeedReFi and ran with it.
WeSeed is a blockchain-based project that is working to build a tokenized co-op to give people living in food apartheids in Raleigh, NC consistent access to nutritious foods.

Here's the grant:

And let me tell you why it's important to the #ReFi movement and to you.
Food Apartheids are the racially discriminatory political structures that impact food access and control, mostly found in Black and other marginalized communities.

How is this relevant to #Refi?

The aim of regenerative finance is to use it as a tool to solve systemic problems and regenerate communities and natural environments. The holistic systemic regenerative solution should include:
Health, Education, Resource Sacristy, Inequality, Affordable Goods & Services, Poverty, Carbon Emissions, Water Crisis, Overconsumption, Air Pollutants, Biodiversity Loss, Ecotoxicity, & Eutrophication.
"If ReFi and crypto can't help the people in my own backyard, then I don't want anything to do with it." @Contessa

And you shouldn't either.

We are fundraising to continue conversations with grassroots organizations and community members to collect data about their most important needs.

We will also feed our community with a Block Party event with our partners at @ReFiSpring.

Phase I of WeSeed lays the foundation for a system of growing, harvesting and purchasing locally grown foods for current and future generations.

It is important to understand how local families and communities see their relationships to food supply and demand.

Phases II & III include a strategically developed seed library of Indigenous fruits/vegetables, community gardens, a co-op for harvested produce and a tokenized community asset map.
The community asset map will be a technology application that hosts a layered Geographical Information Systems (GIS) map. Layers will show:

• Food needs (food and logistics) identified by families
• Food solutions (food and logistics) identified by families
• Harvest timelines of existing crops (community has access to) and crops planted through this program
• Harvest-to-market transportation
• Grocers and other food vendors
• Schools (science classes) - Data will be made available for science projects
• Participating places of worship
• Participating colleges and universities
• Agricultural extensions


We are excited about helping end food apartheids in Raleigh and in other parts of the world.

Because no one should go without basic needs such as food.
Fund us! We may be small, but we're mighty!