Food-Foraging Forest and The Garden Defenders
The Beacon Hill Food Forest, a community-powered garden of over 1000 types of edible or fruit-bearing plants, sprouted into being in Seattle in 2012. However, the public foraging parts of the project have yet to see fruition, and the dream of a neighborhood-sustaining source of fresh food still bears the risk of the tragedy of the commons. Who is to monitor the garden from overzealous pickers, while keeping it a fun and friendly place to picnic?
Why, The Garden Defenders, of course! Neighborhood volunteers can sign up on their wearable devices, and when they spot a hoarder or inappropriate behavior, report it to one of the attending stations by scanning their device. Through reporting inappropriate activity, as well as a variety of other tasks such as weeding, pruning, packaging food for the poor or haying for the winter (all reportable on the various kiosks), players can see their avatar become augmented with various gear and abilities. Once shared on social media, top-players will be nothing short of neighborhood heroes.
It's all the fun of Farmville, but with real-world fruits. :)
NOW it's your turn...
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