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Inspiration

The Inspiration phase is now closed and we have moved into the Evaluation phase. This is where we ask the community to assess the final 20 concepts for their all round awesomeness.

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I've seen it in France and in Italy, you adopt a vineyard which is part of a larger vineyard, you can see it growing connecting to a dedicated webcam and the farmer updates its status. From time to time you can visit it personally.

Anvil Knitwear provides an interactive site (& soon a "Shirt Scan" mobile app) that enables you to type a shirt label # or scan a QSR code to track and learn about your shirt's journey and environmental impact.

This is actually not much of an inspiration, but more a personal observation. Most people believe local (and good) food is expensive... Which can negatively influence consumer choice, especially for those who are price sensitive.

A local food social enterprise which bypasses central markets and middlemen connecting city folk directly to farmers. Each week over 1000 subscribers pick up their box of produce from their City Cousin, one of 70 around Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

In San Francisco there is the Underground Farmers Market that allows home growers, makers, and foodies the ability to sell their product without commercial space. This market has an appeal that normal ones don't and offers lots of unique items!

I came across this website named Le Verdure del Mio Orto. Basically it's a game. Except the concept is taken a little further. Instead of just managing a virtual farm (cf. FarmVille), what if you could actually eat the food you grew?

A special feature by Icebreaker which uses a barcode for traceability – from the actual garment wool's specific farmers through every step of the supply chain.

A service for small and independent farmers to have access to food delivery and transport vehicles on an ad hoc basis without having the burden of ownership and maintenance. Inspired by the popular car sharing service, Zip Car.

Daily Dump is a very innovative idea that helps people in the urban areas to manage and convert their household waste into useful high-quality compost. http://www.dailydump.org/

For those of you who don't know, FarmVille is a farming social network game available on Facebook and the iPhone. It lets you sow, grow and harvest crops.

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