On episode 10 of ReFi Podcast we chat with Magenta Ceiba, from Bloom Network. A unique organization that enables and empowers local grass root communities that perform regenerative acts. Using the power of Web3 to share knowledge and resources to both heal the Earth and human relationships...
Some of the topics we jump into:
06:05 Who are you and what's Bloom Network?
06:58 "bloom network initially formed.."
11:00 When did you become involved?
18:31 Breaking down capital flow of Bloom Network and how it all works 20:04 Uganda project example integrating permaculture into local education there
23:57 Is it crucial to respect the needs of local people in Bloom's projects? "Leadership should be from local chapters.."
25:18 "Many of the local chapters develop services that are relevant to the global community.."
25:45 Are the chapters already running before they are onboarded to Bloom network? What is the value offer for them connecting to Bloom network? 27:16 "There's scaling momentum you get from a global brand recognition.."
28:05 "Shared understanding of community to collaborate to care for the planet.."
29:05 "The ability for the public to find them doesn't exist.." 30:39 How do you approach grassroots organising?
32:25 "Colonial history has destabilized our autonomous relationships with nature and each other.. grass roots aims to empower local people to push back.."
43:58 When did you realize Web3 would be critical in your mission? after hitting walls in fundraising etc and realizing we need each other
48:46 "Bloom network is a peer to peer action network for regenerative cultures"
48:58 What does this regenerative culture look like and why the need for peer to peer?
49:02 "Indigenous cultures are naturally peer to peer..."
50:55 The crucial role of Web3 and peer to peer in regenerative economies 51:56 "Through Web3 we can create our own subsidization and value systems..community driven..not centralized corporate extraction.."
52:38 Rio Bloom example
54:57 Urban/rural relationships
55:37 How do communities feedback learning into the Bloom network? 01:01:55 What's one thing someone on the ground can do to help the Bloom Network?