[pcplantdb] Lindbergh Application
pyg at galatea.org
Wed May 19 13:14:19 EDT 2004
Stephanie Gerson writes:
> hello again,
> So I began writing the application for the Lindbergh Foundation
> today, and I have a few questions/requests:
> 1. Can all of you interested in being included in the project
> (meaning you are committing to dedicate time, and would be eligible
> for a small stipend - depending on how much funding we get) please
> respond and confirm your participation? Along with that, please
> send me your resume/ CV. And Chad, if you plan on being involved
> (which I hope you do!), please also send me a 1-paragraph bio on
> yourself (I have bios from everyone else).
My resume is at <http://galatea.org/resume.html>.
Writing about oneself is hard but I guess I would say:
I'm a researcher of sustainable technologies which I accomplish with
the application of a number of accumulated skills and a high level of
creativity. It is my goal to be able to create and present
information about sustainable lifestyles that not only represents a
higher ecological value but also embodies a higher quality of life.
In the past I have been a carpenter, cook, system administrator, and
Please edit/third person/make stuff up the above as you see fit;-)
> 3. Please tell me the amount of time you plan on spending on the
> project (hours/week).
Computers are addictive for me. I can work happily/productively
50-70/hours a week if I don't have outside commitments.
[Un]fortunately I have some commitments this summer including a CSA
and some smallish construction jobs. Until the end of October though,
I don't think I can really commit to more than 20-30 hours most weeks.
This is suboptimal because there may be a point where both my garden
and the rest of the project is waiting for me to get things done.
Just a rough guess but I think I could implement the bulk of what
we've been discussing including a moderation system in about 200-300
hours. Also I'm not enthusiastic about committing unpaid time to the
project in the summer.
> 4. They request that we, "Provide a summary describing the
> research that is already in place, most recent advances made in
> your area of work, and how your proposed work will
> contribute. Originality and innovation are important factors in the
> review process. Also provide a listing of literature cited." I've
> found limited information on relationships between plants (besides
> companion planting) and guild design (which would actually support
> our cause). Any ideas? At least on the viability of
> relationship-oriented landscape design?
I liked what John said. I think on a technical level what we are
trying to do is origninal and innovative. I don't think that there
is much in the way of existing collaborative databases. Wikis are
very simplistic in comparison to what we would be creating.
> 5. They request, "A limited amount of material in support of your
> project (articles, letters from collaborators/collaborating
> institutions, photographs, etc.) may be included as part of your
> application. Eight (8) copies are required for our review
> process. These materials cannot be returned." Anything I should
> include here? Perhaps a letter from Ibiblio, or a collection of
> posts to PC listservs requesting relationship-type information - to
> show that this kind of resource is needed? What do you think?
Yup, and ditto what John said.
python -c 'import base64;print base64.decodestring("cHlnQGdhbGF0ZWEub3Jn")'
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