Gruzzles Inc. Portable Farms™
- Grumbling Puzzles: noun (pl.): Challenges without easily defined solutions.
- Simple solutions are idealized; we often seek beauty as an indicator of truth.
- Truth doesn't build reality. Truth is just a reaction to our imperfect perceptions of reality.
- There are things that stand between us and the clarity we crave. Abundance and scarcity blind us and build a false story.
- Self perception and outward perception are like muscles. They needs to be exercised to overcome our untruths.
- Our ancestors grew a cultural movement that has lasted for thousands of years, yet some growth doesn't last.
- Deep-rooted movements (politics, religion, economics, art, science, etc.) all have similar patterns. Our "search for truth, profoundly meaningful relationships, and values worth living by" can "transcend the boundaries of creed and culture" (Nathan Funk: The Roots of Peace, Conflict, and Violence, University of Waterloo, lecture 11b2).
- This search is our "spirituality." It's the "oomph" or "gumption" to trust our doubts and have faith in slow growth.
- Without inspiration, life is but a grumbling puzzle.
Vision & Mission
- At Gruzzles Inc. we're exploring the intangible aspects of technology & sustainability.
- We're inspired by the open-source software movement as it challenges the underlying motivations of capitalism.
- We're inspired by the possibilites of value and agile project management methodologies.
- We rely on innovators and determined realists in our community to ask challenging questions, give feedback, and join us as we build a better world one grumbling puzzle at a time. Some of us don't want to move to Mars!
- Our vision is to increase the accessibility and vitality of portable farm systems through automation, and to help grow positive relationships with natural systems.
- We're inspired by technologies that amplify human presence, natural presence, and slow growth.
- We believe "progress" is only real when shared; "I survive because we survive."
- What is a portable farm?
- It can be as simple as a small herb garden, a rooftop tomato patch, or a full-fledged aquaponics system.
- Imagine growing all your own organic veggies, 'shrooms, herbs, teas, and occasionally a fish or two without paying a premium at the market.
- We're building a collection of services to expand your capabilities.
- A website community and forum, portable farm network, and bicycle delivery distribution network.
- For our portable farm gurus, we imagine services that could connect your excess produce to your favourite restaurant, market, or friend's dinner table.
- Our greenhouse specialists and technical consultants are working hard to make your zombie-apocalypse-off-grid-zero-carbon-passive-solar-portable-farm dreams come true.