Developing "How to" Resource Librar(ies) for Food Enterprises

Organisations set-up to roll-out OFN are also providing support and advice on how to set-up and run food enterprises of all shapes and sizes e.g. Altifrem in Scandinavia. OFN Australia has received a grant to set up a support service for community food enterprises in Victoria (non-profit and for profit). This involves a resource database. There are already some great resources out there in particular Making Local Food Work in the UK; Local Orbit in the US etc

Let’s design the resource database and community p2p support platform so that it can be used by food enterprises over the world! There might also be an option to have multiple resource databases (eg to cater for regional specificities / different languages) in which case we can still work together to make sure we use same categories/standards and that they are connected.

  1. Platform
    Discourse vs. a more structured wiki (pb wiki). There are pros and cons either way. If we were to use discourse, we at least need to set it up with TAGS plug in (so we can use top down category system and bottom up tagging). In Aust, we are going to start by setting up test platform on discourse with tags and have a play with a set of resources to see how it works.

  2. URL (we need to set this up for Aust funded project anyway - could make global general?) e.g.
    foodenterprise.community ???

  3. Categories and tags
    Justina Sung has started as intern with OFN Aust. Justina has done an analysis of resources on Making Local Food Work and Local Orbit and others and come up with a first cut list of categories and tags. The full analysis is in this google doc - the first sheet is summary of first cut tags and categories.

PLEASE MAKE SUGGESTIONS DIRECT IN THIS GOOGLE DOC! (Feel free to create extra sheets for alternative systems).