The framework that we are using to design and implement this project is called by many names, including Social Production, Civic Capitalism, and Open Source Production. It basically says that a group of people with a shared vision and a “plausible promise,” can use new technologies to form new kinds of groups that can harness the free and ready participation of a large and distributed organization with varying talents and skill sets. As a result, the distance between and the monitory cost of sharing to cooperation to collective action, can be dramatically reduced, creating a vast amount of social capital.
The real life examples of this idea are most easily seen in software development field (i.e., Wikipedia). We are borrowing that concept and using it to deal with our broken food system and it’s associated social justice issues.
For more details at Hunger Proof Cities