Operation Eden



                                                                    Operation Eden

Travel with a group of volunteers to take a "Master Gardener" course focused on White root rot  - Also known as Dematophora root rot, white root rot disease is a serious threat caused by the fungal pathogen Scytinostroma galactinol. The pathogen causing this fungus lives in infected soil and attacks the healthy roots of various species of plants, from fruit trees to ornamental perennials.

A group of nine volunteers willing to take the above course starting 1NOV and ending on 4NOV.  Volunteers will be taking the information learned from the course and applying it live directly in the surrounding areas.  The knowledge taught in the course to contain the spread of said rot by removing the weeds (disease) that White root rot possesses, must be applied successfully if it is going to be effective at stopping the spread.  Group will sustain and contain the problem for a period of 96 hours, working in rotational shifts if needed.

Apply any required safety measures or precautions in addition to personal gardening kit, which will be needed in order to contain any spread of the rot that occurs.  Contain and Sustain any and all weeds and / or Root rot in the garden specified (TBD) for a period of 96 hours with no incidents.  

                                                                     Ideal Outcome: 
The white rot, and any other weeds found in the area of our workspace make no attempt to spread or threaten the healthy areas of the garden.  Containment will require minimum physical exertion from the team as long as the current strain in the area remains dormant.   It is imperative that the rot is contained until 4NOV, and does not have any sudden resurgence.  The R.ules O.f E.nvironment will be explained to volunteers upon inprocessing.

*Further operational details will only be shared to said volunteers until the operation is concluded.

Expenses:  (For 9 Volunteers to Sustain and Contain)
-Transportation and Logistics
-Purchase of gardening tools
-Purchase of each volunteers individual kit
-Hotel rooms and / or other lodging 
-Food and drink necessary to sustain the above effort for the required 96 hours

-Deadline for volunteers: 10/17
-Deadline for full Kit and Gear purchase: 10/20
-Deadline for transportation and lodging reservations 10/20
-Timeline of Operation: 1NOV-4NOV

The earlier the donations are made the better, as the costs of transportation and lodging will be significantly cheaper if made in advance.  

The Ministry of Peace thanks any and all forms of support given.

All supporters will receive a detailed debrief once the operation is complete.

No further details will be released to any individuals who are not directly going to be boots on the ground participating due to OPSEC purposes.

The need for this entire undertaking is abundantly clear, this disease needs to be contained and eliminated as a threat.  If it is not, the outbreak and spread which could occur would endanger and destabilize the natural ecosystem / habitat to the point of recovery being impossible.  If the spread is not contained, and continues to grow and mutate and interacting with other similar fungi, there will reach a tipping point where it cannot be stopped.

This is not a donation, this is an investment to ensure that the  outbreak of white root rot that has spread across the country like wildfire for the last several years needing to be firstly contained, and secondly - removed like the cancer it is.  Just because it is not growing underneath your feet, or in your garden, does not mean that the possibility of waking up tomorrow and it being all over your front lawn and backyard does not exist.  The probability is that there will be an upsurge in it's spread in the short-term, the situation must be contained before further damage occurs.

If you are interested in volunteering contact: [email redacted]

The qualifications required to be a part of the team will, at that point, be given in detail.

Again, any and all support is appreciated as we can all agree that if it is not contained or dealt with as quickly as possible, it could be beyond the control of anything if the root is allowed to grow into full maturation.

To all supporters - Thank You.
To everyone else - You're Welcome.
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