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iNaturalist is a citizen science project and online social network of naturalists, citizen scientists, and biologists built on the concept of mapping and sharing observations of biodiversity across the globe. iNaturalist may be accessed via its website or from its mobile applications. Observations recorded with iNaturalist provide valuable open data to scientific research projects, conservation agencies, other organizations, and the public. The project has been called “a standard-bearer for natural history mobile applications.” Sign up and start your own list of “observations” at You can follow the observations I have posted from my garden by searching for my user name: “cChaos”.


This is a sophisticated open source land management tool for gardeners, farmers, ranchers. You can download the software if you what to run your own server or for a $75 annual fee (a really good deal) the main developer of the software has runs a hosting service. This is what I use. I volunteer to use this to help with the CHAT (Chico Housing Action Team) nonprofit.

hOurworld is an international Network of Service Exchanges (time banks)

How it Works!
Members share their talents and services, record their hours, then ‘spend’ them later on services they want. Everyone’s hours are equal. There is no barter. These are friendly, neighborly favors. Together we are restoring local community currency based on relationships.


Open-Source CNC Farming

is an open source precision agriculture CNC farming project consisting of a Cartesian coordinate robot farming machine, software and documentation including a farming data repository The project aims to “Create an open and accessible technology aiding everyone to grow food and to grow food for everyone.” FarmBot is an open source project allowing hardware, software and documentation modifications and additions from users.

FarmOS is for land use managers.

I am Richard Roth. This is my free wordpress web site. I own the domain called which has served several purposes but grew out of my fascination with fractals. Today cChaos subscribes to the Farmist Hosting of the Open Source FarmOS for $75/year (a really great deal) to help manage and track several home garden projects in the Chico Area using the Open Source software FarmOS. I do it for free for Chico Housing Action Team (CHAT) and will trade you hours on or for any donation at all to the North Valley Community Foundation fund for Community Land Trusts which is aimed at affordable access to land, whether for housing, business or farming. I am retired and on an adequate fixed income (so far). I am a real fan of, CSU, Chico’s Regenerative Agriculture Program, and the integration of farming practices to improve and maintain a high standard of soil health while sequestering CO2 out of the atmosphere through use of cover crops and the conversion of ag organic waste into biochar. Covid19 has blessed me (so far) with home sequestering myself. I am not so bright, just average, which remains a source of ongoing frustration. I like Science, Microbiology, Entomology computers, and the potential of data to shape all kinds of management opportunities. My wife and I spend a lot of time outdoors working on our very messy 1/4 acre. I have a barn and workshop stocked with tools and projects I have collected over the years. I have a blog, and a bunch of misc. videos up on youtube, done a bit of writing, mostly about agriculture, the environment, play a little sax, and do maintenance and minor sewing machine repair as a hobby. I have some old wheelchairs I would like to try turn into gardening robots, plus several Raspberry Pi Computers that I mess with. By far the most time is spent working in the garden, and thinking how Regenerative Agriculture can mitigate and perhaps eventually cure Climate Change as far as we Humans are capable and how we owe a responsibility to the planet and our loved younger ones to fix this before us older folks are done. My basic transportation is an electric cargo bike, which I recently rebuilt the battery for. Hope you enjoy my little web resource pages. (Don’t tell anyone about it – or I may have to start paying for the service. It will be our little secret ; ) Be well. Try to check your sources before posting to social media. Wear a mask. And physical distance with friends and family when socializing.