When the Seeders arrived at Witness is still argued about, but they were welcome once they arrived with their Catamarans driven by solar sails and old Fair Wind ecoliner. First seen with suspicion, their self-sustaining lifestyle, and commitment towards regeneration won the minds, hearts, and AIs of Witness. While the first wave of Seeders spent time in different districts on their boats, performing healing arts (Polivagal Alignment f. ex.) for individuals but also being able to build on a long tradition of ritual and practices for traumatized collective memory healing and conflict resolution, they quickly gained a vast fellowship. It is said that behind doors Seeders have been often included in negotiations between diplomats of the Covenant and Avantgrid extremists. Also of interest is that one would see the gliders come down from powerful and wealthy families, just to pick up a master of the ancient art of polyvagal alignment from his boat, to have a few sessions or train their kids in it. As their influence grew they impressed even more with their core ideals a mix of old metamodern scriptures (often internally debating and building on the root streams of nordic, dutch and black forest metamodernism) a strange mix between neo-indigenous beliefs, solarpunk hopetism and regenerative gospels on one hand and revelations of “not-two-is-peace”, an ancient text discovered from a sunken island in the Fijis on the other hand. The core ideals of the regenerative economic model of the Seeders became very popular among many nautic and earth-based farmers. Once the Seeders reached a critical mass of 980 000 people they started off on a New Moon ritual and officially initiated the growth circle for the Seeders Communitas Distrikt based on loose islands, and a floating platform attached to witness called the Great White Forest, the main capital and unofficial center of the Seeders Communitas Micro-Distrikt. A few modified Sea Orbiter X are also in use traveling the nearby sea and mainly used to commute between the island, to harvest wind, or to practice nautic farming
The currency is called a “conscious currency” and one of the rare blockchain-based currencies to survive the great floods. While in the beginning, the conscious aspect was more to point out the sustainable and regenerative nature of the currency it evolved over the century and is basically powered by Ai decision making - some of the more neo-indigenous belief and worship the currency as a living entity - others such as the more educated class of transcendental realist and metamodern conservatist are more pragmatic about it and know about the AI programming - the currency gains in value on each new moon if the overall regenerative activity is bigger then in the month before - it also losses in value if the regenerative output estimated by the decentralized Ai entities and the Seedlings input (big and vast discussions and statements by each communita) goes down. The process of planting and harvesting seeds, already built into the first version is still active up until today. Important to say about the currency is that while being a virtual one saved in a digital wallet, it is also a currency backed primarily by the quality of earth (long-term value storage) and the bio-dynamic food grown by the farmers (short and mid-term value storage). The regeneration of soil into farmland is supposed one of the highest rewards in itself as it is a healing of the still blistering wounded Gaia for the common folks in the neo-indigenous folklore.
Cooperation and the idea of a prior-unity in deeply ingrained in many Seeders as a fundamental value to life together. Cooperative structures are usually something between ancient tribes and blockchain smart grid power eco-villages hold together loosely through the digital Citizenship and currency of Seed. Trading is entirely done in Seeds, contrary to many other self-interest driven systems an AI and the constant upgrade and rearrangement of the Seeds allocation mechanism and the qualitative and quantitative meaning of what is to be valued as regenerative - you most likely end up doing trade with Seeders and be overwhelmed with an abundance not often seen if your product/service is considered to contribute to the regeneration of the whole. Organized in loose Communitas the overall structure is holonic in nature following the centuries-old holocratic organization principles with often basic democracy and consensus mechanisms in the communitas themselves. Projects going beyond one communita are voted for by everybody who is a Seedling themselves in the rank of a citizen (there are also residents who do not have the right to vote). Seeders have also integrated solar and wave coins into their economy since renewable energy production is of high interest, in addition, they profit moderately from the old Fair Wind ecoliner and their upgraded sails to convert wind into energy when not used to sail.