Hi! I'm K4.
I took up hobby gardening and amateur botany as a way to put my open-source software job down sometimes... until I noticed that those things could go together in new and interesting ways. I've been building an open, highly-queryable plant/growing database that anyone can edit or help curate. Nothing really to show off yet (I'm up to my eyeballs in initial data imports rn), but there is a blog up at blog.plantdata.io with project updates.
/me waves enthusiastically
Yeah it does some neat stuff with the data, kind of what it sounded like you were thinking about?
Its sadly been a bit neglected lately, think the wiki aspect makes it extra valuable (anyone can jump in and add info).
The dev behind it is v. nice/friendly. Also clearly talented.
Sure they would be most happy if more stuff started happening there.
@dazinism Oh yeah, I definitely had started getting some very basic stuff going on via Wikibase, with the idea that: Yes, openly curating is clearly the way to go. It was also a great excuse for me to finally dig in to Wikibase. That stuff definitely has quite the learning curve...
I wonder how practicalplants is storing their data. I think I'll go ask.
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