Papua New Guinea

March 2011-
The last two weeks of school were pretty stressful thanks to midterm exams.

Right now, I am studying Chinese in Asia. The courses I attend are quite intensive, with lots of homework to do, and lots of new vocabulary to be learned by heart every day. As busy as my life is, I still manage to spare time to prepare for the trip. I started to re-read “Pandora's Seed”. The rich and valuable data presented in this book is just amazing. Two months ago, I found out that the month preceeding the trip, interns aren’t supposed to eat any meat.

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While David Martin, one of the founders of The Heritable Innovation Trust, visited Papua New Guinea this past week he met with Andrew Moutu, the head of the National Museum in PNG. The two discussed creating an educational partnership in the future. Learn more about the Pacific Arts Association at

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Recently, Clement Daramam, the leader of the Komgi cardamom farmers and agriculture, traveled to Vunakanau. Upon arrival he found out that the community with Follywell #6 had ordered a 4x4 tractor for the Komgi community.

The Follywell #6 community did a purchase run to Komgi yesterday and the entire community was quite excited to hear the news about the new tractor. Once the Komgi community cleans up the road and builds a shelter they will be receiving the tractor. They predict that with the new tractor there will be an increase of plantings of cardamom.

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We heard word for Theresa Arek from Pacific Spices our Heritable Innovation Trust contact in Papua New Guinea. She is currently in Bali attending an ICCO South East Asia and Pacific Regional council meeting. Upon her return to Papua New Guinea, she will stop in New Ireland and finalize all of the details for the 2011 internship.
We hope that the plan for the 2011 internship will include the selection of a tree which the interns will then take through the ritualistic process of building a canoe.

August 17 2010: Rabaul, East New Britian, Paupa New Guinea; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; Napo, Ecuador and Charlottesville, Virginia

By constituting reciprocal knowledge networks to perpetually benefit whole communities the 2010 Heritable Innovation Trust uses the fundamental values expressed in Integral Accounting to invite knowledge holders and users into cooperation that will last and grow. This document continues the World’s First Heritable Innovation Trust Document, written in 2009, which was deployed and stewarded by the communities in East New Britain.

The best way to learn is by doing. So all the information found in the Heritable Innovation Trust is experienced by our intern teams. To accurately convey methods and processes, H.I.T. interns engage in hands-on participation for every Trust Item. Community profiles and Integral Accounting analyses are constructed based on the direct experiences of our teams. Interns become active members of the communities they are hosted by. Our teams are frequently the first foreign visitors to the communities we engage with and thus build unique relationships with everyone they interact with.