[Approved] 'Andrea grows' - an interactive, informative web comic about Agriculture on the NEAR blockchain

’Andrea grows’ is an interactive web comic.

The main character, Andrea, is a young farmer from generations of farmers who likes her life but dreams to become more independent.
Andrea will face a number of challenges derived from intensive agricultural practices, land neglect, disconnection from the economic cycle, climate change. Some helpers will guide her to a clearer vision of her future as a farmer and human being.

Ideation and first Grant application

The idea for this project is to build an engaging portal for farmers and general public, guiding them into further research about Regenerative Agriculture, Permaculture and holistic methods to grow and farm.

Thanks to the funds Createbase granted, the first page of the comic is being completed, alongside the first object associated with the comic strip, a turnip, and the related seed pack.

These physical objects will be associated with each comic strip through a QR code that’ll direct to the definitive version, minted on mintbase: the pencils for the first comic strip can already be found here.

About the ‘peek and buy’ method

Turnip glass scupture by vetreli.near (WIP)

See the pencils for the first comic strip, ‘Climate change’
See the colours for the first comic strip (WIP), ‘Climate change’

Thank you, once again, for this opportunity!



This is so fun and has a beautiful message! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

So let me see if I got it right:
You will sell the NFT for the comic in black and white? And then you’ll be sending the colourful version to that wallet and you will be sending the glass turnip and the seeds to the physical address of the person who bought it?

It is looking really beautiful :slight_smile: hope to learn more about this!
Grazie Mille,

Thank you very much, I’m glad you like the project!

Yes, you got it right, Maria: the web comic is subdivided in five sections featuring three comic strips each.

Createbase is allowing us to complete the first comic strip, ‘Climate change’ and to produce the physical objects associated with it.

We are now working at phase 2 and preparing phases 3 and 4, as per the original funding scheme:

The black and white version of the first comic strip has been minted already, but will be up for auctions (6 of its 8 editions) as soon as we’ve got everything ready, i.e. after phase 4 is completed.

The owners will receive the completed comic strip’s NFT and several physical objects such as seeds and high quality printed goods (Andrea grows’ Stickers set and ‘Andrea grows - Sketchbook’).

One randomly selected collector will also receive the featured physical artwork for this strip which is a turnip glass sculpture made by artist Elisa Sberna.

These days we are selecting the best turnip varieties so we can verify the germinability of their seeds, here’s a photo of heirloom yellow turnip sprouts from this morning:

Please note: due to international laws about seeds, some owners may not be eligible for receiving the seeds.

I hope I’ve answered your questions and thank you again for your interest.



This is so so nice!
Would you like to recieve 25% of the funding, as you have finished the first milestone set?
Or do you want to recieve 100% at the end of phase 4? :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:
Do you know where to submit your payout proposal already? :slight_smile:
greetings, Maria

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We’ve already bought the seeds and payed for the glass sculpture prototyping with the first 25%, thank you very much!

I will need to submit the payout proposal for second and third phases soon, yes, could you please remind the of the link?

Thanks again!


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Thanks for being honest! So you’ve already received for phase 1? Great.

The link for the payout proposals is : SputnikDAO
let me know if you need something :slight_smile:

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Yes I have, thanks for the info!


Hi, I added approved in front of your project as it is already approved. Not done, but in process. :slight_smile:

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Thank you very much Maria!

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Hello Maria,

Phase 2: ‘Create the packaging design for the physical products, plus product photos and descriptions, and publish on the website as well’ has been completed, please visit the new website page ‘Climate change’ - Collector box’ .

I’ve submitted a payout proposal for 25 NEAR for the completion of this milestone.

Thank you for your work,


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Hi Serste, good morning!

Some things we need to talk about:

  1. the price of near has changed a lot since the proposal was approved. We need to adapt the price to what it was worth in USD at the moment of proposing!

  2. we migrated to astrodao! Our new DAO is here: https://app.astrodao.com/dao/mintbase.sputnik-dao.near/ Pls only submit payout proposal after we have confirmed the value

thank you - checking out your new page now! It is awesome! I want to buy one for sure


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Updates on phase 3:

  • Work in Progress gifs of the first comic strip, ‘Climate change’:

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  • current version, in detailing process:

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Hi Maria,

I based my payout proposal from the 1000 dollars agreed, not on the NEAR price, as we discussed. The conversion today was for 25.25 NEAR (250 dollars, 1/4 of the funding scheme approved) but I cut it to 25 for simplicity. Does this calculation work for you?

If so, I’ll submit the payout proposal to AstroDAO!

Please let me know,
Thanks a lot


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… and thank you, I’m so glad you like it!

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Yes that’s fine! Can you show us the finished package

(of course you can send it via private message) so we can verify that the step is completed?

then you can submit the payout proposal!!

And everything looks really cool! Awesome work

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Hey Maria,

thank you so much, I’ve updated the photos of the Collector box on the website, but I’m also sending the packaging photo set here for you to see:

We will be able to feature a little glass sculpture for each box as we decided to go for a smaller object, a pin, but available for each collector.

Please let me know if this is enough!

Thanks again,


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This looks awesome, you can sbmit payout proposal!! https://app.astrodao.com/dao/mintbase.sputnik-dao.near

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Thank you! I hope I’ve added my proposal in the right place/way: https://app.astrodao.com/dao/mintbase.sputnik-dao.near/proposals/mintbase.sputnik-dao.near-98

https://www.andreagrows.com/near pls update to mintbasedao logo here, you can shoot me a msg on telegram @mariamintbase

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Thank you very much Maria :blush:

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