The "fertilizer" is distributed to members of under-funded communities who operate cooperatively owned organizations in chunks of $500 a pop, no questions asked; so long as you provide your bylaws/operating agreement and registration with the CA SoS.
Once the loan has been repaid; or they reach additional milestones; they qualify for a $5,000 loan. Once they go further; they qualify for a $50,000 loan, etc.
All loan repayments get rolled back into the fund.
The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.