My family was thinking the same thing about the bicycle-powered technology. We think it is a fantastic idea, but like you, we also thought that: A. It seemed to be an awful lot of women, especially older women, doing all of the work, and B. the energy produced would not be in the location ultimately desirable in the end, such as high-traffic cities and populated urban areas. My kids had two ideas...how about putting some kids on those bikes, so that they can feel that they are helping to fulfill the needs of the family and community, but also have tons of fun in the meantime. Little kids have lots of energy, and maybe they could feel like they are helping out, and they are an integral part of the process! Just an idea based on incorporating the whole family and channeling boundless young energy! :)
We really like your compost-seed bin--it looks simple and practical--and we hope it goes, or GROWS, well!
Chris and family