Now more than ever the planet could benefit from Earth-care teacher/demonstration hubs. One Community is an all-volunteer nonprofit building a global collaboration to create them for what we call “The Highest Good” of all people and life on our planet. We are doing this through open source and free-shared do-it-yourself sustainability components that include food, energy, and housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, and global stewardship practices.
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One Community’s physical location will forward this movement as the first of many self-replicating teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities to be built around the world. This is the April 8th, 2018 edition (#263) of our weekly progress update detailing our team’s development and accomplishments:
Here is the bullet-point list of this last week’s design and progress discussed in detail in the video above:
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @6:33
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @8:02
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @9:06
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @9:55
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @10:26
One Community is creating earth-care teacher/demonstration hubs through Highest Good housing that is artistic and beautiful, more affordable, more space efficient, lasts longer, DIY buildable, and constructed with healthy and sustainable materials:
Shadi Kennedy (Artist and Graphic Designer) completed his 2nd week leading the development of the Murphy bed instructions. This week’s focus was working on the parts and lumber organization and presentation pages, plus the assembly pages for the nightstands.
Dean Scholz (Architectural Designer) continued with the Cob Village (Pod 3) AutoCAD layout updates. Here is update 108 of Dean’s work, returning to lighting and texturing fine tuning for the central dining area.
Mike Kowalski (Game Developer) finished his third week helping update our Recycled Materials Village (Pod 6) renders that are too big for anything but a gaming computer. What you see here are his first three finished renders.
Mihaela “Michelle” Pinzaru (Interior Designer and Architectural Drafter) also completed her 12th week working on the Tree House Village (Pod 7) residential renders. This week she created the updated central-area renders shown here.
One Community is creating earth-care teacher/demonstration hubs through a Duplicable and Sustainable City Center that is LEED Platinum certified/Sustainable, can feed 200 people at a time, provide laundry for over 300 people, is beautiful, spacious, and saves resources, money, and space:
Jin Yu (Structural Engineering Designer) continued with her work with the behind-the-scenes development of the City Center excavation and construction of the footer and foundation tutorial. This week’s focus was finishing the retaining wall calculations shown here.
Yun Lin (Bridge Design Engineer) also completed his 2nd week helping with the beam design and calculation aspects of the City Center structural engineering. This week he created version 1 of the timber beam design spreadsheet you see here.
Dipti Dhondarkar, (Electrical Engineer) continued with her 69th week of work on the lighting specifics for the City Center. This week’s focus was round 2 of updating the lighting design and modeling for the ground floor bedrooms shown here.
One Community is creating earth-care teacher/demonstration hubs through Highest Good food that is more diverse, more nutritious, locally grown and sustainable, and part of our open source botanical garden model to support and share bio-diversity:
This week, the core team continued working on the Garden Tools list. We revised the tools list, transferred the info from Excel into Google Excel, and added more tools, images, and prices, as shown here.
The core team also researched pollinator attracting and native plants for our area, as shown here.
In addition, the core team continued research and development of the open source Permaculture Design for the property. This week we finished the Phase 1 zonal planning narrative and graphic updates, as shown here.
One Community is creating earth-care teacher/demonstration hubs through Highest Good education that is for all ages, applicable in any environment, adaptable to individual needs, far exceeds traditional education standards, and more fun for both the teachers and the students:
This week, the core team finished developing the Lesson Plans How-to tutorial page with the final 70% of the section giving examples of how to use each other component with the lesson plans component.
One Community is creating earth-care teacher/demonstration hubs through a Highest Good society approach to living that is founded on fulfilled living, the study of meeting human needs, Community, and making a difference in the world:
The Highest Good Network software team consists of Sowmya Manohar (Software Engineer, Web Developer & Net Application Developer), Shubhra Mittal (Software Delivery Manager), Priyanka Singh (Software Developer), Asha Tadimari (Software Engineer), and Swathy Jayaseelan (Software Developer). This week the team added links to respective profile pages for admins, made all hyperlinks automatically active when entering work descriptions, updated hour and minute inputs to accept zero as an answer, updated the action item section such that only the user for whom time log is being viewed shows up in the select user dropdown, implemented an “add new team” feature to the new project page and the project-detail page, and created several test report options while integrating Google Charts.
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