How can you change the world? We are creating open source and free-shared answers so everyone asking that question has a diversity of options from 1-time internet participation to building complete sustainable and self-sufficient teacher/demonstration villages. This is our weekly progress update (#13) covering our accomplishments for the week of May 20th, 2013. It includes the newest open source content, earthbag village creation updates, open source education updates, SEGO Center City hub progress and updates, and more.
Click on each icon to be taken to the corresponding Highest Good hub page.
This week’s video goes over the details of how many people are working on all the various pieces of the project, our commitment to open source usability of everything we do (@12:15), how we see ourselves as a stepping stone to the Venus project (@16:00), and a great description of how the open source education for life program will work and provide usable lesson plans for virtually any subject and applicable in almost any environment (@19:30).
We’ve complete our Highest Good Lifestyle Considerations page covering the areas beyond Highest Good infrastructure, Highest Good society, and a resource based economy that we consider important for One Community to address so that we demonstrate the most comprehensive approach possible for Highest Good of All living. This page will continuously evolve as on-going and globally collaborative open source portal to the research and development of One Community and any collaborative partners interested in helping us address Highest Good living in areas beyond our core open source project-launch blueprinting foundations covering everything from cleaning supplies and hygiene supplies to electronics and machinery.
The owner of the property we have been working on purchasing for the last two years has offered us amazing seller financing and given us an opportunity to re-engage at a new level those we know who are helping us try and find funding. We still haven’t found the funding we need, but this seller financing option has definitely opened up possibilities and so we are seeking with new vigor the person we know is out there to help us either as a financial investment or donation to our 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
As part of this we are making significant updates to these three funding related pages:
The Tropical Atrium is moving forward and this week we’ve finished adding all the associated links to Wikipedia for every plant on the Tropical Atrium Planting and Harvesting page. We’ve also completed as a ton more formatting updates and additional behind the scenes organization and simplification to make all easier to use and understand once we put it up.
Here’s an example of what all 57 of the plants will look like on this page when completed:
Celosia argentea are brilliantly colored plants and come in three types that are easily distinguishable from each other: plumes, crests, or spikes. These will look like plumes of jewel-colored feathers, wrinkly-looking knobs, or elongated cones. This plant loves direct sun and well-drained soil. It ranges in size from dwarf varieties (4-12”) to vigorous types over 3’ tall.
Aside from culinary uses, primarily we will grow this for its accent color and the fact that these annuals (sometimes classified as short lived perennials) allow us to add variety and constant change from year to year by rotating various colors in different locations. This plant is not labelled on the map but because of its tolerance for direct sun, anywhere on the lower fingers near the middle of the terraces will suit it well.
Charles McLean (Architecture & Urban Agriculture Designer, Professor, and owner of OM Greengroup) has said he’s completed the first generation 3D rendering of the Aquapini Design. We hope to have an export we can share of that this week as well. Here’s what it looks like in 2D:
Here it is at the beginning stages of 3D:
Here is the 1st generation 3D rendering of the earthbag village domes thanks to the help of John Bassist (organizer of this e-group hub wiki as well as this Needs/Instincts Centered Economics (NICE) Facebook page). We’re now working on getting one very detailed dome and then we will duplicate this 75 times and start laying out the rest of the whole village in 3D.
All the individual existing educational systems analysis pages are now complete (Montessori, Waldorf, Orff, Reggio, Multi-Intelligence, Bloom’s Taxonomy, and Study Tech) and we are now focusing on the Foundations of Teaching and Communicating component. Stephanie VanderKallen (Mental Health Professional and Teacher) also continues to make tremendous progress on the Evaluation and Evolution component of the Education for Life program and we’ve begun to post this work on these three new pages:
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"In order to change an existing paradigm you do not struggle to try and change the problematic model.
You create a new model and make the old one obsolete. That, in essence, is the higher service to which we are all being called."
~ Buckminster Fuller ~
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