Let’s create a global network of permaculture communities working together to consciously steward our planet towards sustainability. Doing this will benefit all people and life here. One Community’s contribution is open source and free shared tools, tutorials, and DIY instructions for sustainable and “Highest Good” approaches to food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit economic design, social architecture, fulfilled living, global stewardship practices, and more.
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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 December 9, 2018 edition (#298) 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:
PERMACULTURE COMMUNITIES INTRO: @0:34
HIGHEST GOOD HOUSING: @7:35
DUPLICABLE CITY CENTER: @9:15
HIGHEST GOOD FOOD: @11:47
HIGHEST GOOD EDUCATION: @12:23
HIGHEST GOOD SOCIETY: @13:28
PERMACULTURE COMMUNITIES SUMMARY: @14:38
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One Community is open-source supporting permaculture communities 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:
This week Anvita Kumari Pandey (Civil Engineer) completed her 27th week volunteering and now helping with the Earthbag Village Materials and Costs. She worked on the Tropical Atrium cost analysis making corrections to the material quantities, researching additional materials, and adding materials purchasing urls. You can see some of this work here.
Guy Grossfeld (Graphic Designer) also continued his work helping with render corrections and PhotoShop additions for the Earthbag Village (Pod 1). This week Guy completed two more 2nd-generation views including this one of the Complete Village:
…..and this view looking Southwest at the Tropical Atrium.
Dan Alleck (Designer and Illustrator) completed his 31st week helping with render additions. This week he finished this final Earthbag Village (Pod 1) render showing a view looking down on the entry to the Tropical Atrium. This image is now on the site too.
Shadi Kennedy (Artist and Graphic Designer) also completed his 33rd week leading the development of the Murphy bed instructions. This week he continued redesigning the support wall to be simpler to design and created new assembly instructions for it. You can see some of this work here.
And Elizabeth Kahn (Environmental Consultant) joined the team and completed her first week researching the most sustainable toilet options. You can see some of her initial water-saving and composting toilet research here.
One Community is open-source supporting permaculture communities 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:
This week, the core team continued working on the Sketchup Duplicable City Center 3D updates. This week we worked on corrections for the floor thicknesses and levels, researched new 4-panel sliding door options and electric vehicles that can fit through them, updated the Social Dome 2nd-floor court entrance walls, started updating these same walls for the Dining Dome, and removed Dining Dome windows that conflicted with other elements. You can see some of this work here.
The core team also began our final review of the City Center lighting spreadsheet, light placement, symbols, and layers in AutoCAD, and correlating website details for the Basement, Boiler Room, Library, and public restrooms. You can see some of this work here.
The core team also continued developing the Duplicable City Center Sprinkler and Emergency Systems Design page. This week we added new overview imagery for the complete design and finished the rest of the Hydraulic Calculations section and also completed the Reservoir Sizing section. You can see some of this work here.
And the core team integrated a LEED Professional’s detailed review of the City Center LEED lighting tutorial. You can see some of these suggestions here.
Dipti Dhondarkar (Electrical Engineer) also continued developing the lighting specifics for the City Center. This is Dipti’s 107th week volunteering on this task and the focus this week was integration of suggested edits and continuation of adding lights to floor 2 of all three domes. You can see some of this work here.
Tanya Griffin, Aubryanne Boyle, and Allie Marsh (Interior Designers from Lotus Designs) also joined the team and completed their 1st week helping with the Duplicable City Center interior design details. This week they researched initial color pallets, flooring and furniture options. Some of which you can see here.
Anvita Kumari Pandey (Civil Engineer) also continued updating the Duplicable City Center Materials and Costs details by fixing all the images on the spreadsheet. You can see some of this work here.
And James Herrigel (Student Researcher) also joined the team and completed his 1st week researching the best, safest, and most sustainable paints, carpet, and other building materials by reviewing and taking notes on the LEED Sustainable Building crediting system with a focus on Building Design and Construction. You can see some of this work here.
One Community is open-source supporting permaculture communities 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 writing the behind-the-scenes narrative and detailed food rollout plan for the various stages of development. This week we continued researching information on goats, started exploring fencing options, and added details to our aquaculture plans. You can see some of this behind-the-scenes work here.
One Community is building the foundations for how humanity creates a sustainable world 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 component of One Community is about 95% complete with only the Open Source School Licensing and Ultimate Classroom construction and assembly details remaining to be finished. We’ll report on the final two elements to be finished as we develop them.
With over 8 years of work invested in the process, the sections below are all complete until we move onto the property and continue the development and open sourcing process with teachers and students – a development process that is built directly into the structure of the education program and everything else we’re creating too:
One Community is open-source supporting permaculture communities 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:
Emilio Nájera (Digital Marketer) also continued with his 9th week as part of the marketing team. This week he researched keywords for two more of our top-level food-related pages: the Hoop Houses and Food Forest pages. You can see some of this work here.
In addition to this, the Highest Good Network software team consisting of Shubhra Mittal (Software Delivery Manager), Aishwarya Singh (Computer Science Engineer), Jordan Miller (Web Developer), and Tyler Calvert (Full-stack Software Engineer) continued developing the software. This week the team created code and unit test cases for updating passwords, fixed profile picture bugs, made sure all forms pass into state for Time Entry, added an ESLint (airbnb style guide), and added all the get routes to the Redux State. You can see some of this work here.
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