One Community is creating the open source infrastructure for sustainable communities building for the future and benefit of all people. Our path to making this mainstream accessible and implementable is to lead a growing collaboration of teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities working together for The Highest Good of All. Everything we do is meant to be implementable as either individual components or as complete sustainable civilization models including food, energy, housing, recreation, education, earth regenerative practices, and more. We are also designing the software for global coordination and objective results tracking, organization of labor and materials, and data gathering for the on-going improvement of it all. This is our weekly progress update (#19) covering our accomplishments for the week of July 1st, 2013.
Click on each icon to be taken to the corresponding Highest Good hub page.
We believe that sustainable communities building for the future of us all can make an important contribution to biodiversity by adopting a botanical garden model. They conserve biodiversity and foster broader access to that biodiversity, are relatively simple to establish and maintain, assist in strengthening the “food web”, and can be economically beneficial for individuals and communities. In support of these things we are incorporating the infrastructure for a botanical garden into One Community and open source project-launch blueprinting the process to make it as easy to duplicate as possible. The following sections are part of the new open source botanical garden page:
One Community’s initial food infrastructure consists of 6 different aquapini and walipini structures that we are open source project-launch blueprinting. There are three primary designs: Large-scale Production Aquapini, Aesthetic and Diversity Focused Zen Aquapini, and the Maximally-affordable Walipini Greenhouse Design. Each of the 6 structures will provide a different internal environment and grow a different variety of food. The structures will be the Large-scale Production Tropical Aquapini, Zen Aquapini #1: Cloud Forest House, Zen Aquapini #2: Tropical Moist House, Walipini #1: Frost-free Arid Zone Desert House, Walipini #2: Borderline Subtropical House, and the Walipini #3: Tropical House. These 6 structures will be a part of our botanical garden model and will produce a diversity of delicious and nutritious food far beyond anything found in a typical grocery store.
This week we updated and added extensive details to the following pages:
Our team, with the help of Karl Harris (Architect Drafter, Designer, and founder of Harris Design & Technology Services) and Andrew Sadera (Architect Drafter and Designer) continues to progress on the SEGO Center 3D! We’re now adding internal walls and we hope to have a the first of a series of a time-lapse videos to share as part of next week’s updates. Here’s the most recent exports:
The team is also now working on the internal planting details for the SEGO Center with the help of Meg West (Landscape Architect, Permaculturalist, and founder of Meg West Design). Here’s a look at what this involves and the questions we are asking each other and points we are discussing:
GREEN WALL: (green line in second picture)
REGENERATION ZONE OUT FRONT:
OTHER PLANTS AND TREES AROUND THE STRUCTURE:
Partner Phil Charlton and Western States Design have also completed the details for the SEGO Center laundry facility that will service over 300 people. Now we are working with Jennifer Engelmeier (Eco-pool and Spa Specialist and founder of www.LoveYourPool.com) to explore ozone integration with these washers as an additional eco-friendly step. Details on this and the specifics of why we chose these exact washers are coming soon.
The A.C.E. (Accountability – Celebration – Expansion) App is an open source and free-shared web-based application One Community has developed with the help of Justen Palmer (Systems Engineer and Programmer and lead developer for Tiny Factory) for time tracking and objective data collection. We use it daily to log and organize each of our team’s contribution through on-going records covering all aspects of the growth and evolution of our project as an open source project-launch blueprinting and research and development organization. This week we met with Justen and outlined the next steps for adding the following functionality to this amazing tool:
We also had an article originally published on ChallengedSpecies.net discussing implementation of a resource based economy, something One Community is committed to open source and free-sharing. Our interpretation of a resource based economy is focused on sharing, collaboration, and cooperation and we believe this is for The Highest Good of All. We are adding consensus decision making to this foundation and we feel that these two elements combined will provide significant personal, economic, and organizational benefits that future self-sufficient and self-replicating teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities will want to implement also. Participation in the resource based economy at One Community will be voluntary. Here are the two pages we updated this week related to a resource based economy: