One Community is creating the solution for everything. We define this as a sustainable civilization that completely meets the needs of all people and life on this planet while regeneratively and proactively giving more than it takes. We are a Highest Good of All organization creating the open source and free-shared blueprints to define and demonstrate a civilization like this by building the starting point as One Community. One Community will be the model to spread this Highest Good civilization concept as the first of many self-sufficient and self-replicating teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities purposed to help teach and share the key foundations of what is needed to simultaneously and comprehensively address all the issues our species is currently struggling with. Our comprehensive sustainability approach is doing this by providing duplicable, ethical, and Highest Good approaches to food, energy, housing, education, for-profit and non-profit business design, social architecture and fulfilled living, stewardship practices, and more. This is our weekly progress update (#33) covering our team‘s accomplishments for the week of October 7, 2013.
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As part of One Community’s four-phase strategy and global change methodology, our initial food infrastructure will be open source project-launch blueprinting the creation of our food forest and 6 structures that will represent 3 different aquapini and walipini designs. 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. The purpose of demonstrating and open source sharing this is to engage the mainstream public in sustainable food practices by teaching people how to affordably and easily exceed the quality and diversity of anything they can purchase in the grocery store while simultaneously promoting and preserving biodiversity.
Here is just one newly added example from Zenapini 1:
Casimiroa pringlei is a shrubby drought deciduous species to 6 feet in the Rutaceae native to high elevation forests of Nuevo Leon, Mexico. This rare species differs from the white sapote in its smaller shrubby habit and in being much more cold hardy (to 4F). It bears an edible loquat sized fruit with a subacid flavor. The two species appear to be graft compatible, and may hybridize. The species is threatened with habitat loss.
We will grow pringle’s sapote in the planting bed south of chucte #5Z1.
We will receive pringle’s sapote as seed. The seeds have short viability and should be planted immediately. Seedlings should be potted on until they reach 1 gal size before planting out.
This week we finished 1/3rd of the detailed Zen Aquapini plant entries.
Philip Gill (Interior and Furniture Designer and Owner of Philip Gill Design) is continuing designs for the interiors of the earthbag village homes. Here’s a front and back view of a Murphy Bed design that folds up to allow for a fold-down desk. Behind the bed are his and hers closet and changing areas. Next we’ll add a ladder for access to an overhead loft area with room enough for another bed, storage, etc.
Devin Porter (3D Graphics Design Specialist) has completed addition of all the domes except 4 for the central ring of the earthbag village. He has also added venting, water catchment canals, the windows and doors for vermiculture toilets and communal shower domes, and doors for access to the storage areas near the south entrance of the Tropical Atrium. Here’s the most recent 3D export:
The SEGO Center Duplicable City Hub now has railings for all of the internal areas and we are beginning the addition of the staircases.
This last week Karl Harris (Architect Drafter, Designer, and founder of Harris Design & Technology Services) finished the 3D details of the SEGO Center group-kitchen canning and preserving area and shared walk-in refrigerator and freezer. This area features tons of storage and shelving, an internal food preparation area with reach-through window for maximum refrigeration conservation during high-volume food production, heavy insulated door for side access and easy addition of fresh produces from the receiving area, sliding refrigeration door for easy access from the main cooking area, freezer access from inside the refrigerator for maximum energy efficiency, and a large canning/preserving/fresh food processing area closest to the North entry.
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Here’s the beginning of the Education for Life subject template that will work in concert with the weekly theme mind maps.