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  • dandomina - Open Source Ecology Forums
    General Discussion 357 Introductions 145 GVCS Development 43 GVCS Replication 14 Similar Projects Partnerships and Open Culture 53 In the News 14 Education 15 Food 18 Energy 42 Health 2 Sustainable Architecture 21 Transportation 10 Household 6 IT Web Infrastructure 110 Shared Personal Notes 1 New Communities 10 Other Languages 3 Discussões em Português 20 Ecovilas 2 Discussions en Français 2 Обсуждения в Россию 1 Discusiones en Español 5 Discussioni

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  • Song about Open Source Ecology - Open Source Ecology Forums
    work with the song is a good one Unfortunately I m garbage when it comes to video work I m in the process of trying to find some help for that kind of stuff If you know of anyone else who would want to put in the time that would be awesome One last thing it s always wonderful to hear someone say that your music touched them That s the reason why I m doing political music to help spread the word and encourage folks to get involved I appreciate such kind words Matt Maier Thanks Matt I credit the producers Alex and Anitek for musical tracks so nice they can make such a geekie rap sound pretty attractive Glad you liked the introduce the middle finger to the invisible hand line It s always nice to have a couple icebreakers here and there between serious lyrics Vote Up 0 Vote Down Matt Maier April 2012 Permalink I blogged about your song http openalia wordpress com 2012 04 23 lonnie ray atkinson flows open source ecology If you tend to get excited enough about this kind of thing to make original songs then you should take a look at Wikispeed They are well along on an awesome project and are cooperating with OSE Also they re on the cusp of launching a Kickstarter campaign to get funding so they can iterate to a production version of their 100mpg car http www wikispeed com Here s one of the promotional videos that s in the works http vimeo com 40755012 Vote Up 0 Vote Down joannee April 2012 Permalink this is a great work you got here you definitely have a talent for music i am sure this will really get some attention for OSE because sometimes all it needs is a great song to hum to and people just listens like you get their attention and put them in the moment i do hope that your work really gets the proper recognition because i think what you do is good and that people will really appreciate it as much as i do more power and goodluck Vote Up 0 Vote Down Lonnie May 2012 Permalink joannee Thanks so much for the kind words It means a lot matt maier Thanks again Matt I appreciate the post I dig what they re doing with wikispeed glad they re gaining momentum There s another group doing something similar to this I think in the Netherlands All kinds of exciting open source projects going on Lots of potential for songs as well Vote Up 0 Vote Down Alex June 2012 Permalink Really love this Rap that is about life I can relate and recognise Do you have more Is there another site for this Alex Vote Up 0 Vote Down XxionxX November 2012 Permalink These are fantastic download these directly to my phone We should make a music video at the Factor e Farm These are great rhymes Vote Up 0 Vote

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  • Ben_Jacoby - Open Source Ecology Forums
    Categories General Discussion 357 Introductions 145 GVCS Development 43 GVCS Replication 14 Similar Projects Partnerships and Open Culture 53 In the News 14 Education 15 Food 18 Energy 42 Health 2 Sustainable Architecture 21 Transportation 10 Household 6 IT Web Infrastructure 110 Shared Personal Notes 1 New Communities 10 Other Languages 3 Discussões em Português 20 Ecovilas 2 Discussions en Français 2 Обсуждения в Россию 1 Discusiones en Español 5

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  • Food - Open Source Ecology Forums
    What I am working on for Agroecology 3 comments Most recent by Matt Maier March 2012 Food Comments 1 Views 172 Follows 4 Votes 0 Household cooling refrigeration 2 comments Most recent by Deaner March 2012 Food Comments 1 Views 280 Follows 3 Votes 0 passive cold storage 2 comments Most recent by Deaner March 2012 Food Comments 0 Views 227 Follows 3 Votes 0 Artisan Dairy Design 1 comment Started by saanengirl February 2012 Food Comments 3 Views 150 Follows 4 Votes 0 Draft animal power 4 comments Most recent by Matt Maier February 2012 Food Comments 0 Views 272 Follows 3 Votes 0 Low drag implements reduce use of fuel in farming 1 comment Started by Fabiofranca August 2011 Food Comments 1 Views 561 Follows 3 Votes 0 Open Source Fruit Dryer 2 comments Most recent by mjn July 2011 Food Comments 9 Views 807 Follows 1 Votes 0 Desctription of a fairly closed loop system raised bed garden chickens rabbits 10 comments Most recent by DavidIAm June 2011 Food Howdy Stranger It looks like you re new here If you want to get involved click one of these buttons Sign In Apply for Membership Categories All Discussions 1 013 General Discussion 895 Introductions 145 GVCS Development 43 GVCS Replication 14 Similar Projects Partnerships and Open Culture 53 In the News 14 Education 15 Food 18 Energy 42 Health 2 Sustainable Architecture 21 Transportation 10 Household 6 IT Web Infrastructure 110 Shared Personal Notes 1 New Communities 10 Other Languages 34 Project Management 4 Proposal and Development Status 10 Organizational Development 26 Team Logs 4 OSE Core Team 1 OSE IT Core Team 2 OSE Collaboration Platform Core Team 6 Resource Development 3 GVCS Technical Development 52 Open Source Car 10 Open Source Tractor 1 Gasifier Burner 1

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  • Bakery Oven: what size is most useful? - Open Source Ecology Forums
    their own grain and bake their own bread However the farmers send their grain to a regional flour mill Bakery shops only became necessary after industrial workers craftsmen and clerks came to live in the villages who would not bake their own bread To me it would seem more useful to have household appliances in the farm houses like a small flour mill oven stove fridge deep freezer dish washer cloth washing machine etc A village of farms does not need a bakery shop or a butcher shop This is done on the farms Add a Comment Howdy Stranger It looks like you re new here If you want to get involved click one of these buttons Sign In Apply for Membership Categories All Discussions 1 013 General Discussion 895 Introductions 145 GVCS Development 43 GVCS Replication 14 Similar Projects Partnerships and Open Culture 53 In the News 14 Education 15 Food 18 Energy 42 Health 2 Sustainable Architecture 21 Transportation 10 Household 6 IT Web Infrastructure 110 Shared Personal Notes 1 New Communities 10 Other Languages 34 Project Management 4 Proposal and Development Status 10 Organizational Development 26 Team Logs 4 OSE Core Team 1 OSE IT Core Team 2 OSE Collaboration Platform Core Team 6 Resource Development 3 GVCS Technical Development 52 Open Source Car 10 Open Source Tractor 1 Gasifier Burner 1 CNC Torch Table 5 Agricultural Microcombine 4 Dimensional Sawmill 1 Documentation and Instructionals 18 OSE Dev 0 Trucktor 0 Microtrac 0 CNC Router 0 CNC Torch Table 0 Bulldozer 0 Backhoe 0 Car 0 3D Printer 0 3D Printer Laser Diode 0 Tractor 0 Powercube 0 Brick Press Controller 0 Tagged oven 2 mill 2 bakery 1 flour 1 size 1 Loading Open Source Ecology Forums Discussions All Categories General Discussion 357 Introductions 145 GVCS

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  • Open Source Aquaponics - Open Source Ecology Forums
    agree that a bit more research should be done before any physical prototypes are planned and implemented Maybe see how much data and planning can be done in 2 3 weeks and then go from there Chickens are definitely great to immediately start out with for any system Idea I ve also heard of an idea for chinampa aquaculture with grates and chicken wire between the islands then chickens are supposed to eat insects by the raised beds and their droppings fertilize the water This would be more of a large scale aquaponic system On FeF and the food issue It looks like FeF has tried food production in the past but it has never really taken off since they are focusing on important machine production and Marcin doesn t really have all the answers yet either So it looks like this is more of an online and off site OSE project for now Aquaponics overview It seems like no one has really published a fully documented open source design for a full closed loop aquaponics system is that the case If so it s going to take a bit of research and prototyping to produce the first finished design It looks like with http theurbanfarmingguys com aquaponics how to aquaponics principles video and designs http theurbanfarmingguys com wiki knowledgebase 2 aquaculture aquaponics aquaponics system plans 40 gallon tote basement system plus the OSE aquaponics page we have enough information to start with Proposed goals The final goal is a closed loop aquaponics system Maybe the first prototype can be basic and use fish food with plans for expanding into experiments for a closed loop system Proposed plan We could get some more numbers and build metrics of how much of everything is needed and how it will cycle through the system Then the design theory should be done enough for an effective prototype Then we should have someone knowledgeable write up and draw up a basic diagram of the ideal closed loop aquaponics system being planned to visualize what elements will be needed maybe with the metric numbers listed for scaling Then the theory and metrics can be used to draw up physical designs for a first prototype then a bill of materials and sources for the cheapest parts Then get the prototype 1 made and tested and start working on adding parts of the closed loop system Mmm I can almost taste the tilapia Question For optimal production you need tools to measure the system to make sure its running correctly There s a basic list of things to measure here for hydroponics http www n55 dk MANUALS HOME HYDRO HOME HYDRO html Light pH Conductivity Nutrients Temperature Water quality What tools are used to measure those Where are good places to get those tools Thanks to laconic world for that list and http opensourceecology org wiki User Conor and Rasmus for collecting and distilling a lot of great information Vote Up 0 Vote Down mjn June 2011 Permalink laconic world Is there a OSE model template on how to develop an experimental project on the wiki I found more comprehensive project templates on the wiki but they did not seem fitting for an exercise such as this My recommendation would be to loosely follow the OSE product template to set up a preliminary project You can find some ideas on how to start an OSE project at http opensourceecology org wiki Starting an OSE Project and some tips on how to run one at http opensourceecology org wiki Managing an OSE Project nbsp Neither of these are official OSE policy but Marcin has seen them and as you can see they also are a work in progress I d suggest you collect your aquaponics research into pages of the form Aquaponics Research Forms Aquaponics Research Filtering Aquaponics Research Suggested Fish etc Then start your designs in Aquaponics Design etc Have a look at http opensourceecology org wiki Steam Engine Index for one possible way to organize information around a project The key recommendation is to shift it to the wiki and start collecting your information there At some point when you feel that you have a critical mass of people ideas design etc you can apply to OSE Marcin to be recognized as an official OSE project Mark Vote Up 0 Vote Down laconic world June 2011 Permalink mjn Thanks Mark for your good suggestions Vote Up 0 Vote Down ARGHaynes June 2011 Permalink I have given it consideration and I have concluded that in a general farming system chickens should play a role but they should not be in an aquaponics system My logic behind this is that if the chickens contaminate the water with their fecal pathogens then there is no barrier or breakdown in place to prevent the herbs from being affected Vote Up 0 Vote Down Silkcom June 2011 Permalink I actually learned about your website from Backyardaquaponics com forum it s a really excellent source of guys girls that have been doing aquaponics for years Several of them could give you the realistic results I ve started a small system very small 4 fish and am looking into expanding I love everything about your open source ideas and would love to see an aquaponics system built around the idea All you really need for aquaponics is fish a water pump and grow beds with 3 4 gravel in it But there are tons of factors that help improve it s efficiency Once you have the ability to shape plastics then building plastic grow beds shouldn t be much of an issue as well as plumbing If you can keep a greenhouse above 55 degrees here in missouri that s not overly simple but obviously not impossible then you can raise tilapia year round As a starter system I would recommend getting a 275 gallon IBC tote or something similar and raise 75 tilapia in it Attach at least 275 gallons worth of grow beds roughly 48 cu ft of grow beds and just do a syphon setup and constantly pump the water from the fish tank to the grow beds and back or look into chift pist basically adds a sump tank so that only 1 water pump is needed It s a large enough system to get a real world test out of it and small enough that it can be done inexpensively Vote Up 0 Vote Down mjn June 2011 Permalink In an effort to capture some of the work that s going on in this forum I have created two pages in the wiki http opensourceecology org wiki Aquaponics Research http opensourceecology org wiki Aquaponics Suggested Fish This is all good stuff gentlemen I urge you to start moving factual information into the wiki using these pages as a starting point Mark Vote Up 0 Vote Down ARGHaynes June 2011 Permalink Alright I started a little aquaponics system I have just now purchased most things it has run me about 275 I expect to spend another 75 There is a similar sized system I saw retail for 2750 so though 350 is a lot of money to me it is a great improvement over standard prices Once everything is together I plan to wiki it up Vote Up 0 Vote Down WP9 June 2011 Permalink ARGHaynes Great idea I ld like to stay posted on how this is developing I think you might be interested in http tilapiafarmingathome com that guys got a pretty large setup and some good info Vote Up 0 Vote Down WP9 June 2011 Permalink compost nutrients sun CO 2 algae rotifers fish humans waste I didn t see rotifers on the wiki something to consider while I apply for a membership Those little buggers have eaten a large quantity of my algae Vote Up 0 Vote Down mjn June 2011 Permalink ARGHaynes Take pictures of the parts and sub assemblies as you go That way you can post the photos later when you start documenting it Mark Vote Up 0 Vote Down ARGHaynes July 2011 Permalink I will be making a post soon my little free time has moved from aquaponics to resolving the raccoon in my coop issue I faced recently Vote Up 0 Vote Down ARGHaynes July 2011 Permalink There is a video on this website that I found to be very interesting though wanting for any information Vote Up 0 Vote Down Allen15 August 2011 Permalink The original post is taken from Growing Power a Milwaukee based non profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of available food choices in urban food deserts I ve been there several times and I ve met Will Allen personally I ve been to several of their paid weekend workshops to learn more about their urban farming methods and I m convinced that implementing some or all of what they are doing is going to be good for FeF They easily produce more than enough food on that 3 acre plot to feed a village at least the size of Dunbar s number that has been mentioned before I took lots of video footage pics too but after my first visit I think their new corporate sponsors were frowning on the use of video cameras so I promised not to post my footage on the internet I can t really share that part but I can share my experiences and knowledge gained by the workshops IF I get to visit FeF I ll be happy to show the videos pics I have to anyone who wants them but I can t share digital copies of same by promise to Growing Power In one of the workshops there was an exercise between teems of participants and we were given an urban scenario where we had to come up with a plan of action to bootstrap an urban farming operation similar to what is shown in the video One of the major stumbling blocks that came up for all of us was the division of labor especially the really thankless parts that still need to be done 365 days a year for any farm to work and especially for something this concentrated There are lots of thankless and labor intensive jobs in farming and without a dedicated GROUP of people to pull it off it will fail miserably and blow much monetary resource in the process if not careful If it is never in a position to risk capital failure I contend that it probably was underfunded and thus also doomed to fail but on the plus side if one can effectively market the products that are made from such a setup it can easily or rather simply grow into a self sustaining part of FeF I think there is a labor shortage and without solving that this is likely not to yield nearly as good a results and its potentially capable of I recently got the approval of my wife to have us take a vacation in the direction of FeF with the intent of visiting and actually seeing first hand what is there and how they are doing life in general Not sure when I could pull it off yet but it has at least passed the Board of Directors approval process and we fully expect that such a visit would be liken to camping in the rough if we were to stay overnight She s still OK with going I also think that the living quarters and food infrastructure probably needs to be improved if for no other reason than to make it more appealing for the people who are being asked to voluntarily show up to fill the recent job postings ala the Dream Team 16 etc I do see a conflict with running an active producing farm and not paying the farm workers though Not sure how that would be handled Vote Up 0 Vote Down ARGHaynes August 2011 Permalink Allen15 Growing Power was one of the organizations that led to my interest in Aquaponics then a lot of life got in the way and I have a mess of supplies waiting on me Could you post a technical discussion and elaborate on all the minutiae of the Growing Power aquaponics system Vote Up 0 Vote Down Allen15 August 2011 Permalink I m not exactly sure what you mean by post a technical discussion so I probably don t know how to do that yet Pointers are welcome Vote Up 0 Vote Down Allen15 August 2011 Permalink Growing Power is primarily about producing good wholesome food in quantity and teaching others how they can do it too Some of their workshop classes are more focused on an urban environment such as the ones that specifically target teaching existing farmers and greenhouse growers how to get a higher profit margin out of growing in a greenhouse environment and much of that will not be immediately relevant to FeF This is because for example they grow lake perch because the perch in Lake Michigan had long been declared unfit for consumption and local high end restaurants will pay good money for essentially organically produced lake perch This is more about marketing your product to niches and growing that which will fill those niche markets rather than growing that which you would like to sustain yourself with Another example is that they frequently grow specialized salad greens for the local health food markets where there is a much higher profit margin but again you really wouldn t want to live off of them primarily One other thing that they point out is that once you garner the trust of the local markets to source some particular items you pretty much have to keep delivering with no excuses or you will have lost that chance and possibly forever your reputation will be mud Local grocery stores can be convinced to buy from you but they also need reliable suppliers of produce etc and their livelihoods depend upon the reliability of their sources On the downside IMO because they are kinda setup for making higher profit items as their end product they aren t really using their aquaponics setup to its fullest extent for variety of sustenance type foods there is a higher profit margin in growing other items with a much higher turnover rate like alfalfa or bean sprouts which they can turn over in a matter of weeks per harvest They were setup every time I ve been there to grow salad parts with all of their aquaponics systems as the harvested crop That s fine if you re a rabbit but not so much if you are really more into a more mid western style meal plan It has been suggested by many that one can t properly grow tubers or other root crops with aquaponics and I don t believe this is true just true with the way that others have approached aquaponics to date I personally believe that aquaponics would be a good fit when combined with growbeds with enough soil to grow tubers of choice but one will likely need to change the ratio of planter bed area to volume of water or fish because your flow rate will have to remain high enough to keep your fish alive and the planter beds will not filter as quickly as the pea gravel substrate that is typically used for traditional aquaponics I think the entire thing could be combined with some greywater reclamation reuse too to become even more efficient Vote Up 0 Vote Down Conor August 2011 Permalink I think there s a danger of re inventing the wheel here There are already many online instructions about how to build aquaponics systems They mightn t fly the open source banner but people have posted free plans online Check out Farm Fountain Barrelponics and the Backyard Aquaponics forum There is so much aquaponics information available online that anyone who is serious about building their own system and has an Internet connection can find out everything they need to know It is a solved problem Vote Up 0 Vote Down Allen15 August 2011 Permalink It s not really a solved problem as there is much more to be learned that can only be learned by doing it since YMMV quite heavily I am a member of the Barrelponics Yahoo group and there is a saying around there that sticks in memory You really haven t done aquaponics until you ve had your first big fish kill where you wake up come home find that ALL of your fish are now dead for no reason you can discern Much to learn about your specific setup to keep your little ecosystem balanced well enough for everything to thrive We don t have to re invent the wheel or come close but we should really identify our goals both short term long term on any aquaponics project or we will probably fall short of them and the context of OSE FeF that would likely mean that the mistakes would be unfunded and expensive out of pocket Growing Power has multiple excellent setups and they do work well for them but I recognize that their goals don t align well with my own and may not align well with a FeF type environment either There is lots of marketing hype online about aquaponics as it looks to be trending up but be careful as not all of it will ever amount to anything that actually amortizes its own costs Vote Up 0 Vote Down spike August 2011 Permalink i havent read this whole post i will later i promise i was thinking of setting up a small aquaponics in the backyarrd i was going to be using old bathtubs as the grow beds and am temted to use them as gthe the fish tank aswell or i might use the ICB the big liquid storage containers using

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  • Jason_Learned - Open Source Ecology Forums
    General Discussion 357 Introductions 145 GVCS Development 43 GVCS Replication 14 Similar Projects Partnerships and Open Culture 53 In the News 14 Education 15 Food 18 Energy 42 Health 2 Sustainable Architecture 21 Transportation 10 Household 6 IT Web Infrastructure 110 Shared Personal Notes 1 New Communities 10 Other Languages 3 Discussões em Português 20 Ecovilas 2 Discussions en Français 2 Обсуждения в Россию 1 Discusiones en Español 5 Discussioni

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  • Survive Drought with Wicking Beds - Open Source Ecology Forums
    difference Our wicking beds thrived through the drought as you can see from the photo above where the rest of the garden was suffering even though it was receiving more water The wicking bed concept is very simple Create a reservoir of water below the soil and water from the bottom up rather than from the top down This reduces evaporation losses and helps to maintain a balanced soil moisture level Your plants will love it Here s how we built our wicking beds using cheap materials url http velacreations com food plants annuals item 108 wicking bed html url We are slowly converting our entire garden to wicking beds url http velacreations com blog item 351 more wicking html url Add a Comment Howdy Stranger It looks like you re new here If you want to get involved click one of these buttons Sign In Apply for Membership Categories All Discussions 1 013 General Discussion 895 Introductions 145 GVCS Development 43 GVCS Replication 14 Similar Projects Partnerships and Open Culture 53 In the News 14 Education 15 Food 18 Energy 42 Health 2 Sustainable Architecture 21 Transportation 10 Household 6 IT Web Infrastructure 110 Shared Personal Notes 1 New Communities 10 Other Languages 34 Project Management 4 Proposal and Development Status 10 Organizational Development 26 Team Logs 4 OSE Core Team 1 OSE IT Core Team 2 OSE Collaboration Platform Core Team 6 Resource Development 3 GVCS Technical Development 52 Open Source Car 10 Open Source Tractor 1 Gasifier Burner 1 CNC Torch Table 5 Agricultural Microcombine 4 Dimensional Sawmill 1 Documentation and Instructionals 18 OSE Dev 0 Trucktor 0 Microtrac 0 CNC Router 0 CNC Torch Table 0 Bulldozer 0 Backhoe 0 Car 0 3D Printer 0 3D Printer Laser Diode 0 Tractor 0 Powercube 0 Brick Press

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