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Forever MicroRanch

Forever MicroRanch

A Community Living Project & Farmed Animal Sanctuary

Forever MicroRanch: A Community Leaving Project is a diverse collection of human folk and nonhuman residents, acting together as co-citizens, who believe that farmed animal, environmental and human justice promotes health and quality of life for all.

We understand that our wellbeing as a community is directly connected to the kindness, compassion and respect we extend to nonhuman animals, humans and our natural environment, and we are dedicated to promoting a space of safety and comfort for all, here at Forever MicroRanch (FMR).

 Spiritual Centre "Inanitah"

Spiritual Centre "Inanitah"

Inanitah is a Spiritual Community on the Magical Island Ometepe in Nicaragua - Water Season - 15 Feb until 15 Aug

Inanitah is a conscious community, where people live in harmony with each other and with nature. On a tropical island with two volcanoes, we offer a one month volunteer programme which includes meditation, yoga and breath work classes.

As an InanItah Explorer, you are invited to participate in daily yoga, meditation and land based regenerative living classes. You’ll have the opportunity to learn and practice natural building and organic gardening, and conscious communication, as well as permaculture and ecovillage building principles.

PermaTree Holistic Gaia Assosication

PermaTree Holistic Gaia Assosication

Permaculture, organic tropical fruit farm and nature reserve at the edge of the amazon in Ecuador

We are a holistic permaculture farm focusing on a sustainable lifestyle by growing and cooking our own organic foods :-)

In our climate almost everything grows. Just to give you and idea from Coconuts to Cocoa/cacao, Soursop, Jackfruit, Babaco, Breadfruit, Passion-fruit, etc. We (Swiss & French couple) started in March 2016 building our Non-Profit Organization with the philosophy of permaculture.

Ecoaldea Ayrumã

Ecoaldea Ayrumã

La Ecoaldea Ayrumã es un grupo inter-cultural de personas unidas para co-crear un sueño común, una comunidad intencional que promueve un modo de vida sostenible.

Utilizamos procesos participativos para integrar holísticamente las dimensiones ecológica, económica, social y cultural de la sostenibilidad, buscando promover relaciones humanas más sanas basadas en la cooperación, la solidaridad y la integración con la naturaleza, para asegurar el bienestar de todas las formas de vida y sus futuras generaciones.

Sólheimar eco village

Sólheimar eco village

A sustainable community in S-Iceland

Sólheimar is a village in southern Iceland, located about 80 km from Reykjavík.

Sesselja H. Sigmundsdóttir (1902-1974) founded Sólheimar on the 5th of July 1930. It is the first community of its kind in the world, where so called able and disabled people live and work together. Sólheimar is also the first community in Scandinavia where organic cultivation is practised. Today, Sólheimar is a village with 100 inhabitants, 40 of whom are disable. The grounds are about 250 hectares.

Relocating in Peace with Effective S

Relocating in Peace with Effective S

packers and movers

New house purchase can be done successfully with packers and movers but before that you need to know that who packers and moversareand what their worksare. Packers and movers are the expert that aids people while moving and shifting. They pack and transport the goods at the required location without the trouble. They are the helping hands while you relocate anywhere, so hiring a household changing company for shifting is the great idea to move safely.

Green Gecko

Green Gecko

Sustainable travel in north east Thailand

Green Gecko is a rural Thai villa for vacation rental inthe countryside of northeast Thailand, out of Udon Thani.

Constructed of sustainable materials in the traditional Thai style, this beautiful property sleeps 4 guests and offers a private saltwater swimming pool, complimentary Thai meals, free airport transfers and laundry, and ample space in a setting that is serene, peaceful and resolutely authentic.

Greencross Eco Village

Greencross Eco Village

A neotribal community turns to an eco village

Greencross Ecovillage India

Estem buscant Col·laboradors

Estem buscant Col·laboradors

Estem en la micro fase d'arquitectura urbana i paissatgisme
16 al 20 de May

TESLA
Ullastrell
Living Lab

Eco Vila
Silicon Valley
Smart City

Estem intentant crear la "societat del futur", en un "Living Lab" situat al Poble d'Ullastrell, provincia de Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain.
Codi postal 08231.

Volem crear un model que inclòs es podrà exportar a altres llocs del Planeta, inclòs La Índia i La Xina.

Ecoaldea, Silicon Valley (empresarial i tecnològic). Eco Bio Tic, Smart City.

Gira de Talleres de Energias Libres

Gira de Talleres de Energias Libres

20 de May al 4 de June

Gira de Talleres de Dispositivos de Energías Libres - GTDEL 2016

Construye tu propia lámpara pulsante con agua de mar y llévatela a casa.

1-Taller-Dispositivos-Energias-Libres-Orba-20-Mayo
20 de Mayo – Orba, Alicante
22 de Mayo – Sant Joan d’Alacant, Alicante
24 de Mayo – Biovives, La Lloma, Elche, Alicante
28 de Mayo – CS El local, Santomera, Murcia
29 de Mayo – Biosegura, Bullas, Murcia
1 de Junio – Jaulas abiertas, Málaga
4 de Junio – Ecoluciona, Álora, Málaga

Los talleres

Community Garden in Rural Wayanad!

Community Garden in Rural Wayanad!

A project to Create Employment Opportunities and Enhance Food and Nutritional Security for Tribal People in Wayanad, Kerala!

Introduction: The hilly district of Wayanad, Kerala is known for its rich biodiversity and cultural diversity. It is an agrarian district with nearly 90% of people depending on agriculture for sustenance. Dependency on agriculture and farm work is of particular concern for Wayanad’s tribal population which continues to represent the highest demographic in Kerala at an estimated 18%.

Construcción con balas de Paja

Construcción con balas de Paja

15 al 27 de August

Fechas: 1-13 Agosto 2016

Lugar: Ecoaldea Los Guindales

Dirigido a: estudiantes, constructores, arquitectos, amantes de los oficios tradicionales.

Desarrollo:

Se alternarán parte teórica y práctica tomando en cuenta que la teórica será un 20-30 % del total

Cada día habrá ocho-nueve horas de taller

Teórica: Dibujo, calculo, teoría de trazado,estudio de las armaduras de cubierta más comunes.

Práctica: Trazado, cortes y escoplos, montaje varias estructuras de madera maciza.

Taller de Carpintería de Armar

Taller de Carpintería de Armar

1 al 13 de August

TALLER de CARPINTERÏA DE ARMAR

Fechas: 1-13 Agosto 2016

Lugar: Ecoaldea Los Guindales

Dirigido a: estudiantes, constructores, arquitectos, amantes de los oficios tradicionales.

Desarrollo:

Se alternarán parte teórica y práctica tomando en cuenta que la teórica será un 20-30 % del total

Cada día habrá ocho-nueve horas de taller

Teórica: Dibujo, calculo, teoría de trazado,estudio de las armaduras de cubierta más comunes.

Práctica: Trazado, cortes y escoplos, montaje varias estructuras de madera maciza.

Alcana

Alcana

A Resource Based Paradigm

A project in sustainability, research, alternative energy, off grid..
I have a cabin and plans for an earthship..

can accomodate visitors, looking for help and suggestions

Mahuá Ashram * Una Ciudad de Luz

Mahuá Ashram * Una Ciudad de Luz

Subtítulo: 
Un Prototipo de Vida Sustentable , Educación y Consciencia.
Regiones: 
Taller Yo Ecológico - Vivencial

Taller Yo Ecológico - Vivencial

27 al 29 de May

Taller Vivencial de Ecologia Profunda

Herramientas para la transición Interna y Global

El objetivo de este Taller es explorar nuestras respuestas internas a la situación de nuestro mundo, tomar energías y prepararnos para tomar parte en su sanación.
Para ello ofrecemos un taller activo, con diversas actividades y dinámicas en la Naturaleza, algunas en grupo, en parejas y otras individuales ahondando en nuestro interior.

Yo Mujer, Yo Ecologico, Yo Gaia

Yo Mujer, Yo Ecologico, Yo Gaia

30 de April al 2 de May

Taller Vivencial de Ecologia Profunda para Mujeres

Un fin de semana para Reconectarnos con nuestro Poder, la Naturaleza y la Red de la Vida

Vivimos en tiempos desafiantes, con crisis en nuestros ecosistemas, economias y sociedades que están afectando a toda la vida del planeta. Para muchas personas esto puede ser angustioso y abrumador; tal vez no sepan como reaccionar.

T. Ecologia Profund y Trabajo Proces

T. Ecologia Profund y Trabajo Proces

6 al 8 de May

Herramientas para la Transición Interna, Grupal y Medioambiental
En La Casa Encendida – Madrid

El objetivo es explorar nuestras respuestas internas a la situación de nuestro mundo, coger fuerzas y prepararnos para tomar parte en la recuperación de la salud del medio ambiente y del planeta.

Es un taller activo, con diversas actividades y dinámicas, algunas en grupo, en parejas y otras individuales ahondando en nuestro interior.

Ecovillage Design Education (EDE)

Ecovillage Design Education (EDE)

Community Sustainability
4 al 13 de November

The Global Ecovillage Network (Australia) is excited to offer an introduction course in Ecovillage Design Education – Community Sustainability in Tasmania within the beautiful Tasman Ecovillage.

This EDE Intro Course will take people through the Social, Economic, Environment and Spiritual elements required for a successful community and bring new awareness to how we as communities can function sustainably and wholly into the future.

T. Ecologia Profund y Trabajo Proces

T. Ecologia Profund y Trabajo Proces

6 al 8 de May

Herramientas para la Transición Interna, Grupal y Medioambiental
En La Casa Encendida – Madrid

El objetivo es explorar nuestras respuestas internas a la situación de nuestro mundo, coger fuerzas y prepararnos para tomar parte en la recuperación de la salud del medio ambiente y del planeta.

Es un taller activo, con diversas actividades y dinámicas, algunas en grupo, en parejas y otras individuales ahondando en nuestro interior.

Yo Mujer, Yo Ecologico, Yo Gaia

Yo Mujer, Yo Ecologico, Yo Gaia

30 de April al 2 de May

Taller Vivencial de Ecologia Profunda para Mujeres

Un fin de semana para Reconectarnos con nuestro Poder, la Naturaleza y la Red de la Vida

Vivimos en tiempos desafiantes, con crisis en nuestros ecosistemas, economias y sociedades que están afectando a toda la vida del planeta. Para muchas personas esto puede ser angustioso y abrumador; tal vez no sepan como reaccionar.

Hands-On Permaculture Intensive

Hands-On Permaculture Intensive

Frelighsburg​, QC from August 22nd to 26th, 2016
22 al 26 de August

Already have a PDC under your belt? Want to expand your skills set? This advanced, hands-on course is what you've been looking for! Perfect for developing your abilities as a designer, this course takes you through the implementation process of permaculture techniques such as: soil building, water management systems, food foresting, livestock management, natural building and more!

Take the hands-on and put into practice your newly acquired permaculture design expertise.

P3 Permaculture Design

P3 Permaculture Design

Dependant on your needs, your site and your budget, we have the right solution for you. You can chose to hire us for all the steps detailed below, or just the ones that you need for your project.

Table Talk
Concept Plan
Detailed Design
Implementation

Permaculture Design Certificate

Permaculture Design Certificate

Frelighsburg, QC from August 7th to 20th, 2016
7 al 20 de August

Join us in Frelighsburg, QC for a full-time, two-week Permaculture Design Certification. The PDC program follows the internationally recognized curriculum provided by Bill Mollison. During this course, we will observe and follow the natural principles that drive ecological systems. We will learn, through both theory and hands-on practice, how to integrate these principles in designing our lives, homes, lands, and communities.

Introduction to Permaculture

Introduction to Permaculture

The BIG Picture from April 29th to May 1st, 2016
29 de April al 1 de May

Beyond agriculture or architecture, but borrowing from both, permaculture is a comprehensive design tool that can be used to better own communities, gardens, and lives. By mimicking nature to heal broken systems (both ecological and social) permaculture provides a variety of approaches for positive change. In this introductory weekend, Graham Calder of P3 Permaculture will walk participants through the basics of permaculture philosophy and design.

Permaculture Design Certificate

Permaculture Design Certificate

Montréal from May 21st, 2016 to July 31st, 2016
21 de May al 31 de July

This PDC follows the permaculture design curriculum established by Bill Mollison, and is internationally recognized as the standard in this field. Obtain your internationally recognized permaculture certificate, this spring the PDC is conveniently offered on weekends in Montréal!

Camp Auroville 15-23 May 2016

Camp Auroville 15-23 May 2016

Camp Auroville is 9-day immersion program for 16-18 year olds, using Auroville as a campus and its outstanding experience in sustainable living as a curriculum for learning and personal growth. It is a learning-in-action program connecting core human values, design theory, ideation, and hands-on work around personalized themes. The aim of this program is to empower youth to embody principles of ecological stewardship for the promotion of human and environmental wellbeing.

Casas pasivas y su futuro ecologico

Casas pasivas y su futuro ecologico

No solo es lo que viene en un futuro cercano, sino que ya muchas de las construcciones de hoy en día se levantan bajo éste concepto; no es de extrañar que así sea, si tenemos en cuenta las grandes ventajas que esto implica no solo a nivel del cuidado del medioambiente sino también en lo que a nuestra economía personal se refiere. Por ejemplo, una casa pasiva requiere hasta un 90 por ciento menos de energía de calefacción que una convencional.

Composting Toilet

Composting Toilet

Toilet with internal composting container
A composting toilet is a simple, watersaving and logical alternative to the water closet we know. No need for a water supply, no sewers and no sewage treatment necessary. For me it's even a very practical way to become a part again in the ecological live-cycle of soil-plant-food-digestion-soil. The instructions provided in the instructables link is for a composting toilet with internal composting container. Another solution would be to construct a simpe box with a hole and a lid with a bucket inside. This you could even use inside a house. The contents would then be disposed of on an external composting heap, always being covered up nicely with other material.
Living Roots EcoVillage

Living Roots EcoVillage

Living Roots EcoVillage is located on a beautiful 75 acre farm near Patoka Lake/French Lick/Paoli, IN. This historic farm has 3 barns, a bunkhouse, a community center, more than 10 springs (including a spring house), good fencing, good soil, a pond, forest, and beautiful rolling pastures. In just about 2 years on the new land, we have built three greenhouses, 5 cabins (including an earthen clay-slip, earth bag dome), an 1800 ft. deer fence, farm stand, outdoor kitchen, produce shed, U-Pick strawberry patch, building workshop, walk-in fridge, and earthen grow room.

Solar Dryer Box

Solar Dryer Box

compact foldable solar dryer
Made mostly of spare wood, this dryer costs almost nothing in materials. You need some woodworking skills to build it the way it's described here, with swallowtail joints and the like, but there's ways to simplify it. You'll find detailed step by step instructions with all the necessary measures on instructables.com just follow the webiste link.
GEN Desk at Auroville

GEN Desk at Auroville

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Revocos de Tierra Arcillosa:de A a Z

Revocos de Tierra Arcillosa:de A a Z

Módulo 1- Conocer el Barro
22 al 23 de April

Revoques de Tierra: de A a Z

en ”Arterra Bizimodu”: Artieda, Navarra (30 min. al este de Pamplona)

4 Módulos: Abril-Junio 2016

Instructora: Rikki Nitzkin (www.rikkinitzkin.wordpress.com)

Pest and disease control

Pest and disease control

Using of biological control methods to Insect infection - Moringa tree (Hawa Eltigani – Moringa group)
Solution I: Neem – pesticide Neem seeds soaked in water for 24 hrs to facilitate the removal of seeds. Dried seeds were decorticated and crushed into fine powders and then put in spraying device and use it to spray the plant and the product without fear of any damages. Solution II Hot paper pesticide( Chilli) Mixing kilograms and a half of red chilli «pepper powder, cayenne» with 15 or 20 liters of water, left it for 4 hours For fermentation, knowing that it must not exceed these hours to avoid decompose as it decompose during 9 hours and must get rid of it , after four hours be filtered should wear goggles and gloves cover mouth and nose , add 200 liters of water, and then put it in spraying device and use it to spray the plant and the product without fear of any damages, immediate and strong and the result. Solution III Ash: Pest Control It sprays around the plant from the Plant top to bottom for the Buge insect.
Solar Energy

Solar Energy

Disseminating solar energy in far west villages in DRC. (Luc/GENDRC)
Create a partnership network for solar kits, ensure supply. Ensure that transport is possible, if not also create partnerships for transport in this direction. Identify the beneficiary villages. Identify people to train, for stability, women. Train women leaders per village. Create microcredits around the solar project to support sustainability. Install kits with persons empowered.
Regenerative Organic Agriculture

Regenerative Organic Agriculture

The answer is under our feet
Regenerative organic agriculture remove the carbon from the atmosphere and oceans by sequestering it into the soil. It creates humus, made up of the stable, long-lasting remnants of decaying organic material, which expands the soil’s water-holding capacity and improves the fertility of the soil and our ability to grow nutrient-rich crops.
Vermicomposting

Vermicomposting

Worm composting
Worm composting (also called Vermicomposting) is a method for recycling food waste into a rich, dark, earth-smelling soil conditioner. The great advantage of worm composting is that this can be done indoors and outdoors, thus allowing year round composting. It also provides apartment dwellers with a means of composting. In a nutshell, worm compost is made in a container filled with moistened bedding and redworms. Add your food waste for a period of time, and the worms and micro-organisms will eventually convert the entire contents into rich compost. In ideal conditions worms can eat at least their own weight of organic matter in a day and their casts are supremely beneficial to plant growth.
Intercropping

Intercropping

Mixing it up with your crops
Intercropping offers farmers the opportunity to engage nature's principle of diversity on their farms and have the following advantages: Benefits of intercropping are crop yield, productivity of various plant constituents, economic return, yield stability, social benefits, pest control, and nutrient use efficiency. Furthermore, because of some favorable exudates from the component legumes, greater land-use efficiency, greater yield stability and increased competitive ability towards weed, intercropping is advantageous over mono-cropping.
Hugelkultur

Hugelkultur

Hügelkultur is making raised garden beds made of and covered with organic material for cropping. It has several advantages: The first few years, the composting process will slightly warm your soil giving you a slightly longer growing season. The organic material will also shrinks inside the garden beds, making more tiny air so there is no need for tilling. As the years pass, the organic material keeps nutrient excess from passing into the ground water and refeeds that to the garden plants later: That makes the soil of the raised garden bed incredibly rich and loaded with soil life. Besides, it holds a lot of water so hugelkultur can be part of a system for growing garden crops in dry areas with few – or no – irrigation. Passing from 2D to 3D increases the cropping surface as well and enables different micro-climats in the garden bed so it is possible to have more diversity. Last but not least, it allows to avoid bending down…
Earthship Biotecture

Earthship Biotecture

Building radically sustainable buildings
Earthship use solar power and carbon-zero technology and are made of natural and recycled materials. It integrates all elements with food production to assure a minimal reliance on public utilities and fossil fuels. It can be modified for almost any climate and comes in many sizes. It can also come in custom sizes. It has been built enough times that it has become a well oiled machine both in terms of performance and production. Biotecture, based in Taos, New Mexico commercialize it. It costs around $230 per sf. The construction drawings range from $5,000 to $10,000 depending on size. Most models can be built by their crew in one month anywhere in the world. In this scenario you must add travel and accommodations for the crew. Of course our drawings are aimed at owner builders doing this themselves as well. This can cut costs by close to 40%.
No Till Gardening

No Till Gardening

Avoiding soil degradation
The benefits of no-till gardening are therefore numerous: it promotes natural aeration and drainage, it saves water, reduces or eliminates the need to weed, it saves time and energy, it builds earthworm population and helps to reduce the soil erosion and to retain carbon. No-till gardening requires some experimenting to find the right techniques for each growing region but oneself can find a good documentation about how to apply principles of no-till gardening (Preparing the bed before adopting the no-till method, using mulch liberally, in layers; when planting seedlings, pull the mulch back and dig into the surface just enough to set the plant; cuting back on watering; covering cropswith hay in the winter; avoiding compacting the soil etc.)
Solar tunnel drier

Solar tunnel drier

Using solar energy and green technology
Solar drying has been practised for conservation of foods for centuries and is particularly apt for production of high-quality products in agricultural enterprises. The appropriate construction guarantees easy installation as well as transportation. Without any reconstruction the dryer is suitabe for fruits, vegetables, spices and medical plants. Even under adverse weather conditions the operation of the dryer is reliable. Seasonal overproduction as well as over- and undersizes are processed to valuable goods. The applicants of solar tunnel dryers are agricultural enterprises, familiy run farms and developing organisations which demonstrate improved technology. With good results the dryer was also operated by women groups in developing countries to contribute to familiar income. Also an increasing number of organic farmers use the ecological advantages of the solar tunnel dryer for the production of their high-value crops
Using Renewable Energy

Using Renewable Energy

Building a stand-alone PV / Solar Home System with inverter and DC loads
A small system consists of 6 components: The (the) solar module (s) A, the charging controller B, the (the) battery (s) C, the inverter D when AC power is required, the AC loads F and DC consumers, such as 12 V energy-saving lamps.Please note that sufficient cable cross-sections in order to avoid losses. Two cables (+/-) lead from the solar modules A to the charge controller B. The charge regulator should be at least 10% higher dimensions than the maximum current of the modules is. Another two cable lead from the charge regulator (+/-) to the solar battery and to consumers. The battery cable and the cables to the loads should be secured with automotive fuses. Also on the battery, the inverter is connected. Again, you should provide an appropriately sized fuse in the line, as a reverse polarity of the DC connections cause irreversible damage to the unit. The inverter must never be connected to the charge controller, since it could lead to the destruction of the regulator.

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