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So far in February, the weather in Atlanta has been like a rollercoaster and in the span of just a few short days, the weather went from the high 60’s to torrential rain to snow flurries. Reminds me of Ohio except way warmer.

Book a 1 hour demo or 2 hour hands on class. It’s really simple. #SimpleFoodSmallFarmz #AtlantaUrbanAg

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This is large hugelbeet that’s about 30 feet long and 8-10 feet wide. It’s been sitting for about 3-4 years and settling, but it’s still full of plenty of gaps and openings that are hard to fill unless you add enough soil. It’s probably going to take 2-3 cubic yards of soil to get it properly covered and filled in for planting, and since that’s going to cost $75 plus gas for at least 2-3 trips back and forth, we might save up to get 5 cubic yards in a small dump truck delivered at once if the delivery fee isn’t more than the cost of the soil. The pine trees on top are just to cover and hold the naturally fallen leaves in place and will be processed into fencing for the garden soon.

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Welcome to SolarpunkPositivity!

Making a difference can often feel impossible. We seem to be battered with news stories about the worsening state of our environment. But the truth is, we really can make a difference. And it’s our duty to do so. There are people and organizations making huge strides in turning the tides of climate change. But they need the support of the little things. Composting, recycling, diy, gardening, it all adds up.

This blog aims to change the culture of despair into one of hope. You will only find posts, original and reblogged, that spread positivity and practical advice.

Submit your own solarpunk accomplishments! Did you make a wind turbine? Plant a garden? Even the smallest things add up, so share! You will only ever find encouragement here.

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Gardening for Extraterrestrials - Late summer on the tip of Africa with still plenty of planting season left!

If you beat the weeds and cleared some space in your garden to plant some types you would rather have in your garden instead, then the last stretch of summer heat without rain might have been very discouraging. Baby plants, like any other babies, needd a temperate and moist environment.

To add to the challenge of drought conditions all over the Highveld and beyond, there are signs of Autumn’s approach in the drying up of squash plants and leaf fall off some deciduous trees.

Don’t be put off, chin up, get your best sun hat on and get ready to make use of the rain that is coming. Store up as much water from the rain when it comes, for when there is no rain. There is plenty of growing season ahead. Escarpment areas have some advantages on the Highveld and you can grow a lot before the first frost, potentially only arriving in May!

This is what you can do this February. Choose short life summer veggies, like lettuce, spinach, and even tomatoes and germinate them in medium pots for a little longer stretch than in a shallow seed tray. Water repeatedly for the dry days, morning and night.

Plant peas and carrots in deep seed trays and ready a bed where they can grow together. Grow the peas on a line trellis or fence edge with carrots in lines between them. They both like the cooler weather and if you find a shady edge under a tree that will lose its leaves and let sun through in the winter, you can give them a longer growing period.

If you can control insect invasion with shade net, plant a variety of brassicas (Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts and Kale) in deep seed trays and water well. They love the cooler winter months and can feed you very well with enough to share. They like a rich nitrogen soil, being that they are leaf based. Plant them out at a distance that prevents them from having so much space between them that the sun dries them out and the water you give them gets wasted. Imagine the size of a cabbage head and space them as close as that.

If it helps to save you time, it is not recommended that you plant corn now. Not onions or garlic either. Don’t let me stop you from trying but consult your seed packets for suggested planting months and how long they take from seed to plate.

Send in your garden successes or challenges in the comments below or email me here, and let us know if there is something you want to know about. Maybe you are not growing vegetables, but rather soft lawns and roses instead. Share your particular garden skills and feature your garden here on the Garden School page.

Follow us on the Garden School (@gardenschoolboven) on Facebook.

Happy gardening!

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Nextipac, Jalisco - 2019
Desarrollo habitacional de bajo impacto


Huerto Comunitario, Creatory Desarrolladores, 2020

A lo largo de la historia el hombre ha intentado explicarse mediante distintas ideas y representaciones, su relación con la naturaleza; sin embargo, existe algo que no puede negar, se trata de su dependencia directa al abrumador medio ambiente que lo ve nacer, desarrollarse y finalmente morir. Este proceso es en sí mismo naturaleza y el hombre forma parte de él. Tratar de separar la idea de hombre y naturaleza sería absurdo, puesto que su co-dependencia llega a tal grado de destruirse entre sí con la misma intensidad con que se complementan, una antinomia que trasciende más allá de nuestra consciencia: somos parte del todo y el todo es parte de nosotros. 


Imagen: Vesica Piscis

Nada ilustra mejor la antinomia presentada con anterioridad que la “vesica piscis”, un símbolo presente en la geometría sagrada —fuera de toda concepción matemática o metafísica— que simboliza la unión entre dos iguales: dos ideas contrarias se intersectan en el punto central de ellas mismas.Podríamos adecuar este ideal para ilustrar la relación humano-naturaleza como dos principios teóricamente contrarios pero imposibles de desenlazar. Esta representación es la piedra angular para el desarrollo de Huertos Urbanos.


Replanteando el esquema de la “vesica piscis” con formas hexagonales, uniendo las aristas que se generan al intersectarse ambas figuras y repitiendo el teselado de la geometría, se concibió una modulación perfectamente proporcional en relación a sí misma, permitiéndonos experimentar con los trazos sembrados sobre el emplazamiento.


Diagrama: Ubicación Arcos de Piedra

Considerando el uso que se le dará al espacio central de amenidades (Centro Eco Educacional y Núcleo de permacultvo), se optó por un corredor central protegido por las edificaciones con quiebres visuales que nos  atraen hacia la naturaleza, como si esta nos llamara; manteniendo así el recorrido lineal para los visitantes y nada invasivo para los habitantes del complejo sin aislarse por completo. Mediante jardines y grandes ventanales, los habitantes de Huertos Urbanos podrán ser testigos del movimiento al interior sin sentirse invadidos por la cantidad de gente que podría llegar de visita.


Centro eco-educacional y de permacultivo, Creatory Desarrolladores, 2020

Las ruinas de civilizaciones antiguas son un claro ejemplo del paso del tiempo, de la fuerza de la naturaleza y de cómo recobra el dominio sobre las intervenciones del ser humano tomando lo construido e integrándolo de nuevo al paisaje. De ahí parte la inspiración para crear arcos de mampostería que hagan alusión a lo descrito, y que en el futuro ellos mismos sean parte del paisaje. Estos arcos de piedra regirán por encima de los volúmenes rectangulares de tapial como si la tierra compactada hubiera llegado después con la intención de cerrar los espacios disponibles.


Jardín de cultivo de flores, Creatory Desarrolladores, 2020

Huertos Urbanos tiene su génesis en la idea de reunir al hombre con la naturaleza; no como una competencia entre ellos, sino como un romance eterno que siempre ha existido y seguirá. Reintegrar al ser humano en el ecosistema y sus procesos intrínsecos sabiendo que ahí nació algo y que ahí volverá, es el principal objetivo del proyecto


Terrazas de usos múltiples, Creatory Desarrolladores, 2020


Conjunto, Creatory Desarrolladores, 2020

Agradecemos a Santoscoy Arquitectos y Neutro Estudio por sus aportaciones para lograr el presente proyecto. 

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