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We’re happy to report that we just completed the migration of this blog and our entire website to its new home: www.OneCommunityGlobal.org. If you’d like to continue following our progress, please subscribe to the new blog there.

Creating a New Earth: One Community Progress Update for the Last Week

One Community is focused on creating a new earth for The Highest Good of AllOpen source project-launch blueprinting and free-sharing a model for self-replicating teacher/demonstration communities, villages, and cities to be built all over the world is our path to achieving this. We believe if we make it easy enough, affordable enough, and attractive to enough people, then we can create exponential growth and develop mainstream embracing of these concepts and literally transform life on this planet for everyone. Here is our progress update for the week of April 29th through May 5th, 2013.

CREATING A NEW EARTH:
WEEKLY VIDEO UPDATE #10

CREATING A NEW EARTH: TECHNOLOGY

The A.C.E. (Accountability – Celebration – Expansion) App is an open source and free-shared web-based application One Community has developed for time tracking and objective data collection. We’ve spent over 6 months designing it, 3 months beta testing it, and now 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 finished our 3rd blog discussing our journey to creating this and our open source portal for the application including access to the source code and details around how we are developing it further to additionally help with:

● Improving sustainable city efficiency
● Welcome Team and Project Team organization and coordination
● Gathering data and running reports on infrastructure build times
● Gathering data and running reports on complete city social and recreation time
● Improving efficiency and communication during large-scale consensus implementation
● Logging and tracking education components of the Education for Life program
● Logging specific work experience and skills data for individual resume use
● Sharing and collaborating on all the above data to make everything easier for others

CLICK HERE FOR THE ONE COMMUNITY OPEN SOURCE ACE APP PORTAL

HERE ARE THE BLOGS ABOUT THE ACE APPLICATION

 JOURNEY BLOG PART 1    ●    JOURNEY BLOG PART 2    ●    JOURNEY BLOG PART 3

CREATING A NEW EARTH: WEBSITE INFRASTRUCTURE

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CREATING A NEW EARTH: EARTHBAG VILLAGE PROGRESS

The earthbag village (Pod 1) model continues to progress with our intent to demonstrate housing for over 100 people for less than the cost of a moderately priced house in California. We’re now starting to work on the details of plumbing and water catchment and this has led to some changes in the elevations of the different sections of the village as shown here:

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Pod 1 Elevation Updates for Plumbing: Click to Enlarge

These elevation changes will allow us to place all of the plumbing at 5 feet below grade (versus the -12 feet we were expecting in some areas before) and they will also save us about 50% of our planned excavation while reducing labor for earth removal as well.

We also made significant additional progress this last week on the labor projections, materials details, and tools and equipment details for this village model as well as to the Planting Details page for the Tropical Atrium.

CREATING A NEW EARTH: SEGO CENTER CITY HUB PROGRESS

The One Community SEGO Center City Hub is a foundational component of the One Community duplicable teacher/demonstration community, village, and city model purposed to provide an open source and duplicable city center, demonstrate cutting-edge sustainability, to function as a community, village, or city recreation center, dining hall, and laundry facility, and to offer a green-luxury option to donors, major eco-investors, VIPs, or anyone else that might not feel like they are initially ready to stay in one of our earthbagor straw bale hand-constructed homes. Because it replaces individual kitchens, laundry rooms, and living rooms for residents, the SEGO Center also saves significant resources. We’re now working on 3D for this structure. Here’s the most recent export:

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Click Image to Visit the Open Source Portal

CREATING A NEW EARTH: EDUCATION PROGRESS

The following 3 pages of the open source Education for Life Program are now also complete:

BLOOM’S TAXONOMY REVIEW   ●   STUDY TECH REVIEW   ●   MINDFULNESS & FUN CURRICULUM

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FOLLOW ONE COMMUNITY’S PROGRESS

FACEBOOK   ●   LINKEDIN   ●   TWITTER

GET INVOLVED

CONSULTANTS     ●     PIONEERS

One Community Welcomes Michael Martin to the Pioneer Team

Michael-MartinEconomic Botanist, Permaculturist, Curator and Plant Propagator: Michael has an extensive skill set in economic botany and plant uses, plant chemistry, plant propagation, species sourcing, post-harvest processing and plant extraction technology, agricultural, agroforestry, and permacultural principles and practical application, business and market development, composting and mushroom cultivation, combined with a diversity of sustainable living interests. Michael has studied the ethnobotany, phytochemistry, medicinal and industrial uses of many thousands of unusual plant species from around the world including studying botany with Prof. Paul C. Hutchison at UC Berkeley. He was Collections Propagator and Curator at Quail Botanical Gardens for three and a half years, the Curator of the Reference Collection of the American Bamboo Society, and also the owner of the Flying Dragon Ranch, which he redeveloped using permaculture principles. Michael is a current or former member of the Society for Economic Botany, American Bamboo Society, NAFEX, CRFG, RFCA, DELEP, Cactus and Succulent Society, American Society of Pharmacognosy, Seed Savers Exchange, The Cucurbit Society, and the American Herb Society.

LEARN MORE ABOUT MICHAEL ON HIS COMPLETE BIO PAGE

RELATED PAGES

THE ONE COMMUNITY TEAM    ●    BECOMING A ONE COMMUNITY PIONEER

One Community’s Project Management Software Online Journey (Part 3 of 3)

Continued from Part 2

After the implementation of the Welcome Teams, Project Teams, and the P.E.A.C.E. Agreement, everything was running fairly smooth. We had gained more clarity, more of the infrastructure for handling logistics and administration was sorted out, and productivity was increasing.

However, there was still one aspect of the One Community project that wasn’t that user-friendly and efficient: how One Community members were logging their contributions and their progress for each Project Team. Since we were using the Google Spreadsheet to keep track of what we were contributing, what should we do with older data? Every week, the contributions would take up the entire screen. Do we copy and paste the previous weeks down below, paste it into another tab, or create an archive Google Spreadsheet to archive past contributions?

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THEN JUSTEN PALMER JOINED ONE COMMUNITY

Justen (click here for his full bio) is a systems engineer and programmer who came to the team with over 6 years of experience as the founder and CTO of Webceleb Inc, partner and lead developer for Tiny Factory, and Director of Operations for It Factor LLC. His specialty is as a web application designer and programmer using cutting edge real-time technology (Node.js, Socket.io, and Mongo DB) to build applications that span traditional web to mobile and tablet platforms. Using these skills, Justen built the One Community A.C.E. (Accountability Celebration and Expansion) App.

Software Project Management Tools – The ACE App

The ACE App is a web-based application that makes it easier and quicker to log each member’s contribution, provides a chat feature, personal profile page, and even a reports page where we can export and view total team contributions for any given week or month. The best part of this is that the interface is very intuitive, very minimalistic, extremely smooth and responsive, and easy for new members to learn regardless of their technological background.

If you’d like to see what other members are up to for any given week, you can just click on their name and you’ll see everything they’re doing such as: what project category they were working on, how many hours they spent on that particular task, and even the links of documents they were working on.

As a member fills in the hours, you will actually see the color of your productivity bar change. It goes from red, green, blue and if you’re really hardcore for the week and do somewhere in the neighborhood of 40-50+ hours, then the bar will go purple!

Not only can you view the total hours contributed for each week, but you can see the breakdown of the hours contributed to each project team as well, which is located under the “Reports” tab.

In the Reports section, you can select a date range to see past weeks, contributions, and also the breakdown of how many hours were put into each project team. This is extremely beneficial because it allows us to:

  1. Review the progression and growth of One Community and all its components
  2. See exactly how much time and energy is being put towards each individual project
  3. Track and improve our efficiency and effectiveness using #1 and #2

Here’s an example of what one of the ACE app monthly reports looks like:

One Community's Project Management Software Online

Global Goals for this Project Management Software

As we build One Community as part of a global collaborative of self-sufficient and self-replicating teacher/demonstration communities, villages and cities, we will also be using this application to objectively log, evaluate, share, and collaborate with other communities, villages, and cities interested in working together for The Highest Good of All too. Combining the data of others with our data, we will further the evolution of all project-launch blueprints as open source and free-shared contributions to a global village construction database objectively evaluating and sharing the results of everything from creating a culture of fulfilled living practices to construction times for each component of our infrastructure and more.

This will ultimately mean other teacher/demonstration villages interested in working together with us and each other for The Highest Good of All will be able to use this application in whole or partial collaboration with us on:

● Improving sustainable city efficiency
● Logging community participation and contribution
● Welcome Team and Project Team organization and coordination
● Gathering data and running reports on infrastructure build times
● Gathering data and running reports on complete city social and recreation time
● Improving efficiency and communication during large-scale consensus implementation
● Logging and tracking education components of the Education for Life program
● Logging specific work experience and skills data for individual resume use
● Sharing and collaborating on all the above data to make everything easier for others

Open Sourcing the Project Management Software Online

The A.C.E. App is already an open source application available for the public to utilize, customize, and even contribute ideas to make this app better. If the suggestions are accepted, they will become an addition to the open source application foundation. For those interested in working with the application code and/or modifying the application, the following are the necessary pre-requisites:

  • Runs on node js: navigate to root directory in terminal and run “node jin.js”
  • Built with the Jin framework (documentation forthcoming)
  • Uses mongodb – make sure you have mongo installed before running
PROJECT MANAGEMENT JOURNEY RELATED PAGES

GET THE CODE AND TRY IT    ●    JOURNEY BLOG PART 1    ●    JOURNEY BLOG PART 2

ONE COMMUNITY OPEN SOURCE ACE APP PORTAL

CLICK HERE FOR THE ONE COMMUNITY OPEN SOURCE ACE APP PORTAL

How to Help Humanity: One Community’s Progress Update for the Week of 4/22/2013

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This is our progress update for the week of 4/22/2013.

HOW TO HELP HUMANITY

FULFILLED LIVING COMPONENTS OF ONE COMMUNITY

In our opinion, if what we are seeking is how to help humanity, we believe the fastest way to that goal is large-scale teaching of how humanity can help itself and demonstrating the experience as more fun and fulfilling than how not to help humanity. Fifteen years of research, development, and planning went into what this more fulfilling experience would be like, and how it would be supported and maintained, and these two newly updated pages discuss this:

A DAY IN THE LIFE     ●     KEEPING IT ALL RUNNING & EVOLVING

HOW TO HELP HUMANITY INFRASTRUCTURE UPDATES
FOOD INFRASTRUCTURE

Here are the new updates from this last week to our food infrastructure including the first phase of space planning details for the complete Phase I food infrastructure and the addition of more than 50 images, along with another round of formatting, to the Tropical Atrium Planting and Harvest details page.

FOOD INFRASTRUCTURE SPACE PLANNING    ●    TROPICAL ATRIUM PLANTING DETAILS
BLOG ABOUT THE SPACE PLANNING DETAILS

TROPICAL ATRIUM

We’re working on the 3D details for the Tropical Atrium now thanks to the amazing skill, time, and work of John Bassist – a friend of the project who found us on Facebook. Here are some screenshots of John’s work:

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Click Image to Visit the Tropical Atrium Open Source Portal

SEGO CENTER CITY HUB

Karl Harris (Architect Drafter, Designer, and founder of KH Designs) has also completed the final CAD details for the SEGO Center! Here is the last export and now we’re back to focusing on 3D for that as well.

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SEGO Center City Hub Most Recent CAD Export (4/27/2013) – Click to Visit the Open Source Hub

EARTHBAG VILLAGE DETAILS EVOLVING

Additionally we’re now focusing on the materials, tools & equipment, and labor projections for the first village model (Pod 1, The Earthbag Village) most recently with the help of consultants Betty Lenora (Earthbuilding Instructor and Author) and Biko Casini (Sustainable Building Expert, Permaculturalist, and Journeyman Mason). We’ve created the following open source sharing pages as we are organizing all of the great advice and doing additional research behind the scenes:

TIME EXPECTATIONS   ●   MATERIALS DETAILS   ●   TOOLS & EQUIPMENT

FREE-EDUCATION TO HELP HUMANITY
CONTRIBUTION CURRICULUM

The Contribution Curriculum page of the open source Education for Life Program is now complete with images!

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Click Image to Visit the Contribution Curriculum Page of the Education for Life Program

COLLABORATION CURRICULUM

This week we also completed the Collaboration Curriculum pages with final edits and images. Both of these pages are elements of the “Sharing” category of the Curriculum for Life component of this open source and free-shared education program.

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Click Image to Visit the Cooperation Curriculum Page of the Education for Life Program

ARCHITECTS OF THE FUTURE

Here’s an article we wrote about how to help humanity by being our own architects of the future: Architects of the Future Article

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FOLLOW ONE COMMUNITY’S PROGRESS

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GET INVOLVED

CONSULTANTS     ●     PIONEERS

Food Production Systems Planting and Harvesting Planning Progress

The One Community open source food production systems planting and harvesting details are progressing! Each of the food production structures below is being designed to be duplicated as a standalone structure or as a complete village food infrastructure set. Combined they will provide over 11,500 square feet of year-round growing space and each structure will demonstrate a different internal environment and diversity of food production. The food systems can be broken into three categories: Large-scale Food Production Aquapini2 different “backyard version” Zen Aquapini designs, and 3 separate maximally-affordable Walipini Greenhouses.

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Grow Zones Overview: Click Image to Enlarge

FOOD PRODUCTION SYSTEMS GROWING SPACE OVERVIEW

Walipini numbers 1-3 don’t include aquaculture and can therefore all be easily planned and built as either larger or smaller by any individuals or groups duplicating these structures. The large-scale production and Zen Aquapini structures could easily be planned and built smaller but significant increases in size would require adjustments to the aquaculture details.

Large-scale Production Aquapini
TOTAL GROWING AREA FOR THIS STRUCTURE: 1,989 Sq Ft

This structure is purposed to produce large volumes of the foods people eat most.

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Large-scale Production Aquapini Grow-zone Space Utilization – Click to Enlarge

  • 6 Trees (darker green)
  • Media Beds (light green): 7 @ 8′ x 4′  =  224 sq feet of MB growing space
  • Deep Water Culture (blue): 42 rafts (19 N, 23 S) @ 4′ x 4′ = 672 sq feet of DWC growing space
  • Sloped Garden Area (yellow): 1018 sq feet (100′ x 9′ + 118′)
  • In-ground mini-zone (orange): 126′ x .5′ = 63 sq feet
  • Pond Surface Area: 50 sq feet
Zen Aquapini
TOTAL GROWING AREA FOR THIS STRUCTURE: 1,454 Sq Ft

This structure is purposed to produce a maximally diverse selection of foods grown in a beautiful environment most people would want to spend time in.

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Zen Aquapini Grow Zones: Click to Enlarge

  • 4 Trees (darker green)
  • Media Beds (light green): 4 @ 8′ x 4′  = 128 sq feet of MB growing space
  • Deep Water Culture (blue): 11 rafts @ 4′ x 4′ = 176 sq feet of DWC growing space
  • Sloped Garden Area (Yellow): 600 sq feet (62′ x 9′ + 1/2 of a 10′ x 10′ square)
  • Drip System Garden Area (white): 48′ x 10′ = 480 sq feet
  • Corner Creeper Grow Zone (orange): 20′ x 1′ = 20 sq feet
  • Pond Surface Area: 50 sq feet
  • Sloped roof growing area (magenta): approximately 10′ x 16′ = 160 sq feet (not included in total below)
Walipinis #1 & #2
TOTAL GROWING AREA FOR THIS STRUCTURE: 1,827 Sq Ft

These structures are the same size as the Zen Aquapini food production systems and are purposed to demonstrate two different growing climates focused on trees that are surrounded by a diversity of additional in-ground food production.

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Walipinis #1 and #2 Grow-zone Space Utilization

  • Sloped Garden Area (Yellow):  747 sq feet (63′ x 9′ + approx. 20′ x 9′)
  • Flat Garden Area (Orange): 1080 sq feet (approx. 20′ x 54′)
Walipini #3
TOTAL GROWING AREA FOR THIS STRUCTURE: 2,987 Sq Ft

This structure is the the same size as the large aquapini food production system and it is purposed to demonstrate year-round affordable walipini in-ground growing food production volume (less trees).

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Walipini #3 Grow-zone Space Utilization

  • Sloped Garden Area (Yellow):  1,107 sq feet (103′ x 9′ + approx. 20′ x 9′)
  • Flat Garden Area (Orange): 1,880 sq feet (approx. 20′ x 94′)
RELATED PAGES

INFRASTRUCTURE OVERVIEW  ●  OPEN SOURCE FOOD PORTAL  ●  OPEN SOURCE PURPOSE

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SUGGESTIONS      ●      CONSULTANTS      ●      PIONEERS

"In order to change an existing paradigm you do not struggle to try and change the problematic model.

You create a new model and make the old one obsolete. That, in essence, is the higher service to which we are all being called."
~ Buckminster Fuller ~