Demonstration and Training Center            Update            Mock-up of Project
New Work on the Project, Feb 2013           Phase 4 Construction of greenhouse to raise crops        in a protected enviro...
Step 1: measuring and digging holes
Step 2: Planting treated posts
Step 3: Building the Greenhouse structure    Measuring and cutting wooden beams
Fitting and nailing the roof
Step 4: Completing the interior structure
Cutting and fitting beams and posts
Step 5: Placing and fastening the Agrofilm       Measuring and cutting the Agrofilm
Cutting protective strips from left-over plastic from pondsand recycling them for use in attaching the covering of the    ...
Extending and fastening the Agrofilm to the roof and sides
Cutting, extending and fastening the Agrofilm to the front panel
Step 6: Constructing and placing the door           Constructing the door
Installing hinges for the door
Placing the door
Step 7: Fastening the base of the green house
Completed Green House
Phase 5: Planting• After fertilizing, plowing, raking, breaking up  sod and leveling, more organic material was  spread on...
Spreading manure
Digging holes for rows of trees among sections of plantings
Planting onions
Planting lima beans
Planting a mixture of corn, peas and squash
Seeds used
Planting carrots
First completed planting bed
Other Activities
Final Finishing of Ponds• Beause of rain, the ponds began to accumulate water  before they were completely finished.• To f...
Human chain to extract rain water from the pond
Repairing the walls and placing the protective plastic
Installation of the impermeable liner
Filling the pond to mold the plastic
Building the canal to secure the liner
Completed Pond
The construction of the perimeter wall continues                Unloading material
Placing support beams
Installing the siding
Plants in the shaded area• After marking and preparing beds, various  vegetables were planted including:  – Cilantro  – Ra...
Watering lettuce in the semi-shaded area
Beds in the semi-shaded area 12 days after planting
Now the Agro-Ecological Training Center (CEA, by its initials         in Spanish) has more to show visitors!
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Demonstration and Training Center Update_Mid-Feb 2013

  1. 1. Demonstration and Training Center Update Mock-up of Project
  2. 2. New Work on the Project, Feb 2013 Phase 4 Construction of greenhouse to raise crops in a protected environmentFor an overview of the demonstration andtraining center project click the followinglink:http://manoamano.org/blog/demonstration-and-training-center-in-el-abra/
  3. 3. Step 1: measuring and digging holes
  4. 4. Step 2: Planting treated posts
  5. 5. Step 3: Building the Greenhouse structure Measuring and cutting wooden beams
  6. 6. Fitting and nailing the roof
  7. 7. Step 4: Completing the interior structure
  8. 8. Cutting and fitting beams and posts
  9. 9. Step 5: Placing and fastening the Agrofilm Measuring and cutting the Agrofilm
  10. 10. Cutting protective strips from left-over plastic from pondsand recycling them for use in attaching the covering of the green house
  11. 11. Extending and fastening the Agrofilm to the roof and sides
  12. 12. Cutting, extending and fastening the Agrofilm to the front panel
  13. 13. Step 6: Constructing and placing the door Constructing the door
  14. 14. Installing hinges for the door
  15. 15. Placing the door
  16. 16. Step 7: Fastening the base of the green house
  17. 17. Completed Green House
  18. 18. Phase 5: Planting• After fertilizing, plowing, raking, breaking up sod and leveling, more organic material was spread on the land in order to proceed with the plantings and transplants of various crops.• In addition, holes were dug for the shade and fruit trees that will continue to form segments of planting.
  19. 19. Spreading manure
  20. 20. Digging holes for rows of trees among sections of plantings
  21. 21. Planting onions
  22. 22. Planting lima beans
  23. 23. Planting a mixture of corn, peas and squash
  24. 24. Seeds used
  25. 25. Planting carrots
  26. 26. First completed planting bed
  27. 27. Other Activities
  28. 28. Final Finishing of Ponds• Beause of rain, the ponds began to accumulate water before they were completely finished.• To finish them, a human chain was formed in which all cooperated to extract water.• Then the rain damage to the wall was repaired and a protective plastic was installed to protect the lining.• Next the impermeable liner was installed.• The pond was then filled to mold the plastic.• Finally, a channel was constructed to secure the liner.
  29. 29. Human chain to extract rain water from the pond
  30. 30. Repairing the walls and placing the protective plastic
  31. 31. Installation of the impermeable liner
  32. 32. Filling the pond to mold the plastic
  33. 33. Building the canal to secure the liner
  34. 34. Completed Pond
  35. 35. The construction of the perimeter wall continues Unloading material
  36. 36. Placing support beams
  37. 37. Installing the siding
  38. 38. Plants in the shaded area• After marking and preparing beds, various vegetables were planted including: – Cilantro – Radishes – Cabbage – Lettuce – Spinach
  39. 39. Watering lettuce in the semi-shaded area
  40. 40. Beds in the semi-shaded area 12 days after planting
  41. 41. Now the Agro-Ecological Training Center (CEA, by its initials in Spanish) has more to show visitors!

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