Mobile Permaculture Project
now solutions   future solutions
Base MapRucksack • holds up to 5 elements • small scale demonstrations • focused speeches20 gal. trunk • holds up to 10 el...
VISION/GOALSGOALHave demonstration elements of permaculture that can be carried in many different waysby different people....
SITE                   ANALYSIS•   school/classroom                       • regular even booth, 10 x•   small theater spea...
UNKNOWNS/QUESTIONSWhen? Festivals, fairs, speeches, training/workshopsWhere? Anywhere you can carry itWhy? EducationWhat? ...
Possible Back Pack ELEMENTS•   green map•   tri-fold pamphlets•   soil test kit•   seed bombs/making kit•   solar cell exa...
More on Carts
pioneers of mobile units:There are a number of inspirational, historical contexts for this kind ofpiece. Krzysztof Wodiczk...
Manufactured Trailer, <$350
container/ transport element:             cartwww.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-cargo- trailer--200-lb-capacity,-$30-for-pa...
container/ transport element:                bamboo cart   we have included instructions for a bamboo bike cart. this cart...
container/ transport element:            bamboo cart★various configurations of the cart candemonstrate various permacultur...
container/ transport element:             bamboo cart(this is a variation  of the bamboo        cart)
container/ transport element:                 cart★flexible sector utilization is essential. Sincethe mobile unit might be...
(sector demo)
there are the zones within the cart itself (1),but also the cart is situated within the largerzonation of the user’s life ...
(how the cart might demo   pattern)
We would like now to highlight some key       elements for your display. Our choice of elements was based onsize, modulari...
Educational Takeaways• San Francisco Green Map• Permaculture Guild Three Fold Pamphlet  - List of plants that will grow in...
Map lists community  gardens,    greenbusinesses,   organicmarkets, etc.    in SF
The Green Map  Was created in 2007 and is currently beingrevised for a new print/ circulation. Last time,   3300 maps were...
3-Fold Informational Pamphlet Front/back
Internal fold out pamphlet                  Costs $.75 per copy > 500                  Costs $.39 per copy < 501          ...
display board
Demo Elements• worm bin• topo-map• water-catchment• compost tea• alternative- energy sources• fog catcher (demo demo)
Solar Chargers**Small Android**Briefcase Laptop Chargero Can be used to power laptop at the bootho Laptop will also house ...
Mobile Solar Charger                     Solar charger                     for cell phones,                     MP3 & MP4 ...
15 watt    Solar Laptop Charger  version,  $262  22 watt  version,  $386                                    Really, what i...
Worm Bin—every permie booth        needs one                          Ken will donate                          starter wor...
topo-map
demo element:water catchment  approx 1 1/2’                  approx 3’
demo element:                    water catchmentthe water catchment element catches water from the topographic mapand pipe...
demo element:  workshop element:seed bombs  compost tea
demo element:                          workshop element:              seed bombs compost teathe compost tea demo can pump ...
Workshop Elements• seed bombs• soil test kit
workshop element:  workshop element:seed bombs   seed bombs
workshop element:                             workshop element:             seed bombsseed bombsa seed bomb workshop provi...
workshop element:  workshop element:seed bombs   soil test kit
workshop & demo elements:                workshop element:          seed bombs             more ideashere are some more id...
demo & workshop elements:   putting it together
Base Map, 10 x 10 Booth at EcoFaire or other street festivalthe base map could be the city, the station,  and the containe...
container/ transport element:    long term cart goals & vision★we see an opportunity for mobilepermaculture units to conne...
unknowns & questions★can you make a cart that has a topo map and atable built in?★specs for each event★optimal materials f...
backpack budget                                      possible guilds: red                                      clover, pea...
trunk/ cart budgetsolar                                     $262 (15                                            watt)-    ...
future cart budgetCroozer                           manufactured; plan B to bamboo DIY,                                   ...
now solution timeline
overlapping non-linear timeline/sbuilding of future cart many optionsbamboo cart  will you grow bamboo?     1-2 years to g...
Mobile Permaculture Display
Mobile Permaculture Display
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Mobile Permaculture Display
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Mobile Permaculture Display

  1. 1. Mobile Permaculture Project
  2. 2. now solutions future solutions
  3. 3. Base MapRucksack • holds up to 5 elements • small scale demonstrations • focused speeches20 gal. trunk • holds up to 10 elements • use in regular booth situations 10 x 10 area • serves as storage for elements transported by bckpack
  4. 4. VISION/GOALSGOALHave demonstration elements of permaculture that can be carried in many different waysby different people. It must be mobile, best case scenario, by bike, reserving fossil fuels.It will have collapsible elements for ease of packing and setting up. Some elements will bescaled down versions of live elements. VISIONI wanted to have a simple way to get the elements around and an easy way to store it. Ibelieve that the water tight trunk is optimum for storage that is easy to move around.Instead of having live elements as in an initial plan heaviness is limited to the recycledmaterials stored in the box itself. I wanted to include elements that were interactive andinformative.  
  5. 5. SITE ANALYSIS• school/classroom • regular even booth, 10 x• small theater speaking 10 square• fold out table • fold out table• mainly for transport, not • stores more including storage backpack IT DEPENDS ON... • space available to present •  time available •  the topic of focus •  the type of interaction with groups
  6. 6. UNKNOWNS/QUESTIONSWhen? Festivals, fairs, speeches, training/workshopsWhere? Anywhere you can carry itWhy? EducationWhat? Principles of Permaculture Who? Permaculture Guild
  7. 7. Possible Back Pack ELEMENTS• green map• tri-fold pamphlets• soil test kit• seed bombs/making kit• solar cell example• rocket stove• watershed sculpture• worm bin ---using recycled material to defer costs
  8. 8. More on Carts
  9. 9. pioneers of mobile units:There are a number of inspirational, historical contexts for this kind ofpiece. Krzysztof Wodiczkos (MIT professor) nomadic design series isone. Another is by Paul Elkins. The following is a short list of the arrayof designs already at play in the fields of art, design, architecture,ecology, and their hybrids: •eco shelter •shelter website •2modern •origami homeless shelter •Krzysztof Wodiczko •Paul Elkins
  10. 10. Manufactured Trailer, <$350
  11. 11. container/ transport element: cartwww.instructables.com/id/Bicycle-cargo- trailer--200-lb-capacity,-$30-for-pa/www.wikihow.com/Build-a-Bicycle-Cargo- Trailer www.bikecart.pedalpeople.com/ www.carryfreedom.com/bamboo.html
  12. 12. container/ transport element: bamboo cart we have included instructions for a bamboo bike cart. this cart couldbe modified so that it is also a push- cart, thus making it more flexiblein use. *bamboo is ideal because basic bamboo cart it can be reused, it is many of these items can holds about 200 lbs. renewable, readily be procured from buildersaccording to the designer available, and NOT a resource. bike wheels: nick lobnitz. smaller is petroleum product!* $10. stronger
  13. 13. container/ transport element: bamboo cart★various configurations of the cart candemonstrate various permaculture principles,such as zone, sector and pattern.
  14. 14. container/ transport element: bamboo cart(this is a variation of the bamboo cart)
  15. 15. container/ transport element: cart★flexible sector utilization is essential. Sincethe mobile unit might be experiencing sun, windand shade from any given direction, the unitneeds to be able to respond in any number ofconfigurations to the energies flowing into theunit.★SECTORS: ★motion, varying speeds ★attention ★exhaust ★light and dark
  16. 16. (sector demo)
  17. 17. there are the zones within the cart itself (1),but also the cart is situated within the largerzonation of the user’s life (3 or 4) the cart will likely be stored in a storagespace (zone 3 or 4), so the various elements,when not in use for the event, will need to bezoned accordingly.
  18. 18. (how the cart might demo pattern)
  19. 19. We would like now to highlight some key elements for your display. Our choice of elements was based onsize, modularity, educational value, andability to respond to unique sectors of mobility. educational demo workshop takeaways elements elements
  20. 20. Educational Takeaways• San Francisco Green Map• Permaculture Guild Three Fold Pamphlet - List of plants that will grow in SF micro- climates - Introduction to Hayes Valley Farm• Display Boards
  21. 21. Map lists community gardens, greenbusinesses, organicmarkets, etc. in SF
  22. 22. The Green Map Was created in 2007 and is currently beingrevised for a new print/ circulation. Last time, 3300 maps were donated to local schools, teachers, libraries & universities. 550 were sold through stores like Modern Times Booksand Real Foods. The map is sponsored by local green & sustainable businesses. Contact info available upon request. Also, check out: www.sfgreenmap.org
  23. 23. 3-Fold Informational Pamphlet Front/back
  24. 24. Internal fold out pamphlet Costs $.75 per copy > 500 Costs $.39 per copy < 501 www.jensens-sf.com
  25. 25. display board
  26. 26. Demo Elements• worm bin• topo-map• water-catchment• compost tea• alternative- energy sources• fog catcher (demo demo)
  27. 27. Solar Chargers**Small Android**Briefcase Laptop Chargero Can be used to power laptop at the bootho Laptop will also house interactive teaching materials
  28. 28. Mobile Solar Charger Solar charger for cell phones, MP3 & MP4 player, digital cameras $18.00 https://solarstylemiami.com
  29. 29. 15 watt Solar Laptop Charger version, $262 22 watt version, $386 Really, what is an educational booth without access to all the amazing info we’ve been experiencing in this class???http://www.treehugger.com
  30. 30. Worm Bin—every permie booth needs one Ken will donate starter worms!! Will also need: • Newspaper • Either a wooden wine box or re- used clear Tupperware container • Lots of food scraps • Some H2O • A place to keep them between shows (HVF?)
  31. 31. topo-map
  32. 32. demo element:water catchment approx 1 1/2’ approx 3’
  33. 33. demo element: water catchmentthe water catchment element catches water from the topographic mapand pipes it to a bucket for a compost tea demo, a bottle for UVdisinfectant demo, to thirsty plants underneath or a bladder for futureuse.• plastic tray with holes (topo map fits on top) can use• pipe channeling water from tray bamboo• legs (sliding PVC pipes 1.5” & 1”) instead of• option 1: bladder/s PVC!• option 2: 5 gal bucket• option 3: plants * many of these elements are available at builder’s collection & assembly resources for around $1.00 time: 5L bladder: $25.00 estimated 4-6 hrs
  34. 34. demo element: workshop element:seed bombs compost tea
  35. 35. demo element: workshop element: seed bombs compost teathe compost tea demo can pump water from thewater catchment. this demo can teach aboutoxygenation, soil building, and beneficialbacteria. *the tea pump could optionally• solar panel pump water back• piping over the• 5 gal bucket topographic map, that shows the San• pump Francisco• power source from a solar panel or bike battery watersheds*• compost solar fountain kit: collection & assembly note that unless this is a $50.00 or solar panel for time: multi-day event, tea demo 5 watt pump: $50.00 estimated 1/2-1 hrs is demo only
  36. 36. Workshop Elements• seed bombs• soil test kit
  37. 37. workshop element: workshop element:seed bombs seed bombs
  38. 38. workshop element: workshop element: seed bombsseed bombsa seed bomb workshop provides a hands-on activity thatcould teach:• principles of guilds possible guilds: • layers of a food forest red clover, peas, • principles of soil mustard • about phyto-remediation OR • principles of micoryzzal fungi chamomile comfrey  hops • integrate with worm compost demo OR  use water from catchment demo, sunflowers comfrey  burdock & use clay from soil test demo compost, castings, clay: $0 collection & assembly seed packs $2-3.00 ea. workshop time: micoryzzal fungi, granular: time: estimated 1/2 -1 hrs $40.00 estimated 2-3 hrs
  39. 39. workshop element: workshop element:seed bombs soil test kit
  40. 40. workshop & demo elements: workshop element: seed bombs more ideashere are some more ideas.• homemade still• infiltration test• mini greenhouse• natural fertilizer• small rocket stove• 5 gal biogas digester• micoremediation• solar stove
  41. 41. demo & workshop elements: putting it together
  42. 42. Base Map, 10 x 10 Booth at EcoFaire or other street festivalthe base map could be the city, the station, and the container...
  43. 43. container/ transport element: long term cart goals & vision★we see an opportunity for mobilepermaculture units to connect nomadic,homeless, or otherwise mobile populations tolarger urban gardens throughout the city of SanFrancisco.★these units might provide special functionssuch as collecting compost & rainwater, startingseeds, or bringing other resources from onespot to another.★it is a connecting element between a varietyof locations, also holding many elements withinitself.
  44. 44. unknowns & questions★can you make a cart that has a topo map and atable built in?★specs for each event★optimal materials forbuilding?★layout of festival, weather, & variable sectorswould determine layout of elements at site★weight and sizes are variable
  45. 45. backpack budget possible guilds: red clover, peas, mustard approx OR chamomile 3.00 per for seed bomb comfrey hops OR workshop and to sunflowers comfrey seed ? need to ask david about seedseeds explain guilds burdock packet sources further discussion to add to seed about function ofmycorrizal fungi boms fungi in soil 40 www.gyosf.com may use tupperware wooden with type containers to plexiglass start or a wooden panels, size of a wine box. Ken willworm bin shoe box donate the worms >$30 re-used materials, donated worms map of gardens Have one and will & green gather more fromgreen map companies in SF friends at VV 0 under $30, includingsolar charger- S&H and alternative charges phones, ipods,small energy demo blackberries kit (provided you already have a backpack) totalling $109
  46. 46. trunk/ cart budgetsolar $262 (15 watt)- http://www.treehugger.com/files/2008/10/7-charger alternative charges $386 (22 portable-solar-laptop-chargers-worth-laptop energy demo laptops watt) considering.phprocketstove/ cooking re-used material, Building REsource, elbowselbow demo energy food $4 already assembled, sheetmetal demofog water water re-used material, Buildering REsource, pvccatcher cachment collection $4 piping $2, screen materil $23DWatershed example of made ofmap watershed plywood 0 builders resource Perm Kit...storage for element totalling $48- $43420g for demo.watertight immediate its a now with back pack $157- $543trunk solution solution $40 Container Store
  47. 47. future cart budgetCroozer manufactured; plan B to bamboo DIY, http:// www.biketrailershop.com/Trailer transport plan A $319 croozer-cargo-trailers- c-200.htmlmaterials forhomemade cart @ $30 bulder’s resource, etc. to demo how tocompost add nutrient to two options -- there is a pump kit, or http://www.siliconsolar.com/ aquajet-solar-fountain-kit-tea kit garden option to purchase items individually. $50 aluminum-frame- p-500952.html5 wattsolar for compost tea this is presuming the pump owned by http://www.amazon.com/CDT-panel kit guild is low wattage $50 CDT-5w-watt-Solar-Panel/dp/ B000NP349Gmini <windmill can build $? $100 www.gotwind.org/diy/12-inch- mini-turbine.htm $25 http:// www.sportsmansguide.com/water net/cb/2-New-Swiss- for catchment + Military-5-liter-Water-bladder demo 5L shipping Bladders-Black.aspx? a=561576&kwtid=308287 for catchment1-2 buckets demo 5 gal ? independent of backpack & now solution totalling $155- $585
  48. 48. now solution timeline
  49. 49. overlapping non-linear timeline/sbuilding of future cart many optionsbamboo cart will you grow bamboo? 1-2 years to grow your own bamboo 1 week to assemble materials 1 -3 months to build and test
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