Almacigo de lechugas

Segun la profe del curso de jardinería del Jardín Botánico, el caballito de batalla era aaalgo asi como:

Mitad perlita, mitad tierra negra esteril, y a eso agregar un poco de hummus de lombriz o turba.

Así que ahí estan los pequeño almacigos xD Uno con mezcla mágica y otro sólo con tierra negra. Las semillas de lechuga morada, mi preferida.

Todavía le estoy agarrando la mano a esto de los almácigos, pero parece que no tienen que estar al sol antes de que se empiece a desarrollar la parte aerea de la planta.. y después creo que el sol de la mañana les viene bien. Yo las tenía sin sol de la mañana y creo q no les convino nada xD

Lxs Aromátikxs

Este tipo de vegetales son los grandes aliados que nos ayudan a mantener alejados a insectos que son nocivos para nuestros preciados vegetales. Sea por sus extravagantes y penetrantes fragancias, por sus formas y colores; son la alternativa organica a la utilzacion de venenosos insecticidas comerciales.

En mi huerta voy a utilizar: albahaca, menta y un plantin de una variedad de la cual desconozco su nombre pero que, hasta que lo descubra, llamaremos “El comandante Marsof” [en honor a quienes fueron sus proveedores, Martin y Sofia]. Estas tres van a ser transplantadas a su debido tiempo.

Imagen frontal del MarsofEl Comandante Marsof , de arriba.

Vista frontal del comandante MarsofOtra vista del oloroso vegetal.

AlbahakaAlgunos mal pensados dicen que la albahaca tiene efectos narcoticos similar al cannabis…..por mi, mejor…hahahahaaa…en fin, este vegetal tiene aplicaciones culinarias y medicinales.

Ademas, guiado por una estupefacta sorpresa, germiné unas semillas de calendula…hahaha, chequeen que engendro mutante:
Imagen de una semilla de calendula

Huertx Organikx [otoño 2010]

Mayo, 2010…los primeros frescos del otoño sudamericano se hacen sentir y las semillas que puse a germinar en marzo, ya comienzan a ser plantines en condiciones de ser transplantados.
A partir de aqui, les iré compartiendo data sobre esta nueva aventura verde DIY [¿?]: un huerto con variedades de temporada, la mayoria especies comestibles y ademas algunas aromaticas. Es “organico” porque se utilizan tecnicas ancestrales de produccion y mantenimiento que están en sintonia con la naturaleza: asociacion de cultivos, rotaciones, abonos naturales HTM!!! [en criollo: hazlo tu mismoooo!!!], control de plagas sin utilizacion de quimicos nocivos para la salud y el medio ambiente.
Tambien, adjunto data sobre el trabajo con organicos, almacigos, estructura/distribucion dentro del huerto, etc.

Rojo Marte [Morronauta pt.2]

…Todo tiene un final, todo termina… “, clamaba languido un hippie cantor, allá por los años mas oscuros de la historia contemporanea de mi pais [ver: Serú Girán, Gobierno Dictatorial en Argentina].
Y las mismas lineas repite el Morronauta para estos dias: al cabo de un mes y pico de mi primer post, el dichoso vegetal muestra orgulloso sus primeros frutos listos para el paladar lumpen:

Morronauta a punto caramelo

Morronautus Sykoticus en cautiverio

Un lujo!!!…a pesar de estar en una maceta tan pequeña [no burguesa] , se llenó de dignidad y orgullo, y nos regaló unos cuantos morroncitos buena onda [sic]. Luego de la cosecha, irás directo a tierra: SE LO TIENE MERECIDO.
Larga vida al Morronauta!!!

Ensalada mixta

¿Cuáles son las verduras que mas se consumen en casa?

Tomate, lechuga y cebolla. No puede faltar. Y según el señor vendedor de semillas del vivero de cerca de casa, son fáciles de cultivar.

best of BA

this is the best of buenos aires. recently made ice-cream.. and you find them in every corner. they are small factories, small production, a small family business with a gigantic quality product. what a envy.. as soon as a land home I’ll make a ice-cream-strawberry-refarm :)

refarm @ cceba BA final report

uau done, the last days have been busy.. but we are very happy with the results and with the collaboration of gobi :) this look of clean, big horizontal lines, the electronics location and the 30º angles of the wires are all gobi’s responsibility:p a great work here!!

but as every work-in-progress we faced some problems and best of all we faced some new problems:
-the watering system is complex with many moving parts.
-the connections of the bottles were hard to find a perfect solution. it can’t drop a single drop of water. but is a tremendous tool of data visualization. at a glance you can see how many 1L bottles of water your farm is consuming
-the water pumps demand to much water from the first bottle. we had to place a new one between the first and the second bottle.
-we have notice a watering difference between the first hole and the last one.. this farm has 4 meters long. we added more holes to the ending and made different sized holes but we should understand better what happens here.
-uploading the code to the boards stop to be problematic after we made a cables that shortcuts the radios sockets.
-data upload is working but is so juvenile:) we must work on the alert systems, the architecture of the data flow and the data visualization tool

this refarm is working but we assume that it will take a serious maintenance.
we hope that our recently born “refarmBA group” with the help of cceba can use this new tool has part of their medialab. you guys have a new toy in town :) we hope that you have fun and talk to everyone about it ehehhe

see you soon buenos aires and thanks again judith, all the cceba crew, agus clan, rocio, pablo, oscar, gabi, cyntia, galeria appetite, the ice cream makers:) and all the participants of the refarm workshops.

best to you all,
hernani

share the design and share the knowledge

we are not here to sell electronics nor boards. that’s why we share the designs and have a wiki, you can make your own refarm. there are no big factories producing our boards only small ones and they are the refarm groups that we are step by step spreading all over the planet. for example we are now in buenos aires and we don’t have any board with us. we contacted a local factory DAI ICHI (the only factory we fond with environmental concerns) we send them the designs and they are gonna make 20 boards for our workshops and the cceba farms. since we love process you can have a look on buenos aires flickr set and take a tour on DAI ICHI.
we were very welcomed by mr. henrique shoji. it will take 1 week to produce them so in the mean time we are going to find the components. I think farnel has some kind of representation here in argentina.

despise all this intents to get everything local from the seeds to the soil there aren’t components manufactures spread all over the planet. all the electronics in our days are produced in china and her neighbors. amazing china :) china has also more than 1000 different varieties of rice!! we definitely must go there:)

this is why we are here. we want to share the vegetables, know their conditions, their properties, how they fit on your gastronomy and on your urban farm.

after working all day in our wiki.. now we are gonna share some beers with articultores group :)

buenos aires plan.

buenos aires, argentina. the summer is here and apart the topical rain that washes the dirty streets the sun is powerful just what our veggies need. during this first days we’ll try to understand what are we gonna do and where to find raw materials for our job. this farms are judith concept and we will build the watering systems and send data into the web. in between we will feed our wiki, try to have a prototype sending data to our server and we will make some workshops.

this is gonna be harder than we thought.. first the physical conditions: is a underground exhibition center and I see no light in there.. second the materials: I couldn’t find any “free” stuff here.. my first requests of water pumps and second hand bicycle wheels ended all with prices-for-turists and I was no willing to pay 3x more than a brand new wheel.. sad being treated like this.. third the planning: we don’t see a concise plan. more relaxed here it seams..

apart the dirty streets, the air pollution and the stamp of turist-with-euros in my head we are being very welcomed by the CCEBA crew and agus. we are staying on agus house that is not far away from the center were the CCEBA is located. agus is a tremendous talker and very curious guy. I see long talks trough the night and a new friend appearing ;)

our official invitation came from CCEBA that means Centro Cultural de España en Buenos Aires. CCEBA is just restarting now with a new director and a complete new team committed with the environment and the new challenges that we all are exposed.

refarm with articultores.net

here I am on the plane to buenos aires and here it goes my carbon credits… my ass is a square, I’m still with a cold, 39º of fever and 13h on the same seat doesn’t give any health:)

we will pass the next month working with Judith and her team. yep I’ve said we, tiago will come from lisbon next week;) we don’t have a final plan only some ideas, but one thing is for sure we will be refarming a lot hehehe first things first: Judith, where do you keep all the trash in your city?