quirhort

Llaurant Barcelona 2016

whatsapp-image-2016-10-28-at-13-22-30Hoy hemos recibido uno de los cuatro premios que el consorcio de entidades Llaurant Barcelona impulsó en soporte a iniciativas de transformación en el circuito de la Soberanía Alimentaria en Barcelona.

Aquí os dejamos el enlace a las jornadas, a la web de la organización y a los videos de las otras iniciativas ganadoras: link, link, link

Ha sido muy gratificante, más que el premio en si, el reconocimiento de un trabajo que nos cuesta a todxs mucho tiempo, esfuerzos, dedicación y constancia (solo para citar algunas de las cualidades necesarias).

Hacer el video también ha sido una tarea, muy entretenida, aunque contrarreloj y sin muchas previas. Ha sido una ocasión “sobre la marcha” de replantearnos lo que estamos haciendo y tratar de sacarle un valor concreto. El reto mayor ha sido transformar una hora y pico de charlas y divagaciones grabadas en una explicación eficaz de lo que creemos importante del Quirhort.

Y no podemos que estar más que felices: de un lado por poder aclararnos, del otro por ver que además nuestra claridad se corresponde con algo de realidad y del futuro de las políticas alimentarias urbanas.

Aquí queda, para su uso y difusión!

 

 

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III picnic organic

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uau!! what a day :) today we had a visit from students of Texas A&M University. we build together   our new model B, a structure to store the tools and give shadow to the composters (has other functionalities like bar :), there was also a workshop for kids about farm fauna and build “houses” for them and like always an amazing paella. please, if you are in barcelona don’t miss this picnics ever ;)

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see you next month :p

II picnic organic

this is the second, expect one every month from now until the end of the summer :)

the picnic organic gathering organized by m.u.l.a and friends is where everything fits together. a bit like music where all the different instruments contribute to a common track.

in quirhort we have different teams that every 2 days feeds the composters and give a good turn to all. the composters are feed with neighbors organic waste and vegetables that this team gets from local shops. but before this organic waste goes to the composters, we separate what’s suitable to eat/cook/share and just then what’s left goes to hermetia illucens :)
part of this food gets frozen and is with this food that we make this amazing paellas for everyone that comes by this days and eat with us.

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today we installed a automatic watering system in one farm container

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see you next month ;)

espai quiro farm containers II

 

uau, great day today!! we took apart pallets, cut some of them on strategic places, add screws , prepare some wood wheels and you get yourself a nice farm container :) all made with recovered materials from the surroundings.

next steppes will be building some more (will be dependent of the local-analog-crowfunding-campain that we are setting up:) and then apply our automatic watering system also made with urban trash ;)

will keep you posted :p IMG_6084 IMG_6086 IMG_6088

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espai quiro farm containers I

today we meet to start build the farm containers. this is our lunch on saturday :)

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we started early preparing the base of the farm container.

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and then move along cuting woods, take apart pallets and making weels. here you find a link of the farm container in our wiki.

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IMG_6078first prototype finished. see you tomorrow ;)
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composting at espai quiro

the idea is to start a group of urban composting, you know, we need to start making food for the vegetables :p

to start we’ll try 2 diferrent systems: a variation of berkley’s hotcomposting method and my friends Hermetia illucens 

for the hermetia illucens we will build composters from some old trash cans the the city council kindly gave to us. we’ll collect the leachate on a 1,5L pet bottle.

here some photos of the firsts gatherings.

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