Veracruz Day#2

First real day of work today… Good to have a clear idea of what we are going to be doing in the next 2 weeks, to bring out all the doubts, have a resolution to the doubts, have more doubts arise and more solutions… that for me is what this lab is all about, a group of people from different backgrounds coming together and working together on a singular project, each person with their expertise bringing up more questions and then coming up with the answers themselves.

Today we defined what the objectives for the next 10 days will be. Who is going to be doing what. Brainstorming. What things can we add to the project, what things should we take out. Debating. Defining. Clarifying. 2014-11-24 19.31.42

We have Tania, Lucia and Marcos working on the programming of the APP and Questionnaire as well as looking at different options for mapping.
Bris and Daniela are looking at plants as bioindicators/context indicators.
Karla and Alaide researching traditional and DIY soil tests.
Jorge is our chemical genius and he’s preparing everything for our chromatography tests that hopefully we’ll get done on Thursday.

It is a relief to be started, to have our goals set and to know what we are working towards.
Tomorrow we’ll continue with the work we started today, really define what tests we are going to do when we visit a future urban farm on Wednesday with the lovely folks from the Laboratorio Urbano Boca del Rio.

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A geographer who studied geology and marine science in Sydney, Australia. She has traveled the world while working on various conservation projects. She has taught numerous people about the under the sea wonders of Australia, Hawaii, the Seychelles and Spain, leading groups of volunteers and tourists while also conducting scientific research on corals, sea turtles and whale sharks. She has been living in Barcelona since 2008 and splits her time between teaching English, sailing and researching the whales and dolphins of the Mediterranean with the conservation group Associació Cetàcea, teaching people to scuba dive and about Mediterranean marine life, and caring for her window vegetable garden. Joined in 2014 and wants to change how people living in cities interact with the food system by giving them the power and resources to provide it for themselves.