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Solarpunk Action Week official dates: Spring 2019

This year's first action week will take place on the first full week of March (3rd-9th)! Start planning and organizing now for a week of community building and practical projects, and make sure to post about your actions with the hashtag so we can share them here!

Ideas for actions will be posted here as well as our official tumblr, solarpunkactionweek.tumblr.com and you can find even more resources on the Sunbeam City wiki wiki.sunbeam.city

Please boost this post and spread the word, and we'll see you punks in planting season! βœŠπŸ’•

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doesn't have to be prohibitively expensive! In honor of the patron saint of beekeepers, here's a plan for a top-bar you can build out of a 55gal barrel and some pallet wood, plus a guide for trapping your own from nature! Happy Valentine's Day 🐝

ladyleeshome.com/diy-top-bar-h
keepingbee.org/bee-trap/

For anyone looking for to learn to be independent or instructables.com/classes/ has some great recources you can check out.

The wastes of are a massive untapped source of wealth that I think and especially the movement need to take better advantage of

We'd never need to buy paper if we pulped and recycled junk mail and receipts. We'd never need to buy dirt if we composted all our food waste. We'd never need to buy anything made of plastic or aluminum if we melted and molded them ourselves. We'd need to buy much less wood if we collected all the discarded pallets

(2/2) We can take apart machines and electronics that've been thrown away due to one broken part and turn them into Frankenstein devices that'd fill our every need. We just need the people with the skills, time, and motivation to get the ball rolling and start building community self-sufficiency

Super easy techniques!

richsoil.com/hugelkultur/ Hugulkultur - no dig, no till, no watering, no fertilizing, needs nothing but wood and dirt
gardeningchannel.com/how-to-ma Keyhole garden - includes a compost bin, works even in harsh climates
goveganic.net/article182.html Ruth Stout method - no dig, no till, no watering, no fertilizing, little weeding, needs nothing but hay/other mulch
themicrogardener.com/15-benefi Herb spiral - very productive and time/space-efficient!


Factors for successful composting!
Air
The microbes need air to work. Make sure they have enough by keeping compost "fluffy." Don't add material that mats together tightly. Turn as often as possible!
Water
Keep your materials about as moist as a well-wrung cloth. Wet, but not drenched. Don't put your pile too far from a water source.
Particle size
Smaller compostables get eaten quicker. So slice it up, tear it up, bruise it, or otherwise rough up your compostables.
Temperature
Check on your pile by feeling the temperature of the center of the pile, a few inches down inside. Heat means it's working. Ambient air temperatures can slow down or speed up composting, but you can compost in most conditions.
Volume
Compost heaps should heap up! Spread too thinly, decomposition will slow. At least three by three by three (feet) is enough to maintain ideal conditions for making compost.


Stuff you can put in your compost

Grass and plant trimmings
Kitchen scraps
Fall leaves
Past its prime produce
Coffee grounds & steeped tea
Veggies from making stock
Manure from vegetarian animals
Egg shells, ground
Paper scraps and cardboard, shredded
Cotton, canvas or burlap scraps
Wood shavings or sawdust (untreated lumber only)
Receipts, junk mail, newspapers
Corncobs, melon rinds, citrus peels, apple cores
Jack o lanterns
Beer, wine, coffee, tea
Latex items like balloons or condoms
Herbs & spices that lost their flavor
Pet bedding, feathers
Nut & seed shells
Wood ash & charred firewood
Hay and straw
Seaweed or algae
Lint from the dryer or vacuum

Leave out
Bones, meat
Dairy products
Fatty or greasy items
Rice
Items with lots of added salt

@actionweek @Wewereseeds

Well, we do have #horses and plenty of #manure to give away!
So if anyon happens to be round #Schweinfurt, #Bavaria, #Germany and needs some - be it for #SolarpunkActionWeek or some other time - let me know!

(I often think: we have so many resources - but as its no use to us, it ends up as trash... its realy sad...)

On that note, there's a few pictures that are related and very useful. wouldn't this be infrasctructure for resistance, too? Like the oldest form of?

Hey guys, Mastodon's format (where the person someone boosted from isn't visible, only the OP) is making it a lot harder for @actionweek to gain followers and activity than its sister blog on tumblr (72 here, 390 on tumblr)

Not that I particularly care about follower counts, it's just this is a cool event I'm trying to start and I think fedi would like it! But so few people are even hearing about it, and I think that's a shame

So if you could help out by either boosting this or the date toot pinned to the top of that account, that'd be a huge help! Love you guys :greensun:πŸ’•

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Solarpunk Action Week official dates: Spring 2019

This year's first action week will take place on the first full week of March (3rd-9th)! Start planning and organizing now for a week of community building and practical projects, and make sure to post about your actions with the hashtag so we can share them here!

Ideas for actions will be posted here as well as our official tumblr, solarpunkactionweek.tumblr.com and you can find even more resources on the Sunbeam City wiki wiki.sunbeam.city

Please boost this post and spread the word, and we'll see you punks in planting season! βœŠπŸ’•

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