Hi! I'm here to dive a little deeper into topics as #sustainability, eco #gardening and #permaculture. I'll mostly toot related stuff I'm doing and stuff I find on the web (artworks and articles).
I'm from northern Germany and am also interested in different IT topics, but I'll mostly toot about that on my first account @tofuwabohu
SBC, offering new discussion platform
So we're having problems with Loomio but we need to have a big discussion including others that are not on Sunbeam. Mastodon is really not the place for this longer term work it seems.
My tech co-op will happily host a Discourse (https://www.discourse.org/) server for the Sunbeam community for free. There are also polls for voting on stuff on there.
Happy to make anyone mod or admin who wants it.
Is everyone ok with trying that out?
Sign ups are open:
Here's a small sampling of comments about the Canadian invasion of Wet'suwet'en territory from colonial Canadians, from one forum.
@OCRbot might be able to caption this properly, otherwise I'll come back later and add it myself
depol: right-wing terror, death
A shooter killed 9 people in 2 shisha bars last night in the Hessian city #Hanau. The police later found his body, alongside with the body of his mother. In a video, the shooter claimed responsibility and uttered right-wing positions.
Only last weekend, a right-wing terror cell of 12 people has been uncovered.
I am devastated. We, as white Germans, need to call this by its name: Terrorism! And we need to stand with our Muslim, Jewish, and PoC fellow citizens!
having been given the rundown on what being a mod is like and whatnot and on account of (1) being one of the minorities on here (in a few ways) and (2) having the time necessary to do it i guess i'll put myself forward as a potential mod
reply with comments, objections, etc. below
Is it possible to see at which accounts I requested following and got rejected, or a general overview of all requests I ever did? I may have requested following some people but I'm not sure and don't want to bother them with re-requesting, if they declined they'll have a reason for it. It's just that I don't know.
I'd like to take a moment to remind people of the SBC Values and Mission Statement, because it appears half the instance (including some mods) doesn't even know that we have them, and to propose that we add decolonisation, anti-fascism, and anti imperialism to the list of values:
"The purpose of the Sunbeam City Cooperative is promote what we believe to be the values of the solarpunk movement. These values include:
Social, economic and ecological justice
Permaculture, green/appropriate tech, and sustainable living
Cooperation, community and mutual aid
Decentralisation, democracy and self-empowerment
The Sunbeam City cooperative will fulfil these values by:
Investing and running technologies which empower users, away from highly centralised structures
Educating and spreading awareness of the solarpunk and adjacent movements
Providing mutual aid for its members
Providing support for other groups who share our values"
What are the best internationally available varieties of berry bushes, fruit trees and other perennials resistant to diseases/pests and frost? I'm in temperate central Europe, approximately zone 7b, and looking for things that could handle themselves with little to no maintenance once planted. I'm already researching the topic on my own but I would like to hear your personal opinions and experiences!
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"Spanish researchers have developed a porous, acidic concrete that acts almost like soil for moss, lichen, fungi and other drought-tolerant vegetation."
"For centuries, Islamic designers and craftsmen have made geometric patterns just by drawing straight lines and circles with a compass and straight edge... Tilemaker lets you build layers of lines and circles, mimicking their actions. As you experiment drawing different intersections of line segments and circles you will discover new patterns, just as they did!"
This (free) app is super fun and it seems it was created to share a bit of Islamic culture/history.
Some unsolicited advice on growing sprouts! 🌱🥗💚
Seeing as a few people asked, this is the method I use. It works pretty well for me so far, but feel free to adapt things however you see fit. Everyone has to find what works for them, after all!
Sprouts are tasty and nutritious and they’re super easy to grow. You just need to take a little care, because the ideal conditions for growing sprouts are also ideal conditions for growing bacteria and mold. But if you know what to look out for, you shouldn’t have any trouble with either of those.
(Thread) After listening to this #36c3 talk , I thought about how energy efficient search engines can be. I feel that at least for IT and privacy affine folks, there's a shift towards meta engines like #searx. These actually have good results while offering good privacy properties, but have the drawback of searching lots of other engines, which is far from energy efficient.
 (German but has dubs) https://media.ccc.de/v/36c3-10852-wie_klimafreundlich_ist_software
It occurs to me that some people may not know about this. Fancy taking a free online #permaculture course?
You can find one here https://www.permaculturewomen.com/freepermaculturecourse.html
For a complete beginner like me it's mainly been good for teaching me a new framework of thinking. I don't feel anywhere near equipped to turn my garden into a food forest yet, but it's been a great start.
Finally attempting an inaugural mastodon post - here (if they successfully post) are photos of the #garden today. 🌱🌿🥬🍁🍂
On this account I think I'll focus on sustainability and linked topics. There's more info in my introduction toot.
Avatar: The botanist (Joe Shenton)
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.