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Bamboo as a Civilization Marker

 
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How to start under the "Bamboo - Civilisation Marker"

 
To live the permaculture in the spirit of "Bamboo Marker of Civilization", it is necessary to start when one has the field,
    - Install a communication system : indeed we wish to be able to remotely manage all the operations that will happen on this ground
    - to do that we decided to acquire a basic solar power module
    - to power a Raspberry pi facility able to communicate with the outside by creating a local network
    - in a shelter in Bamboo,
    - so we have the following equipment :
         - the solar panel on the roof oriented South an angle equal to the latitude of the place,
         - whith inside the Raspberry equipment

    It will cost
    - 180 € for the energy part,
    - 11 € for the case with touch screen 3.5
    - 39.10 € for the raspberry card

    It will be necessary to add money for assembly and test of the whole system; a home automation technician will take about 2 days for that and will add add a fee of 150 €.



Basic Solar Equipment

   

          Raspberry pi 3b+ Board                                                                                                              Raspberry pi case whith 3.5 touch screen.                                                                                                          

                            Total Budget will be, for the communication system : 400 €.



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We need an alert camera 24/7





It cost around 60 bucks on ebay and must be added to the other comunication items.

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More details on the permaculture Plot (with telecommunication and surveillance equipment).

                                                                               Drawing with communication details.

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The Logic behind Managing a Permaculture Plot with "Bamboo - Civilisation Marker"

                                                 

From "Software engineering Techniques: (p 193 and following) We practice that for years !!!

It looks Hygh Tech and it is Hygh Tech, but that does not means hard to APPLY.
    - Know your soil profile
    - Know your plant processes
    - Know the relationship (Soil-Plant-Atmosphere

Then collect info the Weather and you can do the two most important thging for success
                               - manage your irrigation spot by spot
                              - Master the plot Water Balance.

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Water Balance Search.

In application of the previous analysis, the first step will be the search a balance between :
      - The available water in the field and
      - the rainfall of the driest years for 10 years
      - To get that, we make a research on the Internet the statistics of precipitation and evapotranspiration.

 



Results estimated
    - Evapotranspiration is between 0.5 and 3 mm per day
   - Rain is way above except during the month of July and sometimes June or August.
   - Conclusion the pond must have a reserve for irrigation of 6.100 (surface in suare meters) x 2 mm x 30 days = 366 cubic meters (a pond of (150 square meter, 2.5 m depth)

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How to fill the pond ?

 


    On a relatively flat ground it is necessary to create a system
      - in which all the run-off and infiltration waters will go towards a hollow
      - which runs all along time the parcel
      - to end up to the fish pond
      - this run-off wrinkle and the fish pond will be largely covered with aquatic vegetation and bamboo bordering for shore consolidation.



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Do not underestimate the Natural Resources of an "Abandoned Land".


                               Urtica dioïca 1753 L.


                                                   

Extract from Wikipedia

The large nettle ( Urtica dioica L.), also called dioecious nettle or common nettle , is a herbaceous , perennial plant of the family Urticaceae and the genus Urtica . It is a species of Eurasian origin that is present today worldwide. Urticating, it is also a food plant and used for different agricultural, industrial and medicinal uses. Its flowers are unisexual, carried either by different feet ( diécie ), or by the same foot ( monoécie very rare), which can help to better understand the genetic mechanisms of the sexual separation of plants.



Vegetative apparatus

Stinging hair, called a sting, has a silica tip that sticks like a needle in the epidermis, and is capped with a "bulb" that breaks like glass at the slightest friction, releasing the stinging liquid.
It is a herbaceous perennial plant 60 to 150 cm high, forming colonies thanks to its long rhizomes . All its organs (stem, leaves, flower) are covered with two types of hair: long stinging hairs (quills called scientifically trichomes ) and small soft hairs. The density of these quills increases in plants grazed by herbivores or subjected to mechanical aggression (trampling, mowing). The nettles of the undergrowth have fewer spines because they are less exposed and therefore less assaulted. This variable density is related to the strategy of defense against herbivores , the induced defense and the allocation of resources [ 1 ] . The stinging hairs are unevenly distributed: the base of the stem and the internodes have a lower density, as well as the upper surface of the leaves (where the more sparse hairs are located mainly along the veins ), but again, there is great variability [ 2 ] . They are generally oriented upwards, which makes it possible to pick them with bare hands by gently pinching the stem while raising the fingers upwards [ 3 ] . However, harvesting with thick gloves is less risky, as is harvesting when it is mounted to seed because it stings less. In case of an injection, it is possible to calm the burns by crushing the skin of fresh leaves of Grand Plantain , or in the absence of mint leaves, elderberry, parsley, crushed nettle, ground ivy , sorrel or mauve, or even apply dry earth, a half of onion or a compress soaked in vinegar [ 4 ] .
Its stems with quadrangular section are erect and unbranched (however, a cut stem can very well emit lateral discharges ) [ 5 ] .

The dark green, opposite leaves, ovate to lanceolate , are usually twice as long as they are wide. They are lined with strong triangular teeth. Epidermal cells contain calcified corpuscles called cystoliths . The more or less elongated form of cystoliths is a derivative characteristic of Urticaceae [ 6 ] .

This nettle has rhizomes tracing a few mm thick, with a hairy fine adventitious roots that contain polysaccharides , a lectin , many phenolic compounds, lignans and sterols [ 7 ] .




 

Here is a video from youtube that will allow you to make and store your nettle purse for a period of 3 years.
Be careful not to make manure in the fresh air.
This has the opposite effect: attracting insects and parasites !!!


Préparation du Purin d'Orties

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[b]I made a new friend in Quebec, Canada.[/b]

I need to be familiar  with his environment and that is how I do it ...........


   


                                                                                                   
 
My new friend is living in a wonderfull place. A quite place : a little more than 2.000 inhabitants. Some splendid places !



I needed to share with all the permies.com visitors my happines to see such beautyfull places:
In Permaculture, there is "Culture"



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Bamboo - Civilisation Marker - The Chicken Kiosk

Description
It is a kiosk, but instead of being dedicated to the old ones it will house the family's chickens:  
    - the little chicks well protected at the top,
    - The young ones at half height
    - With access to the ground with two floors:
        - broiler,
       - two or three laying hens.

We access from outside to each of the four parts to ensure the care or simply the pleasure of talking to the birds. The hens are housed under a bamboo roof, organized in a bamboo structure. All possible equipment is made of bamboo by people living near nature in the middle of bamboo.
Goals
1.- Shelter chickens and prevent them from wandering.
2.- Allow the family to enjoy chickens without the disadvantages in an aesthetic setting with bamboo.
Specifications
To be defined : the structure
To be defined : the materials and the competencies required
Milestones
Concept to be on www.bamcivmar.com
Bill of material :
Central pole : assembly of 4 ⦽ 8-10 cm culms.
12 peripheral poles of 2 ⦽ 6-8 cm culms
12 poles of a ⦽ 8-10 cm
12 triangular mats of breaded bamboo pannels for roofing
4 platforms of 1 m x 2 m with poultry fences of 1-2cm ⦽, bamboo around and on top of the cages, the 2 bottom cages give accès to a grazing space of 30 m2  with at least one tree, the top ones remain in their cage for their protection.
Time Line
Aug 25 : presentation of the project on www.bamcivmar.com
Construction of a “Modèle Réduit en tiges de bambou de 1 cm (Farguesia nigra)
Sep 15 : contract with a bamboo joinery expert for the detailed connection
Oct 31 : The full size prototype is ready for a video of assembly.

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