Is there a hashtag for mutual aid ideas? Something with suggestions for mutual aid things and stories of people giving and receiving?
Cause I think that'd be real cool!
Way to go Denver!
Denver City Council Ends Private Prison Firms’ Contracts
Some nice hashtags on the Fediverse which are worth browsing and (if your platform allows it) following:
#Florespondence - Pretty pictures of flowers 🌷 🌻 🌹
#SFFBookClub - Reading and discussing Scifi/fantasy books together
#Introductions - People telling the fediverse a little bit about themselves
#Alternatives - Ethical/open alternatives to popular apps, sites or pretty much anything
#FollowFriday - Recommendations for interesting accounts to follow
Any other good tags?
Interesting #conceptual design making agriculture in "hot and dry coastal regions" all the more efficient...
It a seawater-powered #solar #greenhouse and it's engineered to work with the variety of climatological region that has easy access to salt water, but maybe not fresh water... yet still do water-intensive agriculture.
"A #seawater greenhouse produces crops year-round in hot dry areas using only seawater and sunlight. Tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, lettuce, strawberries, herbs—anything that can be grown in traditional greenhouses—can be grown in seawater greenhouses. The award-winning technology, invented by Seawater Greenhouse Ltd. founder Charlie Paton, was inspired by the natural water cycle where seawater heated by the sun evaporates, cools to form clouds, and returns to earth as precipitation."
"The idea behind the process is simple. It combines two unlimited resources - sunlight and seawater - to provide ideal growing conditions for crops in hot, arid environments.
The innovation [uses] the cooling and humidifying power of water vapor produced from evaporating salt water. Using modeling and simulation techniques developed in collaboration with our partners at Aston University, we are able to process local climate data to predict greenhouse performance and inform the design. The combined effect of reducing temperature and increasing humidity, together with providing a protected environment for crops, results in up to 90% reduction in Evapotranspiration. This to greatly reduced irrigation requirements, which can be provided by desalination, and improved growing conditions."
Did you know there’s a panel in #Firefox Developer Tools that keeps track of any changes you make to your #CSS, and lists everything so you can copy & paste it elsewhere? https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Tools/Page_Inspector/How_to/Examine_and_edit_CSS#Track_changes via https://twitter.com/jensimmons/status/1156649452553351168
What is social.coop? Who are it's members? How do members contribute?
We've started a thread on loomio, where we will post one question every two weeks that will help us to get to know each other as members, with the objective of using this understanding of each other, our motivations and expectations to launch the next phase of social.coop.
First question: How do you use/participate in social.coop?
Interesting idea. Curious how it overlaps or not with maps like this one by CoopData https://coloradocoops.info/directory/
Also curious about the categories chosen - unions, workers centers, community farms, co-housing projects, credit unions, movement groups could all be on the map...
And, what software are they using?
One of these? https://www.gislounge.com/open-source-gis-applications/
The Plan for the #Garden at ChillerSpace, Part 2
I found that starting where you are is easier than starting where you want to go.
So instead of focusing on species I want in the garden I started listing species that already exist here and then researching them.
I made blog posts about what I found so far and what I found out about these species,
and in German:
For example so far I identified 7 different #Butterfly species, one of which, the Scarce Swallowtail (pictured below) is highly endangered in Vienna.
So far the list contains 36 animals and 51 plants, but there is still a lot of life in the garden that I just can't identify yet.
What actions I already took since the last post 2 weeks ago:
* plant more lavender
* acquire a butterfly-bush, or summer lilac (not in the list yet)
* put an insect raft into the pool
* ordered an #InsectHotel
* ordered a DIY #SeedBomb kit to spread more #WildFlowers in the hood.
If you're someone who ends up acting as a meeting facilitator, these blogs from Laird Schaub are priceless (also very good if you just spend time in meetings and want to make the facilitators job easier):
*WE HAVE RIGHTS*
"An empowerment campaign to prepare for and safely defend our rights during encounters with Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)."
Gab, Tusky, + Show more
Gabholes: Lets downvote this app for calling us nazis 😠
Tusky: Has more installs, 5 star ratings and donations than ever 😎
social.coop is a cooperatively-run corner of the Fediverse. The instance is democratically governed by its members, who generally share an interest in the co-op model, but topics of discussion range widely.
Our instance is supported by sliding scale contributions of $1-10/mo made via Open Collective. You must have an active Open Collective account to apply for membership; you may set one up here