Saturday, February 26, 2011

An Aid to Permaculturists: The Global Village Construction Set

Thank you to my friend Dr. Jason Bradford of Farmland LP, who pointed me towards this truly amazing permaculture oriented operation which aims to provide "an open source, low-cost, high performance technological platform that allows for the easy, DIY (Do It Yourself) fabrication of the 50 different Industrial Machines that it takes to build a sustainable civilization with modern comforts." Watch the two minute video below to understand what they are doing and visit the other links which I'm providing below the video.

The Factor E Farm Site Plan started like this in 2007.... "We started with 30 acres of raw land in rural Missouri - a former soybean field. We paid our last electricity bill three years ago. We are getting our power from waste vegetable oil and the sun. We drink pure free rain water. We grow most of our food. We are free. Welcome to our life. We want to help others do the same. Decentralization. Regain control of your life. Be your own boss. Evolve to freedom. "

Stay tuned for their upcoming TED talk.


Overview of the project HERE

Construction set list of 50 Tools HERE

GVCS Tools Status HERE

Farm Photos HERE

Open Source Ecology Site HERE


To support their project go HERE