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Jornada de recicle
domingo 18/10/2009

 

Foco principal : un techo en tejas de botellas de gaseosa

 

tambien veremos otras tecnicas de recicle
como cuerdas de bolsas de plastico
cartelera de tetrabric
tejido con hilo de botellas de gaseosas
crochet con bolsas de plastico
ladrillos con basura
baldosas con tapitas de gaseosas
desde el desayuno hasta que baja el sol
plantamos frutales cuando baja el sol
… Traigan a sus mamas y todxs juntos les amaremos….

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6/4/2010

It’s been a while since I blogged, in this time I transformed into a experienced urban hunter gatherer. I have been in the community for a while now. And it’s a very good and interesting experience. I’m grateful for the people who live here and opened up their heart to me and excepted this stranger that hardly speaks Spanish in their group.

Let me first tell you something about the place. On the terrain of the “cuidad universitaria” there are 2 foundations of huge ugly 70’s concrete monsters that were never build. One of these construction sites is now overgrown with vegetation and trees, giving it a kind of 70’s post nuclear war sci fi feeling with plants growing over the concrete floor and pillars. Together with the hippie graffiti on the pillars this picture is complete. It’s all very symbolic with nature reclaiming the space.

Come fly with us

The people who live here build a shack out of adobe and thrown away material. It has a nice outdoor kitchen attached to it. They don’t sleep in the shack though, most people sleep in their tents which are dotted around the place and some in constructed domes. They practice organic farming, but most food is provided by recycling e.g. dumpster diving. Now when I say dumpster diving I guess some people will frown and I admit I also had to turn a mental switch with recollections of seeing homeless people eating out of trash bins. This is different however. The food is collected by going at specific hours past grocery shops just after they put out all the food that has lost their economic value but which is, if treated, still eatable.

You have to be quick though because he garbage truck (our natural enemy) is there roaming the street to collect it. The food is of course cleaned and all the bad parts are cut away. You won’t believe how much is collected every time. We easily collect 3 crates every time. It seems stupid to pay for food here with the relative high prices of it. Why work in order to pay for something that you can also get by just picking it up from the street? That is the general thought here. And it fits in the recycling spirit.

The profits of a normal day dumpster dive

It’s good to meet people who think about this here because in general the people are to ignorant or apathetic about the state of the environment. In supermarkets you always have to say you don’t want a plastic bag and you can notice that the cassiere is not used to this. Sometimes they, being on automatic pilot, get confused when their work rhythm is broken by somebody who doesn’t want 5 plastic bags for his shopping. The state of the buses makes it more polluting to take a bus then driving a car I think. The number of bicycles is growing but still very small, it’s more used for recreation then for going to work. And of course most people eat meat, lot’s of it.

So I learn a lot about sustainable living, recycling and different permaculture techniques, one which involves making “balls of life”, a technique developed by mr. Fukuoka. Here you put seeds in a ball of earth which you throw everywhere and then you let nature do it’s job. Since permaculture is all about making as little change as possible to he environment it also fits in my philosophy of being a lazy ass. It’s nice to plant seeds and see the plant starting to grow after a few days. It’s nice to chop wood, making a fire, make bread, being freed from the work – consume cycle.

Testing a bike construction

The people who live here are all very nice, interesting people. The only thing in which I differ from them is that I’m a typical down to earth Dutch guy and most of them are into the Maya calender, mysticism and more of that. Ah well, live and let live.

So I’m really excited to live here and be part of this unique place, to only thing which I don’t agree with is the mosquitos, there are so many of them. But it’s gonna get winter here soon so they will be gone to come back in spring.

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comida comunitaria!!
borboleta!

danza contacto improvisacion en el domo de 6m
haciendo manitos alrededor de un frutal
paño de la aldea: miel y propoleo de las abejas de ciudad universitaria
paño de la aldea: parches, accesorios y toallitas femeninas ecológicas

GIRL POWER moviendo el tronco!!

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El domingo pasado tuvimos el honor y el gusto de recibir en Velatropa a Oscar Perone, un amante de las abejas y ferviente seguidor de Masanobu Fukuoka, un practicante de la EcoSiMia (que al contrario de la Economía, admite la pertenencia y responsabilidad de ser parte de este sistema que nos rodea en la naturaleza: “eco, sí, es mía!”)

Oscar nos contó el rol de las abejas en la naturaleza e innumerables conexiones con los sistemas de producción y los cambios de paradigma actuales. Como parte práctica nos enseñó a hacer colmenas con madera de pallets y las bases para practicar Apicultura Extensiva Natural.

Compartió con nosotros la emoción que sentimos los EcoSimios cuando nos encontramos con una comunidad de EcoSimios =)

Los invitamos a conocer el manual gratuito de Apicultura Extensiva Natural que Oscar pone a nuestra disposición en http://www.oscarperone.com.ar/.

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Actualmente tenemos dos telas y un aro en el espacio y aunque no estamos brindando ningún taller formalmente los materiales están al servicio de quienes quieran utilizarlos. Además, claro está, la propuesta de que alguien quiera focalizar un tallercito está en el aire!

Fotos correspondientes al primer taller del año (2010), realizado en marzo.

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Encuentro Triskel 15-18 de abril 2010.

Escuela Waldorf Clara de Asis. Maschwitz

Participamos del encuentro de jóvenes organizado por estudiantes de último año. El encuentro fue parte de la tesis anual de una estudiante. El tema que se desarrolló fue ‘cómo mantener la individualidad en una era donde la identidad se pierde entre las masas  y cómo llevar una relación sana con la tierra y el medioambiente’.

La primera actividad de la mañana de cada dia era: ríitmica, práctica grupal de canto y danzas circulares.

Charlas y talleres. Durante el segundo dia se organizaron charlas acerca del uso consciente del dinero, amor, como cambiar al mundo y otras. Se dieron talleres de teatro, macrame, grafitti, percusion, croquis y cerámica entre otras.


Participacion de Velatropa. Dimos una charla acerca de Velatropa, ecología y medio ambiente con estudiantes de la Escuela Waldorf y de otra escuela. Organizamos además talleres de armado de billeteras con tetrapacks y mecheros con latas, expresion corporal y danza contacto y técnica de cultivo nendo dango (bolitas de arcilla con semillas).


Durante la tercer jornada se realizaron trabajos de acción social, ayudamos a construir un aula en una capilla del barrio, pintamos un mural en el colegio, recolectamos residuos en zonas cercanas a la escuela y amasamos pan para la última jornada donde se expusieron los diferentes proyectos a vecinos y participantes del encuentro.

Escuelas Waldorf. La educacion que reciben los chicos es diferente a la tradicional, basada en la pedagogia antroposófica desarrollada por Rudolf Steiner.

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