Sunday, August 2, 2015

One Community Welcomes Gabriel Freitas to the Structural Engineering Team

One Community Welcomes Gabriel Freitas to the Structural Engineering Team

One Community is happy to feature and thank Gabriel Freitas as our most recent member of the Structural Engineering Team. Gabriel is a student abroad from Brazil majoring in Civil Engineering/Construction Management at California State University, Long Beach. He has spent the last two months working on the structural analysis details of the open source Duplicable City Center.


Read his complete bio here:


Thank you Gabriel!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Nature Lesson Plan - One Community

Nature Lesson Plan - One Community


What will it take for us to realize that humanity and nature are interdependent? What will we do differently and what world will we restore together once we embrace this knowledge?


Here's an open source and globally collaborative lesson plan to help. It teaches all subjects to all ages and learning levels using the central theme of "nature."

One Community Welcomes Natalia Dias da Costa to the Software Team

One Community Welcomes Natalia Dias da Costa to the Software Team

One Community is happy to feature and thank Natalia Dias da Costa as our most recent member of the Software Team! Natalia is a 3rd-year Information Systems Student from Brazil’s Scientific Mobility Program. She has spent the last two months diligently working on the new open source Highest Good Network software.




Thank you Natalia!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Chayote: Cultural Considerations | Planting Guidelines | Recipes | Other Resources | More

Chayote: Cultural Considerations | Planting Guidelines | Recipes | Other Resources | More

Growing your own food has been said to be like printing your own money. It's also an opportunity to grow foods like chayote that may be very difficult to buy in your average grocery store. Here's an open source guide to growing your own.


If you know of any great chayote recipes or resources of your own, please share them.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

One Community Welcomes Ana Carolina to the Design Team

One Community Welcomes Ana Carolina to the Design Team

One Community is happy to feature and thank Ana Carolina as our most recent member of the Design Team. Ana Carolina is a 3rd-year Industrial Design and Service Design Student from Brazil’s Scientific Mobility Program. She spent the last two months diligently working on the details of the Tree House Village function and design.

Read her complete bio here: 


Thank you Ana Carolina!

One Community Welcomes Fernando Carvalho to the Mechanical Engineering Team

One Community Welcomes Fernando Carvalho to the Mechanical Engineering Team

One Community is happy to feature and thank Fernando Carvalho as our most recent member of the Mechanical Engineering Team! Fernando is a 4th-year Mechanical Engineering Student from Brazil’s Scientific Mobility Program. He has spent the last two months working diligently on the heat exchanger details for the City Center laundry and Earthbag Village showers.

Read his complete bio here: 
http://www.onecommunityglobal.org/one-community-welcomes-fernando-carvalho-to-the-mechanical-engineering-team/


Thank you Fernando!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Wax Gourd/Winter Melon: Cultural Considerations | Planting Guidelines | Recipes | Other Resources | More

Wax Gourd/Winter Melon: Cultural Considerations | Planting Guidelines | Recipes | Other Resources | More

Ever heard of or eaten Wax Gourd?
Wax gourds, also known as winter melons, are arguably the largest cold season melons. They can grow as large 15 inches in diameter and weigh more than 30 pounds, which is a lot of food!
The Winter melon is historically a food staple of China, but was first cultivated in ancient Egypt. Cubed and/or sliced, winter melon can be simmered, steamed, braised or parboiled and added to stir frys. It is great in soups and also suitable for pickling and/or a tasty treat diced and candied. Another nice attribute is that whole winter melons will keep in a cool place for months.
Here's an open source guide to growing your own.