Today we'll be at Southwest Community Farm from 11-4 finishing up the dome - which means covering it, installing vents, counters and a door, as well as making planters from recycled materials and finally TRANSPLANTING OUR SEEDLINGS!
We will be working with architect Kelley Sullivan to construct a geodesic dome greenhouse at Southwest Community Farm. All the pieces were fabricated at the ComArt shop on SU campus by Kelley and Ariel Surun with help from SU students in the week leading up to the workshop. The dome will be installed at the farm today and in two weeks we will transplant the seedlings we started at the last workshop.
Build a Geodesic Dome Greenhouse
Saturday, April 5th
11am - 4pm
Approximately 124 Bellevue Ave, in between Lincoln Ave and Midland Ave
From College Place - SU Campus take the 40 bus - Drumlins - Nob Hill to
The Centro Transit Hub downtown. Bus departs at 10:14AM. transfer to the
26 bus. Exit at South Ave and Bellevue Ave. Arrival time: 10:45AM. $2
Bus schedule website: http://tripplanner.centro.org/
(walk one block east from South Ave to Lincoln Ave on Bellevue to find the farm)
Next up, we'll be building bike-powered phone chargers using a tutorial from MAKEzine.com. We'll spend the first half of the day soldering various components, almost all of which can be found at Radio Shack, and then in the afternoon, our friends from Mello Velo will be back to put the finishing touches on a couple bikes from last week's bike repair workshop and then we'll attach the chargers to our newly repaired rescue-bikes and test them out!
Here's a video overview from MAKE:
And for those of you new to soldering, here's a good video showing you the basics, up-close:
Coming up this Saturday, February 22nd is the next installment in the WILDER workshop series where we’ll learn some basics of bike repair and maintenance.
We’ll be joined by the good people at Mello Velo from 11am - 4pm to get a general overview of bike maintenance and then dive into some specifics with 7 rescued bikes which were donated to the project by Jan Maloff.
Below you’ll get a preview of the bikes we’ll be working on in small groups. For first-timers joining the workshop this Saturday, we’re excited to hear about your motivations for joining the workshop and why learning bike repair is important to you! You can add your thoughts/ideas/dreams/wishes to the motivation mind-map installation up at 601 Tully which we started at the last workshop Community Organizing and Design.
See you Saturday and don’t forget to wear clothes that you can get dirty!