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Forum: Project Avalon General Discussion 02-08-2010, 03:39 PM
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Posted By NorthernSanctuary
Re: Radiant zones and communities building..where are we up to ?

We had a very successful meeting. There was a lot more people interested this year than last year (25). I expect this will be even more so as this year progresses. We followed up the meeting with a...
Forum: Project Avalon General Discussion 01-17-2010, 12:16 AM
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Posted By NorthernSanctuary
Re: Radiant zones and communities building..where are we up to ?

Hi all,

There will be a Rainbow Community meeting on Feb. 6 at 2:00pm in Montreal . There has been good progress to move ahead on all aspects of the Rainbow Community development.

The tentative...
Forum: Project Avalon General Discussion 01-10-2010, 08:11 AM
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Posted By NorthernSanctuary
Re: Radiant zones and communities building..where are we up to ?

....Alas, even in consensus communities, processes can be subverted. ("Did that go before the House Meeting?!" )

A disadvantage of consensus is that it takes more time. We have a modified...
Forum: Project Avalon General Discussion 01-09-2010, 01:49 AM
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Posted By NorthernSanctuary
Re: Radiant zones and communities building..where are we up to ?

With respect to community decisions, the one that has proven to work well is based on consensus. Here's one definition from wiki:

As a decision-making process, consensus decision-making aims to...
Forum: Project Avalon General Discussion 01-01-2010, 05:49 PM
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Posted By NorthernSanctuary
Re: Radiant zones and communities building..where are we up to ?

Here's a very good video that exemplifies the sense of a self sustainable community:

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7846941319183318053&hl=en#
Forum: Project Avalon General Discussion 01-01-2010, 05:16 PM
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Posted By NorthernSanctuary
Re: Radiant zones and communities building..where are we up to ?

Hi Sunflower, nice to hear from you too. Here's the information link for the cold fusion product I mentioned:

http://omael.com/!_HydroPlasmol_Telechargements/Resume/Projet_Hydro-Plasmol_Anglais.PDF
Forum: Project Avalon General Discussion 12-22-2009, 03:43 PM
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Posted By NorthernSanctuary
Re: Radiant zones and communities building..where are we up to ?

Hi Sideshow Shaman,

That's an interesting experience. As far as questions, I was wondering if that setup attracted mostly single people? Were there couples/ kids?

The reason why the country...
Forum: Project Avalon General Discussion 12-03-2009, 05:39 PM
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Posted By NorthernSanctuary
Re: Radiant zones and communities building..where are we up to ?

Hi,

It's be a while since I've posted any news on our community activities. There's been a lot of activities, so here's a quick update:

1. Presently we have a core group of 3 working full time...
Forum: Project Avalon General Discussion 10-16-2009, 02:18 PM
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Posted By NorthernSanctuary
Re: Radiant zones and communities building..where are we up to ?

Cosmic Dancer and I took a visit to a local commercial aquaponics company. His operation was quite impressive. In a greenhouse of 40' X 200', he was growing 40,000 lettuce plants and farming rainbow...
Forum: Project Avalon General Discussion 09-21-2009, 11:32 AM
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Posted By NorthernSanctuary
Re: Radiant zones and communities building..where are we up to ?

Inter-Community Project Announcement

An inter-community project has been created between the Rainbow Community and TtC. The project provides support for the Rainbow Community start-up. TtC will...
Forum: Project Avalon General Discussion 08-07-2009, 10:45 PM
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Posted By NorthernSanctuary
Re: Radiant zones and communities building..where are we up to ?

I've always like the idea of a currency based on an hour of work. It's used in some communities. Looks like this has evolved into a time bank:

Time Banks Weave Community One Hour at a Time
For...
Forum: Project Avalon General Discussion 08-03-2009, 10:13 PM
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Posted By NorthernSanctuary
Re: Radiant zones and communities building..where are we up to ?

Hi Vidya, what you describer is what they call a batch process, which is labor intensive. The other is a continuous load process, which is what TtC is describing, I believe. Sounds like an ideal...
Forum: Project Avalon General Discussion 08-03-2009, 11:58 AM
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Posted By NorthernSanctuary
Re: Radiant zones and communities building..where are we up to ?

Vidya:Keep it simple, keep it cheap, always a good mantra when building


Keeping it simple is good too. Here's a commercial product of what I think you're talking about, but I couldn't believe it...
Forum: Project Avalon General Discussion 08-03-2009, 02:30 AM
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Posted By NorthernSanctuary
Re: Radiant zones and communities building..where are we up to ?

TtC:It's extremely feasible with flush toilets. I did a fully integrated system for an apartment complex in Canada back about three years ago. Worked wonders, too. I've made adjustments since then,...
Forum: Project Avalon General Discussion 08-03-2009, 01:42 AM
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Posted By NorthernSanctuary
Re: Radiant zones and communities building..where are we up to ?

TtC: Biogas reclamation is by no means hard; you just have to know what you're doing and make sure the calculations are correct. It also helps if you have the space as well as a population to feed...
Forum: Project Avalon General Discussion 08-02-2009, 11:10 PM
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Posted By NorthernSanctuary
Re: Radiant zones and communities building..where are we up to ?

Hi Vidya,

This is in Canada, so there is the cold if you go outside. Most of the people are coming from the city, so prefer access from their own units (if it is a family unit). I was thinking of...
Forum: Project Avalon General Discussion 08-02-2009, 10:04 PM
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Posted By NorthernSanctuary
Re: Radiant zones and communities building..where are we up to ?

Hi Northern Santuary,

This may sound ignorant, but would there be some odd smell cooking with methane?

Natural gas is essential methane; it's colorless and odorless. It's the hydrogen sulfate...
Forum: Project Avalon General Discussion 08-02-2009, 07:25 PM
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Posted By NorthernSanctuary
Re: Radiant zones and communities building..where are we up to ?

Thanks for the info, planet2 and Vidya, could be useful. I'm aware of the problem mentioned about the flooding in the spring, because I noticed that went the soil gets saturated, the water in the...
Forum: Project Avalon General Discussion 08-02-2009, 01:05 PM
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Posted By NorthernSanctuary
Re: Radiant zones and communities building..where are we up to ?

One of the areas I was looking into was waste treatment; an area that can't be avoided. With a scenario where rain is almost continuous after a shift, the septic fields will be saturated and not of...
Forum: Project Avalon General Discussion 07-28-2009, 10:43 AM
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Posted By NorthernSanctuary
Re: Radiant zones and communities building..where are we up to ?

http://www.survivalblog.com/2009/07/a_multiple_family_retreat_less.html

Good post to learn from.
Forum: Project Avalon General Discussion 07-27-2009, 03:57 AM
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Posted By NorthernSanctuary
Re: Radiant zones and communities building..where are we up to ?

Hi Carmen,


It's quite an experience when you first meet someone with that type of presence. I've met people like that too; the energy that hits you is very tangible and in a real sense,...
Forum: Project Avalon General Discussion 07-22-2009, 07:10 PM
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Posted By NorthernSanctuary
Re: Radiant zones and communities building..where are we up to ?

http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=3...4e75f6e8ebb871

Please confirm people, you were able to download.

I took a quick look at it (I'm at work), and the code of ethics looks very good, well...
Forum: Project Avalon General Discussion 07-21-2009, 11:31 AM
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Posted By NorthernSanctuary
Re: Radiant zones and communities building..where are we up to ?

Hi Artvision,

Considering the possible contamination of surface water, you should try to see if there are sources of spring water, or consider a common artesian well when you have a group formed....
Forum: Project Avalon General Discussion 07-20-2009, 11:42 AM
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Posted By NorthernSanctuary
Re: Radiant zones and communities building..where are we up to ?

Hi Artvision,

You have good elevation and the area sounds really nice. The only information that I've seen, talks about the issue of the problem of ash from mount Vesuvius.

You will have to go...
Forum: Project Avalon General Discussion 07-20-2009, 03:22 AM
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Posted By NorthernSanctuary
Re: Radiant zones and communities building..where are we up to ?

Just playing devil's advocate here but don't you think creating communities Ike this will further segregate people from society at large? How does this help those who don't understand? How does this...
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