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#SolarpunkResource #SharingEconomy #FoodNotBombs #FoodSecurity
Many plants don't need (but still benefit from) rooting hormone to grow from a cutting, but trees do. To make the one I used, first bring 1 cup of water to a boil, then add 1/2 tablespoon of local honey
It does have to be local, and not just because fuck capitalism. 3/4 of all "honey" in grocery stores contains no pollen at all after all the filtering, processing, and fillers. I don't know whether those fillers have the same effect on cuttings as honey, but I'm not risking it (plus I buy all honey local anyway, as should you)
Obviously, allow the honey tea to cool before putting your cuttings in it. Soak your cuttings in it for ~3 hours before planting in soil. Store it in an airtight container away from sunlight - it's good for about 3 weeks
Other homemade rooting hormone recipes I've seen include willow tea, cinnamon, and human saliva (no joke)
My roommates and (to a lesser extent) I drink a lot of wine, and with nowhere in town that recycles corks we really didn't want to just throw them away. We'd been letting them pile up in a glass container on our endtable, but then I had the idea to #upcycle them. With just the corks, some hot glue, and an unneeded plywood shelf taken from my hand-me-down desk, I made this corkboard! We still haven't nailed down a spot to hang it yet, but that's coming soon
Tip: Cutting the corks in half doubles your surface area and makes them much easier to glue
(Featuring the gorgeous #solarpunk patch that @Wewereseeds sold me!)
I'm super hesitant about them selling ad space on their sail to help fund the project, but hopefully with enough support they can skip that...
https://buildyourowninter.net/ - simple, general instructions and a list of active networks
https://communitytechnology.github.io/ - more in-depth info
http://darknetmap.zone42.ca/ - place a pin to get in contact with other interested parties in your area!
https://roelof.info/projects/(2014)Pretty_Fly_For_A_Wifi/Pretty_Fly_For_A_Wi-Fi_booklet.pdf - #DIY upcycled antennae
https://solarflower.blogspot.com/2011/07/chicken-mesh-and-plywood-radiowifi.html - cheap, high-quality dish
I once found a place with huge stacks of pallets and crates on craigslist, then used them to build garden boxes and a rainwater collector (pics below!)