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Anyone know anything good to make nasturtiums into?

We have loads and we're not getting through them just in salads.

#flowerspondence #solarpunk

@raye and @interneteh I think I saw you fine folks posting about them?

Hey #solarpunk folks: There's a spot on the patch of land the community I'm ostensibly a part of owns - yes, I know, "owning" land - that would be perfect for a small edible garden around a bench and shaded by a solar-panel roof for shade.

Thing is, I'm multiply-disabled and poor, I'm only even here because my stepdad has a low-income unit here, and most of the other folks here are firmly middle-class capital-D Democrats.

Any suggestions on where to start?

"I want to raise the funds to start an official organization. We will be working to setup public events that will eventually host the ' #Solarpunk Caravan ' a mobile makerspace/learning center for educating the public on sustainable living while having fun games/events that further educate.

"While we don’t hope to get enough to make the bus, we do hope to get enough to keep a roof over our heads, file for the appropriate permits/licences, and begin organizing for small booths at other events when possible."


At the Dyke March last week I found the Canadian Union of Postal Workers. And I've been obsessed with them ever since.

They got this big project to reinvent the post office to provide fair financial services and internet access. To connect remote communities. To check in on disabled and elderly folks. To work on food delivery. To move to electric vehicles. To work with indigenous communities to acknowledge the colonial past and present of the postal service and reinvent themselves to provide the services and support those communities want.

Essentially, the postal workers union wants to build the #solarpunk future.



Interesting #conceptual design making agriculture in "hot and dry coastal regions" all the more efficient...

It a seawater-powered #solar #greenhouse and it's engineered to work with the variety of climatological region that has easy access to salt water, but maybe not fresh water... yet still do water-intensive agriculture.

"A #seawater greenhouse produces crops year-round in hot dry areas using only seawater and sunlight. Tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, lettuce, strawberries, herbs—anything that can be grown in traditional greenhouses—can be grown in seawater greenhouses. The award-winning technology, invented by Seawater Greenhouse Ltd. founder Charlie Paton, was inspired by the natural water cycle where seawater heated by the sun evaporates, cools to form clouds, and returns to earth as precipitation."

"The idea behind the process is simple. It combines two unlimited resources - sunlight and seawater - to provide ideal growing conditions for crops in hot, arid environments.

The innovation [uses]the cooling and humidifying power of water vapor produced from evaporating salt water. Using modeling and simulation techniques developed in collaboration with our partners at Aston University, we are able to process local climate data to predict greenhouse performance and inform the design. The combined effect of reducing temperature and increasing humidity, together with providing a protected environment for crops, results in up to 90% reduction in Evapotranspiration. This to greatly reduced irrigation requirements, which can be provided by desalination, and improved growing conditions."


#SolarPunk #Agriculture #EcologicalDemocracy

#Zine and #Zines
Do you guys have any good #solarpunk or #DIY or #electronics zine you would advise me to read during this rainy saturday?

"Prior to the Gregorian calendar, farmers in China and Japan broke each year down into 24 sekki or “small seasons.” These seasons didn't use dates to mark seasons, but instead, they divided up the year by natural phenomena"

#gardening #solarpunk

Dear #fediverse, I'm looking for ways/ideas/plans to collect rainwater for hot summers. Something I can make this summer. Looking for ideas like heightened planters that collect excess water from the soil on top. Those kind of things.

#gardening #rain a bit #solarpunk

Just learned about the concept of "green manure" - a mix of cover crops that can be grown and then mowed and either tilled into the soil or laid on top as a mulch. They can improve the quality of the soil by fixing nitrogen, aerating it with deep, penetrating roots, converting the chemicals in the soil into more available forms, providing home for beneficial insects, etc

A lot of these plants can be planted over the winter in plots where you don't have anything growing, and I imagine this would work well with other #permaculture techniques like Ruth Stout, lasagna gardening, hugelkultur, or maybe even straw bale gardening if it's gathered and bound together

#SolarpunkResource #solarpunk #gardening #plants

#solarpunk is taking the sprouting organic onion I found in the pantry straight out to the backyard and planting it in the raised bed in the garden. #GardenPraxis


Content warning: An exciting announcement, solarpunk


Content warning: Hey #SolarPunk friends, I need some advice!

Since Sunbeam is sadly kind of falling apart, may I suggest to any instance admins that don't already have us silenced that you take the :greensun: emoji? As its creator (well, the one who came up with the idea, @scintillatinator did the actual drawing), I disavow it from the white nonsense Sunbeam turned into and hold that it still represents the hopeful and just ideals of #solarpunk

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"Sheep get to work maintaining Newfield solar array" #solarPower

"'s cheaper for the company to use sheep for maintenance instead of paying for people to mow and maintain 30 acres during the warmer months.... Unlike goats who will munch on almost anything, sheep stick to grazing on the greenery and not harm any wires or solar equipment."

@Kitts i think this is near you!

(Is this #solarpunk ?)

Leftists who spend all of their time complaining about how naive and utopian and not-based-on-enormous-books-of-political-theory #solarpunk is:


Content warning: earthships and my qualms with them


Content warning: Patch Paintings

If anyone would like to comment on our #garden design, here's the tentative design! This is a chunk of land that gets full sun all day long. South is on the bottom there. Each square is 9 inches

going from left to right and south to the north side:
- Sunflowers (that will be thinned),
- winged beans and a mix of like greenbeans
- pepita pumpkins and rouge vit d'etapes pumpkins
- potentially, leeks to fill up any space that may be left
- banana peppers and cabbages
- radishes and onions

#growingfood #gardening #solarpunk #backyardfarming

Hey all you folks, squash-growing #coops count as #solarpunk, right?

...if they don't, they should.


Content warning: Solarpunk zine call for submissions

Question: Would it make sense to have my sunflowers all against the fence (and be the most north thing), then beans, then peppers? then pumpkins along the edge? I have a 30 foot wide 5 foot deep area I'm going to set up. Trying to figure out exactly where each seed is gonna go and start ordering them today.

#gardening #growingfood #solarpunk #sunDIY

Also: #Wien (#Vienna) has some gorgeous examples of #jugendstijl (#artnouveau) architecture. Two pics of the Otto Wagner Hofpavilion Hietzing, two of the Palmhaus on the Schönbrunn Palace grounds. Excuse pic quality.

(p.s. Glasshouses are excellent, like permanent #solarpunk installations. I. Love. Them.)

Found a page that will send out a couple thousand free seeds the spring of every year, for the specific intent to empower new farmers and sustainable food for those without access to it.

If you fill out a short page to enter, you'll be put on a waiting list for next year.

#Solarpunk #DirectAction

Celebrate spring with these beauties on your back!
I've been going heavy on the embroidery lately, what do you think?
All pieces are sliding scale and I barter. Commissions open.

#solarpunk #lunarpunk #antifascist #queer #FediArt #CreativeToot #OpenCommissions

This is a great indepth post on how to make your own Mason Bee Hotel, plus photos and links to further info and ideas:

#Bees #solarpunk #Gardening

I'm going to be creating templates for designing and building parts for today. I am designing the templates to be cut and scored with a laser cutter. Get in touch if you want files in PDF, LYZ, SVG or DXF format.

#making #openstructures #diy #hobbyist #open #hacking #solarpunk #maker

A look into technologies being developed from fungi and mushrooms and how it can help build a better future:

Fungi Technology in Solarpunk

#biotech #mushrooms #mycelia #nature #Solarpunk #SolarpunkArchitecture

A look into technologies being developed from fungi and mushrooms and how it can help build a better future:

Fungi Technology in Solarpunk

#biotech #mushrooms #mycelia #nature #Solarpunk #SolarpunkArchitecture

Aweigh is an open source navigation system that does not rely on satellites: it is inspired by the mapping of celestial bodies and the polarized vision of insects.

/cc: @neauoire @rek

So I made my first attempt at sewing. It's a flag. It looks pretty good, at least from afar :greensun:

Design as seen at @scottishwobbly


Content warning: it's joaks, chill

Warm-up continues, but today there are no cute cosplayer girls here. Sorry, guys. 😛 This day is more calm and meditative. I'll post some #flowers, #plants and #green #nature #photos. I can't say it's #solarpunk, but it's somewhere near. 😀 The first post is about beautiful #fern #leaves.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez posted these on Instagram from her trip to Puerto Rico. It’s tragic that Puerto Rican’s have basically been abandoned by the US government but It sounds like there are so many #solarpunk things going on there, a lot to learn from definitely


Content warning: Patch Posting

Vertical farming doesn't have to be that complicated. You can guide climbers or runners up a trellis, you can espalier a fruit or nut tree, you can just screw old gutters, PVC, bamboo, 2L bottles, or reclaimed 55gal barrels to a wall and fill them with soil

Don't hook up a pump and a nutrient flow to something that doesn't need it


Just watched 'The boy who harnessed the wind' on Netflix and it's so good. Very #solarpunk too. Do watch it if you have Netflix!

Solarpunks cherish nature, progress and science; the individual and the community. They believe in a world that is green, colourful, and bright. It can be described as a literary genre, an aesthetic, or a movement. The key points are: an emphasis on renewable energy, especially solar power; a demand for technology and society to re-centre around sustainability, longevity, and balance; a focus on decentralisation, community activism, social justice and civic empowerment; a recognition that economic, social, and ecological injustices are all deeply inter-connected.


So I have recently come back to Mastadon (mainly and I'm looking for more people to follow.
Specifically looking for people interested in:

#laboratory / #laboratory_science

And like pretty much anything else similar to the above. So if you toot a lot of things related to the above I would greatly appreciate if you retoot, favourite or reply to this.

Discovered an interesting #solarpunk type initiative through my research: Bioleft, an open source seed collective

#solarpunk is when you legally marry a strange moss covered rock

Something about these struck me as #solarpunk



Content warning: Check out these patches, y'all

just did a fresh Linux install but forgot to include patchwork #SSB in my backup!
please DM me for my friend invite as I'm trying to rebuild my network on my new profile


Garnishing my instant noodles that came in four separate layers of plastic packaging with some green onions I grew on my windowsill. Am I #SolarPunk yet