What we're about

We collaborate and build in our decentralized maker community located in Gatineau. We use permaculture (ecological design) and sustainable (or appropriate) technology: Aquaponics, multi-stage water barrels, rocket-stove ovens, low-tech gardening, reuse building technology and many other projects. Our locations are in Hull and beyond - and could be in your space as well, however we are centred around Gatineau. This group is intended as an incubator for sustainable businesses, sharing knowledge, skills and tools while forming a stronger, more resilient community.
Themes: Ecological Engineering and design, Appropriate Technology
- Buckminster Fuller (see the film "Ecological Design: Inventing the future")
- E.F. Schumacher - "Small is Beautiful"
- Ivan Illich: "Tools for Conviviality"

Current Inspirations:
1. Makerspace movement (ex: Artist's Asylum:
2. Urban Farming (ex: Wil Allen's Growing Power in Milwaulkee).
3. Open Source Ecology (Marcin Jakubowski)

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Bâtissons, collaborer et participe dans une communauté à Gatineau autour de la technologie durable: aquaponique, multi-stade de barils d'eau, fours fusée-cuisinière, low-tech jardinage, la technologie de construction de réutilisation et de nombreux autres projets. Ce groupe est conçu comme un incubateur d'entreprises durables, partage des connaissances, des compétences et des outils tout en formant une communauté plus forte est resilient.

Les themes:

Ingénierie écologique, Technologie Appropriée
- Buckminster Fuller (le film "Ecological Design: Inventing the future")
- E.F. Schumacher - "Small is Beautiful"
- Ivan Illich: "Tools for Conviviality"

Les inspirations modernes:
1. Le mouvement Fablab/Makerspace (ex: Artist's Asylum, Heliosphere, Fablab):
2. Les fermes Urbaine (ex: Wil Allen's Growing Power in Milwaulkee).
3. Open Source Ecology (Marcin Jakubowski)

Upcoming events (5)

Rotating composters / Composteurs Tournant
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Let's add to your food production, create healthy soils and increase the density of your food production by building vertical composting barrels and rotating composters. These are two other uses for 55 gallon barrels besides rain barrels. I'll suggest that this be completed over a two week period on weeknights, starting with a kick-off night. The first night may be the most productive, but those who can make it another night can help carry it forward and then we can have a second night the following week to complete fully. So, two event nights can be posted for this project. Resources: See discussion section - posted below. Cohen and Cohen is the most affordable place for rainbarrels at $17 each before tax. Wishlist for project: 1. Final Designs - I've picked two videos that demonstrate the construction. There may be better designs, if you find one, post it. If we have multiple designs, then people can bring their own required materials for their designs. Otherwise we can build one design for everyone. 2. Orders for barrels - if you are interested in having one (or both) of these systems, let me know. Cost for barrels is $17 before tax. We can coordinate the can pick up the wood and other materials as required (can be me or another person). 3. Transportation for rainbarrels (we can start taking orders for rainbarrels in the discussions section - posted below). If anyone has transportation available, let me know and we can coordinate. 4. Assorted tools - each video has a suggested tool list, we have some here at 111 Rue Fontaine. If you have these tools, bring them, otherwise, we can share tools and tasks on the event days. Discussion: http://www.meetup.com/Gatineau-Sustainable-Makerspace-Meetup/messages/boards/thread/44381732

Solar food dehydrator Déshydrateur solaire
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You can buy electric food dehydrators for around a hundred dollars but the sun can do it off grid. When your gardens are out producing your consumptions, drying is a good way to preserve foods and a great way to make foods for wilderness outings as most foods are 60-80% water. Can we consider this for a spring project? Vous pouvez acheter des déshydrateurs alimentaires électriques pour environ une centaine de dollars, mais le soleil pouvez le faire hors réseau. Lorsque vos jardins sont à la production de vos consommations, le séchage est une bonne façon de conserver les aliments et un excellent moyen de faire des aliments pour les sorties en pleine nature comme la plupart des aliments sont 60-80% d'eau. Peut-on considérer cela pour un projet de printemps? More info/discussion: http://www.meetup.com/Gatineau-Sustainable-Makerspace-Meetup/messages/boards/thread/46030362

Brush chipper - share
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If you have a brush chipper you would like to share - by some negotiation between you and the other person, please write it here, for others to contact you. There seems to be a lot of interest in one... The brush chipper project has been pushed aside for now, until the safety surrounding the project can be assured (though it is very interesting). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This DIY project came up recently. Using an old lawnmower, you can build a small brush chipper. Wood, when chipped, is much easier to compost and can be used in your garden to mulch. If someone wants to take the lead, they are welcome. However, I can host it here in Hull in late September or October. I propose that a plan be made before the build. We have a lawnmower and various other tools and metal to make this happen. For more discussion and info: http://www.meetup.com/Gatineau-Sustainable-Makerspace-Meetup/messages/boards/thread/46013332 For more details and discussion, see: http://www.meetup.com/Gatineau-Sustainable-Makerspace-Meetup/messages/boards/thread/46013332

réservoir pour le thé de compost / compost tea tincture
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Cultiver les organismes bénéfiques nécessaires pour votre sol. Cette méthode aidera à assainir vos sols, mettant à profit votre compost. Grow the beneficial organisms needed for your soil. This method will help remediate your soils, putting to good use your compost. Discussion/infos: http://www.meetup.com/Gatineau-Sustainable-Makerspace-Meetup/messages/boards/thread/46013462

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