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April 8, 2013

Earthship Workshop + Seed Experiment


At the d.collective space in Berlin-Neukölln, Johannes presented his personal experiences as a student at Earthship Biotecture Academy in Taos, New Mexico, USA. Johannes explained the basic principles of Earthships and building radically sustainable homes with recycled materials. In the second part of the event the participants were invited to plant a seed and to start a community seed library. The seeds were given to us by a friend and were grown and harvested inside an earthship in Taos. The idea of the seed library is to share seeds, knowledge and stories a bout growing an independent (urban) farming community.bucket jojo letus seeds talk-jo talk-jo2 windowfarm

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July 23, 2012

Hydroponic Windowfarm finds a Temporary Home in Kassel


When you ask someone what is going on in Kassel, Germany, at the moment most people will tell you about the famous exhibition, dOKUMENTA. That is certainly true, but we discorvered another project that makes this town a cultural-creative hotspot this summer. At the Temporary Home our friends from Moviemiento e.V. have set up camp in an abandoned office building to explore how our situation of crisis affects the notion of ‘home’ in its broader sense. In this urban setting, during the six week project run, temporary home literally manifests as a real home for a collective of international creatives who will live and work together in a joint investigation, a ‘lived-in installation’.

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Our team travelled to Kassel to discover the potential of a vibrant community that displays a new sense of urban living with a distinct appreciation of performing arts in a comfortable home. We loved the hospitality, the inspiring dialogues with the inhabitants and the other guests and the interest in our workshop and installation of a hydroponic windowfarm. With this workshop we were able to connect our experiences in urban farming with a global community through the Sealand Multiversity of the Seven Seas. Thank you Joy, Claudia and Tim for your support!

June 25, 2012

D.I.Y. Video Workshop: asap i-land


Hello Friends,

We have just completed our very first video workshop and we’re ready to share it with you! For the 48 Stunden Neukölln Festival in Berlin, Germany we participated in a workshop with Joy Lohmann from SeaLand Multiversity. We learned to build floating aquaponic gardening islands from recycled materials. Joy gave us step by step construction guidance and tips to remember when beginning to build this yourself. Here is a guide including a list of what you will need. Have fun building your own island!

Let Us Be Human Crew

March 20, 2012

Water Experience Station at Tempelhof Airport- die Globale & Xylem Watermark


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An Interesting  co-work recently happened in Berlin, at the Tempelhof airfield, the old ‘Luftbruecke’, where now various community projects take place. When we found out about the project, our team members Laura and Johannes had to go down there to see, what was once again happening in the backyard of Berlin.

We were surprised of how the event turned out, when a bus full of engineers and water experts arrived and were greeted by Karin and Marco, who had all the plans, material and tools ready for building a water experience station for the local community.

UPJ is a German national network of engaged businesses and local non-profit intermediary organizations, which connects businesses and society, contributing to solve social challenges and to shape sustainable communities. UPJ brought together Die Globale e.V.  and Xylem Watermark Inc. Together they equipped the Tempelhofer community and garden with a water way system which will be further developed and used as an outdoor learning environment for local children.

Die Globale e.V. is a Berlin-based non-profit organisation which focuses on practical education models for kids and their parents, to gain knowledge in nature through experiments and learning by doing.

They provided building materials, tools and a filled water tank from which the children can pump up water  down through carved wooden pipes to a small water-wheel, which was assembled on site. This provides a space for young students and kindergartners to learn about the movement of water, gravity, basic physics, as well as satisfying curiosity with thier own hands and imaginations. The project was left open-ended for the kids to decide for themselves how it will develop.

Engineers and chairmen of  Xylem Watermark Inc. were here in Berlin for a 2 day global conference.  Some of the time they spent here, was focused on direct work for the comunity, something Xylem tries to accomplish at every conference they attend.

It was great spontaneous teamwork and fun. Everybody enjoyed spending half a day building something together, putting their hands to work and having a good time for a good cause.

Also local kids were involved by providing necessary sand piles and learning from the experts, eventually they will have to finish the job themselves. Other volunteers were helping out with the construction or reporting about the project.

We appreciate that we were able to become part of this learning opportunity by helping out during the workshop, putting our hands to work and to cover the experience for our followers.

Die Globale Web http://dieglobale.org/index.php/87-kontakt

Xylem Watermark Web  http://xylemwatermark.com/

UPJ Web  http://www.upj.de/

Special thanks to Yehuda Swed for photo material  http://www.yudaswed.com/

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