OSE Wish List
From Open Source Ecology
Priority Items, March 2014
- Van - Ford E250, E350, or equivalent. We are taking our students on field trips and to remote design/build swarming events with collaborating organizations.
- Truck - Ford F250, F350, or eqiuvalent. We are taking our equipment on the road
- Metal - stock steel sections, sheet, rebar.
- Construction Materials: lumber, electrical wire, supplies, etc. Factor e Farm is permanently under construction in our experimental program.
- Tools - Fabrication tools, industrial robots, drill presses, hand tools. We need tools to do our job.
- Compost' - If you have wood chips, yard waste, bales, leaves, compost, and any other organic or paper waste - we turn these into compost for our agriculture. Just come on down to our site and drop it off in our Compost Designated Area - or contact us to let us know where we can find it. We are planning on building a convertible trailer to haul up to 20,000 lb of
- Hydraulics - hoses, fittings, active components, etc.
- Fencing - metal stakes, fence posts, chicken wire, wire mesh, other posts for fencing and staking of trees
- Tools and Bits - pipe wrenches; wrench, socket, screwdriver, drilling bit sets
- Nuts and Bolts - nuts, bolts, screws, fasteners of all types
- Metal - shafts, rods, tubing, sheet, bar, etc - aluminum and steel
- Lumber - studs, 4x4s, 4x8 sheets
- Hand Tools - garden tools (shovels, rakes, etc), hammers, crowbars, pickaxes, wedges, and deconstruction equipment
- Wire - rope, wire, chain, electrical wire, electrical cords (broken ok)
- manure, pots, soil, organic fertilizer, strawbales
- 5 gallon buckets - check with local drywall and painting businesses they sometimes have stacks and stacks of these
- Work Gloves - and other protective equipment.
- Fruit trees and evergreens from a nursery.
- Excess or unwanted full-size fruit/nut/berry trees/plants for propagation and transplanting (such as when you're taking out a tree)
- Edible perennial plants, such as perennial garlic, rhubarb, asparagus, creeping perennial onion, etc. According to the book "Outliers" by Malcolm Gladwell, The hunter-gatherer ǃKung people work no more than 19 hours a week. They do not grow any plants or raise any animals, but subsist mainly on perennial fruits, berries, roots, and nuts. When a bushman was asked once why his people hadn't taken to agriculture, he looked puzzled and said, "Why should we plant, when there are so many mongongo nuts in the world?". Now that is easy in the tropics, but temperate climates are more difficult.
- Hartmann and Kester, Plant Propagation Principles
- Introduction to Landscape Design, J. Motloch
- Makers, by Chris Anderson
- The Nature and Properties of Soils: Nyle C Brady, Ray R. Weil
- Textbook of Dendrology: Ninth Edition: Hardin, Leopold, White
- Welding: The fundamentals of welding, cutting, brazing, soldering, and surfacing of metals
- The Second Industrial Divide by Piore
- Political Ponerology, by Lobaczewski.
I have this book, I will give it to you when/if you come to Ecuador. --jorgeandr3s (talk) 04:12, 17 June 2014 (CEST)
- Fruit and Nut Production by Brenda Olcott-Reid and William Reid, 2007
- The Creature from Jekyll Island