About our project:
This new Aquaponics Smallholding based in rural Cheshire is a community agriculture start-up project.
Our plan is to provide for the wider community:-
Since the Easter weekend we’ve been active on the site clearing the space in the old wooden rearing sheds with a view to converting part of it into an “agricultural classroom”.
We’ve taken down most of the wood and block-work partitions leaving us a 23ft x 19ft space and cleared the many odds and ends stuff that’s been stored and accumulated in there over the years.
Project DRAFT Plan at 24/04/18
1. Priority is the rearing shed to classroom conversion work :-
Due to it being a community type project we have little or no budget. So for all of this work we are going to have to be very creative in the obtaining, reusing, and reclamation of materials (wood, bricks, panelling, paint, insulation, electrics, plumbing, etc) for the conversion.
As you can imagine planning to a tight schedule is very difficult when we are not sure about the availability of materials so this is where Agile helps,
BUT a fixed deadline is for the teaching area to be ready and usable for our course starting on Friday 11th May Intro to AQUAPONICS Weekend
2. Setup of greenhouse and outdoors growing areas:-
3. Setup of the Aquaponics system:-
We usually can offer our weekend volunteers mugs of hot tea or coffee and some really good home produced organic food.
There are more that enough tasks on this project to keep several people busy for the rest of the year, and then there will be the on-going operational activity to keep the Aquaponics Smallholding running.
4. On-going operational activity:-
So my next design should be for a "magic wand" to get all this done in time for our new course Intro to Aquaponics Weekend - May 2018.
We’ve taken down most of the wood and block-work partitions leaving us a 24ft x 19ft space that now needs clearing of rubble and the many odds and ends that's been stored and accumulated in there over the years.
But much of the stuff would be serviceable and reusable if it were cleaned up, so that will require us to sort and select what is to be kept and relocate it into other storage on the farm.
Once the space is clear we can start the clean-up to make the area sanitary to work in – so lots of Jays Fluid, scrubbing, and a pressure washer on the wooden walls and concrete floor.
The Conversion Work
The rearing shed conversion tasks include:-
As you can imagine planning to a tight schedule is very difficult when we are not sure about the availability of materials, BUT we've a fixed deadline for the teaching area for it to be ready and usable for our first course starting on Friday 11th May 2018.