COMMUNITY PROJECTS

 

COMMUNITY CENTRE

The Community Centre, when view from above, is designed in the shape of a Phoenix and is the hub for all things in the Community. Three connected yet individual levels step up the hillside with each containing their own greenhouse and floor space. On the main level is the shared dining area with multiple seating options from a conventional western dining table and chairs to an eastern style with cushions at floor level and everything in-between. A full bakery and cafe sit on the east side of the building greeting the morning sun. The tip of the wing is an outdoor patio with a post and beam structure and a clear glass roof. A full kitchen sits to the west where the evening sun and sunset can be enjoyed. Like the café to the east the western wing is a glass-covered porch where you can listen to the rainfall, feel the breeze and all while enjoying your dinner. On the second level sits an open space for creation and exploration, no matter the activity this space is here for all to use. The third level is home to the Dynamic Learning Centre where the children come to play on those very cold days. Filled with activities, costumes, games and more, if you want to play check out the third floor. The tail of the phoenix creates a fourth exterior level that houses an out-door kitchen, dining area, fire pit and incredibly beautiful view.

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METAL SHOP

The Metal Shop will house all the tools and equipment for metal creation and fabrication. This can be anything from a solar mounting system to over unity energy systems. These spaces allow for free flowing invention and creation in a moments notice. Imagine awakening from a dream you had about a design, or anything really, then enjoying a beautiful breakfast in the Phoenix and off to the Metal or Wood Shop to begin its physical creation.

WOOD SHOP

The Wood Shop will house all the tools and equipment for wood creation and fabrication. This can be anything from beautiful kitchen cupboards to a child’s toy. These spaces allow for free flowing invention and creation in a moments notice. Imagine awakening from a dream you had about a design, or anything really, then enjoying a beautiful breakfast in the Phoenix and off to the Metal or Wood Shop to begin its physical creation.

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WALKING/RIDING TRAILS

In conjunction with the permeable roads a network of walking/riding trails will link the entire community together. These trails will take on many forms from a naturally worn trail through the forest to sections of flagstone through a field. There are also many small waterways throughout the community and each will require its own solution. These can be anything from stepping stones or the beaver dam to wooden and natural, dry-fit stone bridges. Because of the inherent holistic design of the community "rush hour" will not exist. So wether you want to walk, run, ride or stroll, these trails make "commuting" a pleasure.

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DYNAMIC LEARNING CENTRE

The Community Centre, when view from above, is designed in the shape of a Phoenix and is the hub for all things in the Community. Three connected yet individual levels step up the hillside with each containing their own greenhouse and floor space. On the main level is the shared dining area with multiple seating options from a conventional western dining table and chairs to an eastern style with cushions at floor level and everything in-between. A full bakery and cafe sit on the east side of the building greeting the morning sun. The tip of the wing is an outdoor patio with a post and beam structure and a clear glass roof. A full kitchen sits to the west where the evening sun and sunset can be enjoyed. Like the café to the east the western wing is a glass-covered porch where you can listen to the rainfall, feel the breeze and all while enjoying your dinner. On the second level sits an open space for creation and exploration, no matter the activity this space is here for all to use. The third level is home to the Dynamic Learning Centre where the children come to play on those very cold days. Filled with activities, costumes, games and more, if you want to play check out the third floor. The tail of the phoenix creates a fourth exterior level that houses an out-door kitchen, dining area, fire pit and incredibly beautiful view.

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FARMERS MARKET

The Farmers Market is, well, a farmers market. The Beauty is that in a few short years the Community will be producing an incredible amount of food. This local natural produce will draw people into the Community from the surrounding areas exposing them to everything Talking Trees.

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WELLNESS CENTRE

The Wellness Centre is not one building or space but a group of buildings and spaces each supporting the other. While I see the whole Community itself as an incredible space and tool for healing these other individual spaces will include a physical trauma centre, spiritual centre, emotional centre, plant based medicines, birthing centre and overall health and wellness spaces.

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REUSE CENTRE

The Reuse Centre will repurpose and manage all things seen as waste from the Community itself and the surrounding areas. This site will also be home to Precious Plastics, a breaking down of plastic materials to be melted and reformed into new materials and products. Some of these materials will be used in the construction on the Holistic Homes and Community buildings.

 

COMMUNITY FARM

The Food Creation and Storage in conjunction with the Community Farm, Gardens and Greenhouses will create an abundance of food for the Community as well as surrounding area. Each Holistic Home produces food in its greenhouse but not enough to sustain a family so a focus on healthy food production and food security is a focus for the Community. While I believe almost everything we need to sustain ourselves is already provided by nature within a mile around us there will still be a focus on food preservation and storage. Everything from pickling to root cellars will be used for the preservation of food. The Farms main purpose is sustaining the creatures we work with in the Community. A partnership will be developed with heavy horses to work small pieces of land to grow hemp and travel through the Community together. We will work side by side with goats, chickens and ducks to maintain the underbrush and keep a balance of grubs and bugs.

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Just a few of the many Projects that will be taking place in Talking Trees Community.

 

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15336 Hwy 7 Perth Ontario

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