A Modular Aquaponic "Food Machine" and Home Geo-dome Kit That Can Be Easily Built by Anyone With Parts Found Everywhere

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Future of the Free is building community bio-domes using aquaponics and nature's design to create an alternate future through an open source, modular geodesic bio-dome kit that anyone can build. What if you could provide healthy food, shelter, and security for your family without a lifetime of debt? This new project proposes that it is not only possible, but very easy, cheap, and fun all in one.

Future of the Free is a new venture from the Santa Cruz Mountains of Silicon Valley that has just introduced a Geodesic dome kit and aquaponic "Food Machine" built with parts that are recycled, free, or very common and low cost. They plan to trailblaze an alternate path to provide the basic necessities that many on earth seem struggling to secure.

They call it "an open source project for humans" since the goal is to create the most with the least - for the benefit of all. Construction materials are composed of 2x4 studs, plywood, barrels, containers, and parts found everywhere for free or cheap. Model files using 3-D Printing technology are available to design, teach, and test construction. Future of the Free hopes to raise enough funds with their Kickstarter.com campaign to develop a teaching curriculum around the dome, fund three community domes, and purchase a ShopBot to build future kits.

Free member Aaron Carvajal says,"We love to inspire the imagination towards the possibilities and power of working in harmony with nature and each other. Our focus is to accomplish our goals through community movements that demonstrate real live examples of how cooperating with nature and each other reap rewards never to be seen in the current system of competition and profit above all else. We are already working with non-profit farms to build the first community domes in Northern California. You'll see dome raisings from Garden to Table of San Jose, Team Tierra in San Martin, and Garden of Hope in Redding."

Here is their premise: Organic Food & Home independence is not only possible - but is now necessary considering recent droughts and revelations regarding GMO's, pesticide use, and bees dying in mass. Aquaponic systems yields more produce using only 10% of the water as commercial growing. Super strong weather resistant solar powered domes provide the easiest to build and strongest structure known to man using only a third of the materials - per the American Institute of Architecture.

The idea started when the Carvajal family start planning the first year of home-schooling for the family's young sons, ages 5 and 7. The boys had lots of questions about how our world works. Carvajal explains, "We had to explain money, energy, war, poverty, jobs, taxes and so on - in a way that made sense and wouldn’t be scary to them. Answers to seemingly basic questions always required a string of explanations that showed that every aspect of our lives and relationships are governed by money - but has little to do with human needs - or logic."

The website focuses on community involvement and the goal of attaining "the simplest solutions." This pivots on the sentiment that it all starts with depending on local communities that have mutual interests at heart - instead of organizations that represent the blind corporate pursuit of profits.

Future of the Free believes there is a better way - as the name implies. They’ve joined their commitment to a better future with their love of innovation and technology to create the open source Aquaponic Geo-Dome Kits for everyone everywhere. We look forward to bringing you more insights into their community dome share projects in the months to come. See the project at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/future-of-the-free/the-learning-dome-aquaponic-home-kits.

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