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Batteries OPZs 24v 1500ah(c100)
The new battery will replace the current one, which is now very defective. The old battery will serve to support a solar panel system that makes the well pump work, and allow the continued use of the workshop that is currently only used during the day
Electric power inverter 8500w
A power inverter to applify the electrical capacity so it can be used simultaneously in the main areas. (The old inverter will be used for the workshop)
Wind turbine of 600w.
Making the water pump automatic
Accesories (buoys, detectors, valves) and the installation of these parts to automatically refill the water tanks via the mainwater well.
Purchase of a new gas stove/hob to replace the very deficient one. Balay cooker with 5 butane gas burners. Includes assembly and connection costs.
Minor kitchen works
Construction material and paint for the kitchen renovation which has suffered damage due to years of use. - Painting walls - Reform worktop - Improve lighting - Add air extraction
Repair defects and improve electrical system
Changing faulty plugs and switches in the house. Add plugs in necessary areas. - Repair and change 11 switches. - Add 4 additional plug zones.
Replacement of some broken parts of the taps in the house, renovation of deficient pipes, and expansion vessel to reduce consumption of the pump and extend its useful life. Includes material and production. Change of 2 taps (pieces). Change of 2 toilet cistern mechanisms. Add expansion vessel to the system. Repair shower drain and separate gray waters from black waters for future filtering of the gray waters.
Vitrokitchen brand butane gas oven. It allows us to use the oven inside the house since the current one (electric) has an excessive consumption on the electrical system.
Frame/structure for 14 solar panels
The construction of a metallic structure that will hold an additional 14 solar panels that will feed the electric system. - Three 1.20m posts - Three 1.50m posts - Three 1.80m posts - Three 2.10m posts - 25m of 40mm tubular square bar (to support the panels) - Grey anti-rust paint (5L)
Fence for the solar panels
This will consist of a fence made with 25 wooden posts 2m tall and a metallic mesh. The total fence will be 50m.
Renovation of the Machine room
Paint, cement, extractor and minor works in the machinery room and electrical elements to improve the rooms access and ventilation. This will increase the life of the battery system and facilitate its maintenance.
Electrician's travelling costs, instalation and technical report for the town hall.
Cables, concectors and accessories
Cables to connect the new components, connectors, boxes, guides and fuses.
Metallic structure to support the solar panels.
Assembly of the wind turbine
Crane used to assemble the wind turbine and its anchorage
The replacement of two old battery parts for second hand ones in good condition.
Costs of the use of crowfunding platform.
Costs for the rewards
Material and shipping costs.
Add lighting in the terrace and outdoor areas as well as exterior sockets at different points on the terraces. Lighting of the busiest roads on the land. Includes the purchase of equipment and material (lamps, bulbs, plugs) and their assembly.
Overnight stay and costs of the collaborators
Costs to cover overnight stays of the people taking part int he renovation including food and transport costs.
|Total||€ 6.898||€ 9.234|
The Learning Park stems from the lack of places that serve towards social and personal transformation, towards overcoming individual and collective violence, towards solidarity and non-discrimination. It stems from the need for places to meet, experiment, learn and be creative.
We believe in the possibility of a "Leap of Consciousness" in the human species This leap allows us to free ourselves from suffering and generate a world and a society free from violence. To achieve this, we feel the need for shared, non-profit spaces dedicated to the deep development of this new consciousness. A space for inclusive spirituality, away from all discrimination and not linked to any religious institution.
We want to build a society focused on well-being and happiness. A society that moves towards overcoming limitations and difficulties, overcoming the suffering that all human beings go through. We want to build a society that functions from reciprocity, affection, joy and Love.
We propose a change in the direction we live in, we propose to leave the insatiable search to receive and instead put ourselves at the service of "others". We understand this as a matter of coherence or inner unity and happiness, both essential to all individuals. For this reason, this project is supported financially only by the promoters, by the collaborators, and by all those who are joining us in “Giving”.
Learning as a "state" and not as an "act".
We emphasize on learning, distinguishing it from education, the accumulation of information, or technical improvement.
Learning is simply a state of consciousness in which attention, curiosity, enthusiasm and openness is intensified. From that state, one has the ability to incorporate new manners, integrate new content, develop new skills and finally transform. This is the state we seek to produce, it is the atmosphere in which we want to immerse ourselves, and it is the "place" from which we believe that everything is possible ...
Here people can dedicate themselves to whatever they are interested in learning, always through experimenting hands on, and in the process asking ourselves "how am I learning"?
We take this opportunity to invite you to visit us and enjoy the Park, its spaces and be part of this great Community.
Main features and goals of the crowdfunding campaign
Cal Cagall is the physical land that represents the center of gravity of the Learning Park. The Learning Park, on the other hand, is not limited to the boundries of the land, but rather exists wherever there are people collaborating and working on its expansion through encounters, events, exchanges and projects oriented to our objectives. It is ultimately a spiritual environment and a community that advocate for Peace and actively promotes Non-Violence.
Our focus or learning objectives are "Human Development" and "Sustainability", the first being a necessity for Peace and Happiness of every individual and the second a necessity for survival.
Now we briefly describe the meaning that each of these terms has for us:
We regard this as the internal growth achieved through any form of activity or process that leads an individual, group or society to the recognition, development and expansion of human qualities that leads to new states of consciousness. Breaking with models, limitations , and overcoming difficulties, thus achieving coherence and Understanding. In addition, the horizon that we set for the humankind isalways through Non-Violence and involves the attempt to be free of suffering, understood as the necessary path for this “Leap of Consciousness”.
We promote Human Development or evolution through community experiences, retreats, exchange gatherings and various events. Also simply creating a human network of affection and kindness that makes reflection easier and fun.
We see the need to move away from individualism, productivism and economic growth as a way of life. We think of sustainability as a necessary value applicable to almost every area of our lives for social, economic and political change. Through solidarity, commitment and both innovative and traditional technologies, we can live with dignity, reinforcing our resilience.
We promote Sustainability through the sustainable cultivation of the land, and the creation of an edible Forest. Through workshops we will craft natural cosmetics, learn about the use of plants, grow ecological vegetable patches and much more. We encourage learning in any area that promotes self-production and personal training.
‘Cal Cagall” being the Neuralgic Center of the project, we find ourselves with the need to expand our infrastructures and improve the facilities, thus facilitating the different activities in the place, like events, meetings, projects or studying. For this, we propose to improve and expand our sustaibable self-production systems of energy and water supplies since the land is not connected to the network. We also want to improve some essential aspects of the infrastructures that have deteriorated over time or that must be expanded or fixed.
The land "Cal Cagall"
"Cal Cagall" is a farm located on top of a hill in El Pont d'Armentera, Alt Camp, Tarragona province. It has an area of 45 hectares, mostly forest area that gained territory over the old terraces where vineyards and olive trees were mainly cultivated.
It also has a "Farmhouse" that hosts the project's Neurological Center, with a main living room, a large kitchen, a study and some rooms and bathrooms. Attached to this main building is a small Chapel used as a space for meditation, reflection, audiovisual projections and cultural events. It has capacity for around 40 people.
About 100 meters from the main building is another "small house" that was formerly used by the caretakers or "masovers" of the farm. It is a space divided into a small bathroom, a small living room / kitchen and an open room of 25m2 that accommodates other activities or serves if needed as a common bedroom. Finally it integrates a studio/workshop. In the near future, when we have finished the construction of the dormitory building, it will fully become a workspace area.
Also, the farm has a small ruin under reconstruction that will become the new "caretaker's house", that is, for the person who is permanently in the place, taking care of the basic maintenance aspects of the farm and the facilities.
Finally, there is a ruin that we plan to rebuild, which will house a common bedroom (of 8-10 people), 2 double rooms, a bathroom, and a common areas.
The farm also has several other spaces among them there is "the balcony", terraces, gardens, an orchard, the beginning of an "Edible Forest", a chicken coop, a dry toilet (under construction) and much more ...
We plan the construction of a warehouse to store equipment and a multi-use building for which we still have time to wait. Meanwhile, we will instal a Yurta of 35m2 for other activities.
Why this is important
Coherence is what drives us to carry out this project. Being consistent with our deepest aspirations: faith in a better future. The impulse to overcome suffering and give way to the expansion of happiness. We feel the need to progress in the deep aspiration of giving Meaning to our lives, and not just struggle to survive.
This initiative is directed to all Human Beings. This is for anyone who wants to be part of this Community, who wants to grow and help others in their growth, who wants to participate in a deep social transformation and improve the conditions of our society, to all who advocate for Peace and Non-Violence. In a nutshell, to anyone who truly feels they are part of something bigger, and feels the need to discover and delve into it.
It is a place where people come together in different ways:
- They can spend the day in a beautiful and pleasant environment, relax and enjoy the company
- They can enjoy longer periods of time in the community
- They can participate or create events, retreats, meetings and workshops
- They can generate learning spaces in a specific area of interest
- For study or personal retreats
- To meet groups and collectives with similar mindframes
- To celebrate
- For almost everything you can imagine and we haven't thought of yet!
Let's Love the Reality We Build
Since 2016 we have been working on all these objectives in the Cal Cagall farm and more than 200 people have visited and contributed with their presence and shared experiences. Bit by bit we have been creating a network in which everyone partakes in their own way. Some people participate sporadically, others more continuously, with experience, knowledge, ideas, materials and much more.
But above all with enthusiasm and excitment!
Some people have dedicated their time here to reflect, meditate, study, or to organize an event, a retreat, a meeting, etc... Others to help with the maintenance and physical development of the Park, and others simply to share beautiful moments of exchange.
Obviously, a few of us also decided to deeply commit to this project, and we dedicate as much time and energy as possible to it on a daily basis. Anyone who, like us, feels a deep need to engage in personal and social transformation and recognizes himself in this project, is welcome to join us, thus leaving the management of the Park, always in the hands of those who truly resonate with its purpose.
In all this time:
Materially we have been conditioning the space, both the main building and its surroundings, rebuilding another small building, as well as gardens and outdoor spaces. An electrical self-consumption system and a water supply system have been created. Also an orchard, chicken coop, and workshop space. Finally taking care of the forest and starting an "Edible Forest".
In the immaterial we have been sharing retreats, exchanges, encounters, etc... Countless experiences have been generate during the existance of the Park. A “human network” has been created, of affection, of help both at the local level in the town, and on a broader level that includes people from different parts of Catalonia, Spain and the world. Ultimately, we have been advocating and encouraging a cooperative human experince.