For this week, the greenhouse group was planning on meeting with Jennifer Willet in order to discuss the prior established plans. However, the meeting was postponed until next week.
We have been mentioning biomimcry in the past blogs, however we have not explained it in details. “The term biomimicry literally translates as “imitation of life,” but this is an oversimplistic definition of biomimicry. The idea is not to imitate nature perfectly, but to use ideas from nature to inspire human solutions” (www.wisegeek.com)
Our group finished building the spinal greenhouse models, while all the team members went on to complete the required research relating to biomimcry, a list of all the materials needed and their corresponding prices, looking into building codes and permits, bylaws and contacting individuals in the greenhouse industries to obtain funds for the project. Moreover, our group members have also looked into the functioning of the greenhouse through the biomimcry prespective.
Our next step is to contact contracters and officially create blueprints of the greenhouse structure in order to propose them to potential funders.
Finally, we would like to announce that one of our designs, the lady bug, has been published on this weeks Lance newspaper. We would highly recommend all of you to check it out. Specials thanks to Tim Wong.