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I will discuss plans for a long term, integrated and sustainable community. This community will be (a) integrated by intentionally pulling in people from a well defined mix of trades and professions that are designed to complement each other. As well, this community will be (b) sustainable by producing all of its food, water and energy on site, with excess. This means that there will be a planned net positive output.

I believe that such a community can be built with existing technology (such as sun, river and wind power), without having to resort to next generation technologies of which there are tantalizing glimpses. Through careful planning and monitoring, such a community should be able to recover, recycle or reclaim nearly 100% of it's waste, while producing innovative products and services.

In addition, a built in marketing, accounting and legal section can help move the products and services developed on site to market, by people specializing in these tasks. Different communities of this type could have different specialties, such as innovation or the monitoring of our planet's resources.

For more information, please see: http://earth3300.info/communities/. I have spent a lot of time putting this together. Although it may still contain some grammatical or other errors of that nature, I believe it provides a good overview of the process that can be taken to build a community from scratch, or to revamp an existing one, looking at the rebuilding exercise as a means of uncovering approaches that might otherwise have been missed. If after having a good read through this, you have some comments (of a grammatical or structural nature, or having to do with the approach taken) please let me know. That would then be a good starting point for a discussion.

Training & Qualifications


I am an experienced programmer with a farm background. The farm background has given me insight into the building process, expected lifespans of typical construction and crops. The programming background has given me experience with thinking logically, dealing with complex problems and in dealing with datasets, including at the programming level, some of which has been implemented in real time in a farm setting.

Availability & Preferences


Most business days, excluding weekends and statuatory holidays.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Clarence


Melanie received session of Long Term Sustainable Community from Clarence
Feb 06, 2019
Very bright, organized, thoughtful :) I look forward to future interactions!
Shaun Thomas received session of Long Term Sustainable Community from Clarence
Jan 20, 2018
Clarence is a great help and friendly guidance, and a pleasure to work with Thank you very much Clarence!
Maria received package of Integrated WordPress Bundle from Clarence
Aug 01, 2019
Thank you Clarence!
Maria received hour of Spin up New, Faster WordPress Site from Clarence
Jun 25, 2019
I am getting great help from Clarence, and I am very grateful!
Maria received hour of Spin up New, Faster WordPress Site from Clarence
Jun 20, 2019
Great service, thank you Clarence!
Amy received Help with Advice for working with collective from Clarence
Dec 21, 2018
Clarence provided a well thought out response to my inquiry! I appreciate his careful thoughtfulness.
Dan provided session of Ask an Architect for Clarence
Oct 26, 2018
Clarence is a thoughtful, well educated and experienced person. He's been an understanding client so far, building a report, which will carry over as... we continue our relationship as I help him plan an ecovillage. show more
Jenn provided unit of Voice Over - Professional Materials for Clarence
May 27, 2018
Clarence has a fun approach and was great to work with on this project. He was timely and available to discuss considerations. Looking forward to seei...ng more of his work!show more
Alira Alomien provided package of 1 Annunaki Question Answered for Clarence
Apr 22, 2018
Always a pleasure to work with Clarence.
Lynette provided Help with Advice for Promotional Materials for Clarence
Mar 18, 2018
Clarence is so easy to work with. Very Decisive. I am here for you.


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About Clarence Bos

Programmer, Community Designer Summary: Eight years of programming experience is being put into a sustainable community model for 144 people on 160 acres, with food, water and energy being produce...d on site, resulting in a net positive output. Interests: Just as in university, when five courses are taken each semester, each of us likely has a variety of interests that we engage in on a regular basis, if we are able to. Mine are programming, carpentry, hiking, sustainability and origins. I enjoy starting my day programming. This is when I find my mind is the freshest and able to handle the arcane details that are a part of writing code. This may include HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, PHP and JavaScript. I also spent a year with TPL (Table Programming Language), working for Statistics Canada. Later I picked up some Visual Basic and later still some C#. Finally, I learned the languages mentioned above and how they are integrated into WordPress. I have also spent some time with Joomla!. Second, when the weather gets warmer and when I can, I will get involved in projects requiring building, maintaining or fixing. That is a pleasant diversion from all the time spent behind the keyboard. It is also healthier to engage in various physical activities as it helps to prevent repetitive strain injury. Most of this is just a continuation of my time spent growing up on the farm. Third, if I can't get out in a farm environment, then I enjoy going for long walks, anywhere where there are few people and lot's of nature. Perhaps that is what brought me to the Peterborough area, where there is enough city to find micro SD cards, but plenty of country once one gets a fifteen or twenty minute walk outside of it. I also enjoy taking photographs and always have a small camera with me when I go out. Fourth, I am currently working on drawing this background together into developing a model for a sustainable community geared to Ontario, Canada. The essence of this design are 36 dwellings on 160 acres that is off grid capable, obtaining its food, water and energy onsite. The professions, skills and trades of it's occupants are also being mapped out. In this way, the needs of the one can be met by the skills of the other. The plan is to have a net positive outflow of products, services and knowledge, so that this community can help to benefit those around it. Fifth and last, I have been interested in our origins; how we got here and why. When I started my professional career, I thought I knew what I needed and had prepared to go out and tell others this. I wasn't so certain, however, when a student naively asked a question about Darwin's theory of evolution. It made a lot of sense, especially the part about bird's beaks. This prompted me to find out more. That "more" has taken over twenty years and has culminated in what I am doing now. Practically, as this relates the the Simbi platform, this means I am making myself available to meet the needs of others through: <h4>Website Consultation</h4> Page Speed, Page Load Times, Optimization, Backup and Security. I have developed a "backup generator" for WordPress that allows for a fallback if WordPress ceases to function for whatever reason. In addition, by placing cached files only one level down, it may be possible for your site to continue to function, even if WordPress (or another platform) is removed entirely. Contact for details. <h4>Carpentry, Landscape Work, Organization and Cleanup</h4> This is usually better done with someone else, although this work can be done alone. Working with someone else is just less physically tiring, as there is someone to chat with, troubleshoot and help get that tool you need when you need it. <h4>Sustainable Community Design</h4> My work right now (2019) is at the stage where I feel comfortable looking for people in the six to eight sectors defined so far (trades, arts and music, gardening and personal care, monitoring, analysis and reporting, academic and applied) to approach them to determine how the model developed so far might benefit them. This might mean trading work improving their web site for products, services or training they are offering in a 50/50 blend (see below). <h4>Discussion of Origins</h4> How we got here, why and how knowledge of that can help our life today. Evidence of ancient technologies shows we were not the first to develop to an advanced state. Indeed, precise rock cuts and 1,100 tonne rocks show the ancient technology was much advanced to ours! Knowing what happened back then can help guide us in how to proceed today. Here is a playlist of nine videos that captures my own journey through this topic: Ancient Archaeology to Modern Knowledge (http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzNDsxQRWpBwCEVlDHXFq6wzVSQ2s6A-p) <h4>Transitioning</h4> Realistically--in order to perform work in an environment that requires the use of the local currency in order to function--the person or group performing the service need to have enough of that currency to do what they need to do. Without that--however noble their intentions--they eventually will cease being able to do anything at all and then have to rely completely on others for their support. With that in mind, I am trialing a blended method. The initial ratio will be 50/50 for simplicity, for anything over one hour of work. The price for an hour of work in simbi and in the local currency in which I function (using the Canadian dollar) will be the same. It is being set at 50 simbi or $50 per hour. I have the feeling that it will require more like a 1/3:2/3 ratio (simbi:dollar), but 50/50 will make it easier to start. ========== Due to the fact that many sites (including this one) allow almost anyone to create an online profile, discretion is exercised before accepting a request for work or offering a service. Indicators used to determine credibility: Decent profile photo with only one person in the image; real name used; link to personal website showing original work. While this may not always be possible, prefer working with people in the same time zone. show more

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Clarence Bos is looking for:
  • Writing & Editing
  • Consulting & Coaching
  • Music & Audio
  • Art & Design
  • Architectural Design