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UC Davis D-Lab: Introduction to Appropriate Technologies Curriculum

  • Curriculum

UC Davis D-Lab senior staff Jorge Espinosa and Sean Maxson developed curriculum for a workshop titled “Introduction to Appropriate Technologies & Sustainability.” This curriculum was developed for a collaboration between UC Davis D-Lab and a D-Lab “satellite” in Honduras at the University of Zamorano. The curriculum was designed for a week long workshop around appropriate technologies for horticultural production in smallholder settings. Jorge Espinosa has been in communication with IDIN partners in Guatemala to incorporate some of this content for their summit of Hogares Sostenibles. The curriculum is in Spanish.

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Essential Oil Distillation for Boa Vista do Acará

  • Student Papers

A team of students from UC Davis D-Lab partnered with the Association of Organic Farmers of Boa Vista do Acará (APOBV) to build an oil distillation device as a follow-up to IDDS Amazon in 2016. They designed an oil distiller that can be built with local tools and materials, operate in humid conditions with fire as the primary energy source and produce oil at high quality in a high quantity to sell to tourists in local markets. This report chronicles the development and testing of this device.

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