Huasteca Regenerative Agriculture Experimentation Center Update
Updated: Sep 13, 2022
Today we are happy to share the progress that has been made on the bulk of infrastructure for the Huasteca Regenerative Agriculture Experimentation Center in El Chino, Tamasopo, San Luis Potosi.
We first broke ground on this project less than 10 months ago, and we have been able to keep the construction momentum going since the day we started. A big thanks to Steven and Maria Lewis for keeping things on track.
For this update, I will stick with just infrastructure lists so that the reader can get an idea of what is actually completed and still pending.
Check out our project page for more details and to see our progress photo gallery
We are, of course, planning all types of horticultural layers, demonstrations, appropriate technologies, and educational material. But we will do separate updates for that. Stay tuned.
We have completed heavy construction of:
The main center structure that includes the outdoor classroom and multiuse space
The office and storage room
Staircase to upper roof terrace above main center structure
All 4 individual cabins (2 separate structures)
Retaining wall for (2) 10,000 liter water cisterns
North utility ramp for large equipment and utility access
We have completed finish-off details of:
Installation of all wiring, disconnects, breaker boxes, overhead conduit between structures, all outlets, basic overhead lighting.
Installation of CFE Electric service pole and register.
Fabrication and installation of all aluminum windows and doors
Fabrication and installation of roll up metal curtain door to storage room
Fabrication and installation of all metal protection bars over windows and sliding ones for cabins
Fabrication and installation of custom upper ventilation windows
Painting of inside walls of all cabins
We are still pending (infrastructure only):
Completion of access ramps for each cabin
Completion of minor electrical in cabins
Completion of south side double access main ramp for the front entrance
Revision of plaster in main structure
Installation of water Cisterns
Installation of river supply polyline
Installation of water sediment filtration and pumping system
Installation of pressurized main line for water supply to all structures, green house area, future restrooms and showers, field irrigation
Design and installation of outdoor kitchen
Design and construction of permanent ecological showers and restrooms