Mattresses can be made of a variety of materials, with two primary advantages over modern mattresses: (1) they can be non-toxic, and (2) less expensive (but some are more expensive). Permies has a discussion on alternative mattresses and most of these notes are digested from that discussion and related links. Making a straw mattress is […]
A four-generation connection to building and a first-hand account of participating in an Open Source Ecology prototyping workshop, focused on the construction of a compressed earth brick (CEB) press and a power cube.
See summary parent article on prepping priorities. The two goals for communication are receiving information to learn what you can about the current situation and transmitting information (“I’m here”, “let’s meet there”). (1) Your most powerful communication tool is your cell phone You already know how to use this incredibly helpful device. Consider loading it […]
This “Mantra” Is a chant or a reminder to our collective consciousnesses, to take a personal responsibility for the wellbeing of plants, sentient beings and the resources on planet earth, on which we depend. Three simple verses can potentially motivate our psyche and activate our physical activity, resulting in the purposeful human act of providing […]
What happens with a guru in creating affordable physical technology for farming meets a guru in creating social connections for youth to teach them farming? I have been waiting to find out since I first saw the trailer for Reversing the Mississippi in June of 2015. Thanks to Ian Midgley, the film premiered on the […]
As a newly retired Registered Nurse with a passion for human health, I am most curious about our connection to the soil (Gia, earth) which is our soul source of essential nutrition. Vitamins, minerals and gases (the most important being oxygen and carbon dioxide) find their roots in a soil community and the biological chemistry that exists between the members of that community. When I think about life and follow our journey, the story always ends with a journey back to the soil.
What is worm composting? Worm composting begins with household vegetable wastes and ends with worm casting or worm poop! Why worm compost? Worm castings are filled with life. There are billions of plant bio-available beneficial bacteria, fiber, vitamins, & minerals in the castings. When you add fresh castings to the soil you are inoculating the soil with a living mass that will continue to grow and spread throughout your soil environment, providing the essential nutrition for a healthy soil. “How to Build a Worm Composting Bin” is an instructional video guide created in Mazatlan, Mexico. In the video, I explain how to find the materials needed and how to build a compost bin.