I could spend all the hours after my kids are in bed reading posts from this site. Shoot, I would get months of solid learning from Paul Wheaton’s stuff alone: from rocket stoves (dvds on same), to energy savings, to homesteading, to raising chickens, pictures and post on the experimental wofati house as it develops, […]
The big picture of One Planet Thriving, in 3 short paragraphs.
Top 5 Lessons for Village Living: (1) Without interaction between people, there is no village: (a) Allocate time for relationships. (b) Live in physical structures that encourages interaction and get the right balance between public and private space. (2) Invite those who can (a) skillfully hear and express their truth even when there is unpleasant emotion and (b) are willing to continually improve at this. Best way to know: you’ve had disagreements and come out the others side. (3) Be free! Learn from failure and communicate instead of creating too many rules. (4) Small is beautiful. Empower the smallest decision-making group possible for the decision at hand. (5) Welcome people, build goodwill, and be clear about a coherent vision and process.
“The plant washer” is a video from Kennie D’s “How to do it Yourself” series of video’s. These videos are produced in the hopes of promoting and enhancing our understanding of the intimate relationship, between us and the environment. The projects are beneficial to plants and fun to do. The road between us and our […]
The Submersible Dome is a fun and exciting way to introduce live insects to your aquaponic system without them escaping into your living environment. In this video, using recycled materials I will show you how to make a Live Insect Fish Feeder for your fish tank or aquarium. The Submersible Dome VIDEO
Plant health is a major concern for any plant lover. Growing and maintaining a healthy plant is a gardeners number one objective. There are many pests that will oppose your efforts to reach this objective . But there is one pest that you will find is a unyielding adversary, “The Aphid”. You can not eradicate […]
A backyard permaculture, perennial (tiny) food forest and kitchen garden
This article, by Charles Eisenstein, discusses the issue of whether organic methods and permaculture can feed the world. It cites this article, by David Blume, who claims to have achieved yields that can, in fact, feed the world. In other words, his yields increase the carrying capacity of the land to the point where we […]
It’s spring and the Aphids are hard at work feeding on my pepper leaves. They are among the most destructive insect pests in the garden. However from a zoological perspective they are a very successful organism. Here’s how I get rid of them. I sprayed them with a mixture of fresh squeezed lemon juice and water. […]