Building a better world one brick at a time.
Rather than commanding people what to think or being angry at the bad guys, I am trying to change the world by sharing thousands of small tidbits of information.
Today's bit is a trailer that can be moved to worksites and the solar panels can fold...
Well, mud and logs. And a bit of straw bale. Most of the materials came off the land where it is built.
A house the sequesters tons of carbon. Zero paint, glue or cement. The heat from the summer heats the house through the winter.
This is a special creation by Peter van den Berg, and enhanced by Kirk "Donkey" Mobert. It was further enhanced by the permaculture bootcamp here at wheaton labs.
Kirk insists that we cannot call this a "rocket" since there is no riser, but after having it for two years, I am simply...
There's a whole lotta people at my place. And all of us are keen on natural building. At the same time, we do lots and lots of experiments.
Here's a new video about some of our experiments with cob floors. For those that are not familiar with what cob is, it is a mix of sand, clay and...
A fence made of waste wood (this wood is typically burned in an effort to reduce wildfires). It's a bit like making fence out bamboo, but in an area where these conifer poles are considered a nuisance. You can see the rock jacks (this particular property is one giant rock) - but ignore those...
the stuff that was presented:
hot water from a compost pile
badboy buggy (electric vehicle #4)
Sepp Holzer's grain
rocket mass smoker/cooker/butt-warmer
porta-cabin / love shack
Here is over two hours of me talking to 140 people in Oceanside,
California about replacing irrigation with permaculture on my recent
"Symphonies in Seed and Soil Tour". Probably my most popular
presentation, now available on youtube:
I uploaded this video about four minutes ago. This is Sepp Holzer on his famous bone sauce. With this stuff, you don't need cages on your newly planted fruit trees
This has been my most important video to put out for the last five months. But it required a LOT of editing. I whittled it down from 60 minutes to about 12. I went through several hardware failures and software failures and ended up starting over twice. And now the end still seems weird, but...
It's been up about an hour and it is already 26% funded. Wow.
So I started making another video (lots of you have probably seen gobs of my videos), but the equipment I bought turned out to be lame. The good stuff is gonna cost more than I'm willing to spend. A bunch of people pushed me to...
A man with a 0.2 acre lot in Portland, Oregon has carefully weighed/measured all of the food he has consumed from his own land and how much from the store. He thought he would be able to feed four people. The results ...
In some regions, a garden can be completely wiped out by slugs in one day. There are dozens of strategies for mitigating this problem, but this was the first time I saw a "slug moat"
This video shows Helen Atthowe talking about penny cress. If you leave it alone (read: don't pull it out or smother it like you might do with other weeds) it will reseed, grow in the early spring and then go dormant - providing your garden plants with a helpful mulch that does not compete...
So we watched the Ben Law DVD "Roundwood Timber Framing" which ends with a song about "nice and smooth for the ladies". Which then sets the theme for this podcast.
Krista, the only female in this podcast, educates us on parts of the DVD that she thought ladies would appreciate.
I've spent a large amount of time overhauling this article on hugelkultur. New pictures, artwork and information. I think that this one article may be the best gateway from "weed and feed" to permaculture. Please, please, please pass it on: