Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 00:02
And I’ll finally spill some beans on the current state of the actual building project. Worms and mushrooms, that can’t be all now can it?
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 - 13:35
Warning: This is by far the blog post with the most pictures I’ve ever written – there’s almost more pictures than characters! And it took me close to half a year to write as well. But all those pictures serve very well to illustrate the whole process of building a fat, massive 2½ ton “mud” stove in a four day workshop. It was absolutely brilliant!
Monday, March 10, 2014 - 11:02
I have one ongoing experiment that I have only mentioned in passing: growing oyster mushrooms at home, hopefully with little effort involved. After a learning experience I am now the excited owner of two bins-o-shrooms!
Monday, February 24, 2014 - 14:50
In an effort to keep a more regular posting rhythm, this is just a short post picking up some loose ends that are lying around: The worms in the kitchen, the moss house number, and a long-standing queue of posts waiting to be written.
Monday, February 10, 2014 - 12:06
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’m really no good at juggling objects with three dimensions in my head. So it being winter and the mud outside being a little too cold for my taste, I obtained a recipe for perfect, cheap, and fairly stable, playdough to try and externalise the muddles in my brain.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 12:02
As I said before, after reading Gaia’s Garden (and another German permaculture book from our local library) I had this sudden urge to go permacultural right now. Urban gardening, yay!
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - 22:23
I got a wonderful Christmas present: A copy of the second edition of Toby Hemenway’s Gaia’s Garden. I was thrilled! I just love to read inspiring books, and this certainly is one. I devoured it.
Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 16:38
Well well well. It’s been over a month since my last post. Mostly this is due to a very, very busy December – but partly there’s another reason. I need some incubation time.
Friday, November 22, 2013 - 23:28
We’ve been sketching and drawing and measuring and planning since the beginning of November, and I feel this whole process is so exciting that I simply must share some of it with you, right now. There are definitely still a few corners where I need to make some changes, but I do like it a lot already.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 03:23
As I said before in my post on the Klimagarten workshops, I am very fascinated by the idea of a solar desiccator. So far I’ve come up with quite a few use cases for it, as well as a sketch with some ideas on improvement.