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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 00:02

plot in winterAnd 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

the finished stoveWarning: 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

myceliumI 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

playdough experimentsAs 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

vermiculture boxAs 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

book coverI 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.

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