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Listers. Introduction This website charts a personal journey I am making into renewable technology.


Part blog, part diary and part notebook to remind me of stuff I have done, it presents a record of my transition into a lower petroleum society. It details my various projects concerned with providing domestic heat and power by renewable means, using wood fuels, solar water heating and a small amount of solar photovoltaics. The initial desire was to produce my own electricity and to heat my home and business using renewable fuels. The project has evolved over the last 5 years, and has resulted in the building of a renewable energy workshop, as a self contained addition to my property. The workshop keeps all of my renewable equipment under one roof, and represents one way in which a renewable energy could be bolted on to an existing suburban property with minimal disruption to the existing domestic systems.

2011 Papercrete DVDs - Papercrete Workshops - Papercrete Research. The Occidental Arts and Ecology Center (OAEC) Use of Baking Soda as a Fungicide. Oxalis regnellii 'Atropurpurea' Purple Oxalis -- Oxalis regnellii 'Atropurpurea' Going by whatever name you know it as, this is truly a wonderful plant. The Oxalis Genius has over 800 recognized species throughout the world. So considering the length of this article and TIME I will only talk about one, the Purple Leaf Oxalis. This particular species is native in Argentina, Bolivia, and Paraguay. It was first cultivated in the United States in 1930. I have admired this plant for a long time. My Mother had given a friend of hers a couple of these plants two years ago. The root or rhizome is an interesting thing in itself.

The book on this plant is part-shade (at least protection from the hot afternoon sun), rich moist sandy soil, zone 7-11, height 6"-10" spreading to 12" spacing 9"-12". It's TOUGH, PERSISTENT, and RESILIENT. Open Source Ecology Weblog. Mozilla Firefox. Casaubon's Book. The Archdruid Report. Paul Kingsnorth - One No, Many Yeses - Real England - Environmental and Political Journalist and Author. Where can you get Cheap Natural Fertilizers and Soil Amendments? - Confessions of a recovering environmentalist. Some see Nature all ridicule and deformity … and some scarce see Nature at all.

Confessions of a recovering environmentalist

But to the eyes of the man of imagination, Nature is imagination itself - William Blake Scenes from a younger life # 1: I am 12 years old. I am alone, I am scared, I am cold and I am crying my eyes out. I can’t see more than six feet in either direction. I do find my way home; I manage to keep to the path and eventually catch up with my father, who has the map and the compass and the mini Mars-bars. Only later do I realise the complexity of the emotions summoned by a childhood laced with experiences like this. Scenes from a younger life # 2: I am 19 years old. This is Twyford Down, a hilltop east of Winchester. From outside it is impossible to see, and most do not want to. Someone I don’t know suggests we dance the maze. I am 21 years old and I’ve just spent the most exciting two months of my life so far in an Indonesian rainforest. During my trip, there were plenty of all of these things. What took hold. GardenWeb - The Internet's Garden Community.

Path to Freedom Urban Homestead.