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2022 PTJ projects - poor man's poll

 
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Build a few kindling crackers



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Homegrown mushroom mycelium insulation panels.

Practical applications in thermal construction, acoustical treatment.  Potential use in Rocket technology, as it is completely moldable, with temp resistance reportedly reaching 800*C.

 
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Functional art - charred vine or decorative wood furnishings/decor for air purification
 
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Rocket kiln for ceramics, from local materials.
 
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Vermicomposting septic system with flush toilet.

 
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Bank stabilization using willow stakes.
 
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Bank stabilization and floodplain/meandering stream creation using staked trees for encouragement of sediment deposit.
 
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Planting a self-watering living fence.

Around south-central Kansas, everywhere you look, you can find windbreaks of Osage Orange, where settlers dug a shallow trench, soaked the fruit in a bucket of water, then dumped it in the trench.  These would grow up tight and tangled, later to be thinned, or used as fence posts, or left to work it out for themselves.  

It is my understanding that species of will can be planted that will be amenable to layering - meaning you can get a tree established every 8 feet or so, then bend a limb down and bury it under the ground to sprout up all along the gaps.  These can be woven together, or left go thick and feral.

I am uncertain what species and methods may be traditional/suitable in Montana.







 
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Setting up a compost water heater.
 
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Winter-proofing methods for greywater. greenhouse, rocket assist, etc.
 
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Converting old gas kiln to wood-fired kiln.
 
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Converting old electric kiln to wood-fired kiln.
 
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Rocket mass heater that incorporates mass into structure's earthen floor - space saver.
 
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Sheep wool insulation, the easy way - suet fermentation, loose wool filling.
 
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Roundwood timberframe: joinery vs butt-and-pass/rebar.
 
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Green burials.
 
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Beau Davidson wrote:Green burials.

in conjunction with a goat butchering class by Patrick.  Bury the carcass.  
 
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Holzer style root cellar in a day



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A lightweight, portable chicken coop - for paddock shift
 
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a rumford fireplace
 
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A giant cob couch/bench with a roundwood roof (to protect the cob)



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greywater processing pit - mulch basin
 
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Build a full sized, 15 foot tall berm with wide paths on the sides.
 
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cob sinks and showers

 
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Add a slip/straw wall to a wofati
 
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Moving water up - direct solar to pump
 
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Make a couch, with all natural materials.  No glue.
 
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Make candles: From plant or animal materials you can grow/raise yourself
 
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Felted walls for insulating spaces (and making them look awesome!)
 
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Build a spinning wheel out of up-cycled materials and make something yarn.

 
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Build a temporary loom and weave some blankets/wall hanging



 
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Fibre Track: Explore harvesting, processing, and creating something beautiful from one plant fibre and one animal fibre


 
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Sewing 101: Introduction to sewing using both hand stitches and a sewing machine. Includes sewing machine maintenance and repair.


 
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Repair cafe: Each day is a different topic. May include things like small engines, clothing, hand tools, small electronics.

 
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Make a willow-woven structure:

 
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The "Artsy" Track: A new craft everyday! Making natural paints, doing cob work with glass bottles, felted community art, wood-burned public art installations, beginner's wood sculpting, beginner's welding  



 
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Spin wool and weave a blanket or rug.
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Weave a willow basket.  Spin wool and weave a strap so you can carry the basket on your back.
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Carve a wooden spoon (and take it home)
 
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