Solviva-How to Grow $500,000 on One Acre & Peace On Earth. This
is a strange book! A How-To book it is not. It is a hodge podge of
thoughts, green speak, observations, the authors past 20 years of
life, some interesting applications of solar structures, much green
speak, her experience with a greenhouse and the business it generated,
more green speak, ...full-color pictures of plants, animals, insects,
artwork, green speak, and lastly green speak. Whether written this way
on purpose or not it is confusing. It is a very disjointed book; more
about a persons philosophy of life than about a greenhouse that was
heated and cooled by strictly solar methods.
She makes a claim that $500,000 is possible
with the 10,000 sq. ft. greenhouse and about an acre of land. She
never made that much on her operation and extrapolates from her own
experiences that it is possible.
CurrentWave wrote:Anyone know of this type of construction info?
I've recently discovered Appropedia, which has a section on non-industrial construction. It seems to have an attitude that would produce less steem from your ears, and mine...
Pam Hatfield wrote:The Cape Cod link won't work for me.
Does anyone know anything about the Citrus in the Snow guy? Someone else is selling his book now, but their listed phone number is disconnected. Clearly he is for real, there is a video on You Tube showing a small clip of a bunch of people IN the greenhouse being shown the citrus trees. There are a couple of comments that I WISH they had dealt with better; the clip is short and not informative. It would seem as though what he did was distantly related to what the ZED people do, but I have heard that he has tried three different systems which is troubling..if the first was so successful why try others?
I am trying to work out the best way to put a small commercial greenhouse (with living quarters on the east end) together which would be economically feasible in our very long cold winters here. It's really hard to find much info about geo air rather than the geothermal systems and those are WAY too expensive. The available space does not allow for the living quarters on the north side if the greenhouse is to be of any size beyond a hobby one, which is not the point.