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3.7 Random assembly: Design by assessing the results of random assemblies  RSS feed

 
Cj Sloane
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When I was in art school, we had an "random assembly" assignment. I wonder if that was a 70's/80's thing or if they still do that?

Anyway, it is a good way to brainstorm and think "outside the box."

This:

was not planned as a "random assembly" put I happened to mention to a friend that I put a shiitake log over a fish tank to see if I could extend my shiitake growing season/ protect from slugs. She said, "wow, those are 2 words I couldn't put together in a sentence - shiitake & fishtank. That's when I remembered the random assembly part of the PDC

So, did it work? Yes on protecting the mushrooms from slugs but the FT did not provide enough humidity so the shrooms were kind of hard. OK for drying. I will try again in the spring, shpritzing with a water bottle.

I am tempted to try putting a shiitake log IN the fishtank (fishless, all the tilapia are in the other FT). The logs need to be shocked with cold water before they will fruit.
I am also tempted to try putting a shiitake log UNDER a fishtank in the hoophouse where perhaps it will stay cool.

If anyone has pics or descriptions of unusual random assemblies, intentional or not, please post.
 
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http://www.permies.com/t/14704/permaculture/Permaculture-Planning-adults-children#242571

This chapter was review for me except for this section. I appreciate the brainstorming aspect.

It made me think of the above design cards thread that was posted recently

 
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