Aaron Tusmith wrote:I was just reading through the native/non-native thread and I definitely don't want to get knee deep in that! but my ideas, towards building at least, start with looking at looking at what are the most abundant materials right under my nose. First is clay, and second is this Medusahead. It covers the range land where I live, rolling hills of this stuff literally as far as the eye can see. It just makes sense to me to experiment on its possibilities.
Baling it as you mentioned sounds interesting and then using for a straw bale house?
I wonder about the seeds and how many stay in the straw itself if one used it for garden mulch?
Paper making? Biofuel?
I like the idea of trying to find a use for it.
The high silica content might make it particularly good for something?
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