Eric Hanson wrote:
I know that its leaves have a very high N rating
This is from a different angle I guess. I take my Permaculture produce to the local Farmers markets and display it to the public. I let them taste and smell the produce. They are interested in the benefits before we even start talking.
Steve Taylor wrote:That is my reasoning to save the word permaculture for after gaining someone's interest in the benefits first
I agree and have my farm name "Rooted In Permaculture" on a big sign behind our stand. That way the word is easily visible. Even if they don't talk to me about Permaculture at all, they still see the word and curiosity may get them to find out more (the seed has been planted).
Steve Taylor wrote:the word permaculture needs to and will be used
In my situation it seems like a great opportunity to engage people because they are seeing the end result, (the produce), while we chat about how it got there.
Steve Taylor wrote:the goal is to get people interested in Permaculture
Some people do steer away from the actual word "Permaculture". Personally, I embrace it, flaunt it, preach it. I'd like to see it tagged somewhere. I think a few roadside billboards In a few big cities with just the word PERMACULTURE on them would go a looonnng way. But for me personally I actually use the words Beyond Organic and Beyond Sustainable on my banner for a few reasons.
Steve Taylor wrote:many people use different terminology like regenerative agriculture or beyond organic
Todd Parr wrote:What I am saying is that I don't believe that a vegetarian diet is healthy for anyone long term, and that I believe meat, or at least animal products like eggs, are absolutely essential for optimal human health. I understand that we disagree about this, but I don't know a single vegan that is healthy and doesn't take supplements.
Michael Cox wrote: For example I can spend £10,000 landscaping my few acres and turning it into a permaculture paradise. However, with that same £10,000 I can support a community in Africa that wants to terrace it's water shed and build a sand dam - guaranteeing reliable safe water supply year round for 2000+ people.
with that same £10,000 you could teach those same 2000 people everything about Permaculture and empower them to change their Paradigm forever. Dams, ponds, swales, it's all in there............Just a thought
Glenn Herbert wrote:The soapstone will wick away heat from its surface faster than other stone or brick materials, making the whole mass get hot before the surface reaches desired temperatures. I understand that even hard firebrick, while not ideal, does get hot on the surface long before the far face gets hot. The thinner the soapstone, the less total wicking effect you would get and the quicker it would come up to temperature.
Looking at the graph 7 or 8 posts above it seems that the soapstone might be OK . Although I don't understand a lot of what's in the graph.......
Glenn Herbert wrote:One factor I have not seen addressed satisfactorily is the resistance of soapstone to the extreme thermal cycling the inner face of a RMH would see. It might be able to stand those stresses, but I would want to get some knowledgeable information, or test it for 50-100 complete cycles of 75F - 2000F on one face, before building it in permanently.
I plan on using the soapstone on the exterior as well, as you described. But I was hoping to "not" have to replace parts of the burn chamber if I can avoid it. What about making the "barrel" part out of soapstone, would it wick heat away fast enough to do the same job as the barrel???
Glenn Herbert wrote:You mention using materials on hand and avoiding expenses... The soapstone in the large sizes you describe would make a fantastic exterior for the mass and eliminate much purchase of other finishing material and labor, and make a wear surface that would last about forever. You can use even old soft red brick for the core, as long as you can replace parts when they wear out after some years or decades. This can often be found in the small quantities needed for the core in random demolition or dump areas, perhaps on craigslist for very cheap.
Satamax Antone wrote:Basicaly, soapstone is a heat trap, so it's no good for the inside of the J tube rocket. It is best placed as mass.
allen lumley wrote:It will actually take longer to create this effect due to Your soapstone's ability to steal and 'wick away ' large amounts of heat.
I again "assume" that the reason woodstoves are made of soapstone is that they retain and then "slowly" radiate off excess heat otherwise metal would be better.
allen lumley wrote: The best place for your soapstone is where its ability to absorb and rapidly radiate off the RMHs heat is a tremendous asset.