C Green wrote:This book sounds great, a lot like what I've been thinking for when I find land.
My question without having read the book yet is; if this can be done in New England and if so, would it be comfortable living for the four seasons?
Cj Verde wrote:
Adrien Lapointe wrote:
From now through this Friday, any posts in this forum, ie the green building forum, could be selected to win.
Frances, a link to the forum was in the first post and if you look above the tan box you'll see threads permies >> forums>> green building.
Adrien Lapointe wrote:So I ran the winner picker app in the forum software and the winners are ...
Congratulations Shodo and Cj!
I sent you an email to ask for the email address of the person that first referred you to Permies.com. That person (if qualified) will also get a copy of the book.
paul wheaton wrote:We are about to start a kickstarter for the DVDs from the big rocket mass heater workshop. We want to not only reach our goal, but it would be awesome if we went way over our goal.
To that end, it seems like a good step would be to start networking with other web sites.
So there will be four DVDs: "fire science", "sneaky heat", "boom squish" and "hot rocket".
For sites the size/influence of permies, I think it would be good to offer all four DVDs plus producer credit in the DVDs - provided that they give a mega push. For smaller sites, we can offer one or more DVDs.
So now the real question is: which sites do we contact?
It seems that if we can make arrangements with some of the bigger sites before the kickstarter starts, we can link to them on the kickstarter page and get them gobs of exposure.
Kk Murphy wrote:Good to know! Reading about the 2/2 MF b-day here a few days ago inspired me to put out the idea for a seed ball making party in my local area (Columbia Gorge area, Oregon-side). Maybe encouraging other local celebration events would be one way to go. I'm pasting below the invite we've sent out to our local crew.
Seed ball power to you all!
Dear Fellow Earth Dwellers;
Saturday Feb 2nd would be the 100th birthday of Masanobu Fukuoka. If you are unfamiliar with his name or work, he is among other things, credited with rediscovering and bringing attention to the ancient practice of making Seed Balls (also called Earth Balls). Here is a brief synopsis of Seed Balls from Wikipedia just to get you a little background:
For those of you who resonate with this, Feb 2nd is also Imbolc. Imbolc has been traditionally associated with the onset of lactation of ewes, soon to give birth to the Spring Lambs (in short Imbolc is the celebration of and preparation for the soon to come Spring).
In the Spirit of planting seeds for abundance come Spring, we would like to invite you to join us in Seed Ball making.
The ingredients that will need to be pulled together for this project are:
3) peat or possibly local forest duff
5) potluck snack food item
We ask that everyone bring at least one ingredient in addition to seeds.
May we all continue to put seeds in the ground in gratitude to our Mother Earth, and to share in the bounty of the beauty that we co-create with her through this process.
“When it is understood that one loses joy and happiness in the attempt to possess them, the essence of natural farming will be realized. The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”
― Masanobu Fukuoka, The One-Straw Revolution
Marc Troyka wrote:February 2nd is Masanobu Fukuoka's birthday! We're looking to have a big party here at permies, with major promotions and givaways, and we're looking for ideas of things we could do. If you have any ideas of things we could do or know any Fukuoka/natural farming related businesses that might want to participate, please post it here!
Tyler Ludens wrote:If you can hook up with some local permies through Meetup, Landshare or if you have a local permablitz group (or want to start one) you might be able to get some folks to come help in your yard for experience. Lots of folks want to work in the soil but don't own property.
http://www.landshare.org/ (mostly in the UK so far)
http://www.permablitz.net/regional-groups (mostly in Australia so far)