Rose Seemann

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since May 27, 2015
Aurora, Colorado
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Recent posts by Rose Seemann

Gregory Kloehn, author of Homeless Architecture, is sourcing illegally dumped materials to construct tiny houses
1 year ago
Skico purchased nine "trailer coaches" for seasonal employee rental; but are they really tiny houses? http://www.newslocker.com/en-us/region/denver/aspen-skiing-co-experiments-with-tiny-house-project-for-seasonal-workers/view/
If they work out, Skico willl buy more.

I heard that the Colorado General Assembly has the tiny house movement on its agenda for 2017. Last year staffers looked into pros and cons plus regulations in several locations http://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/tiny_houses_ib_16-15_2016.pdf
1 year ago
The Salida City Council OK'd Sprout Tiny Homes plan for a community of 200 houses on 19 acres.
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1 year ago
Self-seed and bunnies - thanks!
1 year ago
Older basil leaves get tough and the flavor changes a lot. I've used up and pesto'd the good stuff.  Now I've got lots of basil that's over the hill but still green. Is there a way to use this or should I compost it?
1 year ago

Tyler Ludens wrote: I personally prefer the word gardener to farmer, and the term gardening instead of farming, for myself anyway. I am not a farmer.

Here's an article which discusses the ideas behind these words and how they pertain to permaculture: http://kennysideshow.blogspot.com/2008/05/agriculture-or-permaculture-why-words.html

Toby Hemenway's big long lecture about these concepts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nLKHYHmPbo

I think it is as important to reach gardeners with permaculture ideas as it is to reach farmers, perhaps more so. For instance, there are over 110 million gardeners in the US, versus a little over 2 million farmers. Imagine if many or most gardeners were food gardening as in the example. That's a lot of food!



Informative links - thanks, Tyler
2 years ago
The cool thing is that this little video gets across the idea that permatulture is a state of mind. You can be a practitioner whether you have a farm, just a patch of ground or a window box.
2 years ago
Recyclable packaging is a step in the right direction, but compostable packaging...priceless! Who knows how expensive or practical this would be. But lift a glass to the folks who invented fungi replacement for Styrofoam.
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/world/ikea-fungus-mushrooms-for-packaging
2 years ago
Several of you are using in-ground septic systems for degrading dog poop (as in City Farmer/Vancouver video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sud1JgBSc1Y). I've recently seen another video that suggests putting compostable dog poop bags in the unit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=if_nHfA93Mk. Has anyone tried this using compostable bags? If so, do they biodegrade down there fairly quickly or just fill up the unit? Is it smarter to shovel it in?
2 years ago