Tracy Wandling

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Tracy is an artist, graphic designer, musician, market gardener and permaculture addict. She lives with her partner on beautiful Cortes Island, BC, on 27 acres. Her goals are: to grow most of her own food; take care of her little plot of land and her community; and spread the word of permaculture to anyone who will listen.
Cortes Island, British Columbia. Zone: 8ish Lat: 50; Rainfall: 50" ish; sand and rocks; well water
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We couldn't resist putting lamb in the video. I mean, who doesn't love a lamb?! And that's a particularly cute one.

Thanks for your support.
4 hours ago
It is so much fun to watch the numbers rise! Thank you, everyone, for helping us get the word out. I am grateful.
5 hours ago
Thanks everyone, for your generous pledges. I'm so excited to see this book in print!

You're the best!
1 day ago


Here is your opportunity to support the Gosun Kickstarter to help bring the easiest, quickest solar powered oven to the world.

Like our name implies, GoSun is committed to helping you USE MORE SUN by powering the good life in backyards, campsites and villages around the world. All of our products are designed to be self-contained and compact. All you have to remember to bring is the GoSun Fusion - All-in-One Solar + Electric Oven, your favorite foods to cook and some utensils.



For five years GoSun has pioneered and refined the cleanest cooking possible. Our success is attributed to space-aged, solar thermal technology called 'evacuated tubes' or 'vacuum tubes'. These tough glass tubes seal in a high-vacuum creating unbelievable insulation so the sun's radiation can be harnessed like never before.

Check out the Gosun Kickstarter



The GoSun Fusion integrates a 150 Watt heating element (equivalent power draw of an incandescent lightbulb) below the stainless steel Cook Tray, allowing for cooking anytime, combining reliability and portability that has never been possible with solar or electric ovens.

See more info on the Gosun Kickstarter



When the sun goes down, you're in luck. Plug it in, flip the switch and the magic continues.



We want you to share. The GoSun Fusion is optimized to bring your family a bang for the hard-earned buck. The 3.2 liter Cook Tray cooks plenty of food for five full meals. We think of it as our mid-sized sedan (a hybrid, of course); after years of development, we found the sweet spot between weight, durability and cost.

Lots more info on the Gosun Kickstarter

1 month ago


Here is your opportunity to support the Gosun Kickstarter to help bring the easiest, quickest solar powered oven to the world.

Like our name implies, GoSun is committed to helping you USE MORE SUN by powering the good life in backyards, campsites and villages around the world. All of our products are designed to be self-contained and compact. All you have to remember to bring is the GoSun Fusion - All-in-One Solar + Electric Oven, your favorite foods to cook and some utensils.



For five years GoSun has pioneered and refined the cleanest cooking possible. Our success is attributed to space-aged, solar thermal technology called 'evacuated tubes' or 'vacuum tubes'. These tough glass tubes seal in a high-vacuum creating unbelievable insulation so the sun's radiation can be harnessed like never before.

Check out the Gosun Kickstarter



The GoSun Fusion integrates a 150 Watt heating element (equivalent power draw of an incandescent lightbulb) below the stainless steel Cook Tray, allowing for cooking anytime, combining reliability and portability that has never been possible with solar or electric ovens.

See more info on the Gosun Kickstarter



When the sun goes down, you're in luck. Plug it in, flip the switch and the magic continues.



We want you to share. The GoSun Fusion is optimized to bring your family a bang for the hard-earned buck. The 3.2 liter Cook Tray cooks plenty of food for five full meals. We think of it as our mid-sized sedan (a hybrid, of course); after years of development, we found the sweet spot between weight, durability and cost.

Lots more info on the Gosun Kickstarter

1 month ago
We have Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata) here on the west coast.
1 month ago
Excellent info. Thanks, gang!

That makes a lot of sense - start with the native species, and gently introduce the other things that I'll want to have growing in my forest garden. And yes, we do have a LOT of berries that like to grow here in the Pacific North West. And berry bushes will provide nice protection for seedling trees. AND! As the trees grow, I can use excess berry bushes for chop and drop. AND! As the soil chemistry changes, I can plant the ground cover and other sensitive plants that I want.

Thank you
Tracy

1 month ago
I am wondering what kind of remediation might be needed to plant a forest garden where cedars have recently been cut. I know that there are lots of plants and trees that won't grow near cedar.

Would I need to dig out the roots?

Would I need to wait a while before planting? How long?

If I need to wait, what can I do to speed up the process?

Thanks,
Tracy

1 month ago
I'd like a link to share this Kickstarter with my peeps.
Okay, I did a promo image for this, and posted it on Facebook.

Let the games begin!

3 months ago