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Paul Wheaton and Jennifer Richardson talk about the kickstarter for the truly passive wofati
greenhouse that will process greywater from Allerton Abbey all year round, even through a Montana winter.
The greenhouse needs to keep plants active through the winter in an area where they normally go dormant so that they can process the greywater from the Abbey. The design is being developed from Mike Oelher's earth-sheltered solar
greenhouse with extra ideas added to produce a greenhouse that never freezes even if it's left alone for five years. This will be a truly passive greenhouse that uses zero electricity - not even a fan!
Paul answers the following questions to help people
understand what it's all about.
1. What will people get if they support your kickstarter?
2. Why are you offering so much stuff for people who are only supporting your kickstarter at the one dollar level?
3. This seems really different from your previous kickstarters. All your other kickstarters were for projects that were almost complete but you haven't even started building this one yet. Why the change?
4. How exactly is this greenhouse different from other greenhouses?
5. You're saying 'truly passive'. which implies that other greenhouses which say they are passive really aren't. Is that correct?
6. What does success look like for this experiment? How are you going to measure the results?
7. Assuming that this experiment is a success, what does that mean for the world?
8. Why should
someone give YOU their hard-earned cash versus all the other people and organisations out there?
9. Assuming that this kickstarter does well, do you think
you will do kickstarters for other experiments in the future?
10. How would somebody be able to participate in one of these experiments?
The Truly Passive Greenhouse Movie Kickstarter!
List of Early Bird Goodies for Wofati Greenhouse kickstarter
The Truly Passive Greenhouse Movie-- media kit
June 2020 Kickstarter for wofati greenhouse thread
the first wofati greenhouse design
possible kickstarter for wofati greenhouse project
Kickback deal for the Wofati Greenhouse kickstarter
The Earth Sheltered Solar Greenhouse Book by Mike Oehler - digital download
Official "Earth Sheltered Solar Greenhouse" - pit construction
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