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Nerdy Bird

Nerdy Bird

Build a mechanical butterfly powered by rubber bands

DIY Oat Milk… and more

DIY Oat Milk… and more

It's so easy and fast to make your own oat milk using a good quality nut milk bag--and it tastes great!  Good instructions for making your own are in the video below and on the humblenutmilkbag.com and downshiftology's websites. I find many ways to use the Dancing...

No-Turn Composting: Build a Bio-Reactor!

No-Turn Composting: Build a Bio-Reactor!

Not all compost is the same. Healthy compost is not only a way to provide plants with nutrients, it can infuse soil with LIFE. Biologically-active compost is far better for both sequestering carbon in soil and better for the plants too. To create great compost usually...

Solar Pizza

Solar Pizza

Who doesn't love a good pizza? As the temperature rises to three digits, the LAST thing we need or want is more heat inside our home, especially if we live without air-conditioning. So, rather than heat up the kitchen, I set out...

Stir the Brew

Stir the Brew

Compost tea innoculates soil with beneficial microorganism. Plants LOVE this magical brew. You Will Need: A 5-gallon bucketA mesh bag1-2 cup of active compost as an inoculantNon-chlorinated water (use well water, rainwater, or let your tap water sit for at least 24...

Curing Olives

Curing Olives

This takes awhile, but WOW are these olives fantastic. I started in November and they were ready by March--and taste GREAT!  Good instructions on honest-food.net website.

Build a Solar Oven Like This

Build a Solar Oven Like This

It's clean, it's simple, it's inexpensive. And it's beautiful. For about $100 in materials, you can build yourself a solar oven from cardboard boxes.   Did you know that the Sun provides Earth with more energy in a DAY than humans use in an entire YEAR?On hot...

Regenerating soil and land under solar panels

Regenerating soil and land under solar panels

A great example of the permaculture principle, "Stacking Functions" in action: dual-use solar farms. The panels generate electricity, provide shade, and welcome nature back to the land. Check it out:...