Monthly Archives: February 2013

Building a Low Impact Roundhouse

This book documents Tony Wrench’s journey in building a cordwood roundhouse with a reciprocal roof frame that is topped with a living roof. It includes the installation of doors and windows, stove fitting, grey water plumbing, solar panels, a composting … Continue reading

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Brickyard Schools, a Foundation, and a Blessing

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Much has been happening this week. We visited the largest brickyard near Kolhapur where AVANI runs 16 schools. If these schools did not exist, the children of the migrant workers would not receive any education whatsoever. You can see two … Continue reading

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Building the Foundation

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We are making pretty good progress on the first foundation. It will definitely be ready in time. We hope to be laying some bag by the 18th of January but are still waiting for the soil and compression tests. Most … Continue reading

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Breaking Ground!

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After many delays we finally broke ground and installed the pump in the well on the same day. It was a relief to finally see the project in India moving forward. We are starting off with a 10 foot dome … Continue reading

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Free E-books from the Soil and Health Library

The Soil and Health Library offers free e-books on holistic agriculture, holistic health and self-sufficient homestead living. There are secondary collections about social criticism and transformational psychology. All books in the library are either out of print, public domain, or … Continue reading

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Tools for Permaculture Site Design: Part 3

When designing your site you must take into consideration elements such as sun, wind, rain, water flow, and perhaps even wildfires. In Permaculture this is called a sector analysis (Permaculture: A Designer’s Manual – Pg. 54). Another useful resource for … Continue reading

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Tools for Permaculture Site Design: Part 2

Practical Plants is a collaboratively edited encyclopedia and database of information on plants cultivated with a practical intention. Over 7400 plant articles covering edible, medicinal and material uses, propagation and cultivation information, plant associations and polycultures, and everything else you … Continue reading

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