Lessons on swales and fence posts

It feels great to sustainably harvest our own wood for projects!

The branches are also being used on contour for water retention swales. Considering the slant of land; this one comes from two angles so we make an U with thicker posts to catch the water.IMG_20150501_104735588This disperses the water holding it uphill.

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Ecolicious House Conversions [For the eccentric]

My last article, I wrote about traditional house conversions to create an eco-conscious space. Although these are great methods to cut energy use and money I am about to share some more ecolicious conversions that are not for the faint hearted.

These alternatives take more determination and may require small lifestyle changes.

Ecological Literacy: Ecosystems, Patterns, and Society Part 1: Introduction to Interconnectedness and Cyclicity

 “Being ecologically literate means understanding the principles of organization of ecological communities (ecosystems) and using those principles for creating sustainable human communities.” -Capra, The Web of Life,… Read more “Ecological Literacy: Ecosystems, Patterns, and Society Part 1: Introduction to Interconnectedness and Cyclicity”