Wednesday, 19 October 2011

New Hand Tools

After my allotment shed was pilfered of all my lovely tools I repurachced some great hand tools from

I loved the minimum packaging, only cardboard, some tape and cable ties. Note the address and postage slapped on.

Gave the wooden handles two coats of boiled linseed oil and we're ready to get to work.

Friday, 14 October 2011

Ideas for Multi Function Shed at Allotment.

 Here's some info on rammed earth floors - click here
I'd love to combine the rocket stove mass heater into the rammed earth floor, whereby the floor itself becomes the thermal mass.
Now the green roof while truly AWESOME in terms of insulation, creating habitat, and longevity may need to be sacrificed in the interest of speed of construction and water harvesting  yields. So how about something like this? then build my cob walls and polycarbonate sheet the south facing side.
If I was a rich man - I'd just get this, and just insulate it very well.
Your thoughts...

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Teaching others how to grow potatoes in a bag

I recently completed the ‘Train the Trainer’ course. The subject matter I chose to cover was Self Sufficiency: Growing your own food. Particular for the urbanite.

So here's my intro, with main teaching/ demo part coming soon.

Here's the Prezi as a bonus.

Click here for the demonstartion

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Full PDC near Bristol 03 MAR 2012 to 15 APR 2012

My tutor Richard Perkins will be delivering a full (72h) Permaculture Design Course (PDC) near Bristol & Bath from 03 MAR 2012 to 15 APR 2012. See poster below for more details.

Note: Richard uses the word AWESOME allot.

I'm planning to be there on both weekends. As Richard is my tutor on my current diploma. I also took the two week full PDC with Richard back in June 2011 in Norfolk.

A highly reccomended trainer. Here is his webpage (, and a place you can contact him.

Click on the poster to maximize