• Sepp Holzer's Permaculture

    While most people think they are mending the world's problems by contemplating light bulbs or buying "organic", there are thousands of people making a more significant difference.Read More »

  • Raising Chickens 2.0

    After years and years of scraping/shoveling/scrubbing chicken poop I now have a system where I don't scrape/shovel/scrub any chicken poop. After years and years of selling meat/eggs for just a hair more than I paid for the feed, I've almost eliminated feed costs.Read More »

  • Rocket Mass Heater

    This could be the cleanest and most sustainable way to heat a conventional home. Some people have reported that they heat their home with nothing more than the dead branches that fall off the trees in their yard. And they burn so clean, that a lot of sneaky people are using them illegally, in cities, without detection. Read More »

permaculture articles

sepp holzer

Sepp Holzer. Sepp Holzer was doing permaculture before he ever heard the word. To my knowledge, his farm is, by far, the best example of permaculture... Read More »



diatomaceous earth

Diatomaceous Earth (often referred to as "DE") is an off white talc-like powder that is the fossilized remains of marine phytoplankton. When sprinkled on a bug that has an exoskeleton... Read More »



cast iron skillet

Cooking with cast iron is one of those things where I failed utterly and repeatedly until I finally reached out to people for help. While the mighty internet had lots of advice... Read More »



rocket stove mass heater

This could be the cleanest and most sustainable way to heat a conventional home. Some people have reported that they heat their home with nothing more than the dead... Read More »



raising chickens 2.0

After years and years of scraping/shoveling/scrubbing chicken poop I now have a system where I don't scrape/shovel/scrub any chicken poop. After years and years of selling meat/eggs... Read More »



lawn care

A little knowledge makes it so damn near anything can qualify for the "cheap and lazy" label. Including lawn care. Organic is just a bonus. The key to the lawn care game is competition... Read More »



flea control

1) don't panic! Fleas are nothing more than a minor nuisance. Panic can lead to poisons for you and profits for the panic mongers. 2) keep a paper thin layer of diatomaceous earth wherever a vacuum cannot reach... Read More »



hugelkultur

It's a german word and some people can say it all german-ish. I'm an american doofus, so I say "hoogle culture". I had to spend some time with google to find the right spelling. Hugal, hoogal, huegal, hugel ... Read More »



wofati

When it comes to eco building, there appears to be a lot of enthusiasm for straw bale homes and for cob homes. In either case, this is usually nothing more than replacing the exterior walls... Read More »



light bulbs

I used to like fluorescent lights and then I changed my mind. As the years passed, I found more and more folks like me, and more and more reasons to be uncomfortable with fluorescent lights... Read More »



electric heaters

In June of 2010 I moved to a place in Montana with only electric heat. By myself. In the past few winters I had conducted experiments in cutting the amount of energy I needed to stay warm... Read More »