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Category Archives: Sustainability
Urban chickens a boon to small business development
There are many good reasons for cities to allow chicken husbandry, including autonomous food production, fostering better connections to our food supply, and because they are relatively very tolerable pets. Chickens have been legal pets in Seattle for more than … Continue reading
Rainwater Cistern Report 2012
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In the spring of 2012 we installed three 500-gallon cisterns on our property. For the recap read Starting with Cisterns and Installing Cisterns. The goal of this project was rain water collection for use outdoors.
In the figure below you can see that our water use is typically low in the winter and rises during the summer months as it stops raining and we draw more water for our extensive gardens (grey bars). Continue reading
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Olla Hand Building Class Spring 2013!
Yes! I will be teaching an olla hand-building class this spring at South Seattle Community College. The class will take place over two Saturdays; March 23 and March 30 from 10am-1pm. We will briefly go over the history and how-to … Continue reading
Posted in ceramics, homemade, olla irrigation, spring, Sustainability, vegetable garden Tagged hand build, south seattle community college 9 Comments
Urban Birds – 6 species in 6 minutes!
It is a cold rainy January morning here in Seattle. I realize that several of those words are redundant. ‘It is January in Seattle’ would have sufficed. There is nothing special about today; a hard rain all night, and a … Continue reading
Posted in education, Scientific, Sustainability, winter Tagged black capped chickadee 2 Comments