Solar Cooking

What’s so hot about a solar cooker? You can make one yourself There’s no open flame so you can use this oven during a total fire ban but be mindful to watch that the reflection won’t start a fire. No fossil fuels are used nor air pollution generated. There are no running costs but you do need to be gentle with the glass. The meal is sealed in the pot so no nutrients escape. Slowly cooked food is also more nutrient dense. No stove heating up indoor spaces on a hot summer’s day. Ultra low-maintenance cooking: stirring rarely needed during …

Solar-It-Yourself Workshop – Jan 30th 2016

Would you like the sun to be working for you? We all have a bit of solar power over our heads. Let’s harness a little of this free power, channel it into our favourite gadget! Come and see our range of solar systems and gadgets: Solar hot water, Solar hot-water-to-radiators home heating system, Solar Oven, Solar Jug, Solar drill and much more. Learn to make and maintain different types of solar gadgets. Get that abundant solar power flow from the sun to your gadget.  Then taste the delights of something cooked with just solar-power, get a gadget to worship the …

Weaving The Living Tipi – Wed 9th Dec 12Noon until 2:00

NEWS: for our next weaving and living fence workshop we will build a tipi from scatch by building the tipi on the great woven base for the Tipi, cut Bamboo (Old Hamii) poles, and start growing plants to weave into the tipi. Discuss solar passive design for placement of ventilation, little windows and a round door. Demonstrate pleaching and how the living plants can be trained as they grow onto the tipi. Demonstrate best plants for coastal warm temperate permaculture gardens and how to manage water needs, pest and disease. This is no ordinary TIPI, it will become a living, …