Rocket Stove Workshop A Blast!

Thank you to the beautiful participants at our Rocket Stove and Gasifier Workshop. Paul took us through a little bit about the theory of fire, then a bit about the politics of firewood sourcing and how to burn cleanly. Then we jumped into making our own rockets stoves and gasifiers. The children and I cooked Banana pancakes on one of the Rocket stoves and we finished up with a preview of a proto type of a space-heater rocket stove. This workshop was instructive, fun and delicious.  

Rocket Stove Quiz

Do you know what is so efficient about a little Rocket Stove?   A: Insulating the heat chamber reduces loss of energy in the burn A: Options for insulation material: you can even use a sealed chamber of air as insulation as long as there is no movement of air in the chamber – movement of air looses energy. Easy insulation materials [that don’t burn] include perlite or hemp and lime or gritty wood ash (without any charcoal). If you want upcycled materials then you can use lightweight, non-flamable materials in approx 5mm size particles. Dense materials like sand simply …

Playing With Fire? – Gasifiers, Rocket Stoves, Power-Candles – Wed Dec 2nd 6pm SOLD-OUT

    Rekindle Your Caveman/Cavewoman Spirit and explore the art of cooking with fire. Cooking with fire is an ancient and dependable skill. Imagine if you could cook dinner for free? No electricity or gas needed and you too could get toasty warm. Learn to cook on lots of different types of flames and how to make a rocket stove and candle cooker. Watch water boil in a paper cup, taste the delights of something cooked with just a candle, get a fire-barrel to warm you inside and out, be the master of the wood-fired pizza oven. Tutor: Green-Technology Engineer …

How To Build A Swale When You’ve Got No Soil

In 1956 someone built a path.  Not a lot of thought needed to go into the path. People trod this path every day back and forth people as they walked to the letterbox, to friends houses, to school, to uni, to work, to orchestra, to the buses, to the city, to the beach, and sometimes to the rest of the world. But the path had a dark side. It also worked very well to harvest water and direct it straight to the house.  So, finally, we built a new path that is happily compacted and maintained by the foot-traffic and …

Gifts For A Better World

Cut, twist, attach, tie, thread, trim, weave and sew some amazing gifts from upcycled materials (eg. silk ties and doillies into purses, necklaces or dream-catchers, add beautiful natural objects. There will be a choice of creations to tackle: new-wave dream catchers, woven structures or woven necklaces using old lace, silk ties or doillies. Join us in another creative installment in our Wacky Wednesday Workshops series, join us in the permaculture studio garden and prepare for the festive season. $30 bring your bits and pieces and create something new and funky. Tutor: Shane LadyMoon & a special guest. See more gift …