warm temperate greenhouse design and placement


Bartlesville , OK
United States
Oklahoma US

When someone as far south as USDA zone 7 wants a greenhouse, preparing for excess heat is at least as important as catching and storing heat.  The 1/4 acre lot in question has been dominated by large shade trees for more than 30 years, so that garden cultivation was limited to the far east side of the property.  In the past few years most of the trees have come down, opening up the site for more cultivation and a potential greenhouse.

Picking up the Gauntlet

(I originally wrote this article as a submission to PermacultureNews.org, but decided it would be better as a blog.)

I don't know about you, but I was really shaken by Peter Harper's insightful critique of permaculture last summer, “Permaculture: The Big Rock Candy Mountain.” It has caused me to rethink the way I approach my urban farm, at least for the coming year. Let me explain.

There and Back Again: A Pragmatic Guide to Internet Privacy

A number of friends and colleagues have asked me recently about what I would recommend doing to regain some Internet privacy, given my background in Web development and technical support.  The guide at PRISM-BREAK is authoritative but too technical for most people to follow.  In recent weeks I've gone down the proverbial "rabbit hole" to see how secure I could make my Internet experience and then dialed the paranoia way back to a more practical, useful level.  Here's what I've found.

2013 video tours

Below is a series of videos we recorded originally to try to promote a fundraising campaign to go to Cuba for the International Permaculture Conference and Convergence (IPCC).  In the end we did not reach our fundraising goal, but the videos are still here for your enjoyment!

YouTube playlist


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