How to Cope with Total Failure
Not every attempt at self-reliance ends brilliantly, but each experiment leads somewhere.
Growing fruit in a nuthouse
Designing our orchards for economic collapse and climate-destabilization.
An Alternative for the Westside
A vision of small, family owned, sustainable farms instead of agro-chemical GMO fields.
Hillbilly Washing Machine
Approaching a Steady State Economy - Washing clothes without electricity.
Skills for a Post-Peak Future
Why wait for the power reserves to run dry? Start now and get a jump on the future.
Food Growing Proposal
Proposal for a food growing resource coordination for Kauai.
Rain Water Collection
Why? Less than 1/100th of a percent of Earth's water is drinkable and renewed by rain.
How to enrich your garden soil by creating a raised Hugelkultur Bed.
Kauai Bucket Gardening
Keeping your family in food grown in 5-gallon-buckets along the side of your house.
Growing mushrooms on straw
You can grow delicious oyster mushrooms from a plastic bag of straw safely.
Building a Worm Farm
Instructions on building and maintaining a worm farm in your home.
Solar Ovens - Part 1
There are many kinds of solar ovens. Selecting one is determined by your purposes.
Solar Ovens - Part 2
Experience of building first solar oven in Hanapepe in February 2011. Needs more work.
Solar Ovens - Part 3
The final in a series on choosing and making you own solar cooking oven. Getting reflective.
Affnan's aqauponics for beginners
A simple plumbing system to begin growing edible plants and fish in your yard or greenhouse.
The Chinese Wheelbarrow
How to downsize a transport network to a sustainable human scale system.
Hints for Bamboo Building
What can you learn in a tiki bar? Introductory techniques for using bamboo for construction.
Permaculture Part 1 - Growing Zones
Part 1 of a 6 part series on Permaculture Design Guidelines. Overview of permaculture zones.
Permaculture Part 2 - Multiple Functions
Part 2 of a 6 part series on Permaculture Design Guidelines. Each element has multiple functions.
Permaculture Part 3 - Relative Location
Part 3 of a 6 part series on Permaculture Design Guidelines. Saving time and energy with context.
Permaculture Part 4 - Problems & Solutions
Part 4 of a 6 part series on Permaculture Design Guidelines. Trading disadvantage for advantage.
Permaculture Part 5- Relative Location
Part 5 of a 6 part series on Permaculture Design Guidelines. Mix as many differing plants as possible.
Permaculture Part 6 - Relative Location
Part 6 of a 6 part series on Permaculture Design Guidelines. Stacking plants vertically for strength.