Monday, June 24, 2013

The focus

“I have more faith in our future now with people like you” -Several people

It is becoming increasingly regular for people that we talk to say that we have so many great ideas. Our problem is that we wanted to do too much! We wanted to teach how to:
Build your own solar panel
Build your own wind turbine.
Build your own parabolic heat generator.
Build a rocket mass heater.
Build several types of solar cookers.
Build a solar greywater recycling/reclimation system.
Build several sustainable toilets/waste disposal systems.
Build solar convection heaters/dehydrators.
Build a solar electric Hydroxy generator/torch/burner/grill/cooker/heater/etc...
Build a geothermal heating/cooling system.
Build a human powered generator
Build rammed earth structures
Build a portable eco-vacation home.
Build an off grid water system
Build an off grid electrical system.
Build a high efficiency refrigerator
Power the refrigerator on it's own array, removing it from the electricity draw.
Convert an engine to run on wood via gasification.
Convert a diesel engine to run on bio-oil.
Convert a car to run on electricity.
Cook with the sun.
Distill pure water.
Drive more fuel efficiently.
Generate electricity from heat.
Generate oil from plastic.
Generate heat from waste oil.
Generate ethanol fuel from decomposing fruits/vegetables.
Make your car more fuel efficient.
Make your own cheese.
Grow your own insulation from mushrooms.
Grow high efficiency, high density vertical gardens.
Grow natural aquaponics gardens for super crops.

Obviously for such a small operation, this was unattainable. We were trying to stretch our capacity doing everything at once and we went nowhere. Just a big pile of eco junk.

We want to be able to teach effectively, so we are focusing on just Sustainable Aquaponics. This will encompass the growing of the crops, vermicomposting to breed the worms to feed the fish that feed the crops, and the solar to supply electricity to move the water and ventilate our greenhouse.

Easy peasy! Right? Lets start on 1 July 2013. Start with solar, then bring in the worms, then full scale sustainable aquaponics.

We are currently looking for rear projection televisions, old empty propane tanks of all sizes, and food grade 55 gallon plastic drums.

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