Walipini Earth Bag Greenhouse — Siting and Bags

We’re building a walipini greenhouse with earth bags this fall (you can join us for free workshops). Walipini are in-ground greenhouses. They use the thermal mass of the earth to keep the temperatures regulated in the summer and winter. We’re using earth bags (woven plastic bags filled with clay, sand, and binder) for the walls. … More Walipini Earth Bag Greenhouse — Siting and Bags

Workshop: Snowshoe Lacing, 11 Nov., $150/175

Have you ever admired the snowshoes on the wall of a lodge? Would you rather have something a little more traditional than the modern plastic snowshoes? Are you looking for a crafty gift for that hard-to-shop-for outdoors person? Reserve a place now in our upcoming snowshoe-lacing workshop. You’ll get a full snowshoe kit (frames and … More Workshop: Snowshoe Lacing, 11 Nov., $150/175

Wisconsin Historic Property Tax Credits

This last summer, we’ve been taking advantage of historic property tax credits to help subsidize the repairs to our historic Cooksville home. This process isn’t complicated and can net you up to 20 percent of the costs associated with the construction project. Here I’ll outline some information I used to apply for this tax credit. … More Wisconsin Historic Property Tax Credits

Workshops: Earthbag Walipini Greenhouse Construction; 29 Oct., 4 & 12 Nov.; Free

We’re building an earthbag walipini greenhouse this fall and we’d like you to join us for the process. This type of greenhouse is buried in the ground to take advantage of the thermal mass of the earth to moderate temperatures in the summer and winter. You’ll get experience building with earthbags — sandbags with a … More Workshops: Earthbag Walipini Greenhouse Construction; 29 Oct., 4 & 12 Nov.; Free