Firewood: Saw and Axe vs. Chainsaw and Splitter — Low Tech R & D

A chainsaw and log splitter can make quick work of a cord of firewood. But they’re dependent on fossil fuels. How do saws and splitting axes stack up? We tested it out this spring as part of our Low Tech R & D series. You can find this and other tests at the project page. … More Firewood: Saw and Axe vs. Chainsaw and Splitter — Low Tech R & D

New Video: No. 23 — Walipini: In-Ground Greenhouse

In this video, we put together photos, video, and other information about our in-ground Walipini greenhouse. We started this project in 2017. You can see some blog posts about this topic to read more: Design (https://lowtechinstitute.org/2017/11/07/walipini-earthbag-greenhouse-design/)Siting (https://lowtechinstitute.org/2017/10/12/walipini-earth-bag-greenhouse-siting-and-bags/)Foundation (https://lowtechinstitute.org/2017/11/06/walipini-earthbag-greenhouse-foundation-and-bags/)Update (https://lowtechinstitute.org/2019/12/18/walipini-update/) Please remember to subscribe to our YouTube Channel! You can find all of our videos under … More New Video: No. 23 — Walipini: In-Ground Greenhouse

“Attend” the Garden Expo Virtually and See Us There (for Free) — Feb. 20–21

This year’s PBS Wisconsin Garden & Landscape Expo is going virtual due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We are usually at this well-attended event in person, but this year we’re also making a virtual appearance. This is a great opportunity for those of you who are too far away to visit in person, as attending … More “Attend” the Garden Expo Virtually and See Us There (for Free) — Feb. 20–21