Research Project No. 7 — Hot Box Compost: Modular Composting System that Heats, Waters, and Fertilizes Grow Bed for Off-Season Production

This project tests the performance of a modular, scalable compost box that uses a composting chamber to support an attached growing bed with nitrogen, moisture, carbon dioxide, and heat to grow greens in the shoulder and off seasons; includes a series of controlled tests to determine best practices. … More Research Project No. 7 — Hot Box Compost: Modular Composting System that Heats, Waters, and Fertilizes Grow Bed for Off-Season Production

Lessons Learned in Small-Scale Wheat Harvest, Part II: Threshing, Storing, and Grinding

This year we harvested a tenth of an acre of modern red winter wheat from our neighbor’s field. I wrote up a few impressions soon after harvesting the wheat in a previous blog post, but here I hope to summarize more technical aspects of this process and suggestions for myself and others who hope to … More Lessons Learned in Small-Scale Wheat Harvest, Part II: Threshing, Storing, and Grinding

Lessons Learned in Small-Scale Wheat Harvest, Part I: Variety and Harvesting

This year we harvested a tenth of an acre of modern red winter wheat from our neighbor’s field. I wrote up a few impressions soon after harvesting the wheat in a previous blog post, but here I hope to summarize more technical aspects of this process and suggestions for myself and others who hope to … More Lessons Learned in Small-Scale Wheat Harvest, Part I: Variety and Harvesting

Support an Innovative Nonprofit on #GivingTuesday by Donating to the Low Technology Institute

We know it’s a tough year with COVID-19 keeping most of us at home or working under unusual conditions. Back on March 23, I wrote a blog post in which I said: This begs the question: are you prepared to “shelter in place” until 2021? Unfortunately, our concerns proved to be correct, as we are … More Support an Innovative Nonprofit on #GivingTuesday by Donating to the Low Technology Institute