The Village of Cooksville: “A Little Slice of New England” — Wisconsin Life

The Low Technology Institute is located in the historic village of Cooksville, Wisconsin. Our village was recently the topic of the Wisconsin Life radio series on our local NPR station. You can read the article, by Norman Gilliland, on the website, or click the link below to hear the produced audio segment. https://wpr-podcast.streamguys1.com/wlf/wlf180207_Cooksville_Glliland.mp3 The Low-Tech … More The Village of Cooksville: “A Little Slice of New England” — Wisconsin Life

Link Worth Following — The Freakonomics of Lawns

The radio show Freakonomics recently spent a half hour discussing the pros and cons of lawns. They delve into the history of this now-too-common landscaping trend. I particularly liked that they pointed out the lack of natural parallel for lawns: the only thing that looks remotely like a lawn is a pasture after sheep have … More Link Worth Following — The Freakonomics of Lawns

Links Worth Following — Google’s Project Sunroof

Knowing your solar resources are one of the first steps to considering what you can do with all that great free energy. I’ve talked about this in relation to a solar water heater in a previous post on regional and local solar resources, but Google has used their extensive mapping data to estimate the solar … More Links Worth Following — Google’s Project Sunroof