The institute’s blog has been quiet since this summer, due to staff being on parental leave. This summer, Scott, the institute’s director, and his partner welcomed child number two. You may see one or both kids at a class. That time off is coming to a close and new blog posts will be appearing here … More The Blog is Back from Parental Leave
We haven’t been posting on the blog lately because we’ve been really busy with spring planting. We also have an on-going bee-breeding project. We’re preparing for our upcoming timber framing work days. And we’re running a compost study. Our local paper, the Evansville Review, recently gave us a short write-up on the front page.
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
We have been derelict in our blog, video, and podcast posting. It has been a busy July, but we are back to sharing our work now, and you can expect to see regular posts and videos coming out now into the fall. Here is a brief recap of what we have been up to in … More Back to Work! Where Have We Been?
Scott and Paul Z. will be on the Larry Meiller Show on Wisconsin Public Radio at 11 a.m. today talking about our bee research. You can listen over the air in the Madison area on the Ideas Network (90.9 FM) or from anywhere online right here.
A few weeks ago, Scott Johnson, director of the institute, chatted with Gena Kittner with the Wisconsin State Journal. The result was a Sunday feature article that you can read on the WSJ website: https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/low-technology-institute-works-to-solve-problems-without-chemicals/article_b80d64dd-e186-58b8-bcfd-daa9c5ae26a1.html Both the cover photo and the above photo are copyrighted material from the Wisconsin State Journal, John Hart, photographer.
We live out in the country, in a little village six miles from the nearest town. We also run experiments that need good weather and climate data. When we grew potatoes with market gardeners to study most effective planting methods, we needed precipitation, sun, temperature, and other data for our analysis. We designed and built … More Low Technology Institute Weather Station
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 10 Jun 2020 The Low Technology Institute 608-886-9584 firstname.lastname@example.org Bee-Breeding Research against Colony Collapse Disorder Funded by Blooming Prairie Foundation, Hosted by Agrecol A method that has succeeded in breeding mite-tolerant bees in Sweden, Wales, and Africa will be tested in southern Wisconsin; mites are the leading cause of colony collapse … More PRESS RELEASE: Bee-Breeding Research against Colony Collapse Disorder Funded by Blooming Prairie Foundation, Hosted by Agrecol
Tonight, the institute director, Scott Johnson, will be giving a talk to the Culinary History Enthusiasts of Wisconsin (CHEW). CHEW is a group that sponsors monthly talks on a variety of food-related topics, complete with matching foods to sample. They’re a great group and if you’re in the Madison, WI, area, consider finding out more … More Free Talk Tonight with CHEW — Potatoes Will Save Humanity
Come see the director of the institute, Scott, give a talk on the history of food gardening at the Edgerton Public Library at 10 a.m. this Saturday. The History of Gardening: The Original Social Safety Net looks at growing food from 10,000 years ago through the present and into the future. See more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/599222890878006/ … More Talk this Saturday: The History of Gardening — Edgerton Public Library, 10 a.m.