Video — Building Beehives

This time last year, I was building beehives and I made a video showing the process. I’m posting it here with apologies for the audio quality! Back then I was running a garden-infrastructure co-op with a buddy called Deep Green Garden Co-op, in St. Louis. You can find the plans for these boxes at beesource.com.

Sweet, Sweet Potatoes — Taste Test and Selection

We’re selecting a sweet potato to cultivate in our garden this year. Our first step is a taste test and side-by-side comparison of the different varieties available to us here. We’ll follow along on the blog here, starting with our selection. All of our sweet potatoes are USDA Organic. Although there are currently no GMO … More Sweet, Sweet Potatoes — Taste Test and Selection

DIY Project — Replace Bicycle Tube and/or Tire

This is the first DIY feature on bicycle repair. We’re bullish on bicycles as an efficient and clean means of transportation. It isn’t as low tech as walking, but it is far better than any other mechanized mode of transportation, according to the discussion on a previous blog post. We made a short video, which … More DIY Project — Replace Bicycle Tube and/or Tire

Bent Box and War Canoe from Rick Mercer Report

Canadians (and a few lucky others) will know Rick Mercer as a fixture on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Made in Canada, This Hour Has 22 Minutes). His current show, the Rick Mercer Report, sends him exploring across the country. This last week, he was in Haida Gwaii on the Pacific Coast, showcasing a little Haida … More Bent Box and War Canoe from Rick Mercer Report

Wood-Fired Bread Oven

In my spare time, I work at a local bistro (Grove East Provisions) where I bake bread in a wood-fired oven. This is a short promotional video I made. More posts on bread and brick ovens will follow! Baking Bread at Grove East Provisions from Low Technology Institute.