The Bulletin

solarheatingThe Bulletin of the Low Technology Institute is a publication dedicated to a different topic in each issue. The goal of the Bulletin is to give readers a theoretical and practical understanding of a particular nonindustrial technology. Each issue will contain instructions for do-it-yourself projects and the solutions for common problems encountered. Examples of topics the Bulletin might cover include mushroom cultivation, plant fertilizers, irrigation systems, aquaponics, alcohol fermentation, cheese making, greenhouse construction, energy conservation, wood joinery, thatch, tree pruning, and capturing honeybee swarms; any nonindustrial technical skill will be considered.

Bulletin Archive

Vol. 01, No. 01, Fall 2018 — Vermicomposting: Let the Worms Do the Work

Bulletin Particulars

Please contact us at with topic proposals. We try to limit the Bulletin to 10,000 words. Each Bulletin will contain three sections: theoretical background, practical implementation, and do-it-yourself project(s). Figures and photos are encouraged to help illustrate the do-it-yourself section. Please follow the Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition).

Potential Editorial Assistants

We are looking for people who will give the do-it-yourself instructions a trial run. It can be challenging to write clear directions and your beta-testing will be much appreciated. Additionally anybody with copyediting, editorial, or postproduction experience would be welcome to participate. If you are interested, please contact us at

Subscription Information

The Bulletin is not yet available, but the digital version will be free on this website.

Digital Subscription

The digital subscription includes access to podcast extras as well as emailed copies of both the Bulletin and the Low Technology Journal a week before they are available online. This service will carry a $15/year fee.

Hard-Copy Subscription

The hard-copy subscription includes access to podcast extras as well as physical copies of either the Bulletin or Low Technology Journal mailed to your address. This service will carry a $30 fee to cover the cost of printing and shipping. Receive both publications for an additional $10 (int’l rates vary).