Update! King Solar has offered us the following group purchasing offer: if we order kits containing 8 or more solar panel modules in one shipment, we will get them for just $695 per panel module, a discount of more than 6% from the regular price. (Each module includes the panel, a micro-inverter, mounting hardware, and cable.) Please let me know if you are interested in going in together on this deal. Read on for details.
revised 1/28/2013 for presentation at Butler Community College, El Dorado, KS.
This tour was recorded Sunday, May 6, 2012 (International Permaculture Day). It is illustrated with a series of photos, each marked with the time in the recording when it is described. Click the (i)nfo button to see the timestamps and descriptions; click the right side of each photo to advance to the next.
When I teach intro classes on permaculture design, when we're talking about boundary optimization -- that is, when to maximize the edge and when to minimize it -- one of the questions I like to ask students is along the lines of, "How many strawberry plants, spaced 6" apart, can you fit in 16 square feet and still reach them all easily for harvest?" The exact numbers are not important; what I'm looking for is the ideal design of a strawberry planter to maximize production in a minimum of space.
As we observe the 25th anniversary of the first World Wide Web site in August 2016, I think it's time to revive this proposal for how to fix the Web. As the de facto repository of all human knowledge it has become, the Web has several significant limitations:
Today we presented a workshop at the American Art Therapy Association's annual conference in Washington, DC. The slideshow for the presentation was too image-heavy to convert to a Google Doc, so we can't embed it here as a slideshow, but you can view or download a PDF copy.
Here are the slides from the two-night introductory class I'm teaching in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA tonight and tomorrow:
Here is the slideshow for the presentation Jessie and I are giving this afternoon at the Prairie Star District Unitarian Universalist Association Annual Meeting in Des Moines, Iowa.
[note: This article was written in 2011 and is now badly out of date. I'm maintaining it because a number of other sites link to it.]