Wednesday, 29 June 2011

The website is up! Still very much a work in progress, but it's there. Let me know what you think...

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Good lord, I have been terrible with keeping this blog up to date, I never even mentioned the first free construction workshop.

About ten people involved, three days to source materials and tools, six days to complete, NZ$110 total cost. Thanks to the Riverside community for hosting and making available the workspace. It was originally going to be taking place at the Tui community over in Golden Bay, but that fell apart at the last moment while I was attending the New Zealand national permaculture hui at Riverside, so I was luckily able to lash something together there on the fly. It actually turned out a stroke of luck, as trying to do all this over in Tui would've been a nightmare due to lack of access to people and resources.
So in case you haven't heard the festival trip has been cancelled due to lack of funds.
But fear not! The SolarFlower World Tour will still of course be happening, just now after the summer and not involving a vanload of hippies touring Europe's festivals all summer for free.
Oh well.

So what I'm doing instead, at least for the next couple of months is:

setting up an urban farming collective in Paris. Because why not.

So if you're around, let me know. We can build some greenhouses.

I may end up doing another construction workshop while I'm here, and definitely have to get the now infamous tutorials finally completed, but otherwise generally I'll be posting updates to the greenhouse blog until I get back into the solar, probably in Turkey round Octoberish(?)