#DIY

WNC Repair Cafe


  • December 8, 2020
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

What is a Repair Cafe? A Repair Cafe is a place where you’ll find volunteers with tools and supplies, available to fix broken objects while offering instruction in the form of hands on help.   This is a free program where you are encouraged to bring in your broken appliance, stuck zipper, rusty tools, old bicycle, (more…)

WNC Repair Cafe


  • June 9, 2020
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

What is a Repair Cafe? A Repair Cafe is a place where you’ll find volunteers with tools and supplies, available to fix broken objects while offering instruction in the form of hands on help.   This is a free program where you are encouraged to bring in your broken appliance, stuck zipper, rusty tools, old bicycle, (more…)

Making Miso, Tamari, and Soy Sauce


  • May 5, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Miso, Tamari and Soy Sauce are foods with which many people are familiar, if not dependent. How are they made? In this workshop, Meredith Leigh will shed light on the history of these preparations, and teach you how to make them at home. She will also share information and ideas about the renaissance happening with (more…)

Homestead Water Filtration


  • April 7, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In 2015 the World Health Organization estimated that of the 2.1 billion people that do not have safe water at home, 159 million people still primarily drink water from surface sources such as streams and lakes. Access to clean drinking water amidst a changing climate is increasingly becoming one of our biggest social and political (more…)

WNC Repair Cafe


  • April 21, 2020
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

What is a Repair Cafe? A Repair Cafe is a place where you’ll find volunteers with tools and supplies, available to fix broken objects while offering instruction in the form of hands on help.   This is a free program where you are encouraged to bring in your broken appliance, stuck zipper, rusty tools, old bicycle, (more…)

WNC Repair Cafe


  • February 25, 2020
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

WNC Repair Cafe is a place where you’ll find volunteers with tools and supplies, available to fix broken objects while offering instruction in the form of hands on help. This is a free program where you are encouraged to bring in your broken appliance, stuck zipper, rusty tools, old bicycle, dull pruning shears – whatever (more…)

Back to Backyard Biochar

Save for our WNC Repair Cafe project, and a handful of appropriate technology workshops, we’ve been pretty quiet over here at the biochar facility for a little while now. Lately, most of our work has centered on upgrading the liquid components of our method of biochar production: we’re going deeper with our research in wood […]

Online Q&A: How to Grow Your Own Kombucha or Vinegar SCOBY

Our workshops and YouTube videos can spark some questions that take a little extra time to address. The blog is a great way to answer and to share with a wider audience. Send your questions via email and they might just end up here (with your permission, of course.) QUESTION: How do you grow your […]

Low Voltage Controls: Part 2

Last time I wrote about controls, things got a little dense real fast.  If all of the talk of switches and relays seemed to lack any relevance, then stay put, because this month I’ll skip ahead and show some real concrete examples of ways we use low voltage controls around on our farm.  Review the […]

Low Voltage Controls: Part 1

  Last weekend I had the privilege of leading Living Web’s first workshop for 2018.  Tech workshops tend to work best in the winter, before the growing season kicks in. Cold weather and a stiff wind kept us in the classroom and bundled up tight for a brief tour of some of the low voltage […]