#resiliency

WNC Repair Cafe and the fight against Planned Obsolescence

It’s been over a year since our last blog post, but the Biochar Facility at Living Web Farms is still a busy place.  In addition to keeping our batch biochar retort system in production we’re constantly exploring the nexus of all things sustainable technology and regenerative agriculture.   Our 2020 workshops are covering a boggling […]

WNC Repair Cafe


  • August 25, 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


  • October 13, 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…)

Waste Not: Urine


  • October 20, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In a vain attempt at producing gold, 17th century alchemist Hennig Brand accidentally discovered elemental Phosphorus while heating within a glass retort the residues from boiled down urine. In modern times, this ‘liquid gold’ is seen as a valuable source of increasingly limited phosphorus and useful soluble nitrogen fertilizer. It’s application in the garden is (more…)

Biochar Building Materials


  • October 24, 2020
    1:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Biochar has been used as everything from a soil amendment to an animal feed supplement to a decontaminant–and this just scratches the surface. Join Kathleen Draper of the Ithika Institute for Carbon Intelligence and co-author of Burn: Using Fire to Cool the Earth, as she explores the uses and benefits of biochar carbon in building (more…)

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…)

Keyline Design


  • May 9, 2020
    1:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Keyline Design, as developed by P.O Yeomens, is a way of managing land to work with the natural flow of water in the landscape to benefit and promote the healthiest ecosystem. The design involves a package of techniques for assessing  a total land tract and then constructing wetlands, irrigation, roads, and plantings through a holistic (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…)