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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


  • 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…)

Earth-Coupled Cooling Tubes

by Richard Freudenberger, Living Web Farms Energy & Resource Coordinator   Earlier this year at Living Web Farms we completed a propagating facility for Black Soldier Fly (Hermetia illucens) larvae at our Grandview Farm. The Black Soldier Fly, or BSF, has a similar appearance to a mud dauber wasp but is not a nuisance to […]

New Water Management Earthworks Increases Resilience at LWF

By Patryk Battle, Living Web Farms Director Part of Living Web Farms mission is innovation with the goal of ever increasing our land’s and our farming operation’s resilience. Over the course of the last year or so we’ve undertaken several new projects with this end in mind. In the future, I hope to describe some […]