#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

Before signing up, please check our website for covid-19 safety protocols! 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 (more…)

WNC Repair Cafe


  • October 13, 2020
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Before signing up, please check our website for Covid-19 safety protocols! 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 (more…)

Waste Not: Urine


  • October 20, 2020
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Registration is currently closed for this workshop as we determine the online virtual format for which it will occur.  Registration will reopen once we have things in place.  Thank you!  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 (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…)

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 Purification


  • April 27, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This workshop will be presented virtually. Please join us LIVE on Monday April 27th from 6-7:30 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 (more…)

All About Batteries


  • February 11, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This workshop has been cancelled. Stay tuned for blog posts and future events on this topic! We apologize for any inconvenience!    This workshop will shed light on the often perplexing world of batteries and energy storage in devices we use every day: cell phones, cordless tools, laptops, and more. Richard Freudenberger, Living Web Farms’ (more…)