#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…)

Waste Not: Urine


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

Because of the difficulties posed by the threat of Covid 19, Living Web Farms has decided to cancel the Waste Not: Urine live workshop at the LWF Biochar Facility.  We have no timeframe at this point for rescheduling.   Please follow our youtube channel  for our most recent workshop videos. In a vain attempt at producing (more…)

Biochar Building Materials


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

Because of the difficulties posed by the threat of Covid 19, Living Web Farms has decided to cancel the Oct. 24, 2020 workshop Biochar Building Materials, planned with Kathleen Draper of Ithaka Institute for Carbon Intelligence. We have no timeframe at this point for rescheduling. Look for an announcement of the 2021 workshop schedule later (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…)

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…)

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 […]