We thinned out so many fully grown banana plants that I thought they would overwhelm our compost systems. Reluctantly I gave the order, Prepare them for the green bins!
Bagged banana plants
Fortunately, the green bins were full, so every time I passed the bags of plants, I sensed their plea: Don’t sent us away. We’ll help the compost. We’re full of water.
Water leaked from banana plants through the hole in the wheelbarrow until I positioned it over the compost.
And so they changed my mind. I’m chopping them up and adding them to the bottom 2 layers of both the in-ground-lasagna-style compost and the hot compost.
A light-hearted collection of vignettes and an introducction to the concept of “Giraffing“. It was published last year but the production dates a few years back. Thank you urbantreehouse.tv!
It isn’t easy to predict what people will like. I’m used to this by now as a practicing artist. Yet, the popularity of this post caught me by surprise. I had been posting work in progress pictures of a flipbook animation I was working on, when I finished assembling the frames I wanted to test it and the easier thing was to chuck it in a drill. It looked cool so I posted it on my Instagram . The next day I got a request to be featured on the awesome Doodlers Anonymous blog, there is a lot more information on that post so if you are interested you should check it out. And after that, it was DesignBoom, and BoingBoing (BoingBoing!) and Laughing Squid and even a one minute feature on a morning show on ABC.
It has been fun and I’m grateful for the attention. If you want to see more of my work head over to my website wolfCatWorkshop.com or follow me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook.
These two shorts were lovingly produced by one of our members, Jessica Ruvalcaba.
You might think: “what is a password generator doing on the Eco-Village blog?” But I’m here to tell you we get to play with all sorts of things. I had the privilege to be a guest on episode 8 of the Opposable Thumbs podcast and among other things we talked about getting a beehive on one of our buildings and a little bit about the history of this place. If you have taken a tour in the past few years you probably saw the shared tool shop where the item pictured above was made. Give it a listen or check out this blog post on my website for more details.
Really nice article on BBC-Mundo, the Spanish language section of the BBC. Written by Beatriz Díez, the article places the L.A. Eco-Village in the context of cohousing and the current housing crisis in Los Angeles. Check it out here: http://www.bbc.com/mundo/noticias-40023183