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Spiral Ridge’s new workshop shed

At the beginning of the month we started a part time project here on Spiral Ridge.  5 apprentices and I framed a workshop space with storage capacity.  The workshop shed will replace our 74 school bus (bye bye) and will be used to build furniture, cabinets and other things for our house.  I designed the ...

Autumn on Spiral Ridge 1

Cool Breezes, No humidity So nice This summer has been a hot one so we welcome the autumn.  This fall we have two projects that we are starting and finishing up on one. The two projects that we are starting are the Hoop House and the Workshop Shed.  The Hoop House is 20 x 48 ...

Advanced Permaculture Apprenticeship

The Ecovillage Training Center has been an integral part of the development of permaculture, natural building, ecovillage design, solar design, and other ecological systems. Albert Bates started the center in 1994 with the intention to provide a training site that was affordable and hands on.  16 years later it is still alive and vibrant. Recently ...

A simple greywater system 3

Greywater is really a grey area in most settlements.  Simply put it is the water that has no fecal matter in it.  Typically the washer and the kitchen sink are common sources of greywater.  Here on Spiral Ridge we use our greywater to water out tomatoes and this fall we will be planting paw paws ...

Spiral Ridge’s art/design studio

Here are some pictures of our studio at the top of the hill.  The studio has local wood framing with straw clay slip wall system.  The posts are local black locust that we charred for extra life.  The metal roof catches rainwater and will passively water our ‘Permaculture Nursery Garden’ system via drip irrigation.  The ...