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WATCH: HS Science Students Show You How to Build a Solar Air Heater

The great thing about active solar air heaters is that they’re easy to build, requiring only a good grasp of carpentry and a modest amount of electrical knowledge. In addition, they’re inexpensive to build and maintain, and the energy saved is high (exactly how high depends on what kind of system one would be supplementing).

Earlier this year, authors Stephen and Rebekah Hren (The Carbon-Free Home: 36 Remodeling Projects to Help Kick the Fossil Fuel Habit) visited the North Carolina School of Science and Math and gave a presentation on solar air heaters. Later, the students decided to build one themselves, with Dr. Marion Brisk. They filmed the project and put it up on YouTube in the hope it could be replicated.

Stephen helped out for the first couple of hours.

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Get Ready, Get Resilient

Are you resilient? How about we put your answer to the test, literally. Now, we know that assessment is always an important, albeit imperfect, subjective, and incomplete tool. In order to understand one’s skill in living a resilient lifestyle, Ben Falk, author of the award-winning The Resilient Farm and Homestead, developed the following assessment tool. […] Read More

Happy Holidays from Chelsea Green Publishing!

Today we kick off our Holiday Sale — with 35% off every purchase at our online bookstore. Simply use the code CGS16 at checkout from now until the end of the year. Along with this great discount, we are offering free shipping on any order over $100*. Are there homesteaders or organic gardeners on your […] Read More

The 5 Rules of Lean Thinking

Are you ready to co-create the future? These 5 Rules of Lean Thinking are a useful tool as we set out to collectively invent a post-market future. Surviving the Future is a story drawn from the fertile ground of the late David Fleming’s extraordinary Lean Logic: A Dictionary for the Future and How to Survive […] Read More

Imagination, Purpose & Flexibility: Creating an Independent Farmstead – Q&A (part 1)

Twenty years ago, the land that authors Shawn and Beth Dougherty purchased and have come to name the Sow’s Ear was deemed “not suitable for agriculture” by the state of Ohio. Today, their family raises and grows 90% of their own food. Such self-sufficiency is largely the result of basing their farming practices around intensive […] Read More

Using Permaculture Principles to Design Resilient Cities

The Permaculture City begins in the garden but takes what we have learned there and applies it to a much broader range of human experience; we’re not just gardening plants but people, neighborhoods, and even cultures. Author Toby Hemenway (Gaia’s Garden) lays out how permaculture design can help towndwellers solve the challenges of meeting our […] Read More
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