July 7, 2020

Gifts & Goodies Galore

I wanted to pass this on because it's too good not to share. It's actually a Kickstarter for a project over at Permies.com - the production of a movie about passively heated greenhouses.

In wintertime, greenhouses require a source of heat to keep from losing plants due to frost or freezing. This experiment and movie explore just that, heating a greenhouse without auxiliary heat.

I'm sharing this fundraiser with you for two reasons. One, is because this is the kind of thing I'm very interested in, myself. Two, because there are some great rewards for everyone who contributes at least $1. That's right, just $1. Of course, the gifts increase with the donation, but you can get the scoop for yourself.

I know money is tight for a lot of folks these days, but if you think you'd be willing to contribute even a couple of dollars, check it out. When you follow the link, you'll see that the idea is so popular that the first goal was funded in three hours. More funds means expansion of the goal. It's a great way to support ideas and projects we want to see happen.


  1. Kris, I thought so too. I think there will be lots of good information to glean from the movie when it's done.

  2. Interesting~ will have to read more.

  3. Lady Locust and TB, it's nice to see these ideas come to fruition. It's nice to feel a part of it too.

  4. One thing no one ever seems to mention. It takes a lot of technology & energy to make something passive. Like this sunken greenhouse. Like your solar system. Somewhere there are factories turning out gizmos, meters, wires, batteries, panels, involving packaging, shipping, etc etc. I'm not saying it's a bad thing. But it it is A thing. And the greener our technology gets, our manufacturing gets, our energy sources get, the better. And the SOONER the better.

  5. Kris, that's absolutely correct. There are hidden "costs" that are usually overlooked. Although the sunken nature of the greenhouse is less energy intensive to create than solar panels and all the other components. I'm not sure going solar is a fair win for the environment, but it is nice to not have to be 100% dependent on the grid.


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