Straw Bale Building (Part 3.) – Getting Sculptural with Straw
Seminar on The Pillars of Sustainability – It is Still Possible to Hand in Grant Applications in Some European Countries!
Trimming and shaping bales Before plastering it is advisable and very satisfying to trim the bales. Removing any loose straws, ‘steps’ between neighbouring bales and ridges between folded ‘packs’ in the bales will all make the plastering process easier and more economical as well as giving a smoother end result.
Is Dramatic Climate Change Bound to Happen?
The Eco Valley Foundation has decided to organize a Seminar on The Pillars of Sustainability that will take place between 5th and 13th September, 2012 in Somogyvámos, Hungary. The good news is that it is still possible to hand in grant application in some European countries!
Straw Bale Building (Part 2.) – Getting Sculptural with Straw
From the middle of present century our planet can expect calamities like much more droughts and floods as well as an increase in the number of pests and extreme weather conditions. The international political think tank, The Club of Rome has recently issued its latest report.
There is No Food Shortage, so Stop Starvation!
Re-stringing bales Where walls end, by doors and windows you will need some half bales. These can easily be made by cutting one string, re-tying the two halfs and then repeating for the other string. care should be taken to keep the bale as tightly tied as possible.
Straw Bale Building (Part 1.)
One of the rare positive effects of foodstuffs’ price increase is that it has become a worldwide known fact how important food-production is, says Jose Graziano da Silva, Brazilian authority, FAO’s new director general who entered office a few weeks ago. He considers access to food and land utmost important, so that people have the […]
Organic Manure: the Treasure has Come
Straw bale building was first developed in America during the 1800’s and is a technique that is rapidly gaining popularity today. Building with straw bales can be easy, cheap and fun. It is also a way to make a superbly energy efficient building.
Rural Lifestyle and Subsistence Farming: Ecovillage Meeting in Krishna Valley
One of the good things of living in Somogyvámos is that we can get cow manure quite easily. 🙂 Our vegetable garden has not cried out for nutrient supply, but after two years of using the land we have decided it is time to provide some support for the soil. We thought of it also […]
Does the Toaster Show What Future Awaits Us?
How to build a community? How to plan a self-sufficient family homestead? How to establish contact with the existing ecovillage initiatives? How can a city dweller get organic produces from the land he owns, while at the same time support local villagers as well? How to manage 50 hectares of land, if someone wants to […]
Weather Station in Krishna Valley
Strengthening city-states, harshening weekdays, an all-powerful world government and completely new regulations – these may be some of the novelties of the three-year old financial crisis, the one that has reached new depths this year, according to futurologists.
Krishna Valley and the Eco Valley foundation have recently set up a weather station near the organic garden as a sign of their mutual cooperation in the field of education and research. By this action an old dream has come true because the weather station helps not only the work of the gardeners but provides […]