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by duncang
Wed May 07, 2008 1:45 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Storing and preserving wild garlic/ramsons
Replies: 4
Views: 3788

Storing and preserving wild garlic/ramsons

Good Afternoon all!! Right, ramsons are out big time near me (just outside of Cheddar) and I would really like to be able to store some to use throughout the year in sauces, stews, soups, etc. I know you can eat the flowers, leaves and the bulbs, so wanted to know what experience people had had in p...
by duncang
Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:26 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Solar Dryer
Replies: 14
Views: 3333

wow oldfella that looks great!!! i bet that was a bit more expensive than the 1 ducan & steve made,remember the ducan and steve price=free great stuff,i have just watch the re-runs of i.n.e.b.g and you guys should have a show of your own,was cressing up when you guys got that greenhouse. Hey, not s...
by duncang
Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:35 am
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Planning permission for small straw-bale construction?
Replies: 3
Views: 1692

Planning permission for small straw-bale construction?

Good Morning, I am starting a new venture, and what I am hoping is to network around for a farmer I can lease a corner of his field off, and I would like to build a small (30sq metres max) straw bale building, single storey with a wooden frame. I was intending on using a car tyre foundation (for ins...
by duncang
Sun Apr 20, 2008 9:23 am
Forum: Looks like we made it
Topic: Solar Dryer
Replies: 14
Views: 3333

My attempt at a dryer

Morning all, That dryer looks great!!! A very different design to the one my mate Steve and I built http://www.positivewebconsultancy.co.uk/other/DSC01950.JPG My full blog and more photos here: http://livinggreener.blogspot.com/search/label/solar%20dryer I was actually asked to demo it last summer a...
by duncang
Mon Aug 13, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: Eco Parenting
Topic: Ideas for childrens workshops around sustainability eco, etc
Replies: 5
Views: 2817

Ideas for childrens workshops around sustainability eco, etc

Good Afternoon all! I have an exciting project coming up where I am going to do some sustainability work abroad. Part of the challenge is coming up with workshops to do with children (ages 6+) to teach them anything from the ideas of sustainability, environment, reduce reuse recycle, climate change,...
by duncang
Mon Aug 06, 2007 4:44 pm
Forum: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Topic: Working with coir from Coconut Husks
Replies: 2
Views: 1897

Working with coir from Coconut Husks

Good Afternoon! I am going to be heading somewhere where there will be an abundance of coconut "hair" (or coir) from coconuts, and wonder if anyone could share their experiences in using it? Apparently it can be used for all sorts, including making brushes, turning it into coir filters (for filterin...
by duncang
Mon Aug 06, 2007 4:39 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: Any advice on low-cost and remote desalination
Replies: 1
Views: 1254

Any advice on low-cost and remote desalination

Hi there! I am going to be working on a project and one of my ambitions is to work on a low cost desalination plant. I have found some information, but any help anyone may be able to provide (photos would be great!!) would be really appreciated! I understand the concepts, I would like to hear about ...
by duncang
Mon Aug 06, 2007 4:35 pm
Forum: Alternative Energy
Topic: how to make a solar cooker
Replies: 2
Views: 1646

Hi there! Thought I would give you a couple of links: This is a solar oven we built out of an old drawer and some foil, and got it up to 123'C, and cooked a lovely batch of brownies!! http://greenerliving-bath.blogspot.com/2007/05/solar-oven.html And this is a solar cooker we made: http://greenerliv...
by duncang
Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:09 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Your top 5 products/Innovations
Replies: 50
Views: 25276

Solar Dehydrator Build

Good Afternoon Guys, After seeing a few of your posts about a solar dehydrator, I thought I would send you a photo of mine I built with a friend! - 100% re-used wood from old palets - Metal sheet painted black to absorb the heat and warm the air is the back panel of a boiler - The shelves are from o...
by duncang
Wed May 16, 2007 9:08 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Your top 5 products/Innovations
Replies: 50
Views: 25276

Hi there Cornelian
I am about to build a dehydrator this weekend, so glad you mentioned it!!

Did you build your own?
Got any photos?
Got any tips?

Duncan
by duncang
Wed May 16, 2007 6:47 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Looking for Eco-lawyers or Architects to help with planning
Replies: 5
Views: 2519

As a camper I can tell you that camp site will need planning permission and need a licence from the council, I doubt very much that the council will issue a licence on have no conventional facilities. It's the system I am sorry to say! I am not sure what you mean by "I doubt very much that the coun...
by duncang
Wed May 16, 2007 4:17 pm
Forum: Green Building
Topic: Looking for Eco-lawyers or Architects to help with planning
Replies: 5
Views: 2519

Looking for Eco-lawyers or Architects to help with planning

Good Afternoon all! Right I am helping out some friends of mine that have started setting up a camp site in (or just outside of) Bude. They are setting it up with the most consideration for wildlife one could possibly have. Solar panels and a small turbine are powering and providing hot water for sh...
by duncang
Wed May 16, 2007 4:13 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Any keen foragers near Bude?
Replies: 0
Views: 1891

Any keen foragers near Bude?

Afternoon all! Right, I am helping out some friends who are setting up a new "Green" camp site just outside bude, with everything from hot showers using solar heating, to a wind turbine, and are really in it for the long term, planting trees and creating a wildlife haven... For those who have seen "...
by duncang
Wed May 16, 2007 3:13 pm
Forum: Eco Products and Innovations
Topic: Your top 5 products/Innovations
Replies: 50
Views: 25276

Your top 5 products/Innovations

Good Afternoon! I am just getting into all the products that are out there, from can crushers, to energy saving light bulbs, and from solar panels to dryer balls. I would love to hear from you as to what your TOP 5 products would be, if you had to choose.. I am looking forward to hearing the variety...
by duncang
Sun Mar 18, 2007 7:24 pm
Forum: Home Brew and other Country Skills
Topic: Runner Bean Wine?
Replies: 3
Views: 3290

mmm...sounds good

Go on, share the wealth, you have me licking my lips!!!

Look forward to hearing from you!

Duncan