Participant Forum: App Tech

App tech possibilities and pitfalls

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Re: App tech possibilities and pitfalls
by Kathy Partridge - Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 9:11 PM

Wow, thanks for sharing that plan! Yes, it definitely looks like a more appropriate "appropriate technology" for me and my skill set. 

To answer your question, yes, I did build the cold frames myself. They're based on the classic cold frame design that Eliot Coleman discusses in his book, "The Four Season Harvest".

I found your thread on solar panels interesting. It's something I have in mind for someday, but for now I pay a few pennies extra per kWh to National Grid for 100% green energy. However, the site I visited for the permaculture site assignment has a small set up and the owner found a number of creative ways to cut her electricity use so a small system is all she needs. I replied to your post with some of her ideas... maybe some of them will help cut your costs. it's fun to think outside the box. I'm leaning toward the small-freezer-as-fridge idea myself.