Tools For Meetings

Posted by on Sep 10, 2010 in Work | No Comments
Tools For Meetings

I created a set a cards to help the facilitator of a large meeting conduct it in an orderly way. It also helps cut through a little bit of the idle off topic chatter that can quickly derail a meeting. I first heard about speaking cards from the Co-housing Handbook by Chris & Kelly ScottHanson […]

Toilet Planning

Posted by on Aug 31, 2010 in Life Support Systems, Work | No Comments
Toilet Planning

Planning the Toilet. When we first arrived here, the long drop was completely full. Strange as it seems now, we were straight out of India, this didn't bother us too much and considered it a luxury not to have someone watching. We had a blank slate to start. I was new to making compost and […]

Open Day Planning Process

Posted by on Aug 30, 2010 in Work | No Comments
Open Day Planning Process

Djanbung Gardens has an open day annually on the second Saturday in June. Planning starts several months beforehand & the inaugural meeting and workshop was held on the 19th of April. Shortly before the session began, Robyn Francis and I sketched out a rough timeline and the key areas to cover: Project Open Day Planning […]

Swag Hut Plans

Posted by on Aug 30, 2010 in Work | No Comments

Here is a brief design I dreamed of over night and made in a couple of hours the next morning.   It is based on heavy duty galvanised star pickets & designed to be able to built by one person in a couple of days or a couple of people in one. It uses cheap […]

Building Evaluation

Posted by on Aug 27, 2010 in Building a Home, Work | No Comments
Building Evaluation

Building Evaluation. Building has been a great challenge for me. It is a series of challenges. It’s an activity that manages to fill my entire consciousness, it is all consuming even entering my dreams. The creative process of bringing some new space into the world. The logical and logistical challenges of co-ordinating equipment, materials, labour. […]

Red Ceder Table

Posted by on Nov 12, 2008 in Work | 2 Comments
Red Ceder Table

On the way home from dropping Robin and Jo at the airport, I called into a tender auction in Murwillumbah.
There stacked in the corner was 5 camphor and 3 red ceder slabs. I put my bid in and cross my fingers.

Ferments, Canning and Preserves ABT

Posted by on Nov 12, 2008 in Work | No Comments

Fermentation is a new subject for me although it is an ancient practice. It is a magical process performed by tiny organisms that eat sugars and turn them into alcohol and carbon dioxide.

Orthographic Drawing

Posted by on Aug 19, 2007 in Work | No Comments

I’ve begun to study orthographic drawing. This is a technical style that involves following some simple conventions so that builders, designers or anyone can read your design ideas.

Diversity

Posted by on Mar 5, 2007 in Work | One Comment

In general, designing for and incorporating diversity adds wealth to a system. When many
elements aid the same function dependence on any one is reduced and resilience is integrated.

The Work Journal

Posted by on Feb 28, 2007 in Work | No Comments

As part of my Qualifications in Permaculture I have to meticulously record all the details of the work that I do.