Notes from Windward Archive
Wall-E Needs a Transmission Overhaul!
Opalyn shares progress on Wall-E's transmission rebuild.
Part Two New!
Starting to Put Things Back Together.
Deciphering the problem and taking things apart.
Lindsay reflects on the passing of a loved oneFiber Conversion
Opalyn talks about a fiber display at the local library.Windward Winter 2014
Claire's photo essay.Our Numbers are Growing
Opalyn introduces two little lambs.Making "Bone Sauce"
A traditional technique for keeping deer off of fruit trees.Making Beet Sugar
A how to process for converting sugar beets into beet sugarBearing Fruit
Lindsay shares images of new fruits at Windward
Building a Cob Bench
Building a Rubble Foundation New!
A simple, ancient and effective technique.
First a roof
R&D on some Roundwood Timberframing basics
Why build a Cob Bench?
A Kaizen aproach to climate appropriate natural building
Ruben recounts his adventure to the local data relay station.A Day in the Life
Monica describes an average day in communityEmpowering my Inner 7th Grade Boy
Monica shares a lesson in interpersonal relationships.
Redesigning Our Zone 1Adding a New Fiber to Our Flock
Opalyn brings home a young German Angora rabbit.Harvesting a Ram
Pat shares her experience with the annual cycle of life and death.Finishing C-Wall
Walt describes wrapping up the pouring of a concrete retaining wallRainy Moments mean Inkle Weaving
Opalyn shares her inkle weaving projectNotes on Chestnuts at Windward
Andrew shares thoughts, research, and new strategies for naturalizing Chestnuts in Windward's dryland forestMore Plarn and Another Basket
Opalyn shares more information working with plastic bagsRainy Days
Opalyn shares her thoughts on an age old question, "What to do? And what has to get done anyway!"
On Killing and Eating Animals
thoughts on the role of animals in creating & sustaining human communities
- Some Personal Background
- Climate and Ecology are Essential Factors
- What are the starting conditions of the system?
- Veganic Permaculture is Probably Possible
- Life Feeds on Life
- Fossil Fuels - the Elephant in the Room
- Some Closing Remarks
A Fall InternPly-Split Basketry!
A new material and a new pattern to play with.Ply-Split Basketry!
Opalyn shares more about this new (to me) technique.Squashes!
Lindsay shares images of the squash abundance in the gardenAn Introduction
Claire Introduces herself and where she comes from.Sausage Making
Claire shares about her first project: Making Sausage with Martin.Seedballs
Andrew experiments with an old method of no-till agricultureSummer Rain
Lindsay talks of a summer stormCreating a Clothing & Craft Space
Paula writes about one of her intern projectsVideos! Introduction to Permaculture
Andrew shares videos from a spring permaculture course at Windward, and introduces another fall course on Sept 6-8Notes from the Field
Andrew shares thoughts about the evolution of plant communities in Windward's growing spaces.
Herbal Medicine Monograph Project
Profiling the Medicinal Plants of Windward
Faun introduces herself & the project.
- German & Roman Chamomile (Matricaria recutita & Chamomilla nobile)
- Chickweed (Stellara media)
- Dandelion (Taraxacum officinalis)
- Ribwort Plantain (Plantago lanceolate)
- Garlic (Allium sativum)
Paula shares about life in communityAn Introduction from Paula
A Women-in-Community Internship participant this SummerConsenting with Nature
Arianna speaks to the "gendering" of nature and our responsibility as earth-stewardsAn Introduction from Arianna
A Women-in-Community Internship participant this SummerThe 2013 Village Helix
Our Annual Open-House is Just a Month Away!Building a "Dead" Hedge
a step toward irrigationless multifunctional hedgerowsWilly Gives Birth
Eight Piglets Join the Family!Ply-Splitting Basketry
Learning and Practicing Ply SplittingA Gathering of Women
Lindsay shares about a recent family reunionGetting More Comfortable with Aniamls
Apprentice Aaron describes his time with the animalsAn Introduction to Ply-Splitting
Learning How to Make and Split Plied CordsWeaving - Setting up my Loom
Opalyn shares how she prepared her loom for weaving.Gunuine Swiss Goat Cheese
Andrew shares a newly acquired traditional swiss cheesemaking process.Apple Grafts...4 Years Later
Lindsay transplants the first of the grafted apple treesHugel Bed Update
Seeds are germinating and Trees are Planted!Lambs!
Andrew updates on this years sheep birthsSunken Lag Bolts
Walt describes a hidden construction detailPig Paddocks to Seed Alfalfa
Lindsay provides an update on our efforts to grow alfalfaImages from a weekend Permaculture Workshop VIDEO: Site preperations for Hugelkultur bed
Andrew shares about the groundwork for the bed, the slope and orientation of the hillside, and how it fits into the bigger picture.Vermacompost
Turning Onion Peels and Coffee Grounds into Soil
Opalyn shares about her recent work on the loomStaging Material for the Hugelkultur Beds
Lindsay talks about preparations for an upcoming Permaculture workshop
Willie gets pregnant!
Andrew shares about a recent trip into Portland
Lindsay shares some images from a recent root harvest
from a recent visit by friend & mycologist Jordan Weis
Karen's thoughts on comadres
Reflections from a Winter Solstice
Images from a Windward Winter
Ucomming Event:Permaculture on the Edge
March 21- March 23 2013
Lindsay & Andrew host a permaculture weekend
Two years ago we inoculated some logs...
Andrew reports on an exciting harvest
Lindsay offers some ideas on what to do differently
Andrew gives word from the mycological frontWreaths for Sale
Opalyn offers a piece of the forest for the holidays.