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It's the last day of the permaculture technology jamboree. Paul sits at a table with some of the people to discuss the event. There's a heatwave and they discuss ways of keeping cool without air conditioning, including playing in mud, and Cooper Cabin proved to be a sweet retreat from it.

Projects this year included a better solar food dehydrator designed to work in the fall, a skiddable rocket sauna and a solarium, which involves a lot of roundwood with a dry stack foundation. The PTJ followed on from the very intensive two week PDC. The PTJ is more free-flowing and there were almost too many tracks. The badge bits (BBs) were a big focus, almost like a scavenger hunt.   The wofati greenhouse is 99% done. Helen Atthowe visited it and was very impressed. The mass is already charging in the summer heat.  Allerton Abbey is being whitewashed, which seems to need very fresh lime and a lot of human discipline.

Water. River is amazing. Kept falling in. Well drilled on lab, and 2000 gallon a day pumps due to be installed.  Well will be at least 120 feet down.  More cool water would make things more luxuriant. Swimming pool? Judy – the fire truck – would go to river to fill tanks with COLD water.

The scaffolding project was huge hit again with roundwood timberframing being a great introduction. Most people rate this as best program.  Thomas Elpel brought 25 students with him, his teaching in trade for student passes to PTJ, and he wants to do it again next year.  Shark-week (moon aid) care boxes in willow feeders for the women. Women have variable pee speed, unlike men. Deeper trough would facilitate feminine blast mode. Want more private outdoor peeing areas so their butt tattoos aren't on public display.

Improvements for next year:  get a sergeant to keep things organised, reduce number of tracks, tie each track to one instructor, and make sure things get wrapped up.

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2021 Permaculture Technology Jamboree thread

Roundwood timberframing forum

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Can someone please direct me to the thread where ideas about keeping cool without air conditioning is discussed?  For the life of me I can't find it and I know I have something useful to add here.
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