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Clear and durable plastic light transmissive film for building applications

In a world where glass still reins, despite being heavy, a poor insulator, delicate and not transmissive of the full light spectrum (read Health and Light by John N Ott), tefzel (ETFE: ethlene tetrafluorethlene) interests me. I found out about tefzel in Gorman's Buckminster Fuller: Designing for Mobility and was they surprised to find out that it's in widespread use: Wikipedia's notable buildings using tefzel. My girlfriend and I had previously discussed replacing non-UV transmissive laserlight with UVT (UV transmissive)…

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Coronavirus and its vaccines

This was originally going to be an email to my sister, with some facts on covid-19 and the 'vaccines' touted in Australia to protect from it. The intention, with talk in Australia and also New Zealand now steering towards the treatment of children, is for her to choose to not have her children injected with either the Pfizer or AstraZeneca products. I hope she will see and you will see, there are risks coupled with no benefit for children, and…

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Composting guide and seed sowing chart

Some years ago now I attended a talk given by a knowledgeable old man, Graeme Stevenson, at the Wynard Community Garden in North-West Tasmania. He discussed Tasmanian worm species (of which he had a fascination) and composting, amongst other things. Having returned home to Tasmania and in sorting out some old stuff, I found these documents. Rather than them being lost to the abyss, I'm sharing them: thank you to Graeme for sharing your knowledge those years ago. A4 composting…

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Straw bale gardens

Another gem from an old Community Exchange Network Tasmania friend, Tony Woodward. A strong, no nonsense sometimes foreboding looking fella with oodles of live experience. He produced this straw bale gardening guide and ran in impromptu work shop after the 2015 Australasian Permaculture Convergence which was held in Penguin, Tasmania. Too good to lose, so I'm sharing. Download the full 6 page guide here. Page 1 of Tony Woodward's Straw Bale Garden quick-start guide.

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