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Archive for February, 2007

25 Feb

Making a cob bench

Here we are found making a cob bench. What is cob? Final stage, we wait for the cob to dry. Then we apply the final wheat paste plaster to protect the cob from eroding in the rain. Cob is just one of the techniques employed in the practice of Permaculture. Check out Ken’s Permaculture tour […]

15 Feb

Eco Landscape Conference in Sacramento

A notable event in the sustainable landscape world took place in Sacramento, CA. on February 3rd, 2007. A few of us from the California’s central coast went up to attend EcoLandscape 2007 and to set up a table for the Ecological Landscaping Association. Here are some photos from the day. Ken Foster and Roxanne Evans […]

07 Feb

Recycling in the landscape – reused concrete, affectionately known as urbanite.

One recent customer actually encouraged me to start a blog so we could document the sustainable landscape installation in their yard. Here you go! Here is a project inspired by Terra Nova’s work. We like Urbanite as an option for these reasons: 1) It’s a free material. 2) It’s recycled, so we capture all the […]

05 Feb

Cartoonist David Retsof

Here’s a custom cartoon from cartoonist David Retsof who happens to be my brother. Hence Foster spelled backwards. This cartoon may someday adorn bags of our own worm castings. With the name ‘The worm whisperer’s Worm Castings.

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