Friday, September 17, 2010

On Sustainability, Old Home Renovation, Smart Grids, and Kitchen Gardens

Staying On-Grid, Part I: A Hybrid Approach to Sustainability is an article I recently published on Building Moxie: The Do Together Daily that illustrates my philosophy of old home renovation with regard to sustainable energy and conservation. This applies, of course, to the Hawkins house, which is my preeminent project in this area. A companion article, Staying On-Grid, Part II: A Call to Arms to the Citizen Farmer, completes my vision of a greener world by building a case for wide-spread, sustainable food production at the door-yard scale. Check 'em out!


AlexandraFunFit said...

I hope you do some more posts about the Hawkins House soon as I find those to be quite enjoyable. With pictures so I can enjoy it vicariously!

John Poole said...


Things have been slow as of late, but expect this project to ramp-up considerably over the next few months.

And plenty of forthcoming photos for you to enjoy (and in some cases, maybe even shriek at...Hahaha!)

- John