Appropriate Technology

Green Woodworking 

Green woodworking encompasses methods of working with wood with hand tools to create useful, and often beautiful, products. Learning these techniques fits as a part of self reliant, restorative living. 

First steps in green woodworking

Woodland Crafts: An essential part of self reliance

BioChar or Charcoal

Biochar can be an amazing soil amendment when used properly


Biochar - beyond the basics

BioChar - what is it and why is it important?

Video on biochar

Article from Oct 2017  by an international team of researchers

Making charcoal using a steel oil drum


Solar dryer

An important piece of equipment that allows us to preserve food by drying without the use of power.

The Solar Dryer

A short video about using the solar dryer