Monday, January 22, 2007

Tokyo Permaculture Seminar

This seminar was held on January 26th.

For those in Tokyo this Friday (January 26th, 2007), Douglas Barnes will be participating in a permaculture seminar with fellow permaculturist Tomoko Sakano.

Time: from
7:00 pm, Friday, January 26th, 2007
¥700 (includes drink)
Place: Noah's Cafe in Nakano-ku, about 5 minutes from Ochiai Satation on the Tozai line. Click here for map.
Topics: Personal strategies against global warming, including energy-saving strategies and water conservation.


Jez said...

Ok, this is off topic and what's worse probably an example of what not to do in the garde. However, let me tell you, so you can tell me if I was wrong and what I should be doing.

The first frost killed the remaining plant (physallis) in my bathtub 'garden'. So, after pulling it up, I mixed my compost in with the earth and covered the tub with a tarpolin. There has been another freeze and I have started anew compost. What do I do next?

Unknown said...

I'm not sure that I get the question.

Jez said...

well, I would like to prepare my bathtub garden for a new year. What I did, I did instinctively without really
reading up on it. I'm just wondering if I did well, and if I should be doing something else.

Also, I feared my friends the lombrics were a little too cold outside in the compost bin. I managed to retrieve two (though I'm sure there should have been more-could they have died? )-; )and put them in a jar with some food which I put indoors. Am I treating my little pals well?

Unknown said...

You aren't making any mistakes. You are doing more than you have to though. It would have been enough to chuck the compost on top and then just plop more mulch over that. As for the worms, rescuing them instead of letting them freeze means that you can keep them productive over the winter, which is good.

Scott A. Meister said...

Hey Jez,

thanks for dropping by again.

Yes, indeed it seems you did the right thing. As for keeping your wormies alive over winter, you could build a small version of the worm-farm I demonstrated here earlier on the site. This could help reduce a bit of kitchen waste over the winter, and give you some castings for planting seedlings early in the spring.

One question...did you have a lot of worms? If so, there's a possibility that they laid a lot of eggs, and their eggs should surely survive the winter, insuring you a population in spring. However, rescuing a couple was surely a nice thing to do.