- Radical plumbing and alternative grey and black water management (some people think my CSA-approved composting project is over the top, they would probably faint dead away to hear some of this stuff)
- Adobe restoration in New Mexico
- Getting the building codes to to expand their understanding of what's worth protecting. (ie, it's good to make sure buildings don't fall on people's heads, but it's every bit as important to make sure we are not wrecking the earth in the process)
- Intentional communities and how they work in the real world
- "Turning Drains into Sponges and Water Scarcity into Water Abundance"
- Placemaking par excellence in Portland, Oregon
- Cob in British Columbia and the world
- Mud, stories and art
Last night, they said we might be having a storm in the night, so I moved my clothes out to my colleague's car. The water dripping through my tent at 3am put the lie to my valiant tent waterproofing efforts, though once the water got in, the waterproofing on the tent's bottom seemed to be retaining water nicely. Fortunately, I was able to divert most of the drips off of my (rather skimpy and not meant to handle sub-zero temperatures) sleeping bag, so that I could at least get through the night.
Today has been around 10 C, though now the clouds are gone. Tonight will be cold, and then it will apparently warm up. Fingers crossed, 'cause I left my winter parka at home, against my better judgement.