Solar

An area I’ve been exploring off and on since this spring is eco-dyeing…using things naturally found to create dye baths. I’ve tried boiling kettles full of avocado pits/skins, red cabbage, coffee grounds, and the like with wonderful results. The fabrics used has included linen, cotton, and silk. As with everything I do, I tend to… Continue Reading


Tales from the Allotment

Tucked into a tree encircled field, the Valley View Community Gardens where my little allotment resides offers a quiet refuge. Lately my trips have been few and far between. Our weather has settled into a typical Cincinnati summer…hot and humid. Add to this plentiful rain and one has the perfect jungle setting!! As such my… Continue Reading


The Allotment

Way back in the 70’s…when I was just a young lad…an undergrad at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio…I had this plan to “go back to the land”. Live off the land and all that. Of course everyone was planning that as well. That didn’t happen but I did hold on to my desire to garden.… Continue Reading