Workshop Design Your Life

Posted on wo 19 februari 2020 in workshop • Tagged with workshop, permaculture, 9 ways of observing, 9 forms of capital, bullet journaling, dragon dreaming, dreaming circle, community, life design, social design, 4 questions, vision, mental inventory

This workshop is in response to a question from Ana and Gábor for help with finding direction in their lives. The outline below is based on the process I followed for the design of my own life with additional resources from books, websites and blog posts I have read and …

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Learning Journey

Posted on do 28 november 2019 in tools

This learning journey or guided journaling is sourced from precencing institute. See their guided journaling description for more details.

1. Challenges:

Look at yourself from outside as if you were another person: What are the 3 or 4 most important challenges or tasks that your life (work and non-work) currently …

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Lessons learned baking bread

Posted on di 26 november 2019 in blog • Tagged with experiment

I have been making bread regularly since 2017. As I look through the photo's I have made over the years I notice quite a shift in how I do things now versus how I did them when I started out.

Notable changes:

  • I started using more water in my dough …

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Summer 2019 experiments

Posted on wo 28 augustus 2019 in blog • Tagged with experiment

This is a list of experiments Ina and I have been conducting in July and Augst of 2019. Some things I put under several headings as they contain elements of both.

  • ferments
    • mirabel ferment
    • beet ferment
    • ketchup ferment
    • sugar ferment
    • whole tomato ferment
    • hot pepper and garlic ferment
    • getting to …

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Distillation experiment

Posted on di 20 augustus 2019 in blog • Tagged with experiment

A few days ago a friend and I set out to do an experiment in distilling alcohol from a fermented sugar solution.

On 2019-04-13, I put the sugar ferment together as follows:

Yeast starter:

  • 1l water
  • 100g sugar
  • 12g yeast nutrient (voedingszout)
  • 5g yeast

Sugar solution:

  • 2l water
  • 2kg sugar …

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Posted on ma 12 augustus 2019 in tools • Tagged with PMI, CARVER matrix

This tool is an extension of a PMI analysis. It uses six categories for ranking. Where in a PMI the focus is on finding plusses and minusses in which ever way you can think of, the CARVER matrix specifies what to think about and the focus is on ranking those …

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PASTE survey for the backyard (2019)

Posted on ma 22 april 2019 in surveys • Tagged with permaculture, survey, backyard, PASTE, DAFOR(N)

This survey is part of designing the backyard.

The extra information for each plant is derived from the following sources:




  • Prunus domestica subsp. syriaca (mirabelle plum / mirabel)
    • only one, takes up most …

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PASTE survey food forest Weverkeshof (2019)

Posted on ma 15 april 2019 in surveys • Tagged with permaculture, food forest design, Nuenen, PASTE

This is part of the design for a food forest in Nuenen.

This year we did a new PASTE survey. Data gathered 2019-04-15. See also the previous PASTE survey.

In this section we list the available plants, animals, structures, tools and events we have observed directly or indirectly at the …

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Model of US Social Classes

Posted on ma 08 april 2019 in blog • Tagged with community

Michael O. Church made a model of US social classes in 2012. The percentages given refer to US population numbers only. These models may have a limited correspondence to the social classes of Europe. I have taken the information from the original article and condensed it further.

  • Underclass (U) - 10 …

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Posted on zo 17 maart 2019 in tools • Tagged with permaculture, practical

On Saturday 2019-03-16 I followed a course in hedgelaying. Heg&Landschap organized it in a village close by. Lex Roeleveld was the instructor.

From Wikipedia:

[...] The aim is to reduce the thickness of the upright stems of the hedgerow trees by cutting away the wood on one side of the …

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