Monday, April 22, 2019

Video Update on growing avocados in Ireland

Here at Harmony Hall Bioarchitecture Retreat, Kilkenny in Ireland, I am experimenting with the principle of tree roots liking to communicate, growing avocados and building growing spaces that won't blow away! Oh yes, and will olive trees bring peace on Earth And a glimpse of the hydroponic growing system that might yet take shape, using some old guttering and strips of highly unorganic - looking kingspan insulation

Video update of avocado forest and other mediterranean trees in Irish Biome

Yin Yang, the original raised bed concept, to bring the ultimate balance to proceedings.

"The ubiquitous yin-yang symbol holds its roots in Taoism/Daoism, a Chinese religion and philosophy. The yin, the dark swirl, is associated with shadows, femininity, and the trough of a wave; the yang, the light swirl, represents brightness, passion and growth." John Bellaimey

At this stage I lost the yin yang curve as the second layer of blocks had to overlap! The block laying of the raised bed challenged my back to the extent that I had to lie down for a full month. (Maybe as I followed it with stretching to the splits in a fitness class and then salsa). There are the trusty olive trees though, still depicting the dots of the yin yang symbol

Here the beds were plastered, filled with top soil and planted up but not yet painted. It kind of says it all that most of the jobs in the new biome take hours and hours and hours and it is usually by torch light that I do the last things that I feel just won't wait until the next day!

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