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Food Garage Project - Geodesic Dome Build Phase 1

Posted by Rene Michalak about 4 years ago

Phase One of the geodesic dome build begins on Friday, September 2, 2016 at the homestead in Oriole Park!

The 3-foot pony wall will be built using joinery techniques to form a 15-sided (pentadecagon) that the geodesic dome structure will be built upon in 2017. We'll also build the south-facing raised beds up against the pony wall that will help act as insulation from the frost.

The lumber used for the beds and dome struts will be prepped (over the winter in the garage) using the Japanese wood-burning technique, shou-sugi-ban:

A build team is being formed for this month-long workshop with work bee dates TBA. Stay tuned for more details and pictures!

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