We have chosen the FIELDCLUB Unit requirement for heated living quarters to be met by burning a mix of native broadleaf woodland and short rotation coppice willow (SRC). Building design is critical to keeping this requirement to as low a level as possible. Therefore we have chosen to calculate for a straw bale dwelling which will be as small as possible while still providing acceptable comfort levels. In this model, the protagonists cohabit, thus reducing the need for two separate dwellings.
Our heat loss calculations are for a single storey straw bale house with a 50m2 floor plan. A house such as this has a annual heating requirement of 6982 Kwh. This requirement is met by 1.68 tonnes of firewood. (The species of firewood is irrelevant here. 1 tonne of a light timber such as willow, has the same calorific value as 1 tonne of a heavy hardwood such as oak, but the oak will take up less space.)
Here you can download our heat loss calculations and diagram (PDF)
So far, tree areas have been planted with pioneer species such as birch, alders, and willow. These will be replaced with native broadleaf species after approx 20 years.
of the cooking, fuel for agricultural/horticultural machines, transport for bringing materials to site etc.
Winter use of wood stove, rocket stove, clay oven, brash.
Fuel for machines:
Bio-diesel, Oil seed rape, wood ethanol.
Well vs Borehole
Relation between the Sun and the Earth - hydroplutonic relationship, kernovian syndrome - FIELDCLUB sits on the edge of granite batholith
The roots of dynamic accumulators reach into the layer of decomposing rock and bring minerals to the surface where they are incorporated into the above ground elements of the plant. when the plant dies, or sheds leaves during winter, these minerals become available to other plants in the vicinity – which only have shallow rooting systems.
The plants are caught between the sun and the earth's inner sun.
List the plant groups that are dynamic accumulators.
Provide a history of the development of bocking 14.
Robins hydroplutonic kernow texts, and hydroplutonics after venice. Comfrey book.
THe simplifying edge of the tool. looking at bio-diversity as a systems system. why are things bio-diverse? the more complex the system – the more stable it is. how farming is a process of simplifying the complexity. and how the act of maintaining the simplification is as violent an act as the original 'cut'.
A main principle of Neo-agrosophy.
Batailles solar economy as the basis – but then extending his image to include solar excess that became stratified during the carboniferous period – becoming 'bound excess'. Subsequent anthropogenic release of bound excess as 'always already dug up' – the human was always going to do that.
The solar gift to the earth as potlatch – which the earth kind of hid under the carpet because there was too much? The Biosphere as a kind of solar sponge. Then the humans wring it out again. The sun was always gonna burn up da place because no matter what the biosphere does there will always be slightly too much sunlight. Humans as children of the sun – embroiled in the hydroplutonic conspiracy.
The return to a planetary state of excess. What this means can only be conjecture.
Not blaming the carbon. not blaming the human: Complicity with anonymous materials.
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Historical Agrosophy Archive
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Whither the Field Club? Field Club Revivalism Today - Marvin Talisker (700Kb)
'In his fine history of the Field Club movement, Fields of Vision: The Hidden Legacy of the Victorian Field Club(London: Weidenfeld & Nicholson, 1928), Alexander Furnidge records that during the second half of the nineteenth century the southwest counties, heartland of the movement, still boasted twenty or so clubs. Although legal proscription meant that their activities had become clandestine, their existence remained common knowledge amongst locals...'
What did the Field Fathers believe? - Marber Spryling (1.9Mb)
'...This said, the founding article of the Principle Axiomatic is essentially a myth of creation: Maphusis gives birth to the world. However, the creation emerged, we are told, 'without a doubt, not from her womb, but from her arse'. This resoundingly heretical affirmation of course recalls the gnostic execration of the created world, and indeed the reasoning behind it follows similar lines: 'The created world, as ignoble, absurd and irresolvable as it is, as the Field Club founders reasoned, must as needs have as its originary locus the most ignoble of passages, the anus mundi...'
Labour /Time/Money Index
Future research to quantify how much time and work is actually needed to implement the whole Unit System at FIELDCLUB.
Do machines save time time? And if so, then whose? and when?
Races between Humans and Machines.
Ecology without Nature
Derived from ideas in Morton's book, plus extra stuff about the ecology of machines, taxonomy of machines, and generally about the myth of separation between the human and nature.