Something to look into: Solar Food Dryer. Offers more than 10 square feet of drying area and a 6 pound capacity per load. Designed and manufactured here in Oregon by Eben Fodor, expert food dryer and author of The Solar Food Dryer.
We built a 1000 watt wind turbine to help charge the battery bank that powers our offgrid home. It's a permanent magnet alternator, generating 3 phase ac, rectified to dc, and fed to a charge controller.
Wind power is one of the fastest-growing energy sources in the world. With this quick project by Michael Arquin of the KidWind Project, young engineers can build a working turbine in just a couple of hours.
how to plant and grow garlic. - I did this with a garlic from the gocery and had so much garlic, plus while it's growing it's pretty. Oh we use this so much I should seriously grow it! plant garlic in the FALL!