Phenoculture, the "official" name of the hay mulch permaculture technique developed for econology

Initiated in the spring 2014 on forums of the site, Didier Helmstetter's technique of "permaculture" for hay mulch is experiencing a growing success both in terms of productivity and popularity, many gardeners are testing the technique at 4 corners of the La France! As a reminder, this [...]

Wolvendael Magazine: The Kitchen Garden Lazy, better than permaculture, Didier Helmstetter

The 621 issue of 2016's September issue of Wolvendael Magazine devotes an article from 2 to the Lazy Potager's technique. This article was written by Stève Polus (former editor-in-chief of the newspaper "Le Soir") and it is the very first article of written press on the improved permaculture technique initiated and [...]

Le Potager du Lazy, fruits and vegetables in August 2016

Le Potager du Paresseux, report for August 2016 by Didier Helmstetter (alias Did67) Caption for the introductory photo: “Didier, in front of his big cabbages! "Le Potager du Paresseux" is a way of producing vegetables "more than organic" (ie without any treatment or fertilizer, neither organic nor, of course, chemical) without getting tired, […]

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INRA: economic study of permaculture

INRA published a four-year study on the economic viability of organic permaculture. This study entitled "Permacultural organic market gardening and economic performance" shows that permaculture can be quite competitive economically compared to conventional intensive agriculture. The study was carried out on a fairly small area of ​​1000m², ie […]

Virtual video tour of the vegetable garden of the sluggard

Le Potager du Sloth, virtual tour in video (s) by Didier Helmstetter (aka Did67) Legend of the introductory photo: "Didier, the lazy gardener, in the middle of gardening! The "Lazy Potager" is a way of producing vegetables "more than organic" (ie without any treatment products or fertilizers, neither biological nor, of course, chemical) [...]

Le Potager du Sloth: origin, objectives and principles Video

Le Potager du Sloth, video presentation by Didier Helmstetter (aka Did67): its origin, its objectives and principles ... Legend of the introductory photo: "The owner of the Potager du Sloth surprised at work ... explanation! The "Lazy Potager" is a way to produce vegetables "more than organic", in abundance, without any work of the [...]

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La Potager du Sloth: produce vegetables "more than organic" almost without work!

La Potager du Sloth, produce vegetables "more than organic", almost without work, with yields equivalent to those of a classical garden: a dream? Not in the "Lazy Potager"! DR photos: Didier Helmstetter. Introductory photo "Lazy Potager in Action, its motto: less active ingredients; no more gray matter! In what he [...]

Download: Transforming an engine AC generator

How to transform a small engine into a generator? This document makes it possible to understand how it is possible to easily transform different types of motors into generators for applications in small renewable energies at home. Read more: Transforming an automotive alternator for a wind turbine Electric Forum Forum for self-construction and DIY Download the file (an inscription [...]

Download: solar oven cooker Scheffler, detailed plans for manufacturing

Manual construction of a 2m2 Scheffler solar cooker reflector. Cooking with the sun will give you pleasure! By Daniel Philippen, Adrian Konrad, Benjamin Leimgruber. With the help of Wolfgang Scheffler, Heike Hoedt (Solare Brücke) This document from 56 pages explains, step by step, how to make a solar cooker by parabolic concentration of [...]

Installation, maintenance and use of a wood boiler Buderus

Installation, maintenance and use of a Buderus wood boiler. Installation and maintenance instructions for the proper use and maintenance of a Buderus wood boiler. How to clean your wood boiler? How to avoid boring and tarring? How to limit condensation? Some answers are present in this manual edited by Buderus. Notes: This leaflet contains important information [...]

Download: Calculation of a solar exchanger

Estimation of the surface and length of a solar heat exchanger in simple copper tube (without fins) immersed in a solar thermal buffer Spreadsheet .xls (OpenOffice compatible) for determining the surface and length of a solar heat exchanger for solar or buffer tank thermal. This exchanger is the primary solar heat exchanger, so it is mounted on the primary circuit side. [...]

Download: cogeneration in crude vegetable oil

How to Make a Simple Cogeneration-Based Recovery Car Engine -PSA XUD-? General presentation. Article for farmers or individuals wishing to self-generate their energy. Written by a farmer for the association Agriculture Rouvelable Energie. Contact them for more information. Links to find out more: - Follow-up of a cogeneration project in oil [...]

The hydraulic ram pump ecological and economic

The hydraulic ram struck again Article published in Sciences et Avenir in November 2003. By David Larousserie. Some enthusiasts have brought this ingenious machine born with the Republic out of oblivion into oblivion in 1792. It could even have good days, because it operates non-stop without energy. The hydraulic ram is not dead. This system […]

A solar and wood house in Lorraine: work, plans and photos self-construction

Here is the complete presentation of a three-energy heating house: solar, wood and electrical complement located in Lorraine. This house "was" an 80 electric home that its owner completely transformed himself into a solar house and wood. The solar and wood duo is for us, the current compromise, the most econological of the moment. This […]

Plan and guidance from a water doping Gillier Pantone on diesel

How to build a GP (Gillier Pantone) water doping on a diesel engine for automobile or industrial vehicle? By André P. and Christophe M. September 2007 Here is a plan and some precious advices concerning the doping of a diesel engine or vehicle according to the Gillier Pantone technique of water doping allowing to reduce consumption […]

Presentation of a self-installation of a stove wood boiler Turbo Deom

With the help of forums, we have just finalized the installation of a Deom micro-wood boiler (15kW maximum power). The specificity of the assembly is that it is completely original compared to "classic" montages. Indeed, we use a solar double heat exchanger mounted "upside down", not in the mechanical sense but in the thermal sense as well [...]

Download DIA, freeware, free software technical drawing and schematic diagrams

Download DIA, a freeware free technical drawing and schematic diagrams. DIA is an excellent free technical drawing software. It allows very easily the realization of diagrams (network, electrical circuit, computer program, etc.). Symbols libraries (pump, exchangers ...) are provided with the installation. Talk about DIA on forums Download Freeware: DIA, software [...]

Explanation water doping in engines: ionization of the water vapor

A credible and interesting explanation for Gillier-Pantone water doping by the ionization of water vapor? Theory written by Julien Rochereau (ISAT) in January 2007. New version in December 2007. In short, the explanation proposed for development is based on a reduction in consumption only produced by the action of water vapor on the [...]

Download: Video engine pantone on TF1, water doping Renault car 21

Pantone motor video on TF1 on R21: report broadcast on TF20 1h's 15 November 2005. It concerns a R21 car with a water-doped diesel chassis according to the pantone mounting ... More: - Water doping on TF1 (water injection engine) - Pantone engine assembly forum and injection of water into [... ]