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March 20th, 2004 - Open Knowledge — LiveJournal

Mar. 20th, 2004

03:19 am - Alaska man builds floating greenhouse

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092902/loc_greenhouse.shtml

Floating greenhouse: Greg Garrison explains his plans to convert two 50,000-pound, 60-foot-long steel tanks into a floating greenhouse. Garrison has been working on the tanks at the rock dump and plans to tow them to Hoonah. MICHAEL PENN/THE JUNEAU EMPIRE

Man prepares for self-sufficiency in retirement

By ERIC FRY
THE JUNEAU EMPIRE © 2002

A Hoonah man is building a floating greenhouse to feed himself in his retirement and in case violent world events cut off Alaska from its food supply.

"There are going to be some really strange times these 10 to 20 years," said Greg Garrison. "Our government is putting us in a world of hurt."

Garrison, who grew up in Juneau, has spent the last month and a half on a scrubby patch of land at the rock dump south of downtown, living out of a converted 1964 bread delivery truck that normally serves as a mobile shop for his Hoonah marine-repair business.

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01:08 pm - Casshern

Casshern (Quicktime) looks like a gorgeous movie. I can't wait for it to come to the states. (Courtesy of pjammer).

02:29 pm - Self watering container garden

self watering container garden

02:31 pm - Path to Freedom: Urban Homesteading

Path to Freedom: Urban Homesteading

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