Archive for the ‘Passive Solar Greenhouse’ Category

Passive Solar Greenhouse Pecha Kucha Video

November 12, 2015

This summer I was invited to present my Passive Solar Greenhouse project at a local, outdoor  Pecha Kucha event. The theme of the event was “Luz es Vida – Light is Life,” so you will see this concept woven in to the following video.

Pecha Kucha is Japanese for “chit chat” and was developed as a succinct presentation format: 20 slides with 20 seconds of presentation time per slide with total time just 6 minutes 40 seconds. Enjoy!

Cathy Hope Pecha Kucha Night Taos Volume 17 from pechakuchataos on Vimeo.

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Why haven’t you heard from me in awhile?

July 7, 2015

Back in the beginning of this year I had decided to start-up my blog again because four projects were incubating.

Well. What actually happened was a bad auto accidents on March 23rd in which a semi hit my little Honda on I 25. My car was spun across three lanes of traffic and ended up jammed into an embankment. The subsequent whiplash (yes I was wearing my seatbelt) broke my neck and sternum and bruised all my right side ribs.

So. After ten and a half weeks of being in a neck brace 24/7 I am now rebuilding mobility and strength and am launched upon this unexpected learning journey. Because I was in excellent health before the accident, my progress in the words of my neurosurgeon is “cautiously optimistic.” I have received a stupendous amount of help, food, prayers, support and love from numerous friends, neighbors and readers and I am deeply grateful to be alive. Who I was before the accident is not who I am becoming…the journey’s path unfolds before me…

Now about these four projects:

Two of them involving my greenhouse and garden are continuing in a very reduced  manner as I heal. Hopefully with excellent help, they will manifest sometime next year.

The other two are Iris Herbal Projects; one involves pain relief and the second is a set of oils that are based upon Chinese Five Element Theory. My hope is to manifest these in the next year or so as well. Because I experienced some mild to moderate traumatic brain injury from the accident, I am now more dependent upon others in running my business. Where before I had almost boundless energy and drive, I now experience the steep learning curve of patience, persistence and delight in small steps.