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Vala Mohr
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  • Milwaukee, WI
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Hi-lights from the 5th U.S. Conference on Peak Oil and Community Solutions in Rochester, MI - Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2008

I would like to start a blog on the hi-lights from this conference because, even though it was almost 2 years ago now, I still find many of the things I learned there to be guiding principles going into 2011. You can purchase (or I can loan you) CD's which cover the keynote speakers during the conference, but there remains innumerable breakout sessions that were not documented on the CD's, not to mention the tours and networking sessions that occurred that Halloween weekend. Thus, this blog is…See More
Aug 26, 2010
Vala Mohr posted a blog post

Baking

One of the questions we often got during the workshop for the cob oven was "where does the fire go to heat the oven?" Some folks would ask if it was underneath or "behind". Although there are many variations on the theme, the oven we built for Power down week worked like this: burn a wood fire inside the cavity for a couple hours, remove the coals or wood remnants when complete, clean out the ash, seal the oven with the door to allow a heat soak and then bake.This baking method sounds simple…See More
Aug 22, 2010
Vala Mohr commented on Vala Mohr's blog post Cob oven project
"Thanks Nicole, we thoroughly enjoyed having you in the workshop. You really brought some unique insight and passion to the process."
Jul 29, 2010
TM Admin commented on Vala Mohr's blog post Cob oven project
"Love it! Loved participating in the building during Power Down Week. Loved the spontaneous communal meals. Loved the playful & flexible way you led us through the process. Definitely cob oven lovin all around. Thanks for starting what is sure to…"
Jul 28, 2010
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Tour of Matt's place

Matt Hildebrandt graciously offers us a showing of chickens (and his illustriously restored tractor!)
Jul 26, 2010
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Jul 26, 2010
Chris Terbrueggen commented on Vala Mohr's blog post Cob oven project
"Great idea Vala. A picture of the first cob oven you guys built is on Transition US' website. http://www.transitionus.org/stories/path-toward-energy-descent"
Jul 26, 2010
Vala Mohr posted a blog post

Cob oven project

Greetings to all of those who are interested in earth/clay/cob oven building. This is a little blog post I am starting- to document some of the more verbal aspects of this medium. The tangible, tactile parts - maybe that's better experienced with our fingertips than our ears, but certainly there is something always to say about that.To start, I would first like to express gratitude to all the folks before us who have kept this building tradition alive (Kiko Denzer, etal) because without them…See More
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Profile Information

Why are you interested in the Transition movement?
I like the idea of my community becoming more localized and self reliant.
How are you currently involved in the Transition movement?
learning and trying to understand how I can help start this in Riverwest
What skills, talents, and resources do you bring to the Transition movement?
I mainly have an arts background (sculpture and painting) but I also have some basic carpentry and home improvement skills and tools.
Which topics within Transition most interest you, and what are you most interested in getting out of your involvement in the Transition Movement?
I would like to be involved in a Riverwest project
Organizations you belong to that might collaborate with Transition
Riverwest Artists Association

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Hi-lights from the 5th U.S. Conference on Peak Oil and Community Solutions in Rochester, MI - Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2008

I would like to start a blog on the hi-lights from this conference because, even though it was almost 2 years ago now, I still find many of the things I learned there to be guiding principles going into 2011. You can purchase (or I can loan you) CD's which cover the keynote speakers during the conference, but there remains innumerable breakout sessions that were not documented on the CD's, not to mention the tours and networking sessions that occurred that Halloween weekend. Thus, this blog is… Continue

Posted on August 26, 2010 at 10:40pm

Baking

One of the questions we often got during the workshop for the cob oven was "where does the fire go to heat the oven?" Some folks would ask if it was underneath or "behind". Although there are many variations on the theme, the oven we built for Power down week worked like this: burn a wood fire inside the cavity for a couple hours, remove the coals or wood remnants when complete, clean out the ash, seal the oven with the door to allow a heat soak and then bake.


This baking…
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Posted on August 22, 2010 at 7:02pm

Cob oven project

Greetings to all of those who are interested in earth/clay/cob oven building. This is a little blog post I am starting- to document some of the more verbal aspects of this medium. The tangible, tactile parts - maybe that's better experienced with our fingertips than our ears, but certainly there is something always to say about that.



To start, I would first like to express gratitude to all the folks before us who have kept this building tradition alive (Kiko Denzer, etal) because… Continue

Posted on July 26, 2010 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

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At 2:36pm on November 4, 2009, tom brandstetter said…
This is the first time using this so I'll give it a try. I'm not sure what event you are refering to.
Anyway thanks for adding me to the friend list. Are you going to Michigan? I can't believe Aaron did it but he actually put me on that panel with Albert Bates and Micheal Brownlee.
It freaked me out to see that this week.
If we could get together so that I could have a few copies of your Zine I can give them to Albert and Micheal
take care
tom
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