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Here are all posts, from the most recent to the oldest, regardless of the project to which they belong.

A micro balcony forest garden: so many benefits from such a tiny ecosystem

In this series of 4 articles, I propose to bring the concept of “a garden forest” back to its essence, and try to establish a very small scale balcony food forest!

8 types of micro balcony forest gardens. Sure there is one for you!

A balcony planter is so small that we can sometimes give up on the idea of turning it into a micro food forest. Here, I propose 8 kinds of balcony forest gardens to inspire you. I bet you’ll love at least one of these micro-gardens!

Observing a tiny ecosystem to better immerse into ecology, philosophy, and spirituality

I often lack patience when gardening. My creativity and enthusiasm clash against the slow rythms of nature. This tension forces me to slow down and observe, which gives me the opportunity to learn profound lessons about nature and about myself. Here is how!

How and when to plant a mini vegetable forest on the balcony, take care of it and multiply the seedlings?

Where to find perennial vegetables? When to plant them on our tiny balcony planter? How to take care of them? And how to multiply them to offer them around us?

Four key principles of natural forests that we can mimic on our balcony

In general, an edible forest is set up in a large garden, or on a farm, aiming at achieving some degree of food self-sufficiency. But, here, I propose to mimic the forest on a tiny scale, on your balcony!

Guided tour of Paññā, our 6 m2 experimental tiny house under construction

I invite you for a small video tour of our tiny house of 6 m2, under construction.

ˇᨆ Mésange (0) — The End, thank you, and next → 🔭

A few days ago, a small multicolored tit (mésange, in French) landed right in front of the door of the tiny house in which I was doing some construction. To remind me to send the last episode of the Mésange series?

A matcha tea in Japan (and proportions for a good matcha)

Three years ago, in a trip in Japan, one afternoon tea touched me particularly. From the notes I took at that time to remember the moment, I wrote this short story for you.

How to make lacto-fermented daikon radish? A one-ingredient fermentation recipe

By fermenting only one vegetable at a time, we simplify the process, but we also get to know more deeply this vegetable. Which new aromas will it develop? How will become its texture? Do you think its color might change during fermentation?

How to drill bamboo for making crafts?

Which kind of tool can I use to drill bamboo? How to mark and immobilize the bamboo? How to use carving tools to drill a hole? A short tutorial based on a video review of 9 highly skilled bamboo craftsmen from around the world.