Life in Olde Towne east

The Rule of Sustainability – 3 and 5 Strategy

Sustainability is a really important topic in the world right now. We need more of it, but we need better metrics to define what “it” is. Like the word, “nice” sustainability means many different things to many different people. At Mezzacello I have developed a rule of thumb that helps me better define sustainability. I …

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The Aquatic Ecosystem in 2021

It’s winter, 2021. This is the fourth winter in the aquatic ecosystem for the fish at Mezzacello. If you’re not familiar, start with this nightmare or this, or this. I have busted my gluteal muscles trying to learn what Mother Nature needs to create a #Sustainable aquatic ecosystem and make it manageable for a 21st Century …

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Compost on Mars

This summer I have been focused on #ProjectMartian and accelerating and amending compost to recreate the growing conditions of a forest floor. The key to this system has been the balanced approach of biomass (green and brown) ethanol, caffeine, sucrose, ammonia, and water. All in sufficient volume to encourage microbial life and accelerate the decomposition. …

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The Enclosed Sustainable Ecosystems of Mezzacello

This is a new map I created this morning that highlights the general ecosystems of Mezzacello. What it cannot do is show you the directions and discrete ways each ecosystem plays into the others. There are the obvious ones like the manure from 5 influences the health of 4, and the wastes from 7 benefit …

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