We started this website to share our life with friends and family, but it's quickly becoming a vital resource for rocket mass heaters and other work. It's been our privilege the past decade or two, making a living sharing resources for practical projects: plans and booklets, free online information, and in-person workshops on a wide range of hands-on skills. At this point, we are transitioning from "play in the mud" direct support, to supporting the next generation through targeted resources and fewer, high-quality public engagements.
If you're looking for free project help, please check out the free resources we've already posted here, on our blog, or on public forums like www.permies.com. If your project is of a private nature, you can put down a deposit for private consulting.
We do still love to hear about your creative projects, and have been known to chip in some of our spare time for a taste of the results (e.g. home-cooked maple syrup, or good project photos that we can include in future resources).
reaches both of us. If it's not part of an existing project, we may not get back to you right away; especially when we are working off grid.
You might also like to sign up for our newsletter, or read our online journal: http://ErnieAndErica.blogspot.com.
Erica [Ritter] Wisner:
Erica is the public face of our business - and as Ernie says, the brains.
She loves making things from scratch - anything from blueberry scones to the oven itself. While it does take practice to play mostbet with raw materials, her passion is to help others get there faster. How can we build the deepest competence in the least time? Doing things together, sharing detailed video or photos, old-school hand-drafted diagrams at just the right angle? Her most productive writing time is while we are snowed in, so watch for new publications in spring.
Erica is a skilled educator and project coordinator, with over 15 years' experience building teamwork and leading hands-on learning experiences. Mixed-age, mixed-skill, volunteer and paid crew - she can supervise a gaggle of pre-schoolers for a full day of outdoor fun, or make the most of peer-to-peer mentoring by facilitating groups of seasoned experts. Workshop and class schedule
When Ernie can pry her away from this fascinating livelihood to mess about in boats, she has been known to declare her rank as, "the captain's wife: that puts me somewhere between admiral and luggage."
Work History: Science & art educator, curriculum developer (OMSI & others), writer, illustrator, researcher, caregiver. BA Hampshire College, Physics and Art.
Hobbies: arts, crafts, masonry, baking, travel, hiking, gardening, wildcrafting, permaculture studies, social dance, aikido.
Current Blog: http://ErnieAndErica.blogspot.com
Past publications: E Ritter travels: Ecca plans:Shop
Ernie A Wisner:
It takes more than a crushed leg to keep this man sitting down. Ernie is semi-retired due to a disabling injury, but still makes time for the occasional workshop or fascinating prototype project. He often reserves a few hours a week to answer rocket stove, botany, and seasteading questions on the public forums at www.permies.com. After all, there's only so many hours in a day a man can think about .*
Work History: Fishing & maritime work, wildlands firefighting, botany, natural building, hydraulics and plumbing maintenance, consulting & research, and (briefly) cook, chocolatier, ballet dancer, and art model.
Rocket Stove pictures: picasa albums, rocketstoves.com
*There are 24, to be exact.
Friends and allies:
Slottica casino ,
The City Repair Project: www.cityrepair.com,
Cob Cottage Company: www.cobcottage.com,
Chris Magwood and the Endeavour Centre: www.endeavourcentre.org
Dan Chiras, http://www.evergreeninstitute.org
Darrell Frey, www.bioshelter.com
Deer Haven Farms (and B&B!) www.DeerHavenFarmsBB.org
Donkey's Rocket Experimenter Forums: donkey32.proboards.com
Natural Building Network: www.nbnetwork.org,
Okanogan: Green Okanogan, Permaculture Study Group:
OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) www.omsi.edu,
Permaculture Forums: Permaculture Forums at Permies.com
Portland area community resources for recyclery, education, and more
Post Carbon Institute: http://www.postcarbon.org/
Leslie Jackson and the Rocket Research Team: www.rocketstoves.com
Richsoil.com - a Paul Wheaton resource site - www.richsoil.com
The Shelter Blog (Lloyd Khan and crew): http://www.theshelterblog.com/
The Sustainable Living Project - http://www.sustainablelivingproject.net
TOPS Learning Systems - www.TopScience.org
Trackers NW www.trackersnw.com,
TryOn Life Community Farm, www.tryonfarm.org,
Village Video: www.villagevideo.org
and our families, of course, across the generations.
(Shown: Corinna, Enid, Erica, and Mira: Sisters, grandmother, and neice.)
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We don't really know what we plan to do with this data, besides learning how to track data. This tracked data is designed not to be personally identifiable, for what that's worth. Our mailing list is now by opt-in only, and we don't sell it, so you're all right there.
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ernieanderica.blogspot.com is a good place to read more about us (and leave comments, if you feel like going public with your connection to us or our work).