Kaizen

I recently attended a farm symposium at which the keynote speaker was Ben Hartman. Hartman is a farmer and author who has made a name for himself by adopting the Japanese practice of “Kaizen”, ( Continuous improvement ). In Japan, Kaizen is best known as the practice promoted by Toyota as a means of improving … More Kaizen

Horizontal Rocket Stove

Even tinkerers have heroes. One of mine is Pekka Leskela. The soft-spoken Swedish stove designer and builder embodies much of what I aspire to be. innovating, inventing, experimenting…. you know, tinkering. All in the service of inspiring others to do their own designs. The concept for this project comes from one of Pekka’s designs that … More Horizontal Rocket Stove