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Just a quick picture for an update. For those following this blog, I promise that I’ll be updating more thoroughly soon. Life has been terribly hectic as of late. As an urban monk, it is times like this that I look with great envy upon my brothers in cloistered Orders. Contemplative life in the midst of the busy city is hardly easy. Nonetheless, early in November, our Diocese was blessed with a visit from the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Her Grace Katharine Jefferts Schori. She was here in Atlanta for our Diocesan Convention and preached that Friday evening at the closing Mass. Following the Mass, our brothers that were there were able to get a quick picture with her. What an amazing woman she is! And what a wonderful message she continues to bring to the Church and the world in which we work. May God’s Peace and blessings continue to be with her. Pictured are (from left to right) Br. Stephen, Br. Kenneth, Her Grace Bishop Katharine, and Br. Addison.

December 2009

RSS The Order’s Alleluia Garden

  • Goliath Grow Beds: The end is in sight!
    Well, whadya know?  The grow beds are built and up and running!  Just like the bottom tanks, the grow beds are constructed from 2x4s and 4x4s.  The insides are lined with pond liners, and the central tube for the bell syphons are 2″ pvc.  The input pipe into the grow bed is 3/4″ pvc with valves attached so […]
  • “It’s a jungle in there!” or “Orchids Adorning Aquaponics”
    I know I said we’d have an update on Br. Addison’s work, but as he’s swamped with end of term homework and finals, we’ll wait another week for him to resurface from school so he can tell us all about some of the new plants he’s tracked down. In the meantime, thanks to our own […]
  • Construction Junction: monks with power tools
    So back to the aquaponics… With a consistent scale, the new and accurate plans for the system look like this: As you can see, the unit fits into the corner with two grow beds running along either wall, and the water tanks creating the triangular shape underneath.  The tank is divided into two sections for […]