The sun shines through the window into the lower box, heating air that rises through the upper box, dehydrating fruits and vegetables on the racks. That's the theory; we'll see if it works. Idea shamelessly stolen from Raven Waters; I figure it's his fault if it doesn't work. 🙂
Gretchen Quarterman placing racks in the solar dehydrator Pictures by John S. Quarterman for Okra Paradise Farms, Lowndes County, Georgia, 3 August 2012.
Last time some okravores (south Georgia locavores)
realized nobody else was going to hold a conference
about growing local in the characteristic soils and climate
and with the characteristic foods and culture of
south Georgia, so
okravores met in Tifton
and learned about everything from controling insect to which breeds of cows
produce the best organic milk.
you can make cheese in south Georgia
demonstrated preserving beautyberry and other jams and jellies,
along with many other interesting talks and demonstrations, and good food.
The South Georgia Growing Local Conference is back,
this time near Reidsville, in January.
Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012, 9-5
UGA’s Vidalia Onion & Vegetable Research Center, between Lyons &
Reidsville, Ga. & Red Earth Farm, Reidsville