Don Orkoskey's Blog
On Don Orkoskey's blog you'll find articles I've write mostly about design, photography, ecological issues, social issues, and warnings about terrible companies. Read at your own risk. For questions, comments, or complaints write to me via the contact page.
Hillside Hugelkultur Revisited
February 27, 2014: Hillside Hugelkultur Revisited by Pittsburgh photographer and permaculture designer Don Orkoskey shows what 6 months of natural erosion looks like.
Small Engineered Wetland & Climate Change
October 25, 2013: Photographer, artist, and designer Don Orkoskey talks about small engineered wetland & climate change mitigation.
Permaculture and relocation
July 6, 2013: Pittsburgh photographer, designer, and artist Don Orkoskey discusses permaculture and relocation. As a species we move.
Experimental Permaculture: Steep Slope Stabalization
June 23, 2013: Pittsburgh photographer and designer Don Orkoskey reports on his experimental permaculture project: steep slope stabilization in Pittsburgh.
Western PA Permaculture Crop List
March 6, 2013: Pittsburgh photographer and designer talks about the plants that will be a part of his property in his western PA permaculture crop list.
Natural Building Progress
January 22, 2013: Pittsburgh photographer and designer Don Orkoskey talks about the natural building progress on his straw bale house project.
Walnuts – that is the question
January 17, 2013: Pittsburgh photographer Don Orkoskey ponders if he should grow walnuts in this article, Walnuts -that is the question.
Battery Free Power Storage Challenge
December 28, 2012: Our Natural House If you are a regular reader you know my wife and I are building a natural building out of straw-bales, earthen plasters, and sustainable harvested woods. The latest rendering of the house looks something like the image below. We’re planning to do grid-tied solar power because we feel obligated to not only use the sun to power
Certified Permaculture Designer
May 12, 2012: Pittsburgh photographer and designer is now a certified permaculture designer after passing his PDC through Phipps Conservatory.
The Sustainability of City Living
February 6, 2012: Don Orkoskey talks about the sustainability of city living in this think piece about urban food growing and the benefits of urban density.