Dear friends of GreenSpark, We’ve just published a list of upcoming workshops and events which will take place at GreenSpark in the coming months. Our Sustainable Arts series will start with a DIY pottery workshop. It will go over two Saturday mornings, and is a fun way for the families to explore the origins of Read more about August and September workshops & events[…]
Join our guided tours at GreenSpark on Saturday and Sunday, Oct 21-22. During your visit you will learn about and see our Sustainable Transportation vehicles and Green Building exhibits. Our tours will depart from the Welcome Center every hour starting 11am. Adults $12, guests under 16 are free. Discount for bicyclists.
Do you want to see the first modern mass produced Electric Car? How about BioDiesel, wood gasifier or Cordwood exhibits? Your wait is over: GREENSPARK IS NOW OPEN!!! This is a soft opening, and we’ll only stay open until early to middle November, depending on the weather – so please come visit the park soon! Read more about GreenSpark is OPEN[…]
There is a new exhibit at GreenSpark: a flywheel bicycle with regenerative braking. When braking, this bike reclaims and stores the energy of forward momentum into the spinning flywheel, to help make it easier to accelerate after a stop. This design uses a NuVinci Continuously Variable Transmission to direct the power to / from the Read more about Flywheel Bicycle exhibit at GreenSpark[…]
We are happy to announce that we procured a new exhibit for our Sustainable Garage exhibit. Please meet America’s first mass produced electric car, called Citicar. It was manufactured in the 1980 in Florida by the company called Sebring-Vanguard. An estimated 4100 vehicles were made between 1975 and 1981. Until surpassed by Nissan Leaf and Read more about Please meet our Citicar EV[…]
In the middle of September we’ve added a second exhibit to the Green Building section. This exhibit features strawbale as a building technique. Straw bales can be used as in-fill for the timber frame, or even on certain occasions as a weight bearing wall. In our case, for demonstration purposes only, we made this sample Read more about Straw Bale building exhibit at GreenSpark[…]
Earlier this summer we’ve added a first exhibit to the Green Building section. Welcome cordwood, a building method that takes advantage of any available wood pieces, as long as they are all the same length. In our case, for demonstration purposes only, we made this wall 8″ thick. In case of a real house, it Read more about Addition to the Green Building section: Cordwood[…]