[GSBN] Baled Corn/Maize stalks? Kenya?
derek at unm.edu
Tue Nov 9 07:44:48 CST 2010
There is a lot of sugar in the maize/corn stalks that I am familiar
with. Even after they are dry in the fields, they still taste sweet
if you chew on them. I don't know how much it varies by species, but
I think the odds are that insects and micro-organisms would be
enthusiastic about this baled food supply.
Straw wolf John Glassford keeps his toes in Kenya, usually by
climbing the tallest peaks in support of natural building.
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--On Tuesday, November 9, 2010 10:54 AM +0100 Kelly Lerner
<klerner at one-world-design.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm sure this questions has been asked and answered before, but
> which of you has worked with baled maize stalks? Successes and/or
> failures? A young architect has contacted me about a project in
> Kenya and is asking about baled maize stalks. I've never done it,
> but it seems like it would work if it is dry and baled tightly
> enough (two big questions).
> Also, anyone working in Kenya with strawbale construction already?
> Reply to me and also to Michael Spencer,
> <michaelspencer1987 at gmail.com>.
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