Author Archives: Pavels Melnis

About Pavels Melnis

Independent ecology activist, family farmer, gardener and forestkeeper. Musician: violin, guitar, singing. Hobbies: traveling by bicycle, learning to play different music instruments - accordion, piano, recorder flute, harmonica, drums; languages, theology, prehistory, logbuilding, repairing and recycling. Religious. Ecological. Love all things ethnic and traditional.

Why to create ecovillage and ecocommunity?

I previously published a call to create an ecocommunity by commonly purchasing land in Alūksne area, Latvia and dividing it among participants according to contribution. One of acquaintances responded with a question “Why would anyone buy land just because you … Continue reading

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Review on EBH341U Makita trimmer

I use Makita EBH341U trimmer (35cc 4-stroke engine), produced in 2014, to cut grass and make hay 3 years since 2015, every year about 250 hours (25 hectares or about 50 acres), from end of May until beginning of October, … Continue reading

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Kā atkal izmantot iepakojuma gumijas. How to reuse package rubbers.

Ja esat Zero Waste piekritējs un, piemēram, pērkat Dole bio banānus, tad noteikti ir iekrājušās mazās gumijas, ar kurām iepakojums aiztaisīts. Viens no veidiem, kā gumijas izmantot, ir dažādu elektrības vadu labošana. Piemēram, šeit ir atjaunots korpuss salauztam micro usb … Continue reading

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How to make hay without tractor

This article will be useful, if you own up to 20 ha of land and want to keep grazing animals, but you cannot afford a tractor. I am located in Latvia and am not aware if this method will be … Continue reading

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Aicinājums veidot ekokopienu

Aicinu ikvienu videi, dabai un veselībai saudzīga (ekoloģiska) dzīvesveida piekritēju vai atbalstītāju piebiedroties man ekokopienas un ekociemata veidošanā Alūksnes ezera apvidū. Piedāvāju:

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Trash (waste) site fires in Latvia continue. Second big fire 2017.

Second trash site this year (2017) is set on fire in Latvia. This time it is in Brocēnu region, Remte. I will update this entry with links to the news sites: Latvian social media on Remte fire. There is no … Continue reading

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A lot of plastic waste openly burn in Latvia

People in the world. Please share this information, so that at some point it reaches European Commission or other European institution upon which the Republic of Latvia is dependent as a member state of EU. There is really a lot … Continue reading

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