Thanks to our friend Laurie Lee, a nice link to a Solar Dehydrator made of scrap. If only we lived in a place with sunshine, the things we could do… (heh).
Dry your fruit, vegetables, and other goods with your own sun powered dehydrator. Electric Food Dehydrators can be expensive and consume unnecessary energy.
This solar dehydrator was made entirely of recovered materials. It was constructed with scrap ply wood, 2x4s from an old ladder, a house window, and other items which could be considered trash. It was created as a project at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa.
Why We Dry: Removal of moisture prevents bacteria from ruining your values fruits and vegetables. Drying is a form of preservation.
Fruit leathers, dried herbs, homemade teas… the options are broad and wonderful.