Project/Essential oil distillery

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This a request, open for discussion. It has not been deliberated to consensus by the villagers. It will be agreed, modified, or tabled at the meeting of 20110119.


Project ID: 8

Project steward

Jan Steinman


To provide a method of distilling essential oils from various plants.


A distillery is needed to add value to our lavender harvest. Bulk lavender sales are very poor performers, financially. A distillery will have many other uses, such as making essential oils from other plants, farm-fuel ethanol production research, and glycerol refining.


  • 2007-07-01 project begun.

Goal or deliverable

A reflux column vacuum still, capable of distilling both essential oils from various sources, and for making farm fuel ethanol.

Timeline, schedule, or end date

time-related aspects of the project, which may include intermediate deadlines, dependencies, etc

  • 2007-07-01 begin research, design, and parts acquisition.
  • 2008-03-20: project on-hold while EcoReality moves from Sharp Road to the Fulford Valley
  • 2010-10-10: project re-started, acquire collection vessels
  • 2011-01-10: acquire remaining non-local components, including temperature controller
  • 2011-02-01: begin assembly of components
  • 2011-03-01: testing and fine-tuning and site-related adjustments
  • 2011-04-01: documentation and production


generally, a numbered list of tasks, performed in order, that will together accomplish the project's goals or deliverables

  1. Research, design and document.
  2. Collect materials and components.
  3. Assemble components.
  4. Test and create operational documentation.

Financial budget

how much money will be needed, possibly high-low bracketed and detailed, or a complete guess (try to indicate how firm a guess it is!)

All expenses to be covered by Jan, to be reimbursed with Class B shares when the project is complete.

Labor budget

how many people are needed for how long, including specific people or specific skill-sets

Cash Outlay

5100000Medicinal Herbs$50.192017-09-05 00:00:002017-09-05 00:00:00
5100000TOTAL:$50.192017-09-05 00:00:002017-09-05 00:00:00

Labour, by person

4Carol Wagner1.32.9%
2Jan Steinman42.297.1%

Labour, by activity


Vehicle Use

"Vehicles" with no odometer, such as tractors or stationary equipment, are in tenths of an hour, rather than kilometres.

1Blue Jetta30 km
5Bubba897 km
5TOTAL:927 km


Jan SteinmanBubba2014-06-30235 km$100.580EcoRealityTo Cleome's storage unit to collect stuff for EcoRealityno
Jan SteinmanBubba2014-06-30470 km$201.160EcoRealityreturn from salvage tripno
Jan SteinmanBubba2014-06-2910 km$4.280EcoRealityHelp Eddie stow his shop and salvage items that may be of use to
Jan SteinmanBubba2014-06-2425 km$10.700EcoRealityDump metal recycling, pick up bed frame for welding stockno
Jan SteinmanBubba2011-01-2769 km$29.532personalstainless scrap for stillno
Jan SteinmanBubba2011-01-2540 km$17.120personalwelding suppliesno
Jan SteinmanBubba2011-01-2348 km$20.544personalHarbor Freight, welder for stillno
Jan SteinmanBlue Jetta2010-10-1630 km$13.200EcoRealitypick up flasks for stillyes

Final accounting

List of disbursements, including:

  • final, reconciled costs of the project,
  • where money came from for the project, including Class A/B investment shares and to whom they are issued,
  • final, reconciled labour on the project,
    After final accounting, no more time can be allocated to a project.
  • Class B investment shares and to whom they are issues.

current non-final expenses

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