How can people use plants to beautify their homes and towns while also providing other important natural benefits? Learn about beautiful edible plants, as well as ornamental plants that provide food and medicine, help retain water, improve soil health, offer shade, create wildlife habitat, improve biodiversity, feed pollinators, and process toxins.
Mainstream construction often uses materials and processes that contribute large amounts of carbon to earth’s atmosphere, but alternatives do exist! Join Shane Eazor to learn how building with straw, timber, and other natural materials can reduce or entirely offset a new home’s carbon footprint.
Join stone mason Thea Alvin to explore the art of assembling the chaos of individual stones into sculptures, uniting their unique voices into an integrated conversation. Explore stone arches, walls, labyrinths, gateways, and circles through images and stories.
Push the boundaries of how you interact with the forests and trees around you. Nick Zandstra of Knock-On-Wood SawWorks will lead the audience in re-imagining how humans relate to the natural world, through mindsets vastly different than dominant American attitudes about land and wilderness.