Solarfest 2007 - green buildings!

This summer festival highlights sustainable energy and building technologies. I've been asked to talk about the laboratory and apothecary here at Grian Herbs, and share a slideshow that documents the construction of this straw-bale passive-solar building we've been using to host classes, do tincture production, and grow tropical botanicals year-round. Here are a few pictures:

The hemlock timber frame

The bale walls going up

A first coat of clay plaster...


Vitex and Gotu Kola in the greenhouse.

Inside, the classroom and processing spaces.

And a peek inside the apothecary...

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