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...