BetterArts brings you a foot-stomping, winter blues-busting party that celebrates the Spring Equinox starting at 7 p.m. Friday, March 20, at Better Farm in Redwood.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Monday, February 23, 2015
Friday, February 20, 2015
|Children's weaving workshop hosted by Alyssa Curley at last year's Summeriest.|
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
|Imagine: schools utilizing greenhouses and passive solar, thereby involving students in their food choices and energy needs. These designs from the Solviva website.|
By giving children supreme power over and involvement in their school lunches, we can help educate students in science, math, economics and health—all while doing more for the planet.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Thursday, January 22, 2015
|Image from The Mud Home.|
Natural plasters and finishes are a great alternative to the conventional products available out there. The ones that are just riddled with toxic chemicals! Most people don’t even realize the negative effects that these products have on their health. Indoor air pollution and toxic off gassing is a whole subject in itself though.
So I just want to give you some earthen plaster recipes today to get you thinking.
Natural plasters and finishes can be applied to cob walls or even to drywall board! The majority of natural plasters and finishes are made from a combination of these simple ingredients:
Clay, sand, straw, lime, kaolin clay, wheat paste, pigments, and water.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
|Old barn wood gets repurposed as a dramatic accent wall.|
We've been taking advantage of winter weather by digging into some miscellaneous renovation projects in Better Farm's main house. Topping that to-do list was a shower unit replacement that was much-needed in one of the upstairs bathrooms.