ASU Job Fair: ID Students Choose Bark House

Interior Design students, Kenneth McGill and Elli Miller at Appalachian State University share why they integrated Bark House wall finishes into their project designs.  Sustainability, beauty and natural materials that excite and inspire creativity are the top reasons for their choice.  Kenneth specified the product for a work setting and Elli chose it for a non-profit kiosk.  Thanks for sharing... Continued

ForestHer NC: Women Landowners in the Blue Ridge

  Chris McCurry attended the first of several workshops in Morganton, geared toward women landowners in the Blue Ridge Region.  The room was filled with smart women who really care about their land, their community and nature. ForestHer NC is a new initiative created by conservation organizations in North Carolina to provide women who are forest landowners with tools and training to help them... Continued

REGENERATIVE SOURCE GUILD OF THE BLUE RIDGE

How Can We Live Together And Prosper? In the context of widening political divides, growing economic inequalities, and a disrupted climate system, we join many to call on every Architect, Builder, Designer, Organization and Individual to imagine places in which we can generously live together.  One of these places is the Blue Ridge Region of North Carolina. Continued

NC JOBS & CLIMATE CHANGE

Executive Order 80 – North Carolina Climate Initiative NC JOBS & CLIMATE CHANGE: LISTENING SESSION WITH NC DEPT. OF COMMERCE On Friday, July 19 Chris McCurry joined other business leaders in a panel discussion for Governor Cooper's charge to the NC Department of Commerce: “HOW NC CAN GROW JOBS WHILE ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE” Continued

Upgrade Your Thinking

David McConville with Buckminster Fuller Institute shows us why we need to upgrade our thinking in this video.  Regenesis Group teaches us how. Continued

DE-Certification

In the last couple of weeks, my friend and thought leader Carol Sanford shared a podcast on the history of how certifications began, and why they cannot continue for the built environment industry.  Over a year ago, I shared my impassioned rebuff of certifications with Carol.  At the time, I had just decided to drop all Bark House certifications and could not see what would come of this choice... Continued

Congratulation to The John Ruskin Prize 2019 Shortlist Finalists

The John Ruskin Prize is the fastest growing multi-disciplinary art prize in the UK. With the values of the radical polymath John Ruskin at its core, the Ruskin Prize has a growing reputation for supporting and promoting artists, designers and makers whose work defies easy categorization. Continued

ABCs of Bark House® Poplar Bark Wall Coverings

    The bark of different tree species has different attributes.  Below, we are exploring Liriodendron tulipifera.   APPALACHIANS:  Ancient and biologically diverse, the Appalachians – where Bark House and Liriodendron tulipifera can be found – are among the oldest of mountain ranges. Continued

THE APPALACHIANS

Ancient and Biologically Diverse The Appalachians are among the ten oldest mountains on the planet. In the Blue Ridge Heritage Area alone, you will find: The highest mountain peak in the eastern United States (Mount Mitchell) The oldest river in North America (New River) Continued

Certification Fatigue

This post and subsequent comment caught our team’s attention: Continued

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