An Abundant Food Forest in New Zealand

A lush edible oasis of forest garden is grown and lovingly tended by Garry and Ali Foster. Using no-dig, permaculture principles, Matahiwi Forest Garden celebrates balance, diversity and resilience. What was once a thin layer of riverbed silt is now a thriving ecosystem offering sustenance for several households. The Fosters strive to live in partnership … Read more

Winners of the Rammed Earth Pavilion Competition

A team of architects has won The Rammed Earth Pavilion competition with their greenhouse, which was built in the UK. Organized by Buildner, a leading architecture competition platform, participants were tasked with designing a temporary or permanent pavilion structure constructed of rammed earth material in a location of their choice. Hooke Garden was created by … Read more

Help Establish a Non-Toxic Earthen “Biome Village”

This is a project in Southwestern New Mexico focusing on affordable housing using local materials, food sovereignty, social resilience and training the next generation of tradespeople. A “Biome Village” with ten architect-designed adobe homes and shared infrastructure– an industrial kitchen, state-park-style bathroom building and community gardens on a community land trust.  Super affordable, disability-forward, beautiful housing … Read more

Free Access to SEI’s Library of Webinars

You can now gain free access to Solar Energy International’s past webinars! Their online library offers an array of webinars gathered from previous events, containing years worth of resources that are both informative and actionable. Training includes technical topics, business and marketing resources, workforce development discussions, women in solar insight, and more. Technical Training topics: … Read more