Just arrived at Kinstone and walked out to the terraces that we put in last year. They are doing their job wonderfully! Holding water (ice and snow). We configured these terraces with a slight backslope, and as you can see they are holding water for the plants that we will begin inserting in 2013.
At Kinstone in Wisconsin where we continue to work on the cordwood chapel. Our classroom is almost complete. We visited a site with many acres of prairie restoration today. Next spring we will continue to plant prairie species as we reestablish savannah here in Fountain City on the bluffs of the Mississippi.
Today I met my client Kristine Beck of Kinstone in Wisconsin in Bangor, PA for a visit to Bill Cohea and Columcille. An exquisite site and an exquisite host. Enjoy!
The master planning process is a joy of creation. Then the rubber meets the road (the land). Dealing with the physical reality of implementation always brings up new issues and constraints when dealing with the material world and accompanying changes in the landscape. I love the fact that when students of Frank Lloyd Wright designed [...]
We capped off a wonderful two weeks of people and building at Kinstone with a trip down to Seed Saver’s Exchange in Decorah, Iowa and a benefit concert by Greg Brown. Home in Southern Illinois: hot, humid, drought conditions, family, rest, on to my advanced design course in Prior Lake Minnesota in about ten days. [...]
Our workshop is coming to a close, or an opening. It doesn’t get any better than this. We will being putting together work crews for the building through the remainder of the summer and into the fall. What a blessing to be a part of something so special. Thanks again to Deanne Bednar and Richard [...]keep looking »