sustainable architecture

79 IDEAS THAT REDESIGN TEACHING AND LEARNING

Continuing family health issues,  so I am taking the opportunity to recommend another really neat site I recently learned about. The Third Teachert is based on the premise that children develop through interactions, first with adults, then with peers, and ultimately with the environment around them. For children, that environment […]

GROWING A REGIONAL FOOD ECONOMY

One of the workshops at the Midwest Organic Farming Conference we attended a few weeks ago was called “Creating a Regional Food Economy in Our Backyard.” This is a topic Doug and I care deeply about, and it’s central to the plans we have for our future. We’re lucky.  We […]

BUCK THE BANKS AND BUILD IT GREEN

Guest Post by Della Hansmann Last Friday I wrote a guest post about green building  suggesting that one benefit of building bank-free would be to delete those elements from the standard kit of home parts that don’t pertain specifically to your life.  I think its very important to design the […]

GREEN BUILDING? DON’T BANK ON IT

GUEST POST BY DELLA HANSMANN Last Tuesday, Denise posted about how she and Doug are planning to apply the Goldilocks Principal to their building time line. Rather than build their new home and move into it directly from their existing house in Madison, they are planning to sell their current […]