November 29, 2011
There is a lot of earth building going on out there, so it is good to see some exposure in Melbourne’s Herald Sun. It is the story of a Monbulk builder Nathan Schroder constructing a rammed earth house in a fire prone area.
“It feels a whole lot more natural,” he said. “Two-thirds of the world’s population live in an earth dwelling but in the West we keep inventing all these new ways of building walls. This is a simple way of building and something feels really good about it.”
November 9, 2011
This video isn’t about rammed earth, sorry about that. The song alone is worth a post, a great song by Willie Nelson covering Cold Play’s “the Scientist”.
The film, by film-maker Johnny Kelly, depicts the life of a farmer as he slowly turns his family farm into an industrial animal factory before seeing the errors of his ways and opting for a more sustainable future. Both the film and the soundtrack were commissioned by Chipotle to emphasize the importance of developing a sustainable food system.
No body said it was easy!