Education is key to a sustainable, ecologically minded future but learning can be far more fun than just sitting in a classroom being spoon fed information. See how two organisations are taking an alternative approach to education and envisioning new futures and possibilities.
Kevin McCloud, presenter of Channel 4's 'Grand Designs', introduces us to a world of beautiful, practical and natural buildings.
From clay and cob, to straw bale and timber framing, learn how using natural and local materials is not only economical, but creates a unique home that is strong and durable.
Natural buildings are an ancient tradition with a modern appeal. Creating healthy, beautiful homes from natural materials such as earth, straw and timber, building naturally is the ultimate expression of ecological design. Building isn’t ‘done' to us – it can be done by us. The skills and techniques used in natural building are hands-on and accessible, enabling us all to design our own healthy living spaces bring people and the elements together.
Jo Forsyth, Rowland Keable and straw bale expert Barbara Jones explains how these traditional methods have been used for centuries whilst the drawbacks of modern materials are becoming more evident.
The UK has a rich tradition of natural building and natural architecture that is seeing a renewed interest. Building naturally is one such response to Living With The Land.
Jo Forsyth, Natural Builder
Barbara Jones and all at Straw Works
Rowland Keable, Director of Rammed Earth Consulting CIC Rammed Earth Consulting
Bosavern Community Farm
Earth Building UK & Ireland
Hayley Walsh, Photographer
Produced by Permaculture People for Permaculture magazine
Logo designed by HIP Permaculture
Additional Camera Daniel Dobbie of Anglefish Films
Narrated by Kevin McCloud, Channel 4 presenter, writer, designer and founder of Hab Housing