The Crestone Atalanta gardens is a prolific CSA in the heart of the Crestone/Baca community. Situated on 40 acres of land, this garden is an example of sustainable large scale gardening in a high desert environment, in inhospitable sandy soil. Visit Atalanta gardens at www.atalanta.org
An Earthship is a brand of passive solar earth shelter that is made of both natural and upcycled materials such as earth-packed tires, pioneered by architect Michael Reynolds.
Earthships are predicated upon the idea that there are six human needs which can be addressed through environmentally sustainable building design:
New local resident Tony C discusses his motivations and preparations for constructing a straw-bale home. From Wikipedia: "Straw-bale construction is a building method that uses bales of straw (commonly wheat, rice, rye and oats straw) as structural elements, building insulation, or both. This construction method is commonly used in natural building or "brown" construction projects.