A deep dive into the organizational structure of Community Rebuilds (CR) written by one of our own at The Last Straw, Kenny Fallon Jr. We think there is a lot to learn from CR’s experience building and teaching, and hope this piece might provide a model that can be replicated in part or in full in other places. This piece is based on a combination of the author’s experience working at CR from 2019-2020 and talking to current staff and interns in early 2023.
As the world comes to understand that bio-based building materials are the most effective way to reduce carbon emissions in the built environment, Massey Burke argues that going mainstream doesn't have to mean selling out.
A collaboration between Point of Shift, Stonehedge Holistic Learning Center, and the Lehigh Valley Natural Builders Guild, this piece by Nicky Rhodes and Kelsey McWilliam showcases a small composting toilet project allows for a community to reexamine the value of their waste.
Matt Anderson, the documentary filmmaker behind Whats A Colloquium, Fall and Winter, and much more, sat down with us to talk about conspiracy theorists, creative financing, what he’s learned from the natural building community and much more fun stuff.