First Earth Film Screening and Discussion Panel
Facebook Event page at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=148299618598434
Saturday October 1, 11am – 1 pm, Westcott Community Center, 826 Euclid Avenue, Syracuse, NY
This year we are excited to offer a free showing open to all of the documentary film “First Earth: Uncompromising Ecological
Architecture”” (90 minutes). More info and downlaodable flier at
“First Earth” by filmmaker David Sheen, is a documentary about the movement towards a massive paradigm shift for shelter — building healthy houses in the old ways, out of the very earth itself. “An audiovisual manifesto filmed over the course of 4 years and 4 continents, FIRST EARTH makes the case that earthen homes are the healthiest housing in the world.”
A panel discussion will be held at the conclusion of the screening to discuss reaction to the film as well as natural building initiatives in the CNY region.
* Erich Kruger, Deconstruction Program Coordinator, Finger Lakes ReUse, Inc.
Erich’s self built straw bale home incorporates natural plasters, Glossary Link passive solar heating, thermal mass, a masonry wood stove, and humanure composting toilet.
* Kirk Glundal, Owner Operator, EarthEmbers Natural Building Kirk specializes in sacred spaces and small shelters such as his own cob and straw bale home, as well as masonry heaters, outdoor bread ovens, natural saunas, retreat cabins and pavilions.
* Frank Cetera, President and Co-Founder, The Glossary Link Alchemical Nursery
Frank is leading the renovation of a blighted urban Victorian home in Syracuse NY incorporating natural materials and building techniques such as natural plasters, homemade paints, earthen floors and insulation, and more.
* Josh Morrow, Community Planning Student at SUNY-ESF.
Josh is a designer/builder from Corning, NY experienced with a variety of natural building techniques including Earthships, yurts, primitive shelter building, straw bale and cob.
Alchemical Nursery promotes the development of regenerative lifestyles and landscapes, and the principles of Glossary Link Permaculture design.