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There are six basic design principles that define an earthship: building with repurposed materials; thermal/solar heating and cooling; solar and wind electricity; water harvesting; contained sewage treatment; and food production. Each of these design principles leverages existing natural phenomena and blends them to create a truly sustainable living environment, designed to collect water, produce electricity, and grow food.
Navajo Silversmith Roland Brady lives in the shadow of New Mexico’s most iconic landmark—Shiprock Pinnacle. His mother taught him to work with silver, melting down old coins and silver scrap and hammering the metal into something beautiful. Now, five decades in, Roland Brady produces some of the most intricate and soulful pieces inspired from the landscape that he calls home.
We’re celebrating chile harvest season this year with a new video in our popular “True Stories” video series. The story, called “Aunt June”, features 91-year-old Hatch native June Rutherford giving tips on chile, telling the story of the Hatch Valley’s designation as the “Chile Capital of the World”, and explaining that she credits her longevity in part to consuming copious amounts of the spicy food.