The Swallowfield Barn was featured in Home Grown within the Langley Times! Read more about what MOTIV principal Asher and his family have achieved with this amazing structure rooted in their local community!
Did you know that our soil has 3x the capacity to store carbon than our atmosphere?
Two excellent sources on the role of herd animals in the full carbon cycle of soil;
TED talk by Allan Savory on reversing desertification: https://www.ted.com/talks/allan_savory_how_to_green_the_world_s_deserts_and_reverse_climate_change?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare
"A Grass Fed Nation" by Graham Harvey: https://books.google.ca/books/about/Grass_Fed_Nation.html?id=2bYLDAAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=kp_read_button&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q&f=false
A reminder for us that all things are interlinked. Check it out!
Asher had a great visit with Daniel at the Southlands Heritage Farm - taking a look at how Windsor House integrates agro-ecology and farm education into their student curriculum.
For more on what a democratic school looks like locally visit: http://windsorhouseschool.org/
We are super inspired by this kindergarten space - see Takaharu Tezuka's delightful Ted Talk here: https://www.ted.com/talks/takaharu_tezuka_the_best_kindergarten_you_ve_ever_seen
Locally, we have been investigating innovation in education on our own turf - including Windsor House - a democratic, parent-participation K-12 school... stay tuned for more on our farm visit!
We're excited that Dezeen published the recently completed Swallowfield Barn!
Strong words from Canada's National Housing Strategy released yesterday...click the image for the report.
Vancouver's Housing Strategy goes before Council on November 28... see the draft here:
An awesome fundraiser for the St. James Music Academy! #swallowfieldfarm #stjamesmusicacademy #dennisboumanband #reubendegroot #twinbandit #etiennetrembly #davidsimard #motivarchitects photo by @chrisruiter
BC Artscape is an independent non-profit urban development organization based in Vancouver. Affiliated with Artscape, their mandate is to develop cultural spaces in BC that serve the needs of artists and cultural organizations as well as the local community.
MOTIV is helping Artscape BC get to the finish line with their project on Keefer Street. The work that this group is doing in the community is so very important - stay tuned for updates and come check out the space in the spring of 2018!
The crawl is here! Check out LIT starting this weekend:
► Saturday, November 4 at The Arts Factory (8:30-10pm)
► Wednesday, November 8 at the Firehall Arts Centre (6-8pm)
► Wednesday, November 8 at The Cultch (6-8pm)
► Wednesday, November 8 at Alternative Creations Gallery (6-8pm)
The full crawl is on November 16-19. One of the highlights of the year in our neighbourhood!
We have been talking a lot in the studio about affordability and the need for creative solutions to housing that break the rules, think outside of the box and just do things differently...
and then we found CO:HERE. This is such an inspiring project that is nearing completion. Kudos to Neale Staniszkis Doll Adams and the CO:HERE team in realizing what will be an innovative precedent for others.
What might be a major game changer for density and affordability in our city! Click for more details...