Category: Alternative/Green Building

EarthArtVillage: Pioneers in Living & Learning

The Crestone Eagle, May 2002: EarthArt Village (EAV), located between Road T and Villa Grove off CR 64, is framed to the east by the burly peaks of the Sangres, and embraced from the southwest by the vast openness of the San...

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The alchemy of plant-treated sewage A visit with David Austin and his Living Machines

In a Living Machine®, plants are carefully matched to the right “soil” (an engineered aggregate) to best support their roots and ecology. Most soils have a slightly negative electrical charge, so the positive ions in water adhere to the soils. In wastewater key nutrients like ammonia have positive ions. Ammonia “sticks” to the soil when the wetland is flooded. When drained, the ammonia remains “stuck” in thin films of water. When exposed to air, oxidation happens very quickly—accelerated by the plants and soil. With oxygen, one type of bacteria quickly converts ammonia to nitrate, which other bacteria use in the next flood cycle to consume other pollutants. The plants, roots and aggregate together support the community of healthy, sewage digesting microorganisms.

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The wonders of AerBlock (June 2003)

The Crestone Eagle, June 2003: The wonders of AerBlock story & photos by Kelly Hart Michael Baron handed me a little broken piece of grey material and said, “This is what started the whole thing. I was in Germany celebrating...

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Biodiesel and GMOs in the SLV (January 2005)

The Crestone Eagle, January 2005: Biodiesel and GMOs in the SLV by Linda Spade This past October, Blue Sun Biodiesel held the grand opening of its plant in Alamosa. Biodiesel is a good thing, right? Gas prices have only recently...

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Crestone, Colorado
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Humidity: 26%
Pressure: 30.21"Hg
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Upcoming Events

  1. Veterans’ Day

    November 11
  2. Public Hearing on Medical Marijuana

    November 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  3. Town of Crestone Board of Trustees Meeting

    November 11 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  4. Full Moon

    November 12
  5. Saguache County Tax Lien Sale

    November 12 @ 8:00 am - November 14 @ 12:00 pm

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