28 Jun '14, 10am

A green building in a green forest shade

A green building in a green forest shade

There is a lot of greenwash when it comes to eco-builds but this genuinely is as green and ecologically built a building as can possibly be. The Brighton-based Moulsecoomb Forest Garden & Wildlife Project had its original, beautifully constructed hut burnt down in 2011. This was a meeting space and communal area for staff and volunteers - a mix of local residents, the long term unemployed, adults with special needs, refugees, and excluded school kids. Now through the support of the project founders and in particular one man's vision, inspiration has been drawn from what was a devastating time for all concerned. New beginnings Russell Pountney - who is that man - explains: "I'm not sure it was deliberately burned down, I think maybe some kids started a small fire underneath the structure and it just took. I built it back in 2005 with young people with challenging behaviour,...

Full article: http://www.theecologist.org/green_green_living/2455612/a_...

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