Funding has been provided by the Rose Foundation’s Just and Resilient Future Fund which supports both immediate recovery assistance for the most vulnerable populations, and to initiatives that build more healthy, just and resilient communities.
Natural home builders who combine round pole timber framing with strawbale, cob, and other earth based materials that include pumice-crete foundations, earthen-floors and natural plasters.
FRG works together with PCS to bring public attention to their engineer stamped, round pole frame, fire safe home designs as a viable and fire resistant alternative to conventional housing. Through Cloud Forest Institute, FRG has provided Polecraft Solutions with funding for the engineering of an efficient "Saltbox" round pole timber frame that is now available to the public as a kit,
Generous support is given by METTA, a global community dedicated to awakening together, whose vision is for the benefits of relational Dhamma to be shared and made available for the world.
METTA has made available a 6.5 acre easement of land located on Hensley Creek Road in Ukiah, CA for FRG to use for public benefit. FRG is developing a Natural Building Arts and Innovation Center at this site.
John is the wood shop teacher at the Waldorf School of Mendocino, a round wood furniture maker and wood craftsman since 1972. He founded the Round Valley Wood Wrights in 1979, ran the wood shop for the Covelo Garden Project, and taught woodcraft to the apprentices of Allan Chadwick. John makes natural wood furniture from round wood forest thinnings for his business, Wildwood Crafts.
Small Diameter Tree Thinning Crew
Please help us achieve our goals of incentivizing increased forest restoration and revitalizing local economic opportunities through small pole utilization, the massive byproduct currently going to waste from forest improvement projects throughout California.