10:00 am - 4:00 pm
26525 Ferncliff Circle
Little Rock, AR 72223
Green Initiatives at Ferncliff incorporate responsible resource stewardship in practice and through teaching. A 5,600 sq. ft. straw-bale walled, solar powered Eco Center can sleep 26 and provide meeting space for 50. The floors are radiant type heat with a wood-fired, external furnace. Alternative materials are used in each of four different sleeping rooms. A 400sq. ft. space uses over 3,000 recycled bottles. Rice hulls provide insulation for interior walls and the ceiling. A low-tech solar chimney provides natural cooling.
Around the campus: solar lighting illuminates the entrance sign, a solar powered drip irrigation system waters the garden, and a solar powered 14 passenger vehicle takes people around camp. There are stackwood cabins constructed from storm-damaged trees on the property and many more examples of recycling and sustainable practices.