New Free AIA Course – 1 Credit Hour

Bark House AIA Free Credit Course Regenerative Design
      POSSIBILITY What if a manufacturer made healthy wall coverings with natural aesthetics and unparalleled quality that improve the air, water and soil as well as forest health? What if the making of these products symbiotically supported the core values and growth of the employees, vendors and residents of the local US community … Continued

MO Summit in Asheville: March 22 – 23, 2018

We’re pleased to share the following summit! Are you a Founder or CEO scaling a positive impact company?  Check out the  MO Summit  – happening in Asheville, March 22-23. It is the “Inc 500 for Leading Impact CEOs”.  CEOs from around the country who are scaling high-growth, positive-impact companies using the power and creativity of business.  Come be part of the new … Continued

Finding Grace In A Changing Environment

The Bark House: McCurry Farm in Winter
At dawn I headed out to feed the animals.  On cold January mornings its particularly important for the horses because eating the hay warms them.  In the dim light, I was having an internal dialog about the efficiency of movement in space.  I have been planning a remodel and eventual addition to the old farm … Continued

Chris McCurry is a Keynote Speaker at IDEC SW Conference

Chris McCurry, Bark House @ Highland Craftsmen, Inc., was a keynote speaker at the 2017 IDEC SW Region Conference
The Appalachian State Department of Applied Design hosted the 2017 Southwest Regional Conference for the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) this month.  Chris was honored to be a keynote speaker at this event. An excerpt from her speech: Whole-Design The diagram below expresses a model that designers have subscribed to.  The pinnacle of this project … Continued

2017 Regenerative Business Prize: Adorning

Bark House receives the prize for 2017 Regenerative Business Adorning for natural poplar bark shingles and wall treatments
For the Bark House family, being a regenerative company is about honoring authenticity and celebrating it with others.  This is an essential engagement involving people, planet and prosperity.  We are about reconnecting people to the natural environment and building whole communities.  Our manufacturing processes and products improve water quality, hold free carbon in the built … Continued

4 Fun Eclipse Facts You Might Not Know

Bark House, original manufacturer of the Poplar Bark Shingle, took a picture of the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017.
The last time a total solar eclipse was visible from coast to coast in the US was almost 100 years ago, in 1918.  That same year,  the U.S. Congress established time zones and approved daylight saving time. The path of totality passed through fourteen states – Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, … Continued