Black Locust: The Tree on Which the U.S. Was Built

Black Locust
By Wesley Greene May 04, 2015 Wesley Greene is garden historian for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. This blog is adapted from  Resource for this information: https://www.livescience.com/50732-black-locust-tree-shaped-the-united-states.html As the strongest timber in North America, black locust helped build Jamestown and hardened the navy that decided the War of 1812, yet today few Americans have heard of it. The nation’s … Continued

REGENERATE – A Post Pandemic Theme Part 2

From the desk of Carol Sanford on Regenerative Living   “Life has never felt less certain, in a global sense, than it does right now. Whether you believe that uncertainty is being created by or simply revealed by current circumstances, learning how to navigate it is a top priority for everyone from business leaders and … Continued

REGENERATE – A Post Pandemic Theme Part 1

From Travel to Products – Your Purchases Decide What Businesses Stay and Go   Regenerative work designs are growing.   This recent article in the NY Times introduces us to the idea of Regenerative Tourism.  We can substitute the industry segment “tourism” with “regenerative business” and our goals would be similar.  From the article: “We’ve managed to shift the thinking from having … Continued

Good Luck Summer Interns

NC State University Poole College of Management interned at Bark House
With the leadership of Dr. Leigh Shamblin, Director of Leadership and Professor of Practice North Carolina State University (NCSU), MBA candidates Joshua Miller PhD and Valaree Reese just completed a Summer project with Bark House’s Chris McCurry.  Their plan of action is valued.  Their commitment and enthusiasm over the Summer term were uplifting in this … Continued

Bark House Commitment to Heritage and Culture

Bark House Commitment to Heritage and Culture
For the Bark House family, being a regenerative company is about honoring authenticity and celebrating it with others.  For many of our clients, this pairs seamlessly with a deep commitment to cultural heritage. Our work with Paskevich and Associates Architects magnifies their belief that “quality design is evolutionary not revolutionary.”  

COVID-19 Update: Bark House Showroom Re-Opened

As we continue responding to COVID-19, we want to update you on the situation and safety measures at Bark House. Our showroom is open by appointment only. Visitors are kindly asked to wear masks to ensure safety in our small rooms. Manufacturing is still operating with precautions to protect employees and suppliers. Expect on-time shipping since we are not dependent on shipments … Continued

What Is Sustainably Harvested Wood?

Christian Louboutin in Miami: Bark House Poplar Bark Exterior
It’s easy to assume that identifying sustainably harvested wood is just about the type of wood that’s used, whether that’s woods like bamboo, which are known to be easily renewable, to maple and oak, which are abundant throughout the U.S. and not at risk of dying out. But many more factors should be considered when … Continued

5 Questions to Ask When Evaluating the Eco-Friendly Siding Materials

5 Questions to Ask When Evaluating the Eco-Friendly Siding Materials
Given that awareness of sustainable architecture  and design has been growing for several decades now, luxury designers are becoming familiar with the general qualities that make green building materials green. There’s even a growing consciousness of regenerative design as the next step in the evolution of sustainable thinking. But just because one knows the theory doesn’t mean it’s always … Continued

Bark House Dives Deeper Into Regenerative Development with Regenesis

We are excited to be working with Regenesis, a world leader in the field of regenerative development. Thought leaders at Regenesis are coaching us in deepening our commitment as Regenerative Practitioners, as well as further enlivening the work of the  Regenerative Source Guild of the Blue Ridge . As passionate as we are about regenerative development, we know that undertaking projects can be complex and … Continued