Shannon Brooks is the president of Monticello College, a unique school that combines georgics, the liberal arts, manual arts, and entrepreneurship resulting in debt-free, mortgage-free, self-reliant graduates. He is the author of The State of American Education and A Thomas Jefferson Education for Teens.
Dr. Brooks is a veteran of military service in the United States Submarine Fleet and holds a Bachelor’s degree in business administration, a Master’s degree in education, and a Ph.D. in constitutional law. On a personal note, he loves operating his backhoe, hiking, and the renewing force of permaculture.
The 1st two decades of the 21st century have seen an interesting collaboration between high tech and ancient wisdom. We are seeing this in the fields of health and wellness, education, and energy.
In the world of building construction is quickly moving from industrial to green to regenerative. As concerns over carbon foot print, pollution, and industrial practices increase, there is new appreciation for ancient technologies, leading to local and lowers cost materials, domestic toxicity awareness, passive heating, and natural cooling.
Earthen building is a technology that dates back to the walls of Jericho thousands of years ago. CEB (compressed earth blocks) is merging the best of the past and the future.
Dr. Brooks will be presenting Earthen Building techniques in one of the Academy’s up and coming webinar sessions. We look forward to his presentation.