Arcosanti, Cordes Junction, AZ – 2011

Arcosanti resident and Crew Leader, Jeff Burderer, lead Land Arts students on a tour of this utopian settlement and shared aspects of it’s history and development. After identifying areas in need of improvements, students worked with Jeff to enhance the aesthetic and functional qualities of the outdoor worm composting area using recycled materials found on-site.

Jeff Buderer presents the Arcosanti plaza vault to students


Celeste Neuhaus Arcosanti
September 14, 2011

Worm shade stuck chicken fire circles dreams visionary unrealistic Paolo Solari bells foundary pickles hippies work shop corporate food tarantula sphere on a hill Jeff hummingbirds rain longhorn wine jugs sparkle dress crumbling cars exurbia kitties group council contained culture sprawling manifestos

Jeff Burderer describes the vermiculture to compost process and discusses project objectives for the larger Arcosanti community

Investigating “red wigglers” in the vermiculture system

Students redesign the vermiculture bins, construct new shade structures, and impliment a compost storage area

Completed vermiculture area