John Patterson has been a carpenter for over thirty years. He began his career in High School advanced woodworking class. He moved to Colorado in 1987 to enjoy the clean waters and sunshine. He has been researching and implementing sustainable living methods since the 1970’s. He has worked on commercial and residential building projects and in 1997 he designed and built his own off-the-grid home complete with its own solar generating electricity plant. In 2011 he completed the City of Fort Collins Green Code courses getting specialized training in residential building envelope, commercial building commissioning, and fenestration installation. In 2012 John successfully completed “Building with Hemp” under Steve Allin from Ireland. Steve is the foremost expert in Hemp construction. John Patterson is always on the look-out for the best way to construct our building and he has found the perfect building material with Industrial hemp.