Spora Works

Spora Studios: Homegrown & Handmade Herbal Products

Spora Studios: Homegrown & Handmade Herbal Products

We are a neighborhood-based permaculture homestead and apothecary located in Front Royal, Virginia. Elizabeth Hall founded SubHerban Roots LLC in 2013. We’ve since changed our name to Spora Studios and integrated our all of our various interests and expertise. Our making and selling of herbal […]

Proposal: Darmstadt Food Forest

Proposal: Darmstadt Food Forest

Proposal for The 9. International Forest Art Path – “Art Ecology” and the 7. International Forest Art Conference in Darmstadt The 9. Internationaler Darmstädter Waldkunstpfad organised by The International Forest Art Association (IFAA) – Verein für Internationale Waldkunst e.V., Darmstadt, Germany Curator: Ute Ritschel, Guest […]

Proposal: Spora Sanctuary Garden

Proposal: Spora Sanctuary Garden

Proposal Developed for 9. Waldkunstpfad Kunst Ökologie, 2018 organised by The International Forest Art Association (IFAA) – Verein für Internationale Waldkunst e.V., Darmstadt, Germany Curators: Ute Ritschel, Sue Spaid The Guild “Forest garden” is a forced juxtaposition of binary concepts – “nature” and “culture” and […]

Commissions & Consultations

Commissions & Consultations

Art Commissions Beth Hall has worked as a commissioned artist for over 25 years specializing in portraiture with clients located throughout the United States. Learn More…       Permaculture Private Classes, Consultation & Design We offer consultation and design services specializing in small-scale sustainable […]

Private Instruction: Art, Music, Herbalism

Private Instruction: Art, Music, Herbalism

Art & The Creative Self Individualized instruction in drawing, painting and multimedia from Beth Hall, artist and professor of art with over 20 years of experience teaching and producing work for galleries, museums and commission. Learn more…   The Art of Guitar Individualized instruction in […]

Rescue Tortoise / Turtle Habitats

Rescue Tortoise / Turtle Habitats

Big box pet stores – you know the ones that stock up on bunnies just before Easter knowing good in well that most will be dead or abandoned by summer. You know, the ones that support capturing animals from the wild, and concentration camp breeding […]

Rare Forest Project

Rare Forest Project

Project Update The Podooc Rare Forest Project was a project proposed and developed between 2014 and 2016 for Lake George Regional Park, Canaan, Maine. Unfortunately, a 2016 change in park management put an end to the project just as ground was being broken. Other locations […]

Soil City: St. Louis Science Center

Soil City: St. Louis Science Center

SOIL CITY Dust To Dust: For Ozymandias Commissioned by St. Louis Science Center. for “Grow“, a new pavilion and permanent agriculture exhibition at SLSC. Design: Mark Cooley Fabricated with local salvaged cedar by Scott Wunder @ Wunderwoods, St. Louis. Nature is the most gifted sculptor.  But perhaps […]

Green Studio

Green Studio

SoA Green Studio website 2010 – Present Founded by Mark Cooley and located on the grounds of the George Mason University’s Art and Design Campus, SoA Green Studio offers students a living studio in which to creatively explore the interdependence of biological and cultural systems. The […]