Wooden Mold

End Grain Mold

To build our butcher shop we build molds and pour in jello. When the jello hardens we have a solid structure and can take off the molds. In our case the jello is concrete. Concrete is a very green, that is to say eco-friendly, building material – contrary to the bad PR being put out by some organizations. Concrete consists of a small amount of the binder, the cement which is made from burning limestone. Most of the concrete is stone and sand – the aggregate. This material is sourced locally just over the mountain from us. Local material, short transportation distance and once properly built it lasts for thousands of years with little to no maintenance. This makes concrete better than wood, especially for certain kinds of structures like our butcher shop which is exposed to a lot of water during wash down.
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