Friday, May 1, 2015

SECCA Launches the 'Floating World'


On April 25, 2015, artist Mary Mattingly partnered with Beta Verde, local students, and community members to create what will become a living biosphere floating on the lake at SECCA in Winston-Salem. Potted plants were attached to a geodesic dome structure, which will float on the SECCA lake for six months.

Click here to see the original article by Camel City Dispatch

Monday, April 27, 2015

Beta Verde is Booking Retreats!

Located on 16 acres, Beta Verde, LLC offers open meeting spaces with floor to ceiling windows and a view of the meadow, forest and sustainable garden spaces. A 10-minute drive from Wake Forest University and 15 minutes from downtown Winston-Salem, Beta Verde is a green oasis within the city limits, a beautiful, tranquil and reflective space.

The open spaces accommodate a range of 12-40 people with a flexible layout for meetings, breakout sessions, team building activities and presentations. We also provide you with a steady supply of hot coffee and/or tea to keep you energized throughout the day. 

Rental Amenities:
  • WIFI
  • Restroom
  • Parking
  • Access to kitchen
  • Access to pool table
Pricing:
  • 12 to 20 people: $395
  • 21 to 40 people: up to $795
To book your retreat or make inquiries about other types of events, contact us at info@betaverde.com









Photos courtesy of Beta Verde and Red Cardinal Studio

Thursday, March 5, 2015

The biosphere is bursting with green at SECCA!


Members from the community are transforming Mary Mattingly's geodesic dome into a biosphere! Some of the seeds used for the planting and growing were donated by RAFI USA, SOW TRUE SEEDS, and the Old Salem Museums and Gardens Horticulture Department.

The biosphere will be at SECCA as a part of the Collective Actions exhibit until March 22, 2015 and THEN, off to the lake! Check out SECCA's website for more information on when to visit!


Beta Verde at SECCA




Beta Verde is thrilled to be a community partner for SECCA's Collective Actions exhibit this March! Working closely with innovative artist, Mary Mattingly and the SECCA staff, BV Founder Margaret Norfleet Neff will be on hand to help make a living biosphere on a geodesic dome.

Members of the community are invited to come out and plant seeds in reusable plastic containers to cover the dome, which will float on the SECCA lake for a period of six months. During this time, the biosphere will become a living island and will serve as an inspiration for a more sustainable future.

Check out this article by Kim Underwood with the Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools regarding a few classroom visits to SECCA and planting with Mary Mattingly!