The Eden Project was built out of a regenerative idea, and a conservationist approach. A pit of China clay was dug and after the exploration ceased, a project that involved mastering a quasi biomimetic relationship between its architecture and the pedology of the site. Not only a wealth of flora is housed there, but also there is a continuous growing educational side to it. The University of Plymouth
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validates courses delivered by the College of Cornwall, which has a campus at the Eden Project site. At the time of the visit, I was looking into the relationship between the Desana tribe's chants (Peruvian Amazon) and the soil in which the plants to which they sung to grew. In their library I found information about transporting soil samples from another continent, and a good reading list to approach the investigation prepared.
I was stunned with the hight of the Crackington formation, but equally so, I was stunned with the depth and overall size of this man made pithole. It made me imagine, once more, the earth like an Emmental Swiss cheese, full of holes, tunnels, pits, mines, quarries, wells and craters.