The Town Council of Middleburg, VA hosted a book signing on April 6 for award-winning architect John Blackburn at The Hill School auditorium. In addition to discussing his latest book Healthy Stables By Design, Blackburn spoke on methods of building green and sustainable barns. Second Chapter Books, a local bookstore organized the event that was sponsored by the Middleburg Go Green Committee.

Blackburn discussed his methods of using natural, local, and recycled materials in conjunction with natural climate to create healthy environments for horses. Also at the event, Co-Owner with husband Michael Alba of Solar Odyssey, Ann Alba gave a presentation on renewable energy methods in your home. Alba serves as the Vice-Chair of the Purcellville Environment Committee and as the Vice President of Sustainable Loudoun. Solar Odyssey specializes in installing residential and commercial solar powered systems.

Blackburn’s book is currently available to purchase at Second Chapter Books in Middleburg, VA. In addition, Healthy Stables By Design can be purchased here with all author proceeds given to equine charities.