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Natural Building, A Four Part Series

Friday | May 08, 2020 | 8:00 am — Sunday | May 10, 2020 | 5:00 pm

Abuela Gardens | Willits, CA

3-day weekend workshops in May 2020
With Michael G. Smith, Colin Gillespie, Eric Lassotovitch, and Blair Phillips

Each workshop is two-part, the weekend intensive (Friday trough Saturday) will be the bulk of information and hands on learning; followed by a 4 day practicum. The first of the workshop series will be followed by two different weeks of practicum time. Participants are encouraged to attend both the workshop and practicum for the full experience. Workshops fees include an all organic, local as possible lunch and dinner as well as camping/housing options.

Before April 15th we are offering:
1 workshop for 400$
2 workshops for 700$
3 workshops for 1000$
4 workshops for 1200$

For friends interested in going deep we are inviting 6 people to do an 8 week immersion through the Natural building series. This immersion allows participants to attend workshops for a discounted rate and have all meals provided in exchange for weekly work hours two weeks BEFORE and two weeks AFTER the series dates through MAY, primarily toward building, but also other supportive tasks for workshop prep and facility maintenance. ​

May 1-3, Part 1: Introduction to Round Pole Timber Framing and Ecological Forest Management

May 15-17, Part 2: Building with Straw Bales & Cob Materials Selection and Soil Analysis

May 22-24, Part 3: Building with the Earth: Cob, Clay Plasters, and Adobe Blocks; Construction details

May 29-31, Part 4: Building with Adobe, Cob, Wattle & Daub; Thermal Properties & Thermal Properties with Passive Solar Design

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Please contact organizer for wheelchair accessibility information.

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