Hello All. Our natural building workshop this weekend was a great success.
Hassan Hall, our natural-builder friend from Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, taught a great hands-on class this past weekend here at Midwest Permaculture.
Hassan in building flanked by Justin and Will
Everything was ready to start the next phase of construction on the first of 9-small earth shelters we have planned for EarthCamp Village. It was now time to put the rough coat (or base coat) of earthen ‘plaster’ on to the walls of clay-slip-straw that had been packed in last fall. Continue reading “Natural Building Workshop Successful”
Fair Dates: Fri.-Sun., June 15-17
Please join us at one of our 8 workshops…
Link: Download or Print .PDF of our Schedule
Link: The MREA Website – All about the Fair
All 200+ workshops at the Energy Fair are free to attend…!!!
The Energy Fair is one of the largest events of its kind in the world. If you’ve never been to it and are interested in ‘all things sustainable’… this is the fair…!!!
Here are the 8 workshops that we will be teaching.
Introduction to Permaculture:
Learn what permaculture is and how to apply this brilliant approach to ecological design to your own life and community.
Friday 11:00 a.m. in Green Tent; (Becky Wilson and Milton Dixon)
Continue reading “Our 2012 MREA Energy Fair Workshop Schedule”
Week 1 – The Super-Adobe Building Training
(When you’re done Viewing, Click Here for the Photo Summary
of the Second Part (permaculture) of this Combined Training)
We just recently completed the first 4 days of our joint earth-building and permaculture design certificate course in conjunction with, and hosted at, the California Institute of Earth Art and Architecture (Cal-Earth). There are about 30 students taking the combined training. Because it is November, we are having some pretty cold nights and days here on the desert.Cal-Earth is located just outside of Hesperia, CA. where the San Bernardino Mountains meet the Mojave Desert. They get 7 inches of rainfall per year, the majority of which falls during the winter months. The famed Joshua tree is the dominant over-story tree on the landscape. Some of these desert pioneers can be a thousand years old.
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