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Workshops and Events

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Internship Opportunity
October 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019
Sonora, Mexico

These are some of the activities you will participate in:

Planting and taking care of veggie garden
Care and maintenance of a tree grove
Making and administering different types of complost"
Natural building (adobe, cob, round wood, Thatch roof, eartheb floor, lime and clay finishes).
Food preservation in sun ovens, sawdust stoves, wood fired oven, ank making sprouts.
Mule drawn tillage, flood irrigation, and harv est of oats, wheat flax, lentils, chickpeas, etc.
Managingn and using appropriate technology like bike-pump, water screw pump, trombe wall, dehydration rack, solar water heater, sun ovens, evaporative cooler.

You need to be a person t4hat is seriously interested in learniing and practicing land-based skills that will equip you to live a more autonomous life in a rural environment.

For more information contact losparedonesmxATgmail.com

Insulated Rammed Earth workshop
April 15 - 20, 2019
Gabriola Island, BC  Canada

Learn to build high quality insulated rammed earth walls like a pro. You will learn:

  • Foundation fundamentals
  • Material Selection
  • Mix quality control
  • Forming
  • Installation of electrical boxes and conduits
  • Insulated rammed earth methods
  • Wall and sample testing
  • Curing & sealing walls
  • Skid steer operation basics(Bobcat)
Taught by Clifton Schooley, a highly experienced RE builder. For those who are interested please look at this: rammed earth workshop. Contact us by email to get on the list. Be sure to leave your phone # and the best time to reach you.

8th International Hemp Building Symposium
October 16 - 17
Brussels, Belgium

The 8th International Hemp Building Symposium will be held in an ancient castle Hof Ter Loonst, Kampenhout, Brussels, Belgium and is organised by the International Hemp Building Association and hosted by Jordan & Co. and Steve Allin of Hempbuilding.com. The IHBA symposiums are well known for the ground-breaking technological innovations presented from around the world while at the same time providing an ideal opportunity for networking in this growing sector. This is the largest global gathering of hemp building experts.

See internationalhempbuilding.org for more information.

Natural Building Course
Oct. 21 - 27
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Houses and buildings are the "nuclei" of any site, through which the majority of energy and resources flow to be either wasted or maximized for best use. And yet, most permaculture courses barely touch on physical structures! We here at Atitlan Organics think that your house and other structures deserve a LOT more attention as integral and essential parts of your overall permaculture design. That's why we've teamed up with Abundant Edge to offer the Natural Building Course, a one-week course founded in the permaculture principles and covering all things natural building. From stone to cob to natural plasters, you'll learn a wide range of natural building styles and technique which can be put to use in any climate or region of the world. Learn how to reduce your footprint and maximize your efficiency all while creating beautiful, durable structures! We like to think of it as "Permaculture for Zone 0."

Each day is split into two parts: a hands-on practical in which you get the chance try out different techniques in natural building, and a classroom session which delves deep into topics such as stone foundations, building with cob, and troubleshooting design flaws.

More info & Registration: www.atitlanorganics.com/natural-building

Japanese Finishes: Application and Theory
October 25-31, 2018
Emerald Earth Sanctuary, Boonville, CA

An intensive training in traditional and contemporary Japanese plastering including history, plastering procedures, materials and tools, with an emphasis on plastering fundamentals with Kyle Holzhueter.. Techniques include:
Kirikaeshi (clay/sand/straw)
Arakabe (clay/chopped straw)
Shikkui (lime/hemp/seaweed glue)
Nami-otsumigaki (colored clay/lime/hemp)
As well as a Tataki traditional pounded earthen floor.
This is the first time this workshop has been offered in the country.
Emerald Earth is one of the most complete demonstration sites of natural building methods in the world. Class size is limited so register early. Previous plastering experience is required. Cost is $1000 for 7 days of instruction, organic meals and on-site camping. $100 discount for full payment by August 31. For more information or to register, email michaelATstrawclaywood.com.

Design Your Own Sustainable Home
November 17 - 18
Peterborough, ON, Canada

The workshop is designed to be an un-biased look at all the options available to the prospective owner-builder, and to assist you with tools to help you assess and choose your way to the house of your dreams. You will leave this workshop ready to handle all the competing claims and information you will face by focusing on your personal goals and aspirations and creating a road map for how best to meet them. At the heart of the workshop is a Criteria Matrix that has been crafted to help you organize your priorities and to set goals for the project that ensure the outcomes you are after. Instructor Chris Magwood is an expert guide for this journey, having helped hundreds of owner-builders through the process of designing and building their dream green home.

See endeavourcentre.org for more information.

Natural Building Course
Dec. 16 - 22
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Houses and buildings are the "nuclei" of any site, through which the majority of energy and resources flow to be either wasted or maximized for best use. And yet, most permaculture courses barely touch on physical structures! We here at Atitlan Organics think that your house and other structures deserve a LOT more attention as integral and essential parts of your overall permaculture design. That's why we've teamed up with Abundant Edge to offer the Natural Building Course, a one-week course founded in the permaculture principles and covering all things natural building. From stone to cob to natural plasters, you'll learn a wide range of natural building styles and technique which can be put to use in any climate or region of the world. Learn how to reduce your footprint and maximize your efficiency all while creating beautiful, durable structures! We like to think of it as "Permaculture for Zone 0."

Each day is split into two parts: a hands-on practical in which you get the chance try out different techniques in natural building, and a classroom session which delves deep into topics such as stone foundations, building with cob, and troubleshooting design flaws.

More info & Registration: www.atitlanorganics.com/natural-building

Natural Building Course
Feb. 24 - March 2, 2019
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Houses and buildings are the "nuclei" of any site, through which the majority of energy and resources flow to be either wasted or maximized for best use. And yet, most permaculture courses barely touch on physical structures! We here at Atitlan Organics think that your house and other structures deserve a LOT more attention as integral and essential parts of your overall permaculture design. That's why we've teamed up with Abundant Edge to offer the Natural Building Course, a one-week course founded in the permaculture principles and covering all things natural building. From stone to cob to natural plasters, you'll learn a wide range of natural building styles and technique which can be put to use in any climate or region of the world. Learn how to reduce your footprint and maximize your efficiency all while creating beautiful, durable structures! We like to think of it as "Permaculture for Zone 0."

Each day is split into two parts: a hands-on practical in which you get the chance try out different techniques in natural building, and a classroom session which delves deep into topics such as stone foundations, building with cob, and troubleshooting design flaws.

More info & Registration: www.atitlanorganics.com/natural-building

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