Natural Building Made Easy

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] In this workshop we will discuss some of the many techniques and advantages of building with Earth. Lead by Miguel Elliott aka "Sir Cobalot" of Living Earth Structures you will have the opportunity to get your hands dirty as we build a basic earthen cob structure. Covered in the workshop will be how to build a proper foundation for what you want to build, how to identify good Earth for building, plastering and waterproofing techniques. There will be a discussion about the current code requirements involving natural building and what can be done to further adopt new policy regarding small earthen structures. Historically, communities have always…

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Nik Bertulis

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] Nik Bertulis is an ecological innovator who is fascinated by humanity's intrinsic regenerative potential. He has a degree in ecological design from Colorado College and has been developing regenerative infrastructure around California, the U.S.A. and Mexico for more than 20 years. He is currently a resident designer at PLACE for Sustainable Living in Oakland CA. 2016 RED Talk Presentation: Peepeeponics    

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Seed preservation using Clay and Manure Sealed Baskets

[image_frame align="left" height="300" width="300" prettyphoto="false"][/image_frame] This is a hands on workshop teaching the traditional seed preservation techniques of India. Seeds are preserved using ash and antimicrobial and insecticidal leaves in baskets sealed with clay and manure. This method preserves seeds without the use of modern products and is important for the post oil world. Presented By: Narsanna Koppula Saturday, September 17th | 2:00 - 3:00 PM |Mediterranean Garden

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Yasir Cross

Yasir is co-owner and Beekeeping instructor at Soul Flower Farm where he practices the Warre style of beekeeping, constructs hives and teaches others to do the same. A Beekeeper of 14 years Yasir also builds, teaches permaculture design, rain and greywater catchment and bio-dynamic farming. More info: Friday Oct 6| 11am| Hops Tipi  "Natural" Beekeeping a Holistic Approach Friday Oct 6| 7:30pm| Main Stage Cultivating Unity in a Divided World

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