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cob oven workshop in TXcoblist Conference @ txinfinet.com XINCLXcoblist at txinfinet.com
Sat May 31 08:35:55 PDT 1997
Greetings from Austin, Texas We have a cob workshop scheduled for mid-June. See below. "A 2-day workshop on Building with Earth will be held in the Texas Hill Country at Alma de Mujer Conference and Retreat Center on Friday June 13 and Saturday June 14. Gayle Borst, architect, and skilled, experienced cobber., will lead the workshop, assisted by Yvonne Hansen, also an experienced cobber. The fee is only $50 per person for both days. We'll begin at 8:30 on Friday and work until dusk, continuing on Saturday. The plan is to build two earth ovens and a couple of benches on top of local stone foundations using local soil for the cob. Sand and straw will be brought in. You will learn about materials selection and evaluation, mixing and cobbing techniques, and designing. Bring a hat, suntan lotion, towel, slip-ons (like zoris), perhaps a change of clothes, writing material such as a sketch book or notebook, a camera, etc. Also bring your own bag lunches and beverages. We will provide a booklet for each participant and hearty snacks and water. Materials, tools and supplies will be on site. The workshop will be a mix of hands-on (and feet in!), lecturettes, illustrations, photos, etc. A number of experienced cobbers will be on hand and much learning from one another will happen. Plan to use muscles you haven't flexed in a while - so have on hand Epsom Salts and/or Dr. Singh's Mustard Bath to soak yourself in afterwards. Alma de Mujer has camping facilities with showers at a very low cost, and simple two-bed rooms with bath for $35. Plan to arrive Thursday if you are traveling from out of town. For questions, registration and directions, phone Yvonne Hansen at 512/447-0459 or post to her at <GeminIdeas at greenbuilder.com> Keep on cobbin'! Yvonne Hansen GeminIdeas at greenbuilder.com" -- Yvonne Hansen GeminIdeas at greenbuilder.com Sustainable Building Calendar at http://www.greenbuilder.com -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sustainable Sources - Internet Solutions with an Environmental Perspective info at greenbuilder.com BBS 512.462.0633 Telnet://fc.greenbuilder.com:3000 WWW http://www.greenbuilder.com/
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