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[Cob] Summer Cob in Midwest?phil phawn1 at excite.com
Thu Feb 23 16:33:26 PST 2006
It may be a bit far but we will be offering several workshops over the next five months or so. See below for more info and email me if you need to know more. _____________________________________ Natural Building Workshops Scheduled Workshops for the public have been scheduled for the months of March, April and May. These events will center on the new solar shed/natural building lab under construction in the eco-village. Saturday March 18: Earthbag Wall Earthbag is the tried and true sandbag method of building bunkers and levies converted to use in a building. In this workshop participants will learn how to stack bags so that they are stable and also learn how to apply a first cob plaster coat. Saturday March 25: Slipstraw Wall Slipstraw is straw coated with clay slip (much like tossing a salad) that is forced into forms that make up a wall. The forms are removed when full and after a period of drying the wall is ready for plaster. Participants will learn how to build framing to support the slipstraw, how to mix the slipstraw and pack it into forms. Saturday April 15: Cordwood Wall with Clarke Snell Cordwood is a method of building where equal lengths of wood (new, recycled or cast off) are mortared together with the end grain showing. The final result looks much like a stone wall. Berea College will be hosting the author and green building expert Clarke Snell who will conduct this workshop. Saturday April 29: Living Roof A living roof or green roof system helps control and filter storm water, helps insulate, and provides green space that is otherwise destroyed by building. Brad Rowe of Michigan State Universitys horticulture department will be teaching the workshop with a public seminar the day before on April 28. Saturday May 6: Cob Wall Cob is a very old method of building where clay and sand are mixed with straw to form walls. Very durable, these buildings can last for hundreds or in some cases a thousand years. Participants in the event will learn the cob basics of mixing and building. All workshops will require a registration fee which will cover the cost of food and miscellaneous materials. The fee will be $5.00 for students and $10.00 for all others. For more details email phillip-hawn at berea.edu ______________________________________ Phil Hawn, Student of Sustainability and Environmental Studies at Berea College http://www.berea.edu/sens/ --- On Mon 02/20, < carmenkittiecat at aim.com > wrote: From: [mailto: carmenkittiecat at aim.com] To: coblist at deatech.com Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 15:55:38 -0500 Subject: [Cob] Summer Cob in Midwest? I'm in St. Louis, MO. Does anyone know of any cob (and/or strawbale) activities in the Midwest this summer? I've looked around to no avail, not sure if I'm searching correctly. Any help would be greatly appreciated.Thanks,Carmen________________________________________________________________________Check Out the new free AIM(R) Mail -- 2 GB of storage and industry-leading spam and email virus protection._______________________________________________Coblist mailing listCoblist at deatech.comhttp://www.deatech.com/mailman/listinfo/coblist _______________________________________________ Join Excite! - http://www.excite.com The most personalized portal on the Web!
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