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[Cob] early bird registration date March 2nd - Sheltership Natural Building Intensive - Quail Springs Permaculture - Southern CaliforniaQuail Springs Permaculture info at quailsprings.org
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early bird discounted registration date coming up March 2nd for natural building apprenticeship! ********************** Sheltership: six-week natural building apprenticeship a program of Quail Springs Permaculture with Sasha Rabin of Vertical Clay and Paul Swenson of Quail Springs Dates: April 29- June 8, 2012 Sheltership is a six-week intensive apprenticeship and journey into the creation of a small shelter from start to finish, using natural materials, at a beautiful location in the Southern California mountains. Sasha Rabin of Vertical Clay and Paul Swenson of Quail Springs will lead a small group of individuals who are passionate to learn and explore. Although welcome, experience with natural building is not necessary. With natural building materials and applications as our focus, we will also explore the beauty of natural materials in how they connect us to so many other aspects of our lives often offering a more holistic approach to living simply. During this six-week intensive apprenticeship, we will build a small shelter (less than 120 square feet) from start to as close to finish as possible, using a variety of earthen materials and applications. The educational emphasis will be on student’s developing a keen understanding of the materials, so they can develop insight into the best possible way to use each of the materials/applications for specific building needs and individual situations. We will focus on building with earth, including clay soil, sand, stone and straw. These materials will be used in a variety of applications, including: cob, light straw clay (slip-straw), wattle and daub, earth bag, earthen plasters, poured earthen floor, and some woodwork. The learning process will primarily be a hands-on study ethic, with lecture worked in through the day in usually under one-hour sessions. We will offer inspiring slideshows, as well as a field trip to visit natural buildings in the region. Sheltership will weave within our local community, interfacing with various farm and garden activities, community gatherings and special events, day to day community care, preparation and sharing of meals, music and storytelling, explorations of the area watershed and wildlands, and more! More about Sheltership’s facilitating teachers Sasha Rabin has been building and teaching to build with natural materials since co-founding Seven Generations Natural Builders in 2002. Partner in Vertical Clay natural building company, she lives and works at a suburban permaculture and natural building home demonstration site in El Sobrante, California. www.verticalclay.com Paul Swenson practices land stewardship & natural building as one of the founding team at Quail Springs Permaculture. He has been practicing and teaching natural building since 2005. Paul’s teaching style is empowering and puts people at ease, with an emphasis on self- discovery, enjoyment, and creating beauty. www.quailsprings.org Registration Information As the intensive is limited to 10 participants, we advise those interested inquire early. The cost of the intensive includes tuition, materials, meals and tent camping nearby $2,600 (deposit of $500 holds your space) $2,200 early bird rate, for payment in full by March 2, 2012 Limited partial work trade positions are available, please ask for an application! Payment plans may be requested as well. Please ask about Couples/Family rates. Contact: info at quailsprings.org or 805-886-7239 for more information or to request an application Kolmi Majumdar kolmi at quailsprings.org Kolmi Majumdar Programs Manager Quail Springs Permaculture web: www.quailsprings.org email: info at quailsprings.org Upcoming Events Sheltership: Natural Building Apprenticeship April 29-June 8 Permaculture Design Course for International Development June 18-July 1 Sustainable Vocations for youth (15-24 yrs) July 25-August 11
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