Essentials of Natural Building
Join us for an informative and practical introduction to the essentials of Natural Building.
Cob and Earthen Plaster represent a simple, sustainable, appropriate and entirely available resource for Vancouver residents. With a media-rich and design focused presentation followed by a hands-on session, you will learn the essentials of working with this ancient material and ways to incorporate its use into your life.
Topics covered include:
- Rock and Urbanite Foundations
- Post and Beam Construction
- Earthen Plaster
- A Pattern Language
- Urban Cob and Earthen Plaster applications
Time: 9:00am – 4pm
Location: UBC Farm Centre (go to: http://www.landfood.ubc.ca/ubcfarm/ for directions)
Date(s): July 11th OR July 18th (Choose a date that works best for you)
Maximum participants: 15
Instructor: James Richardson
Cost: $40 + $1 processing fee
What to bring: Clothes you don’t mind getting quite muddy, and hands and feet ready for stomping in the mud; writing and design materials (pens, pencils and a creative spirit); potluck lunch item to share.
James Richardson is currently engaged in a Masters of Advance Studies of Landscape Architecture at UBC exploring urban form and sustainable food systems. He has co-taught Permaculture workshops at OUR Ecovillage, B.C., Lost Valley Education Centre, OR, University of Northern British Columbia and University of Victoria. James brings an experiential flare to his teachings, following a teaching career in Canada, New Zealand, and the United States. James has studied Permaculture, natural building, biodynamic farming and community and brings to UBC Farm a deep understanding of the art and science of sustainability.
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