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EARTH OVEN IN BALI
Building a wood-fired oven for our family.
Ubud, Bali – Feb 7-15, 2012
LIVE-CULTURE CUISINE FERMENTATION WORKSHOP W/
MARY JANE EDLESON & SANDOR KATZ
We will be the chefs at this incredible 3-day workshop.
Ubud, Bali – Feb 17-19 2012
NATURAL PLASTERS WORKSHOP AT PRI
Join us for a free workshop on how to make and apply
earthen plasters to Portland’s first code approved straw-clay retrofit!
Portland, OR – March 25-26, 2012
OVEN BUILDING WORKSHOP AT THE DUCKPOND POTTERY
Learn how to build a super insulated wood-fired oven…
IN THE SHAPE OF A GUITAR!
Brevard, NC – April 14-15, 2012
MASONRY HEATER ASSOC. ANNUAL GATHERING
Our fourth year attending THE gathering of professional
heater and oven builders.
Little Switzerland, NC – April 16-22, 2012
WOOD-FIRED BARREL OVEN WORKSHOP
Create a masterpiece of gourmet outdoor cookery on this
beautiful family farm nestled in the Swannanoa River Valley.
Swannanoa, NC – April 26-29, 2012
NATURAL PLASTERS, PAINTS & PIGMENTS WORKSHOP
Learn traditional methods to make and apply earthen
plasters and paint. Make your walls beautiful!
Bandon, OR – July 16-17, 2012
THE VILLAGE BUILDING CONVERGENCE
An annual ten-day placemaking festival with free hands-on natural building education! Come to SE 8th and Sharret for the 3rd phase of Portland’s first code-approved straw-clay retrofit. Large scale cob sculpture, natural plasters and clay paints.
Portland, OR – May 25- June 3, 2012
BUILD A BARREL OVEN AT SWEET BRIAR FARM
Sebastian and Jeanna are getting married! This oven will be a part of their wedding celebration and then will live on to cook meals for their family and friends. Come learn how to make a beautiful oven in which to bake delicious bread and so much more. Contact email@example.com to register/learn more.
COMPLETE COB / REMODELING WITH COB
Learn to make and build with cob- foundations, walls, windows, doors, arches, roofs, details, shelving, furniture, earthen floors and more! This special 9-day intensive class not only covers all aspects of building with cob but also how to retrofit a building with straw-clay.
Bandon, OR – July 7- 15, 2012
APROVECHO’S SUSTAINABLE SHELTER WORKSHOP SERIES
A 7 week course designed to empower participants with the ability to design/build/renovate their own home using simple techniques and natural, vernacular materials. Learn to build from the ground up!
Cottage Grove, OR – July 30- Sept 14, 2012
OVEN BUILDING WORKSHOP AT WISE ACRES FARM
Learn how to build and use an earth oven (to cook anything in!)
at an amazing farm!
Pleasant Hill, OR – August 25-26, 2012
URBAN PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE
Come learn more about food systems and forest gardening, natural building techniques, urban ecology and foraging, plant propagation and grafting techniques, small scale energy systems, soil remediation, water harvesting, and community mapping and collaborative design methods.
Portland, OR – 8 weekends between June and Oct, 2012
Aprovecho’s Sustainable Shelter Workshop Series
Hear from students and staff about this unique hand-on education and training program.
Events hosted by others that we recommend:
- Jorge Belanko’s Natural Building Workshop
El Bolsón, Argentina, (March 5-11, 2012)
- Two natural building workshops at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage — check out their Timber Framing Workshop and Straw Bale Workshops!
- Cob workshops in Europe with master craftsman and excellent human being, Flemming AbrahamssonNew events are continually added.