Sonoran Permaculture Guild Workshops

posted Thursday, October 14, 2010        

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010- Natural Building and Passive Solar Design – This workshop includes hands on work with straw bales, adobe blocks, mud based plasters, cement based plasters, and cob. We’ll do hands on building of small structures like benches and walls – projects that you can easily do at your own place to create beautiful outdoor spaces. We’ll cover briefly the building codes related to these materials used in larger projects, and look at the main principles of good passive solar design. Location: Central Tucson location about a mile and a half north of downtown Tucson. Time: 9AM to 4:30PM Cost: $69 – includes all course materials and handouts.  Contact Dan Dorsey at dorsey@dakotacom.net or visit www.sonoranpermaculture.org for more info on all of our upcoming classes.

Saturday, November 6th, 2010 – Complete Hands on Water Harvesting -  Learning how to use rainfall and storm water run-off is one of the keys to developing a sustainable and lush landscape. In this hands on workshop we will install a water cistern, learn how to read the water situation on a site, and do basic calculations on the water flow available. We will install basic earthworks to hold water on site, and talk about contours, plant selection, and mulching. Location: Central Tucson location about a mile and a half north of downtown Tucson. Time: 9AM to 4:30PM Cost: $69 includes all class materials and handouts. Contact Dan Dorsey at dorsey@dakotacom.net or visit www.sonoranpermaculture.org for more info on all of our upcoming classes.



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