Intro to Rammed Earth Building
Desert Sky Music, Art & Sustainability Festival In collaboration with Harmony & Health Foundation and Earth Prototypes offer a two day “Intro to Rammed Earth Building” workshop on both May 16 & 17 from 9am – 3pm.
Building with Earth provides us with a deep connection to the land and is an abundant resource of the Sonoran Desert. Come learn how to build 4′ x 8′ Rammed Earth sections and how to install form work, tamping techniques and their specialized tools, along with soil composition and proper wetness.
Students will learn: The basics of Suitable soil selection, soil/cement ratios and how much water is needed, mixing techniques, ramming Method, and simple Formwork design and installation.
Location: Desert Sky Festival Grounds at Harmony & Health Eco‐Village, adjacent to 13554 W. Sacred Earth Way, Tucson, AZ.
Tuition: $40 for the weekend or $25 ‐ per day.