Saturday, February 24, 2007

Bloomington (IN) Permaculture Guild Series

Bloomington (IN) Permaculture Guild Series
Contact Rhonda at 812-320-9136 to register.

March 31, 2007 Introduction to Permaculture
with Peter Bane and Rhonda Baird, $75
Foundation Ethics and Principles.

April 14, 2007 Propagating Plants
with Keith Johnson, $75
Multiplying plants is easier than you think. Topics covered will include:
direct seeding, transplants, planting, divisions, layering, grafting, taking cuttings, and more. Students will take home new plants for their gardens.

May 19 & 20, 2007 Water Catchment:
Building Ferro-cement Tanks

with Peter Bane & Keith Johnson $150
Learn to capture this scarce and precious resource in tanks you can build yourself. This hands-on event will cover everything you need to know about constructing a 10,000 gallon rainwater tank at Keith and Peter's home in Bloomington.

August 4, 2007 Foundations for Natural Buildings
with Keith Johnson & Peter Bane $75
Hands-on class creating a new foundation for a timber frame, straw-clay infilled chicken coop / tool shed with rubble trench and urbanite. This 5,000 year old technology was used to create the Pantheon and most other ancient buildings of Europe.

August 11 & 12, 2007 Straw - Clay Walls for Natural Buildings
with Keith Johnson & Peter Bane $150
This hands-on class will install new highly insulative, fire-resistant walls for a timber frame chicken coop / tool shed.
Centuries-old strategies for today. Basic grounding in theory and technique. Slide show showing many natural building styles and practices.

September 29, 2007 Earth Plasters for Natural Buildings
with Peter Bane and Keith Johnson $75
Learn to create and apply beautiful earth plasters over straw - clay walled chicken coop / tool shed. Various recipes and finishes will be discussed.

Contact Rhonda at 812-320-9136 to register.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Keith,
    I'm new in town and interested in natural building and gardening. I'm looking for a cheap/free source of rock or even urbanite and noticed you're using it for the August workshop. I hope to be there to learn more, but in the meantime can you point me in the right direction to find some for my own uses?
    Any help is appreciated.