[permaculture] The sixth annual Natural Building and Sustainable Living Sunday, July 26 through Saturday, August 1, 2009 Thunder Mountain - Bath, New York
Wesley Roe and Santa Barbara Permaculture Network
lakinroe at silcom.com
Sat Jun 13 15:56:39 EDT 2009
The sixth annual! ~ * ~ Seven full days!
Sunday, July 26 through Saturday, August 1, 2009
hosted by The PeaceWeavers :: Thunder Mountain - Bath, New York
From natural building and permaculture techniques
to water and energy conservation . . . from
alternative fuels to sourcing your food locally
. . . this event is important for everyone
concerned about how their lifestyle impacts our
It's the sixth year that the PeaceWeavers have
hosted this family-friendly event at the Thunder
Mountain Retreat Center near Bath, New York,
offering very full days of teaching, learning,
building, and networking. Top experts, authors,
educators, innovators, designers, and builders
offer hands-on experience and educational
presentations with "close to the earth" building
materials and lifestyle choices.
But in the end, there's one really important
thing that makes these events amazing. Sure,
there's all kinds of new, fun, valuable things to
learn - tactile, hands-in-the-mud stuff that you
just don't get from the books or the internet.
Sure, people can pick up tricks and tips to save
precious days and months of misdirected time and
effort, as well as thousands of dollars of
misspent money, on their own projects and in
their lives. Sure, there's the great food, the
beautiful natural setting, the music, and so much
more. But in the end, the most rewarding and
inspiring thing is the rare privilege of being
with so many talented, smart, caring, willing,
extraordinary people... some of whom just happen
to be world-class natural builders, sustainable
thinkers, and do-gooders. It's the people - all
of them - who come together at Thunder Mountain
that are the best thing of all.
Join us for our 6th Natural Building Colloquium!
- a hands-on event with an emphasis on natural
building and sustainable living in the
northeastern climate. Meet and be inspired by
some of the movement's foremost natural builders,
designers, and sustainable living educators.
Workshops, demonstrations, and presentations include such topics as:
Strawbale · cob · cordwood · timber framing ·
earth sheltered buildings · straw-clay infill ·
permaculture · community-supported agriculture ·
living roofs · thatching · renewable energy
(wind, solar, and more) · natural plasters &
finishes · building with hemp · alternative fuels
· log cabin construction · international building
projects · building codes · and much more...
(Presenters, workshops, & presentations are subject to change.)
· On-site camping and all meals (vegan) are included
· Arrive between 1-5 pm on Sunday, July 26th to set up camp;
opening ceremonies are at 5:00, with dinner and an evening
presentation to follow
· Event ends mid-afternoon on Saturday, August 1st
Register early for substantial savings!
Before June 1st
Before July 15th
After July 15th
· 50% deposit due at time of registration - balance due by July 15th.
· * Must be accompanied by an adult; otherwise college prices apply.
· Deposit less $150 processing fees refundable through July 15;
no refunds after this date.
· Visa/MC/Discover/AMEX accepted.
Link to the registration form (.doc format).
Contact the PeaceWeavers at 607-776-4060
or pw at PeaceWeavers.com
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