Fwd: EarthWorkshop March 31-April 2

Verne L. Chinampas moistearth at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 22 23:09:11 EST 2001

This guy Skip is an AMAZING earth artist and wildman. I'll be there.

News Release Date: March 21
Contact: Andrea Rolston <andrea at ecojai.org> 805-646-1136

Earthworkshop and Celebration March 31-April 2

(Ojai, CA) -- "Earth, Stone, and Water" a unique weekend earthwork 
celebration happens March 31-April 2 at a permaculture home and garden
near Ojai. Sponsored by Ecospirit, an educational non-profit community 
organization, this participatory "earthworkshop" features legendary
environmental artist  and kiva builder Skip Schuckmann with a
consortium of progressive designers  using abundant local resources.
Join us by going "down and in" to uncover the earth's beauty for solar,
thermal, and interpersonal benefits. Special  guest instructors
covering a diversity of earthwork techniques include Gerhard Steineger,
Stephen Gates, Martin Hoffman, and Jason Stahlheber.

Special event highlights are organic meals prepared by Andrea Rolston's
"Temple Cuisine" featuring homegrown heirloom foods. Comfortable 
overnight guest accommodations Saturday and Sunday nights are available

for the first 12 people to register, with creek access, yoga space, and
hot  tubbing freely available. Bring good footware and gloves as we 
collaborate hands-on with sand, soil, stone, plants, and water.

Event begins with special EcoVariety Night entertainment which is open 
to the public, Saturday March 31 at 7pm,  at the new organic cafe:
Farmer and  Cook, 339 W. El Roblar, Meiners Oaks. Suggested donation $3

Workshop beakfast is 8:30am Sunday, and activities begin 9:15am with 
guided design demonstrations, collaboration, and implementation of
earthwork practices and materials.

Lunch is noon-1pm followed by a variety of experiential activities 
creating  a magical subterranean space for residential comforts and

Celebration dinner and social firecircle with music is at 6pm.
Overnight guests enjoy an informal breakfast Monday 8am, and guests are
welcome to continue collaborating on the project Monday and through the

This will be fun!

Event Fees are sliding scale, suggested $49 per day for full 
accomodations and meals. Barter-exchange is possible if completed prior
to event.

Register by sending a check to: Ecospirit, PO Box 1766, Ojai, CA 93024 
For more info, email: andrea at ecojai.org or phone (805)646-1136


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