[permaculture] Four in one cob workshop, compositing, cob, living roof and plaster

Ray Cirino cobanation at yahoo.com
Sun Jul 6 12:13:25 EDT 2008


 

Ray Cirino’s  Butt House Cob Workshop  

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 Why hasn’t anyone
really made a restroom fun and educational? How come when there is a composting
toilet made its hidden away in the woods with hardly any details to make it
last in your mind? 

 We plan on changing
all the myths and scary things that have been attached to resting in that room.
They call it that to avoid scaring people or calling it a bathroom to avoid dealing
with that so called problem. Well now you can help yourself in learning cob and
composting in our first cob workshop here at Water
 Woman Gardens.
Serious attention will be put to this structure and the importance of
composting. First it will resemble a butt so it’s easy to know what it is and
we all know what that does.  Second it
will have no smell except for gardenia, roses, mint, or lavender that surround
it. Third the hardware details will mimic the microbs that digest the
nutrients. The roof  a living roof  able to catch 
rainwater for the garden. The shape of the entrance uses the venturi
effect to stream a breeze in with an updraft from the passive solar glass
blocks heating the floor. Let’s make this workshop bring the right attention in
a fun way to solve the problems and myths of restrooms once and for all. Imagine what you can come up with for your space and have the skill to do it.


 

When: July 12-13

 

Where: 3983
  East Blvd. Mar Vista,
 CA 90066

 

How much: $100
for the weekend  

 

What to bring: Most
tools are here as we mostly use our hands. Make sure you bring a note pad, old
clothes-shoes, food for solar cooker (veggies), sense of humor and a friend.

 

Note: You are
invited for free after your initial class to continue the project including
plaster, living roof, fine woodworking, and composting techniques until the
butt is completed. For more information on all the things you’ll be learning
check out: http://people.tribe.net/raycirino/photos

 

Call: 818-834-7074
RSVP by sending check or money order to Ray Cirino

3983 East Blvd. Mar Vista, CA 90066 Deadline for signing up
is July 10. Maximum 30 cobbers.

 

Children welcome!  

 

The Great Challenges we now
face as a species present the very opportunities that are giving
birth to Ecological, Psychological, and Spiritual Sustainability.

 

 

 

 




      


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