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Summer Conference on Natural Building and Permaculture

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  • gregoryjohnsonpublic
    BUILD  HERE  NOW! 2003 A NATURAL BUILDING AND PERMACULTURE CONVERGENCE July 6 - 13, 2003at the Lama Foundation Taos County, New Mexico$475Lama?s 5th
    Message 1 of 1 , May 7, 2003
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      BUILD  HERE  NOW! 2003
      A NATURAL BUILDING AND PERMACULTURE CONVERGENCE
      July 6 - 13, 2003

      at the Lama Foundation
      Taos County, New Mexico

      $475

      Lama?s 5th annual BUILD HERE NOW! will be an exposition of cutting-edge mod=
      els for
      natural building, permaculture, appropriate technology  and community-build=
      ing 
      applications.  Twenty or more professionals in diverse and related fields o=
      f expertise
      will present a week-long consortium of hands-on workshops.

      FEATURED TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:

      NATURAL BUILDING                            
      *  Designing a Healthy Home
      *  Passive Solar Design
      *  Sustainable Timber Harvesting
      *  Timber Framing
      *  Straw Bale Wall Building
      *  Cob Construction
      *  Straw-Clay Infill
      *  Earthbag and Rubble Trench Foundations
      *  Earthen Plasters & Floors


      PERMACULTURE
      *  Permaculture Principles and Practice
      *  Watershed Management and French Drains
      *  Fire Ecology, Erosion Control and Forest Restoration
      *  Native Medicinal Herbs
      *  Road and Path Design
      *  Urban Permaculture


      APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY
      *  Photovoltaic Electric Systems
      *  Composting Toilets
      *  Designing Biological Waste Treatment Systems
      *  Rainwater Catchment


      COMMUNITY BUILDING
      *  Eco-Village Design
      *  Communication Skills and Mediation
      *  Community Building
      *  Spiritual Practices such as meditation, yoga and Dances of Universal Pea=
      ce

      * * *

      The Lama Foundation is located on 105 acres of high alpine forest in the Sa=
      ngre de
      Cristo Mountains north of Taos. Situated at 8600 feet elevation, Lama overl=
      ooks a
      breathtaking  panorama of the Rio Grande Valley and ancient volcanic skylin=
      e.  We
      offer rustic facilities, clean air and delicious vegetarian meals.  We acco=
      mmodate most
      people in our tenting area, although some dorm space may be available on a =
      first-
      come, first-served basis.  

      Work trades for half-tuition attendance are still available.
      Some Summer Staff positions are also open.
      For more information, see our website www.lamafoundation.org

      To contact us, email registrar@...
      or call 505-586-1269
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