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Advanced COB SCULPTING Workshop!! ((NOR-CAL)) June 9-12

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Imagine a world where all people are empowered not only to dream their homes into existence, but are actually able to independently create that vision. Imagine that your home can be harvested from nature and without toxic inputs!

In this 4-day workshop, you will work in and around a full-sized cob structure in progress, with a chance to explore advanced cob construction in three dimensions and to apply your own curiosity and inquiries to what happens next. Hands-on learning will focus on: roof construction and attachment to cob walls, trouble-shooting and repair of cob and bale-cob construction, preparation and application of basic earthen plaster and natural paint finishes, and may include making and installing an arched wooden door. Other topics to be discussed in detail and in context of full-scale cob house construction include foundation work with natural stone, installing earthen floors, making wall openings such as windows and doors, supporting cob above windows and doors, and ways of making cob arches and columns.

Our project is “Grandma’s Shoe House.” YES, it is shaped like a shoe! Ultimately, the Shoe House will serve as a children’s play area, a meditation space, and a place to gather in circle. More info at www.goldenrocksfarm.com.

On deeply nurturing lands, Golden Rocks Permaculture offers community, scenic views, gardens, rural camping, outdoor camping kitchen and outdoor shower for student visitors. Workshops are inclusive of a loving mid-day meal from our organic gardens daily. Coffee, tea and spring water is provided as well.

Cost for the full 4-day workshop is $245 and includes organic lunches daily from the gardens and onsite camping at beautiful Golden Rocks Permaculture Farm located in Middletown, Lake County, CA.

Resident cobber, Brenda Quintero will be joined by Cob Cottage trained instructors Melissa and Shawn Rae King. For more info, visit their website at http://buildingbythehandful.blogspot.com/

Families welcome! Attendees under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Work trade, one scholarship, and group discounts available! Contact goldenrocksfarm@gmail.com for opportunities.

Prerequisite: Students should have previous cob experience. We will not be teaching cob basics at this workshop.
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