Join Uncle Mud and Ray Cirino and Leah Gage in magical Ojai California for an adventure in wellness. A year after the disastrous Thomas Fire came within feet of destroying their homes folks are still suffering from smoke inhalation--not because of the fire, but because the old inefficient wood stoves they depend on to keep warm are so dirty you can see the air you are trying to breathe. We will be building super clean burning, efficient Rocket Mass Heaters to replace them using scrap metal and "cob" made from the local sandy clay soil. This is a hands-on workshop. We will learn how to use the tools and materials and theories by cutting and shaping and sculpting working Rocket Heaters. We will feed ourselves from the local bounty of this working Permaculture farm with the help of Ray's 11 foot tall dragon pizza oven "Sparky" and other amazing solar and rocket powered gadgets. We will see how biochar produced in Ray's cookers is regenerating the soil, then soak away our work in a rocket heater powered hot tub. We will camp and dance and drum, practice yoga and healthy mindfulness with Leah, explore the river in search of hot springs, peek at hand made tiny houses, poop stink-free in a biochar composting toilet, and generally have a great time. Some of us might not even go home until Monday or Tuesday, but if you can come early you can join us Thursday for a tour of LA's best aerospace junkyards in search of real rocket parts to incorporate into our rocket heaters. $399 fee includes the workshop, camping, fresh vegetarian-friendly food, and all the fun you can manage. A limited number of participants will be able to build and take home their own portable "Cottage Rocket" heater for an additional materials fee of $350. Email email@example.com
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