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Super fun Cob and MOSAIC work party

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INTRO TO COB and MORE ADVANCED PLASTERING TECHNIQUES AND USE OF
RECYCLED DISHES AND TILES IN MOSAIC

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www.flickr.com/photos/824...4082914376/

A unique Urban Cob Building Work Party that will prove to be fun and
stimulating for ALL SKILL LEVELS.

Los Angeles Friday, Sat and Sun March 28-30, 2008

WHAT IS INCLUDED ?

You Can Learn In Just 3 Days How To:

* Build with Cob, a traditional mixture of earth, water, sand and
straw and an additional new secret ingredient. * Reduce labor using
innovative mixing techniques* Design using nutrient and water flow
concepts*Select building materials and determine the best mixture for
a given soil.
* Properly mix and properly apply plasterl
* Mosaic using favorite broken dishes and coffee mugs
* Sculpt a raised bed with built-in seating areas. * Evaluate natural
alternatives for your own garden * Reduce your dependency on money
and ecologically harmful practices.
* Avoid costly mistakes many novice builders make.
*Share , workshop graduates will be invited to duplicate learnings
and share with others..


SIGN ME UP ! $60 Fee includes up to 2 days of instruction, intensive

hands-on learning. (Discounted rate of $40 for advanced reservation)
Reserve your spot via email or phone.

L.A@earthlink.net
323 463 4541

Location:
133 south gramercy place
90004

Do come and join us expecting to work hard, and to make
lasting friendships. For all ages and abilities.

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OUR INSTRUCTOR:

Ray Cirino is a natural and patient teacher who inspires us all with
his extensive knowledge, skill, experience and esthetic. A creative
sustainable artist, inventor, builder and permaculture practitioner
who has designed hybrid stoves, street furniture and houses for over
a decade. Balancing function and beauty, Ray has something new and
innovative for us once again!

RAISED BEDS MADE OF RAMMED EARTH:

About cob It is a technique for building structures using clay, straw
and sand. It won't rot, can't burn down and bugs won't eat it. Earth
is one of the oldest building materials on the planet and still the
most common.

Currently, cob is enjoying a revival of interest where many have led
the way in researching and teaching this healthy, easy to learn,
environmentally sustainable technology.

Sculpt your own raised veggie beds using your hands and inexpensive
non-toxic natural materials. No power tools or previous building
experience required. You will find a cool late winter workshop the
perfect time to engage sculpting with Cob. We intend to make
tremendous organized progress in this practical and condensed 2 day
workshop.

Cob workshops are for gaining experience, and we have lots to share.
Newbie’s are encouraged to ask questions during work party's
progress...for more info contact us at L.A@earthlink.net to hold your
place and to receive announcements surrounding this event..

Rammed Earth A technique where we form the cob beds using perforated
metal.

RAISED BEDS OUT OF COB ? ! ? Has this been done before ?

Tried cob beds that incorporate Permaculture philosophy of landscape
design, ecological concepts, common sense, and other ways of living
more in tune with the resources of the earth.

Our innovative trials have withstood 3 years of weathering and we are
now ready to share our findings with you.

TRANSIT FRIENDLY LOCATION:

Mid-Wilshire with its rich diversity is buzzing with activity,
excitement and new developments. A lovely area to visit in March, and
the location for this workshop has excellent access to public
transportation ( 4 blocks from Wilshire/Western Metro Train, 1 block
from major bus lines). Near corner of 3rd and Western 90004.

Build, Create, Sculpt, GROW . . . .


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