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Earth Building with Agari Farm - Dani Wolff and Earl Boyd

An introduction to the earth building concept. Come and play with materials that make up what you need to build your own regenerative home! We'll explore testing, cob, mud bricks & appropriate passive design. The second workshop we will get muddy & go deeper into cob & mud bricks & will create our own community project, a mini earth structure!

Why do we build with earthen materials? We will go into detail about what we need such as sand, clay, straw, and how to turn it into a home. We will discuss sourcing materials, appropriate technology & the design process for earthen homes. We will get to know the materials by playing with them then combining them on tarps, taking our shoes off & stomping the materials to make cob. In the second workshop we will make the cob material into mud brick forms so people can see how to make their own at home. This workshop will be a chance to ask a lot of questions & we can share our experience & advice on any personal upcoming projects.This is an amazing, sensual, hands on community experience!

Suitable for: all ages

Duration: 120 minutes

Presenters: Dani Wolff and Earl Boyd


Bio

Dani and Earl currently teach natural building all over Australia, and have been in USA, Canada, Africa & New Zealand for the past 4 years. Dani comes from an architecture background, runs Agari Permaculture Farm & is now teaching workshops full time. Earl is an earth builder, mud enthusiast & carpenter from Motueka who also teaches Agari workshops. They range from a weekend to 6 weeks long depending on the project - they teach straw bale, earth ships, cob, mud bricks & many other techniques as well as alternative living ideas such as community, permaculture andfermentation.


Weblinks

www.agarifarm.org

 

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"Presenting & sharing our knowledge through festivals helps us to inspire & empower the collective consciousness to realise they can live a more sustainable, regenerative & healthy lifestyle in community! We are so passionate about our work, combining it with such an amazing festival is a dream come true!"
 

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