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Green Building and Straw Bale Basics

  • 07 Sep 2018
  • 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • 09 Sep 2018
  • 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • Big Pine, CA
  • 12


  • Friday Sept 7 5pm to Sunday Sept 9 5pm

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3 day Green Building and Straw Bale Basics, Big Pine Sept 7-9

Come learn about green building and straw bale building at this 3 day workshop hosted by the Big Pine Tribal Environmental Department. Presentation topics will cover alternative building materials, heating and cooling, interiors (lights, walls, flooring), landscaping, and how to conserve water and electricity. Participants will also have the opportunity to get hands-on experience in the construction of a straw bale garden shed. We will install straw bales and plaster with natural plaster. A mix of instruction time, hands on experience will provide you with the basic knowledge of green building to plan your own project.

Instructors are long time straw bale and plaster experts, Athena and Bill Steen from The Canelo Project, David Eisenberg from the DCAT (Development Center for Appropriate Technology), and Art Ludwig from Oasis Design!

The goal of the workshop is to accommodate every participant’s interests and skill level; each participant can expect to rotate through presentations and hands-on construction activities. Participants should be 18 years or older, but youth are welcome if accompanied at all times by a parent or guardian.

Space is limited!


  • $150. Register by Sept 5
  • Price includes lunch and snacks during workshop
  • Attendees receive another year of CASBA membership


We will have a bathroom facility on site. There are campsite, hotels/motels, Air BNBs just minutes away. Information to these will be provided in the attendee confirmation letter.  Site location, driving instruction and other information are provided with confirmation of registration.


Sign up now to reserve your spot!

For additional Workshop info contact Jenna Yu at or 510-541-7753

CASBA is fiscally sponsored by the Tides Center, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.

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