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Building Sustainable Homes with Straw Bales

Almost 40% of all energy used in the United States is for heating, cooling,and powering buildings, and an additional 10% is used to manufacture construction materials; building a new home is one of the most environmentally costly things we do because it has immediate and ongoing impacts! Energy efficient homes made with carbon sequestering materials like straw can help us live more sustainably. Learn how straw bale buildings are designd and built. Presentation includes details explaining construction techniques and options, with several images from Jackson County's nearly forty permitted straw bale homes.

Ashland North Mountain Park Nature Center.  Please register online or call the NatureCenter at 541-488-6606.