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Introduction to Straw Bale Building

Almost 40% of all energy used in the United States is for heat­ing, cooling and operating buildings. Nearly 10% more 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 from carbon sequestering materials like straw can help us live more sustainably. Learn how straw bale buildings are designed and built. Presentation includes details explaining construction techniques, options, and a look at a few of nearly 50, permitted, straw bale homes in Jackson County.

For prospective home owners, designers, architects, or contrac­tors interested in learning how straw bale buildings are designed and built.

Where: North Mountain Park Nature Center, Ashland, Oregon


Earlier Event: September 14
Clay Plaster Workshop
Later Event: January 23
Rainwater Catchment System Design