Gene and Nancy Cushion live near Van Alstyne, Texas, and have built a straw bale home on 22 acres of mostly wooded land in the southeastern corner of in Grayson County. Using approximately 450 two string wheat straw bales specifically cut and baled for placement into the exterior walls, the overall project from ground breaking to move in was completed in a little under one year. Acting as the General Contractor, the couple extensively researched the construction techniques and participated in local projects to gain experience. Nancy is a nurse with a local children's hospital and Gene is a technical consultant for a worldwide IT services Company. Come to the meeting and learn about their unique house.
Free. 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 12, Dallas Sierra Club at REI Dallas
The Dallas Sierra Club meets at the REI store on the west-bound LBJ/I-635 service road between Welch Road and Midway Road (west of the Dallas North Tollway, next to Guitar Center). The address is REI, 4515 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway, Dallas, TX 75244; phone[masked] 5989. The meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. in the Guadalupe Peak room (upstairs). From 6:30 to 7:00, you can enjoy snacks and refreshments as you wander among various issue booths to pick up information and talk with Sierra Club members and leaders. Here is a link to a map: http://www.dallassierraclub.org/page.htm?generalmeeting Contact Kirk Miller,[masked] [masked]
The Dallas Sierra Club is a conservation organization whose purpose is to explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the Earth. We are part of America's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization, which was founded over 100 years ago.