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Knowledge Potluck Series 3: Earthships in Cold Climates

  • Feb 22, 2014 · 10:00 AM
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UPDATE (Sat. Feb. 22, 2am): I forgot to mention that it's a weekend, so there is free parking along city streets in the vicinity of the Daily Grind... Just don't pass west of Bronson, as that is the western boundary.


The third in our Knowledge Potluck Series- meetings in which we come together to share what we know about a given topic in an informal way.

This time we will talk about the adaptations necessary to building comfortable Earthship homes in our local cold winter climate. The chill of February will give us the perfect setting to thinking about what steps we have to take in order to ensure warmth and coziness.

Whether you've already built or are in the process of building and can tell us how you've made these adaptations; whether you just happen to know a lot about this topic; or if  you don't know a thing but simply want to learn about this, feel free to join us.

Agata will bring along Michael Reynolds' Earthship Vol. I & III and will ask the owners of the homes we visited on our Road Trips how they have adapted to our cold winters in their designs.

An upstairs room at the The Daily Grind will be our meeting place once again on account of their super-friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere and yummy coffee, baked goods and varied breakfast menu. They've got a lot of gluten free items to sample too...

See you there!

~ There is a $25 room fee, so be prepared to throw a toonie into the pot to help cover the cost. Thanks!

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  • Guy S.

    It was nice meeting everyone. Looking forward to future events!

    February 24, 2014

  • Suzane

    I really enjoyed this meeting. It seems like we all have an interest in the environment, and as Bob mentioned, we all have different parts of the puzzle to offer the group. So cool! Thank you Bob and Hilary for you experience and knowledge, and Agata for teaching and organizing.

    February 23, 2014

  • Sébastien B.

    It was nice to meet everyone yesterday! Thanks Agata for organising and uploading the photos! :) Looking forward to getting to know folks more and learning more about earthships.

    February 23, 2014

  • Agata

    An important meeting outlining the imperatives of adapting the Earthship vessel to our long, very cold winter/short summer climate. Really good information from a few sources. Great discussions around the needs/desires behind striving towards Earthship living and an amicable atmosphere amongst new members and surprise guests. Thank you all for the energy, curiosity, knowledge and experiences you all brought to yesterday's table. It was a pleasure. Some notes are to come. Please click on 'More', and then 'Files' to access these. I've posted a few photos... if anyone does not wish to have their photo posted, please let me know and I will rectify the situation. See you all next time!

    February 23, 2014

  • Michelle V.

    Great first meeting for me.

    1 · February 22, 2014

  • Agata

    HELLO EVERYONE ON THE WAITLIST: I am truly sorry that we won't be able to accommodate all of you tomorrow. As I mentioned in a comment below, an attempt will be made to revisit this event. I have taken note of the names on the Waitlist and you will be the first to be contacted when it is posted, so that you may be assured a spot next time. Within about a week I'll do a write up of the information I will present tomorrow and upload it. You will be able to find this item by clicking on 'More', then 'Files' and then on the 'KPS3: Earthships in Cold Climates' title. Other speakers may wish to type up and upload files of their info too, so you will at the very least get a feel for what we talked about. Once again, I apologize for the exclusion, and hope you will join us next time.

    February 22, 2014

  • Suzane

    Hi Agata, would we be able to go to a bigger place? I hate to think that anyone would be missing out.

    1 · February 16, 2014

    • Suzane

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts about the space and how it affects the energy of the group, that is very important. I'm sure that its not easy to find the right location if the size of the group varies. With positive intentions I believe that things will manifest as they need to. :)

      February 17, 2014

    • Agata

      Thank you, Suzane.

      February 21, 2014

  • Agata

    Hi everyone- there's only room for so many at the Daily Grind, where we'll be meeting, and there's a big Waitlist, so please- if you know you won't be able to make it, adjust your RSVP. That way, your place will not go to waste.

    February 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry for the short notice. Will have to cancel. Really wish I could have made this one.

    February 7, 2014

    • Agata

      Hey Dan- I guess you didn't get my email... the event was rescheduled to Sat. Feb. 22- same place, same time. Hope you can make it then.

      February 10, 2014

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    January 15, 2014

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