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Free Earth Plaster Workshop
Join us at Sky Mountain Permaculture for this hands on, two day workshop where you will learn how to apply clay plasters and make an earthen floor for our earthbag dome. In this workshop you will learn: *The basics of mixing earth plasters using locally sourced and natural materials *How to apply the base and finish plaster coats *How to make earthen floors Please bring your own lunch and work boots, gloves, a hat and wear clothes that can get very dirty. Water and snacks will be provided. Instructors: Coin Gillespie of Polecraft Solutions, Mendocino County He has dedicated himself to the study and mindful application of Natural Building, Permaculture Design, Eco-forestry, and Sociology. Elegant round-pole timber frame with straw bale infill constructions with robust contoured plasters are his specialty and have been featured in many of the projects he has led. Alden Hough, Sky Mountain Permaculture He is a Permaculture designer and educator and has led the construction the earthbag dome we will be working on.

Sky Mountain Permaculture

2855 Cordrey Drive · Escondido, CA

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What we're about

"Permaculture is an ecological design system for sustainability in all aspects of human endeavor. It teaches us how to build natural homes, grow our own food, restore diminished landscapes and ecosystems, catch rainwater, build communities and much more." (Quoted from

We love to get our hands dirty in a healthy, organic soil. We care about our planet and people. We lovingly tend to the land and try to minimize our impact on it in everything that we do. Help us build a permaculture presence and develop permaculture projects together in our homes, gardens, and County. Join us now!

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We have a quarterly CORE Permaculture event where we try to get together the movers and shakers of Permaculture and make decisions affecting the group there. Please attend at least our CORE meetings as often as you can to increase the cohesiveness of this group. We keep our CORE meetings free, except for the big Convergences (one or two a year) which are amazing all-day or multi-day events with lots of speakers.

We are growing strong in numbers and with your help we will grow stronger!

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By choice, though, we do not accept events for animal slaughtering in this group, as many of our members are vegan or vegetarians.

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