|Where:||Ravenhill Herb Farm: 1330 Mount Newton X Rd, Saanichton, BC www.ravenhillherbfarm.ca|
|When:||July 22 - 23, 2017 10:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Cost:||Regular – $235 (Early Bird – $225, until June 9) PRC Student/Alumni* (credit) – $235 (Early Bird – $225, until June 9) PRC Student/Alumni (audit)** – $150 (Early Bird – $125, until June 9)|
Learn how to create and apply non-toxic finishes to a variety of surfaces using local, natural materials. We will spend this weekend focusing on base coats for Light Clay, Cob, and conventional wall surfaces. There will be a lot of hands-on application, and the weekend will provide a good base of understanding of how to get a variety of wall systems ready for final plasters such as earthen plaster, lime plaster, clay paints (alis), milk paints, and more. For a more complete learning experience, participants are encouraged to take Natural Building Finishes: Finish Coats on August 12-13. Course Instructor Bryce Ehrecke comes from a line of weavers, builders, and explorers. His ancestors created textiles in Ireland, farmed in Normandie, and constructed in Germany, before coming to Canada to lead a different life. From his mother’s side he has gained creativity and ingenuity, and from his father’s side, he has gained craftsmanship and skill. He now weaves his heritage with place, and natural buildings with natural landscapes, honouring the relationship between human beings and all other beings. His education in natural building began by connecting and paying attention to the world around him, and expanded while apprenticing with Pat Hennebery of CobWorks. He has spent the past nine years working, living, learning, teaching and exploring with many different natural builders and natural structures. He now runs a Natural Building and renovation company based out of Victoria through Dreamweavers Collective. He specializes in rock work, earthen and lime plasters, roundwood, and using whatever design and materials best suit the environment and whom the structure is for. *PRC diploma students will receive 1 NBT academic credit for this workshop. For participants intending to enrol in the Permaculture Design and Resilient Ecosystems Diploma, this NBT credit can be applied to the fulfillment of program electives. **Registration priority is given to full-price registrants.
Contact: Alissa Woods