Natural Building Workshop part 2: Natural Plasters with Michael G. Smith
April 27 - April 29 Contact
Now that the straw bales are up, you need to know how to protect them from weather, fire, and animals. Clay plasters are usually the best option for base coat plasters, and often for finishes as well. Learn to assess the suitability of a clay soil and develop the best plaster recipe. We will prepare the bale walls for plaster and mix and apply plasters in different ways, with and without mechanical assistance. We will also learn about lime-based plasters for increased water-resistance and discuss roofing and other weatherproofing strategies.
See www.school-of-adaptive-agriculture.org/event/naturalbuilding/ for complete details including workshop schedule, fees, meals and lodging, and registration instructions.