Traditional Round Pole Timber Framing

Abuela Gardens 4649 Bear Canyon Rd., Willits, CA

This is the first of a series of comprehensive workshops in which we will construct a hybrid natural building using many site-sourced materials and permaculture principles. This workshop will focus on […]

$650 – $1300

Natural Building Part 1: Straw Bales, Cob and Earthen Floors

Abuela Gardens 4649 Bear Canyon Rd., Willits, CA

This is one of a series of comprehensive workshops in which we will be constructing a hybrid natural building using many site-sourced materials and permaculture principles. This workshop will focus on […]

$650 – $1300

Batch Rocket Thermal Mass Heaters

Abuela Gardens 4649 Bear Canyon Rd., Willits, CA

This is the last of a series of comprehensive workshops in which we will construct a hybrid natural building using many site-sourced materials and permaculture principles. This workshop will focus on […]

$650 – $1300

Natural Building Four-Part Series

Abuela Gardens 4649 Bear Canyon Rd., Willits, CA

This is a 4-part series that covers practice and theory of structural systems (timber framing), insulation (straw bales) and thermal mass wall systems (cob, adobe, wattle and daub). Each intensive […]

Natural Building Intensive

Abuela Gardens 4649 Bear Canyon Rd., Willits, CA

– Cob – Straw Bale – Light Straw Clay – Slip and Chip – Ricecrete – Mushroom blocks – and more! ... Instructors: Michael G. Smith, Colin Gillespie, Blair Phillips […]

$1 – $1750

The Art of Natural Plasters

Abuela Gardens 4649 Bear Canyon Rd., Willits, CA

Delve into the world of natural plasters with two master craftspeople and teachers, Athena Steen of the Canelo Project and Michael G. Smith of strawclaywood.com. Learn to beautify and protect […]

$1 – $750