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Strawbale Barn Building Course
17 August - 28 August
NB: We are looking for volunteers please.on the morning of Wednesday 22 July for stacking 500 bales of straw for the strawbale barn build. The farm where the straw will be stored is at Halwell near Harbertonford. We can share lifts from Totnes or South Brent. Lunch and drinks and fuel costs paid. Please contact Jane on 07539881884 and spread the word. Thank You.
Monday 17 – Friday 28 August 2020 (Subject to C-19 situation): Strawbale Barn Building Course. A Free 10 day course at Diptford. We are barn building! A straw and wooden one which will not be blown down by wind or wolves. We are enlisting the help of Phil from Huff and Puff Construction to be our teacher for this 10 day course and are looking for 10 learners who can commit to all 10 days. This is practical learning on a construction site and you will need to be physically able. The course is free, but there will be an interview process and you will need to provide a £100 deposit which will be refunded in full after the course. “Straw – and reeds and other similar materials – have been used in buildings and shelters the world over for as long as we’ve existed. Like trees, straw captures carbon when it grows. Unlike trees, straw grows every year. Lock that straw up in a building for 200 plus years and we’re making a massive contribution to carbon capture – with no massively complicated technology required. There are details to learn, like any other craft, but it’s inherently simple. Everyone can have a go without breaking the bank. Get natural, get local, get your hands dirty and let’s do it for ourselves!” We expect this offer to be popular but will keep a waiting list in case the dates have to change and there is fall out as a result. Come and learn how to use this wonderful material to make a strong, healthy building. Book early by emailing email@example.com. For more details go to https://www.commonflora.co.uk/.
NB. This is not an SSB event.