Monthly Guild Gathering – Resilient Living Earth Structures
Come to the monthly SF Permaculture Guild gathering Wednesday, April 3rd from 6:30 P.M. – 9 P.M. to connect with values aligned allies in mutual support and celebration of our collective permaculture work in our fair city.
On the first Wednesday of every month, the San Francisco Permaculture Guild meets in NEW LOCATION Impact Hub San Francisco 1885 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103
People will arrive and network from 6:30-7pm, and the meeting goes from 7-9pm.
We have a special guest presenter –Miguel Elliot of Living Earth Structures
Led by Miguel Elliott, Living Earth Structures is a collaboration of experienced teachers and natural builders who all play a role in helping with the various aspects of the venture, Our workshops offer an excellent opportunity to connect with people in your community, while sharing a new skill which can greatly enhance the quality of life for many years to follow. Similar to the barn raising concept, with the guiding of an experienced natural builder, earthen structures can be built with the help of friends and family, making it the ultimate work party medium.
After spending over ten years of natural building in countries ranging from Argentina, Guatemala, Africa, Thailand and around the US, Miguel Elliott aka “Sir Cobalot” has brought his skills to his hometown of Petaluma, California, a town with a rich history of natural adobe building. Inspired and fascinated at an early age by the earthen ovens at General Vallejo’s old adobe home in Petaluma, Miguel now finds himself specializing in creating various living earth structures such as cob benches, cob ovens, adobe dome saunas and small huts. Miguel spent nearly 4 years at the Isis Oasis Retreat center in Geyserville, where he built the Hobbit Hut, Gingerbread House, and several other cob structures around the property. Using material directly from the earth, being local, non-processed, and healthy, it goes beyond the standards of green building. The walls literally breathe, making them living organisms taking on a character of their own, while being an excellent use of functional art, very pleasing to all senses. The structures are all protected from the weather with a non toxic plaster, and sealer, giving them a long lifetime to be enjoyed by many.
Impact Hub San Francisco is at the corner of 15th and Mission, 1 block from 16th St / Mission BART. Entrance is along Mission.