July 10-24 2015
Kelly’s Working Well Farm
Chagrin Falls, Ohio
We are excited to be back to this site. In 2014 our member Uncle Mud and the Cleveland Natural Builders Collective were here building an outdoor cob rocket stove kitchen and a two story straw-clay cottage. In 2015 we will be back with more infrastructure projects like a solar/compost heated shower house and the really fun farm stand/office cottage that is the focus of this year’s Cottage Project. This is a “Foundation to Roof” cottage build. As such, participants will get hands-on experience in every aspect of the build from the rubble-trench and stone foundation to the living roof.
Kelly’s Working Well Farm is a small, mostly wooded suburban Permaculture demonstration site a few minutes walk from the charming village of Chagrin Falls outside Cleveland Ohio. We will be camping on site. Composting toilets and hot showers will be provided. Our on-site chef will prepare whole food vegetarian meals for our nourishment and delight. Our daily schedule will include morning and afternoon hands-on work sessions, an afternoon lecture, and evening presentations or campfire chats and musical jam sessions (be sure to bring your instrument). Generally we have an extended lunch hour/siesta time to give people a chance for a nap or browsing our extensive Natural Building library/bookstore, or a dip in the pond or hike in the nearby scenic river gorge or gourmet ice cream in town. The middle Friday is a day off for participants and staff to explore or do laundry or just sleep in. This is a family-friendly event with special pricing for families.
All 2-Week Workshops, full price: $1,450
Early Bird Prices: $975 if paid in full by three months in advance – that’s 35% off! $1,150 if paid in full by two months in advance – that’s 20% off $1,230 if paid in full by one month in advance – that’s 15% off Bring a friend and pay only $975 each if registered by two months in advance. Alumni pay $870 if registered by two months in advance Children: $30 per day. Worktrade: several positions may be available. Fee is 1/2 price. Call for details.
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- Camping on-site: you bring your tent, we provide hot showers and composting toilets (contact us if you want to know about other accommodations available nearby)
- Hands-on and classroom-style lessons all day every day of the workshop.
- Three vegetarian meals a day prepared by our cooks using largely in-season, regional whole foods. During our mid-workshop break day, you’ll be on your own for lunch and dinner. Vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free options will be available; let us know if you have dietary restrictions and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Just as natural building uses materials that are as local as possible and as unprocessed as possible, we believe that by supporting regional farmers and cooking with seasonally-available vegetables and with foods that have had little or no processing, we support the health of our communities and our bodies!