At family day on June 27th we had about a dozen families plant the “milpas” – corn/bean/squash planted in circles. We also planted pumpkins, sunflowers, a bean teepee, quinoa, amaranth, milkweed and other plants native to the Americas. Come check out the polyculture system. Here is the photo album slideshow on Flickr: Slideshow: https://www.flickr.com/photos/124814213@N08/sets/72157655131688130/show
We meet as one big family every 4th Saturday of the month. Our Global Family schedule is attached to print out and put on your frig!
On the family day on July 25th we will play with mud! Building with mud is the oldest technology on earth! Whether you call it “cob” or “adobe” or “tata sombas” in West Africa, people have designed and built ingenious homes out of local materials. We will try this technology out with our local heavy clay soil, some fill sand and left over rice strawbales. All are invited to come and help build a “miniature mud hut village” where each family constructs a cluster of circular huts to live in a close knit community. Check out some photos in the attachment. Scott Peterson, who builds natural playgrounds for children, will be our guest speaker.
Natural Building Permablitz is a gathering where a group of people come together to achieve the following:
• design and construct structures using natural building methods where someone lives or for an organization is demonstrating sustainable living practices;
• share skills related to permaculture and sustainable living;
• build community networks;
The Natural Building methods that will be used in this Permablitz Workshop might consist of cob, earthbag/superadobe, urbanite with earthen mortar, & straw-bale depending on the interests of the client owner or organization and the SLO Permaculture Team.
Take Los Osos Valley Road and proceed to Calle Joaquin Rd North past AAA, American Tire Company, and Car Dealerships and park in the Cul de Sac.