Learn to apply the 2nd (scratch) coat of clay plaster to strawbale walls using durable, natural plaster made from clay soil!  This layer is the sculpting layer...when we shape walls, niches, & any relief artwork.  You will learn to assess & prepare materials and how to make & apply clay plaster.

The home which will be worked on is the centerpiece of Michael & Ashley Judd's permaculture homestead on 24 acres in Frederick, MD.  The house features rubble trench foundation, strawbale walls, clay & lime plasters, an adobe floor, and a living roof.

This workshop will be taught by natural building expert, Sigi Koko, who has helped design & build over 20 strawbale homes.  You can expect to learn how to detail appropriately for our wet & humid climate, the benefits and challenges of various natural materials, specifics for getting a building permit, as well as plenty of one-on-one guidance and hands-on experience.

Price: $95 including lunch

To register contact Ashley Judd: [email protected] or 240-381-6001

*Directions & details on what to bring will be emailed to those who register about one week prior to the workshop event.

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