August 21-25, 2019
The Sacred Gardener Farm, Golden Lake
Join us for a 5 day building workshop at the height of summer. Experience traditional building practices taught by masters of these arts.
Get your hands dirty preparing and applying cob and natural plaster, making straw slip insulation. Practice cutting, chiseling and assembling post and beam (mortise and tenon).
You will also see first hand and learn about grey water systems, water catchment and distribution systems, humanure systems, hot water systems, heat sinks and year round greenhouses.
After full days of learning and practicing these ancient techniques, head to nearby Golden Lake for a swim and relax before being served an incredible homegrown, wildcrafted meal.
This workshop will broaden the knowledge of both expert and those just looking to build or renovate in a good way. At the heart of everything we pass on at the sacred gardener, we honour the deeper realities and our debt to the wild beings that lay at the foundation of the knowledge.
An important part of learning a sacred way to approach the land and build is by learning the traditional techniques for building. These techniques almost lost through the industrialization of building, link us to the origins of these sacred gifts. When we practice these arts the ancestors breathe with us and move through our hands into the materials.