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Is the website of Wendy McLean, founder of Split Rock Sustainable Technologies.  Wendy has closed the business in renewable energy sales & installation to focus on her home and farm. 

For education in renewable energy and sustainable building: 

We will be offering events, but through the farm here at Earth Dragon.  You may email the contact below to be on the interest (email) list for educational events.

 For renewable energy system sales: 

Please contact our highly qualified friends at Integrated Power Systems in Kelowna, BC:   http://www.ipwr.net

 

Earth Dragon Farm

is an organic farm centred around a home built based on the most advanced green building certification program in the world ~ the Living Building Challenge.

This 1288 square foot home, like many green homes, employs passive solar design, daylighting, roof top solar electricity, solar domestic hot water and rain water harvesting.  Unlike many other deep green homes in BC, it is a natural home made primarily from straw, stone and earth.  It also employs an active solar heating system, composting toilet, seasonal greywater system and a super-insulated envelope that is close to Passivhaus standard. Unlike many straw bale homes in a northern climate, it does all this as a fully 'natural building' with natural earthen and lime plaster wall finishes and a limited amount of high-carbon-footprint concrete.  The property and home design also employ principles of resiliency and use of appropriate materials and technology, with as local sourcing as possible and following permaculture design principles.  

[The website will be updated in 2018 with home photos, course info and dates.  

Thanks for your patience.]

 


Events

2018 dates to be announced

  • Green Home Tours 
  • Solar Electricity Basics
  • Straw Bale greenhouse construction 
  • Earthen Plaster Introduction 
  • Permaculture Design Course 
  • Permaculture Introduction 
  • Permaculture Earth Works 

Contact

Please contact us at the email below to be on the list for occasional (no more than 4x per year, we promise!) emails to be notified of upcoming courses or other events at Earth Dragon.  We will not share your info with anyone either, we promise!

 Located near Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, in beautiful Copper Country, Thompson-Nicola Regional District,

Secwepemc territory.