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Earth Dragon

Green Home Tour - Sat, June 23, 2018, 10:30 am - noon.  By Donation.
Earthen Plaster Introduction Workshop - Sat, June 23, 2018, 1 - 5 pm.
    This is an active, hands-on workshop with informational handouts and practice applying slip and base     plasters on a straw bale wall.  Dress for work and weather.  More details on registration.
Straw Bale greenhouse construction - TBA
 
Unless otherwise indicated, all events located on-site at Earth Dragon Farm, 45 minutes drive west of Kamloops, BC.  Directions and further details will be provided on registration.  Please consider car-pooling as able - info-sharing for car-pooling available for those interested once registered.

Timber Frame

Natural wood supplied from local sustainably managed forests
supplied by Zirnheldt Timbrames
 
 

 

Straw Bale Infill Walls

Locally supplied organic straw
from the north okanagan
 
 
 

Clay Plaster

Shown:
2nd coat plaster.  Straw-fibre-reinforced plaster with additional seismic/wind load reinforcing mesh applied - building nearing completion

Clay Plaster

Clay soil harvested and processed on site makes up all exterior and most interior wall finishes

*Requirements and standards for petal status LBC certification have been stringently followed throughout construction, but for personal reasons, certification may yet not be pursued; decision is pending.