: LIB & Permaculture Action
: This year at LIB we will be stepping into the path that The Polish Ambassador started to forge last year with his Pushing Through the Pavement Tour and hosting our own Permaculture Action Day! We will be constructing an Outdoor Sustainability Classroom at the closest neighboring elementary school - San Antonio Elementary in Lockwood, CA.
The Outdoor Sustainability Classroom will consist of a circular cob bench, a natural slate chalkboard, and a shaded arbor. It will be situated outdoors on the elementary school campus with the school’s garden beds in direct view.
: Thursday May 21st from 9:00am-3:00pm
: 67550 Lockwood-Jolon Rd., Lockwood, CA 93932
At the cross streets of Lockwood Rd and Lockwood-Jolon Rd in Lockwood, CA
(8 minutes West on Jolon Road from the festival site; turn right on Lockwood-Jolon Road, one street after Gillett Road and the US Post Office)
: The classroom will provide a permanent space for teachers from the 1st-through-8th grade school to teach about ecology and gardening, bring nature connection into their lessons, and find solace in the shade outside - even in Lockwood’s 100 degree heat.
Learn more about Permaculture and why it is so important to work towards a sustainable present and future here
: This cob bench and outdoor classroom is a collaboration between four of the most amazing and accomplished natural builders in California. Architect, natural builder, and inventor Ray Cirino will be lending his cob-brick innovation to the design; a method of pressing cob into bricks that fit together and add structural integrity and vertical height. Erik Hjermstad, innovator of San Diego’s natural building festival Cob Fest, and Ryan Rising, core organizer of TPA’s Permaculture Action Tour, will be bringing the micro-festival meets alternative systems-building and solution-implementation to the Permaculture Action Day to make it a celebration with music, educational workshops, and hands-in-the-mud for LIB participants, the school’s students and teachers, and the wider community around Lake San Antonio. Miguel Elliott a.k.a. Sir Cobalot of Living Earth Structures will share his cobsessions, plastering & waterproofing the structure, and Brennan Blazer Bird will be bringing his years of experience building earthen benches with the Peace On Earth Bench project to turn plastic pollution into a useful resource for natural building. Miguel Elliott will be bringing his Chariot of Fire cob oven to cook pizzas for participants in the Action Day.
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See you at the LIB Permaculture Action Day and visit the Permaculture Action Hub in the Village to get more involved!