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Revere Graduate Returns to Teach Natural Building Workshop

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Kelly Brown, an Akron, OH native, is returning home to teach a natural building workshop.

Now living in British Columbia, Brown has been building with natural materials such as cob, straw bale, light clay and earthen plasters. According to her website, "Natural Buildings come out of the landscape and blend directly back into it. You are merely shifting the shape of the natural materials at hand. Whether it be sculpting a home from the ground beneath your feet, harvesting windfall or selectively cutting trees for roundwood timber framing, hauling straw from a local farmer for straw bale, bale cob or light clay construction, or collecting items like windows and construction waste, and keeping things out of the landfill. Buildings should make the environment better than it was before rather than creating ruins. At Dreamweavers our goal through the creation of natural buildings is to connect people to place, to know and respect the environment, and to provide a way for people to seek shelter in a meaningful way. "

The workshop will take place on Saturday, May 3 through Sunday, May 4 and cost $80. For more information or to register, please contact

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