Ecoversity in Santa Fe, New Mexico is a hands on learning center that focuses on all things sustainable from natural building to conscious sociology. This summer they are offering a series of free classes and workshops to introduce people to their campus and classes.
Included in this is a class on straw bale construction. Alfred von Bachmayer, and award winning solar designer who specializes in innovative and low cost housing, will be teaching the free class from 6-8pm on August 11th. Along with construction techniques, he will discuss the New Mexico building regulations and financing of alternative housing projects. Alfred will also be teaching a three day fee based class in natural home design from 6-9 pm on August 2, 9, and 16. In addition, he will be teaching a hands on straw bale course over the weekend of August 12 and 13. Check out his offerings and the 11 acre campus of Ecoversity in Santa Fe if you are in the area.