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Workshops and Events

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Natural Building Workshop with Adobe and Bamboo
Jan. 27 - Feb. 1, 2020
Turrubares, Costa Rica

Learn all the theory and practice of natural construction techniques using bamboo and adobe and its combinations, guided by the 35 years long experience of Rodolfo Saenz, bamboo master and artisan craftsman, founder of our school.

See www.bambooschoolcostarica.com for more information.

Hempcrete 101 - Webinar
January 30

Want to learn how to source, mix and install hempcrete but can’t make it to our one-day, in-person workshop? The Hempcrete 101 webinar is a 11/2 hr., focused and practical introduction to hempcrete insulation. Hempcrete is a fascinating insulation material. It combines the waste “hurd” (the inner core of the hemp plant) with a hydraulic lime binder to make an insulation that has remarkable fire resistance and moisture-handling properties and good thermal properties and is entirely non-toxic, zero-waste and compostable.

See endeavourcentre for more onformation

Design Your Own Sustainable Home Workshop
Feb 1 - 2
Peterborough, ON Canada

You will be guided through the process of setting the goals that will shape your project and learn how to assess all the available material and system options to meet your goals. Instructor Chris Magwood is an expert guide for this journey, having helped hundreds of owner-builders through the process of designing and building their dream green home. The workshop is designed to be an un-biased look at all the options available to the prospective owner-builder, and to assist you with tools to help you assess and choose your way to the house of your dreams. You will leave this workshop ready to handle all the competing claims and information you will face by focusing on your personal goals and aspirations and creating a road map for how best to meet them.

See endeavourcentre for more onformation.

Hempcrete 101 - Webinar
Feb 13

Want to learn how to source, mix and install hempcrete but can’t make it to our one-day, in-person workshop? The Hempcrete 101 webinar is a 11/2 hr., focused and practical introduction to hempcrete insulation. Hempcrete is a fascinating insulation material. It combines the waste “hurd” (the inner core of the hemp plant) with a hydraulic lime binder to make an insulation that has remarkable fire resistance and moisture-handling properties and good thermal properties and is entirely non-toxic, zero-waste and compostable.

See endeavourcentre for more onformation.

Carpentry for Women
Feb 15 - 16
Peterborough, ON Canada

Have you ever wanted to tackle a carpentry project but don’t know quite where to start? Are you looking to gain more confidence with power tools and workshop techniques? The Carpentry for Women workshop creates a friendly, inviting space for women who would like to learn the basics of carpentry. In the comfort of a women-only space, experienced carpenters Jen Feigin and Deirdre McGahern will introduce you to the world of measuring, marking and layout, hand and power tools.

See endeavourcentre for more onformation.

Sustainable Home Design 101 Webinar
Feb 20

During the 2 hour webinar you will be guided through a goal-setting process that will shape your project, and you’ll learn how to assess both conventional and alternative material and system options to meet your goals. Instructor Chris Magwood is an expert guide for this journey, having helped hundreds of owner-builders through the process of designing and building their dream green home.

See endeavourcentre for more onformation.

Basic Carbon Accounting for Buildings Webinar
March 5

The up-front carbon emissions from buildings – often called “embodied carbon” – is getting a lot of attention recently. And for good reason: this aspect of a building’s overall carbon footprint is very large, up to 450 kg of emissions per square meter of building area! There is no way to tackle climate change without making a serious dent in up-front emissions. Basic Carbon Accounting for Buildings will help you to understand embodied carbon and how to dramatically lower it in your building projects. 1 1/2 hours.

See endeavourcentre for more onformation.

Design Your Own Sustainable Renovation
March 7 - 8
Peterborough, ON Canada

The workshop is designed to be an un-biased look at all the options available to the prospective renovator, and to share tools to help you assess and choose your way to the renovated home you’ve been dreaming of. You will leave this workshop ready to handle all the competing claims and information you will face by focusing on your personalized goals and aspirations and creating a road map for how best to meet them.

See endeavourcentre for more onformation.

Introduction to Renewable Energy Workshop
March 28
Peterborough, ON Canada

This workshop is the perfect introduction to the world of renewable energy, designed to help you figure out the best path to finding yourself living a renewable energy lifestyle. Instructor Sean Flanagan has been designing and installing renewable energy systems for over a decade, and unlike many renewable energy teachers he lives off-grid himself, giving him an intimate knowledge of what works and what doesn’t.

See endeavourcentre for more onformation.

9th International Hemp Building Symposium
Bolton Percy, York, United Kingdom
31 March- 1 April

The 9th International Hemp Building Symposium is organised by the International Hemp Building Association and hosted by UK Hempcrete and Harrison Spinks. Our symposiums are well known for the ground-breaking technological innovations presented from around the world while at the same time providing an ideal opportunity for networking in this growing sector. This is the largest global gathering of hemp building experts. The two day event will consist of international speakers with the latest research results and material tests. There will also be presentations from people working in the industry about projects they are involved in both planned or completed. This year’s Symposium will also feature an extra day on the 2nd of April, featuring a range of Hempcrete spraying technologies. The Symposium language will be in English.

See internationalhempbuilding.org for more information.

Carpentry for Women
April 26
Peterborough, ON Canada

Have you ever wanted to tackle a carpentry project but don’t know quite where to start? Are you looking to gain more confidence with power tools and workshop techniques? The Carpentry for Women workshop creates a friendly, inviting space for women who would like to learn the basics of carpentry. In the comfort of a women-only space, experienced carpenters Jen Feigin and Deirdre McGahern will introduce you to the world of measuring, marking and layout, hand and power tools.

See endeavourcentre for more onformation.

 

Insulated Rammed Earth Workshop
April 27 - May 2
Barriere, BC  Canada

Learn to build high quality insulated rammed earth walls like a pro. You will learn: Foundation fundamentals, Material Selection, Mix quality control,Forming, Installation of electrical boxes and conduits, Insulated rammed earth methods, Wall and sample testing, Curing & sealing walls, Skid steer operation basics(Bobcat).

Taught by Clifton Schooley and Max Stadnyk.  For those who are interested please look at this: rammed earth workshop

Contact us by email to get on the list. Be sure to leave your phone # and the best time to reach you.

Essential Hempcrete Construction
May 2
Peterborough, ON Canada

In the Essential Hempcrete workshop, you will find out how hempcrete is made, see a slideshow of various Canadian and international hempcrete building projects, and gain an understanding of how, why and where hempcrete is an appropriate material choice. In the classroom, we will look at the costs, material sourcing and building science of using hempcrete on new building projects and renovations.

See endeavourcentre for more onformation.

Insulated Rammed Earth Workshop
May 4 - 9, 2020
Barriere, BC  Canada

Learn to build high quality insulated rammed earth walls like a pro. You will learn: Foundation fundamentals, Material Selection, Mix quality control,Forming, Installation of electrical boxes and conduits, Insulated rammed earth methods, Wall and sample testing, Curing & sealing walls, Skid steer operation basics(Bobcat).

Taught by Clifton Schooley and Max Stadnyk.  For those who are interested please look at this: rammed earth workshop

Contact us by email to get on the list. Be sure to leave your phone # and the best time to reach you.

Earthen Floor Workwhop
May 16
Peterborough, ON Canada

During the workshop, participants will learn how to create an earthen floor mix from site soils and natural ingredients. We’ll look at how to test soils for suitability in floors, and how to amend soils to make a good mix for floors. We’ll lay and trowel out floor samples, and learn techniques for getting the desired surface characteristics. Find out about how to prepare a variety of floor substrates for an earthen floor and natural finishing options for earthen floors. Maintenance and repair issues will also be addressed. Mixing and laying an earthen floor is a skill that is quite easy to learn, and you’ll leave this workshop eager to try out an earthen floor of your own!

See endeavourcentre for more onformation.

Design Your Own Sustainable Home Workshop
May 23 - 24
Peterborough, ON Canada

You will be guided through the process of setting the goals that will shape your project and learn how to assess all the available material and system options to meet your goals. Instructor Chris Magwood is an expert guide for this journey, having helped hundreds of owner-builders through the process of designing and building their dream green home. The workshop is designed to be an un-biased look at all the options available to the prospective owner-builder, and to assist you with tools to help you assess and choose your way to the house of your dreams. You will leave this workshop ready to handle all the competing claims and information you will face by focusing on your personal goals and aspirations and creating a road map for how best to meet them.

See endeavourcentre for more onformation.

Thatching Basics Workshop
June 6 - 7
Peterborough, ON Canada

Thatch roofing is long-lasting, environmentally-friendly, carbon-storing… and possible to do in Ontario! Although this region has some history of thatching, we don’t have the long-standing tradition of thatching found in many other parts of the world. It’s time to bring back thatching! Thatching Basics workshop will introduce you to the materials and techniques you’ll need to know to thatch a simple gable roof (“Straightwork” in thatching terms) that will keep out the rain, snow and sun for decades. Based on European thatching practices, this workshop focuses on materials available locally to do the job.

See endeavourcentre for more onformation.

Construction Skills for Women
June 13 - 14, July 3 - 5, July 17 - 19
Peterborough, ON Canada

This workshop will be held over three non-consecutive weekends for a total of 8 learning days. Interested in learning some bad-ass building skills? Our Construction Skills for Women workshop is your chance! This workshop involves you in all the steps of framing and finishing a small building. You’ll measure, mark, cut and assemble floors, roofs, walls, doors, windows and siding… all in a supportive atmosphere with two experienced women carpenters to lead and direct you.

See endeavourcentre for more onformation.

Design Your Own Sustainable Home Workshop
May 19 - 20
Peterborough, ON Canada

You will be guided through the process of setting the goals that will shape your project and learn how to assess all the available material and system options to meet your goals. Instructor Chris Magwood is an expert guide for this journey, having helped hundreds of owner-builders through the process of designing and building their dream green home. The workshop is designed to be an un-biased look at all the options available to the prospective owner-builder, and to assist you with tools to help you assess and choose your way to the house of your dreams. You will leave this workshop ready to handle all the competing claims and information you will face by focusing on your personal goals and aspirations and creating a road map for how best to meet them.

See endeavourcentre for more onformation.

Carpentry for Women
Sept. 26 - 27
Peterborough, ON Canada

Have you ever wanted to tackle a carpentry project but don’t know quite where to start? Are you looking to gain more confidence with power tools and workshop techniques? The Carpentry for Women workshop creates a friendly, inviting space for women who would like to learn the basics of carpentry. In the comfort of a women-only space, experienced carpenters Jen Feigin and Deirdre McGahern will introduce you to the world of measuring, marking and layout, hand and power tools.

See endeavourcentre for more onformation.

Essential Hempcrete Construction
October 3
Peterborough, ON Canada

In the Essential Hempcrete workshop, you will find out how hempcrete is made, see a slideshow of various Canadian and international hempcrete building projects, and gain an understanding of how, why and where hempcrete is an appropriate material choice. In the classroom, we will look at the costs, material sourcing and building science of using hempcrete on new building projects and renovations.

See endeavourcentre for more onformation.

Design Your Own Sustainable Renovation
October 17 - 18
Peterborough, ON Canada

The workshop is designed to be an un-biased look at all the options available to the prospective renovator, and to share tools to help you assess and choose your way to the renovated home you’ve been dreaming of. You will leave this workshop ready to handle all the competing claims and information you will face by focusing on your personalized goals and aspirations and creating a road map for how best to meet them.

See endeavourcentre for more onformation.

Intro to Lime Plaster & Tadelakt
October 24
Peterborough, ON Canada

Lime has been used in plasters for thousands of years, and it is highly valued by modern plasterers for its balance of weather resistance, permeability, strength and flexibility. It is very versatile and can be used in thick base coats and fine polished finish plasters. It can also be perplexing, with a variety of types of lime available, and chemical reactions occurring between lime and clay or other mix materials. Black soap applied to the surface of a lime plaster can add shine and water resistance –  this is the key to tadelakt, a polished waterproof lime plaster originating in Morocco, but it can be used on other lime finishes. This workshop explores the types of lime and how they can be used in base coat, finish, and fine finish plasters. The morning will mostly be focused on theory and types of mixes; in the afternoon students will have an opportunity to apply some finish plasters on sample boards, and get a taste of tadelakt.

See endeavourcentre for more onformation.

Introduction to Renewable Energy Workshop
November 7
Peterborough, ON Canada

This workshop is the perfect introduction to the world of renewable energy, designed to help you figure out the best path to finding yourself living a renewable energy lifestyle. Instructor Sean Flanagan has been designing and installing renewable energy systems for over a decade, and unlike many renewable energy teachers he lives off-grid himself, giving him an intimate knowledge of what works and what doesn’t.

See endeavourcentre for more onformation.

Carpentry for Women
November 14 - 15
Peterborough, ON Canada

Have you ever wanted to tackle a carpentry project but don’t know quite where to start? Are you looking to gain more confidence with power tools and workshop techniques? The Carpentry for Women workshop creates a friendly, inviting space for women who would like to learn the basics of carpentry. In the comfort of a women-only space, experienced carpenters Jen Feigin and Deirdre McGahern will introduce you to the world of measuring, marking and layout, hand and power tools.

See endeavourcentre for more onformation.

Design Your Own Sustainable Home Workshop
November 21 - 22
Peterborough, ON Canada

You will be guided through the process of setting the goals that will shape your project and learn how to assess all the available material and system options to meet your goals. Instructor Chris Magwood is an expert guide for this journey, having helped hundreds of owner-builders through the process of designing and building their dream green home. The workshop is designed to be an un-biased look at all the options available to the prospective owner-builder, and to assist you with tools to help you assess and choose your way to the house of your dreams. You will leave this workshop ready to handle all the competing claims and information you will face by focusing on your personal goals and aspirations and creating a road map for how best to meet them.

See endeavourcentre for more onformation.

Natural and Non-Toxic Paints
December 5
Peterborough, ON Canada

Natural & non-toxic paints are the easiest, most-affordable and accessible way to make your home healthier and more beautiful. The Natural & Non-Toxic Paints workshop will introduce you to all of the different kinds of healthy paints available on the market, and give you a chance to try them out and learn application techniques for each. In the workshop, we will cover:

See endeavourcentre for more onformation.

 

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