Workshops and Events

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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.

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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.

Haiti Earthship Academy
January 4 - 29
La Gonave, Haiti

The Haiti project will be happening in January 2021, and located in the small island of La Gonave. During 4 weeks, you will have a few hours of class and theory in the morning and then practice on the construction site. This will allow us to build an Earthship Primary school for local children. Also, part of your tuition fee is going to sponsor local adults to learn how to build. They will attend the Academy with you and help building the school. This is a total win win situation for everyone!

See earthshipbiotecture.com feor more information.

Earth Workshop
April, 2021
Zirc, Hungary

Earthworkshop Zirc will focus on earth building techniques. Through this practise-based and theoretical-accomplished course you will be trained in rammed earth and clay plaster while building parts of an apartment house and have the chance to experiment in earth laboratory. What you will learn:

• you will learn the principals of the rammed earth construction technique and clay plastering
• you will learn how to create a rammed earth mixture ---> bring min. 5kg of your earth from home so you can learn to create a rammed earth mix and clay plaster with your own earth.
• you will learn how to set up a stable formwork and to use a pneumatic rammer.
• you will build an exterior rammed earth wall and a rammed earth floor.
• you will learn about the benefits of clay plaster and how to apply it!
• you will learn which tools you need to build a rammed earth wall and a rammed earth floor and how to use it.
• you will experiment with different material mixtures and try out different formworks. experienced rammed earth builders will support you along your discovery journey. 

for more information:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/2424536577852370 


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