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Cambia Communities Workshops

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Cambia Community

9562 Shannon Hill Rd

Louisa, VA 23093

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Cambia Community is excited to host three seperate all day workshops on Labor Day (Sept 3).

  • Yurt Construction - Theory and Application

  • Worker Coop Business Plan Review & Clinic

  • Sustainability Education Exhibits & Experiences

Yurt Construction - Theory and Application

This workshop is a study of yurt building that you will walk away from with the skills needed to build beautiful yurts for any climate and out of any materials you have access to. The skills you’ll be learning to build these artistic structures like wood bending, mortise and tenon, dynamic knotwork, and textile pattern design. We will also be talking about how these structures are part of modern culture, from the current state of nomadic Mongolians, to how you can avoid building codes with small, collapsible yurts.

This single day workshop has two parts. The shorter morning session will focus on the theoretical side of yurt history and design. The longer late morning and afternoon session will get participants out building different aspects of a real yurt on site.

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Worker Coop Business Plan Review & Clinic

While this workshop is designed to stand alone, it also fits into previous workshops offered on developing business plans which were presented in the previous two days during the Twin Oaks Communities Conference.

Business plans will either be submitted in advance or developed over the previous two days at the Twin Oaks event. This workshop will review briefly each of the business plans which are being worked on both by the facilitator/experts leading the workshop and by the other start up designers. Based on this input a collection of recommendations will be made for how to improve the business plan, what kinds of support possibilities (financial and technical) exist and how to connect with them and what the best next steps might be.

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Sustainability Education Exhibits and Experiences

This workshop harvests key accessible sustainability principles and presents them in fun and interactive exhibits. We will tour our outdoor museum and get a hands-on workshop focused on natural building, passive solar design, and alternative building technologies. You will learn key sustainability concepts, get your hands dirty mixing cob or clay plaster, balance your carbon footprint and use fun gadgets.

This workshop is for anyone interested in sustainability, but especially educators, curators of sustainability presentations, and people interested in building their own homes.

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