[Sust-mar] Fwd: Falls Brook Centre- upcoming events!

Alison Shurvell alison.shurvell at gmail.com
Thu May 21 10:09:08 EDT 2009

Spring has sprung and in keeping with this lively season, Falls Brook Centre
is offering an exciting range of workshops, celebrations and activities.
Tell your friends!

Water Conservation Workshop: “Native Plants and Trees as Water Filters”

Saturday May 23 at 9am

This workshop is all about Nature's Solution to Pollution.

Guest speaker Geoffrey Ritchie, author of Trees of Knowledge and David Smith
of Save a Plant will come to speak about native tree and plants species and
their capacities as water filters. We will take a perspective to land
development and management methods that works with the natural watershed
formation of an area.  In the afternoon we will get outdoors to see the
filtering qualities of these plant species and participants will take part
in a hands-on activity of tree planting.

Workshop registration is FREE, bring your own lunch and arrived dressed in
comfortable clothing. We will be spending most of the day outdoors. We
suggest that you bring your workgloves, rubberboots, camera, natural bug
repellent, sun screen/hat and your notepad & pencil.

For more information or to register please email
agriculture at fallsbrookcentre.ca or phone 506.375.4310 (registration deadline
is Thurs 21 May)

South Knowlesville Kite Festival

Sunday May 24 at 12-4pm

Our second annual spring celebration is FREE and fun for the whole family!
Come out and fly your own kite, or if you don’t have one, make one!

Also, enjoy music, food, and get involved in creating a new community art
project. Hope to see you there!

Find us on Sunday afternoon on the big open field on Simms Road in
Knowlesville. Directions at: www.fallsbrookcentre.ca/directions_to_fbc.htm

Solar Energy Workshop

Saturday May 30-Sunday May 31

Interested in the power of the sun? Curious about what solar energy, in all
its forms, can do for you and your home? Falls Brook Centre’s Solar Energy
Workshop is intended for you!

Learn from Dr. Richard Komp, who has 50 years of experience with solar
energy, about the history and future of solar energy; build and take home a
solar cooker and solar battery charger; get a tour of Falls Brooks’ many
solar energy demonstrations, net-metering house and get practical advice
about solar energy for your home.

The conference will be held in Falls Brook Centre’s off-grid wind and solar
powered conference centre, and includes home cooked organic meals.

The Solar Energy Workshop will be held on Saturday, May 30th, and Sunday May
31st. Come for a day or the whole weekend. For information on costs,
registration, or accommodations please contact Greg LeBlanc: (506) 375-4310,
greg at fallsbrookcentre.ca

The Basics of Building with Straw Bale

A 3-part series: June 6, July 11, and August 22

Interested in getting started on a strawbale home? Join us to learn some of
the basics of strawbale design in a three-part series of summer workshops.
The workshops will consist of a balance of theory, history and hands-on
practice. Participants will have a chance to see two existing homes and will
have a chance to practice new skills on a load-bearing home that is under

June 6: Rubble Trench Foundations: Theory and design

July 11: The Framing Components of Straw Bale

August 22: Putting it All Together: Raising the walls and roof

Cost: $75 per workshop, or register for all 3 sessions for $200! Cost
includes a home-cooked organic lunch. Bursaries are available on a needs

For more information, please contact alison at fallsbrookcentre.ca or 375-4310.

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