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Help Build a Cob House on Pine Ridge


Natural Villages (www.naturalvillages.org ) is seeking your support for the construction of a demonstration “Cob” house in the community of Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota June 20th through September 8th, 2006. “There is limited space for those interested in learning, camping and building. Camping conditions are primitive. Any body and age can participate safely with fun, playful earth building.” If you’re interested in volunteering or would like to contribute to this project please contact Johanna Perry Cougar ([email protected]). To learn more about cob construction visit: http://www.cpros.com/~sequoia/

Upcoming Courses in the Village Earth/CSU Online Certificate Program in Community-Based Development

Fall I Session

GSLL 1518 – Community-Based Food Systems

During this five week course, you will learn about various approaches to building community-based food systems and movements for food justice around the world. Together, we will evaluate successful efforts at food system relocalization and the protection of community food resources, as well as the factors that threaten these efforts.

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GSLL 1510 – Community-Based Mapping

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