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Thursday, July 12th, 2012
11:56 am
[tenacious_snail]
Solar-heated Hot Tubs
My hot tub is my main consumer of electricity, and I'm wondering about ways to reduce that.

I'm aware that there are systems out there that I could buy, and I'm wondering if anyone has experience with one.

Or with building one:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-solar-hot-tubspapool-heater/
http://www.instructables.com/id/Overview-2/

If there are folks interested in building in the Bay Area, I might be up for going in on working on yours in exchange for you working on mine.
Tuesday, March 1st, 2011
10:53 am
[pure_agnostic]
The New We - A movie about Ecovillage Cohousing in Europe

The Fellowship for Intentional Community
Promoting Community Living & Cooperative Lifestyles
Communities magazine, Directory, Video and more
 


New Two Hour Documentary on DVD
A New We
Ecological Communities and Ecovillages in Europe

A New We on DVD
"Every once in a while, a film comes along that can transform the way we live. A New We by the Austrian filmmaker Stefan Wolf is such a film..."

- Will M. Tuttle, Ph.D., author, The World Peace Diet

The variety of situations and voices in A New We inspires hope for the future of humanity and all life on the planet. The lives shown here are more motivated by imagination, vision, respect and cooperation than by economic forces and social expectations. In these 10 communities, the creative solutions to many social, environmental and economic challenges exemplify the nearly infinite capacity for human-, community- and self-development.

It's a film that enlightens, encourages and spreads hope--for a new world and A New We.


Featured Ecovillages and Communities

Sieben Linden Germany
Schloss Tonndorf Germany
Krishna Valley Hungary
Damanhur Italy
Schloss Glarisegg Switzerland
La Borie Noble France
Valle de Sensaciones    Spain
Matavenero Spain
Tamera Portugal
Finca Tierra Canary Island
Thursday, October 14th, 2010
4:13 pm
[elhoff]
Water usage goal achieved!
Several years ago I started working to reduce our household water consumption. The 3 of us were using 168,000 gallons a year. I thought this seemed like too much. I set an initial goal of using less water than what fell out of the sky onto our property each year. At an average annual rainfall of 17", we get about 105,000 gallons of rain. It took us 3 years, but this year our water consumption was 102,000 gallons! Most of this savings came from 3 changes: 1) I eliminated one of our 3 lawns, 2) I installed a dual-flush flush valve in our master bath toilet, 3) I have been increasingly frugal with irrigation each year. Losing our roommate back in May is sure to have helped for this year also. These changes allowed us to achieve year over year reductions of 6% in 2008, 25% in 2009, and 18% in 2010! My goal for next year is to just hold flat, since I have to replace some landscaping and intend to start a garden next spring. I am still somewhat surprised how easy it was to accomplish this.


For future savings I have more lawn to eliminate, and I would like to try some rainwater collection (even though it is not terribly practical here in sunny CA!)
Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010
10:28 pm
[tenacious_snail]
Arcosanti
On Sunday, I went to visit Arcosanti on my drive from Flagstaff to Phoenix. There were a number of things about it that I found impressive, and a number that made me curious.

Arcosanti was designed by Paolo Soleri, who had been a student of Frank Lloyd Wright's. Soleri's motivation was "arcology"-- a combination of architecture and ecology, with the idea of creating a multiuse urban location that does not depend on cars, has a strong sense of community and connection, and is environmentally sustainable.

this blog entry by someone who lived there as an intern gives you a better sense of what it is like and has some excellent photographs.

Some things about the design could be used on a far smaller scale-- the use of passive solar, using an apse rather than the veranda/overhang/porch that I've seen in pre-electricity built houses in the southern US as a way to get shade in summer and sunlight in winter, placing a greenhouse going up a hill so as to be able to include temperate at one end and tropical at the other.

Arcosanti began being built about 40 years ago. When it is completed, it is intended to provide space for a community of 5000 people. Currently, about 100 people live there. I'm curious about why...is it that the design and concept isn't appealing? Is it that a geographically remote town just doesn't work? How does one do sustainable urban planning? Is the assertion that Arcosanti is not an intentional community accurate or inaccurate? What role does that have in how it operates? Does the ownership of all real estate by a nonprofit organization, with co-use fees paid by residents make this more of a...landlord? a town? what?

How can we develop/encourage the development of things like a greenhouse that provides both food and heating? Isn't that a total win-win?
Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010
2:39 pm
[tenacious_snail]
Gray Water in Washington
Washington State proposes restrictive new code! (with some good bits)

SUMMARY OF GOOD/BAD BITS

Good news: The proposed code allows people to install a greywater system
with out a permit so long as the system produces less than 60 gallons per
day and follows guidelines
The bad news: Local areas are allowed not to adopt the code if they don't
feel like they have enough funding, only septic installers and engineers
can design some types of greywater systems, only tanks and pumps designed
for greywater are allowed to be used (there are none), and all types of
clay soils are banned (sandy clay, silty clay, etc.)

If you live in the state of Washington, you can give input on the new
state code. Or, send this to friends,families,colleagues that do, or even
if you don't live in Washington but want to encourage them to have a
functional code, you could also write in.

* Background *
The state of Washington is creating guidelines for subsurface irrigation
of greywater, through a committee I participated in over the past year.
Most of the people in the group were from the septic system, health, or
engineering fields, and very few had any practical experience with
greywater as a source of irrigation water. A few months ago draft code was
created and circulated, and two public meetings were held. I did not
realize that written feedback was also accepted until I saw the summary, or
else would have send this email during this time. There were many written
comments, almost entirely from the regulatory field and almost none from
home owners, environmentalists, or other affected/interested parties. I
think the state would like to hear comments from people who would be
impacted by this code and have not yet participated in this process.

The code was amended to include many of the previous comments, in my
opinion making it worse than it was before. Even though this is not an
official comment period, I encourage you to send them input, which has not
been heard and hopefully it could help move the code in a more constructive
direction.

If local environmental health departments do not change the code to make
it more restrictive, which they are allowed to do, the new code will allow
a homeowner to install a two "Tier 1" systems (a greywater system that
produces less than 60 gallons/day and does not include a pump) without
getting a permit. The legal requirements are reasonable. The largest areas
of concern are for the "Tier 2" systems (any system that includes a pump
and/or ismore than 60 gallons/day). Many aspects of the new code will make
it economically infeasible for most homeowners to install a legal Tier 2
system, unless they have a very greywater friendly environmental health
department. A friendly environmental health department could allow a
homeowner to install/design a Tier 2 system, but they also could require a
"qualified professional" do do this. The current definition of "qualified
professional" is very limited and excludes the natural greywater installers
(people who know about plumbing and plants) . If this is not changed, I
predict that Washington will have very little compliance with this code in
the Tier 2 section, as California did until it changed its code last year.

Link to the draft document:
http://www.doh.wa.gov/ehp/ts/ww/greywater/greywater-rac.htm

These are some points you may want to include in a letter:
(personalizing it a bit would be great!, add in what you do, why you care,
where you live, etc.)

(sample letter)
To: "Lopez, Lilia (DOH)" <lilia.lopez@doh.wa.gov>,

Dear Lilia Lopez,

I am writing in regards to the draft greywater code proposed for the state
of Washington. I am encouraged that the state is working on a new
code to facilitate legal means for people to conserve water by reusing
greywater. Overall I think the new code is a great step in the right
direction. There are however, some critical changes that need to be made
for this code to meet its goals. I am concerned that as it stands,
requirements for legal greywater reuse are economically unfeasible for the
average person, and so will lead to minimal code compliance (as
experienced by other states with restrictive greywater laws).

Some specific points follow.

1) -"A local health board may choose not to implement and enforce this
chapter if adequate resources are not available."

This should be removed from the draft code. Health boards already have
means to modify codes to serve local needs, and this section seems to
encourage localities to avoid this positive step forwards. Local health
boards should have to alert their residents if they don't want to follow
the code to allow for public debate about the decision.

2) -The definition of "qualified professional" means an on-site sewage
treatment system designer or a professional engineer..."

This definition needs to be changed. For the mid-level greywater systems,
the natural greywater installers and designers ("qualified
professionals") should be plumbers, contractors, and landscapers. On-site
sewage treatment system installers are trained to view greywater
as equivalent to (feces-containing) sewage, and so are very unlikely to
understand and implement the goals of greywater reuse. Engineers are
needed for larger systems, but not for the smaller residential systems.
Furthermore, the cost associated with hiring an engineer to design a
residential system will make it economically unfeasible for most people to
have a greywater system. I urge you to change the definition of
"qualified professional" for Tier 2 systems to include landscape
contractors, plumbing contractors, and general contractors.


3) Storage and pump tanks must be ... (i) designed for greywater use

There are no existing tanks or pumps designed for greywater use, so this
requirement should be removed. The tanks and pumps should be designed to
meet the demand (pumps should be designed to pump dirty water ie. an
"effluent pump", and tanks should be water tight and able to be cleaned.
Even manufactured systems marketed for greywater have adapted existing
tanks and pumps, not designed for this purpose. This requirement for
having components "designed for greywater use" makes no sense.

4) Storage and pump tanks must be ... (v) provided with an overflow
pipe.... that flows by gravity to approved sewer or septic.

This section should be removed. Sewage ejection pumps are not required to
have an overflow going to the sewer/septic. Why should greywater? If
someone's greywater plumbing is located below the sewer line and they have
a sewage ejection pump for the greywater, this would mean they could not
legally reuse the greywater since its impossible
to have a gravity connection to the sewer.


5) Soil types of "sandy clay, clay, [or] silty clay" are considered "not
suitable" for greywater irrigation

This should be removed. Other states allow clay soil to be irrigated with
greywater and do not have problems with ponding or runoff. Irrigating clay
soil requires a larger dispersal area than other types of soil, but should
not be banned. In Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico all soil types are allowed
to be irrigated so long as there is no "ponding or runoff". In California
clay soils are allowed to be irrigated and require a larger irrigation
field size. Why should Washington ban all types of clay soil when other
states don't and there is no evidence that greywater irrigation of clay
soils is a problem?


8) Soil and site evaluation required for Tier 2. Only qualified
professionals or local health officers may perform soil and site
evaluations. Soil scientists may perform soil evaluations.

The code should allow for a simple and low cost way to analyze the soil,
such as sending a sample into a lab. Please expand to read: "Soil
scientists may perform soil evaluations, this includes sending soil
samples into a laboratory for analysis".


Thank you for your time and hard work in creating this code. Please finish
the process by removing and amending the current components of the code
that will make legal greywater unfeasible for the average person.

Sincerely,
Tuesday, June 29th, 2010
8:36 pm
[tenacious_snail]
San Francisco House Needed for Greywater Project
Site needed for a permitted greywater system in San Francisco.

The SFPUC is developing a graywater guidance document to provide education
about legal graywater reuse. We hope to include an example project and
permit in the document and are in need of an appropriate site. If you are
interested in having a greywater system from your shower or bathtub AND
meet the ALL OF the following requirements, please reply to the email
below. Also, please pass this on to people you think may be interested.

You must be the owner of a house located in San Francisco that has:

1) a visible shower drain (please email a photo) If you feel comfortable
opening a wall or ceiling to access the pipes that is fine, but we need to
see the photo of the visible pipe.
2) up to code plumbing- e.g. you've had the plumbing redone in the past 10
years, or you understand plumbing codes and know its up to date (2" shower
drain, properly vented)
3)easy way to run a new pipe from the shower drain out to the landscape
(either strapped to the ceiling of a gargage/basement, or there is a crawl
space to run the pipe).
4) no patios or driveways (hardscape) between house and landscape
5) trees, shrubs, vines, or other larger perennials to irrigate (or
willingness to plant some) Please email a photo of the landscape
6) able to pay between $500 to $800 for materials, permit, and plumbing
work. (the landscaping work will be done by volunteers and you can help and
learn about greywater systems)
7)willingness to work through the permitting issues and have an inspector
visit the site
8) ability and willingness to help with the permit, including collecting
info on the house, possibly visiting the permitting department, and respond
to emails

Thanks for considering!

Please send the photo's (plumbing and landscape), your name and contact
info to
laura@greywateraction.org

Please note that is is possible to get a permit for a system that doesn't
meet all the above requirements, we're trying to find an easy site to
streamline the process for this particular project.
_______________________________________________
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010
9:58 am
[tenacious_snail]
Garden and Compost [Bay Area]
Looking for classes on water-wise gardening near you?


Growing Your Own Organic Garden
Register for one of 25 free classes thoughout the Bay Area that will teach you how to create beautiful landscapes and fantastic gardens that use less water. These short classes fill up quickly so register now!

When: Various dates and times starting March 6th
Where: Various locations
Cost: FREE!
For a schedule of classes, visit www.bawsca.watersavingplants.com
To register, call (650) 349-3000, or email landscape@bawsca.org


Every week, I get helpful little emails from RecycleWorks, a San Mateo county program. Often, they are sufficiently local in focus that I don't share. But this one seems cool.

Also, chinders and I took a class on sustainable vegetable gardening taught by Master Gardeners. It was $95 for 6 weeks, and I'd also recommend it.

Also: Master Composter
Saturday, November 21st, 2009
11:31 am
[isrg]
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Friday, November 6th, 2009
9:18 am
[tenacious_snail]
LEED Certification, some musings
Recently, my employer was LEED-certified "gold" for our main office and "platinum" for a newer satellite office. The platinum certification is the first one given to a building used by people in my employer's industry. Information on LEED. I'd seen that various things that I'm using in my house generate LEED credits, but hadn't realized how special the certification is. My employer had no Halloween celebration and isn't expecting to have bonuses, but we had a celebration for the LEED certification (with really yummy organic cheeses and fair trade chocolates). This would be yet another reason I'm glad to work here. (Those of you on my LJ also know that my employer got a 100% rating on the Corporate Equality Index.)

This also got me to thinking about how we choose our products and decide that something is worth the money or effort of the green choice. Some things, like double-pane low-E windows are a no brainer, in that they make the house more comfortable and cost less to operate-- immediate benefits to me that, say, sustainably harvested lumber isn't.

When I installed my plyboo kitchen counters, I went to a lot of effort to find a product to seal them that wasn't a petroleum product. I ended up with Citrus-Shield, a paste wax made with carnuaba, beeswax and citrus. I had to get it shipped directly to me, after driving to two stores that said they carried comparable products, but didn't. Applying it was difficult, which led to a drive to a car parts store to get a rotary buffer to buff it out. And doing THAT lead to using electricity. Sigh. And I wasn't happy and it made unattractive white rings, etc.

I decided to take most of the wax off with steel wool, and applied a bit of mineral oil (aka butcher block oil, which is a petroleum product). In five minutes, my counters looked gorgeous. And I suspect I used WAY more petrochemicals trying to use the non-petrochemical paste wax.

What can I do/could I have done to make a better choice? How do I know when something is going to be more effort and more cost than the benefit? What am I missing or overlooking here?
Sunday, October 18th, 2009
2:17 pm
[tenacious_snail]
Heating, Tax Credit
Current federal tax credits allow for a tax credit of up to $1500, which is set at 30% of how much one spends on qualified items. This tax credit is for 2009 and 2010 *combined*.

I have already purchased (and installed) insulation in my roof and walls, and purchased skylights. This will use approximately half of my tax credit.

I'd like to figure out what additional products to purchase, based on what is most effective, what is most efficient, and what I'm likely to be able to get rebates or tax incentives on in the future.

I currently have *no* heating in my house. I ripped out a 55 year old wall heater when I moved in, and have not yet replaced it.

I would be curious about your advice and suggestions on the following options:

* Natural gas in my fireplace
* Pellet stove (biomass) in my fireplace
* Denatured alcohol inset in my fireplace
* Double paned windows
* Some other heat soure

Some of those options will be tax-incentive eligible, and some won't. The costs for these items range from "not very much" to "quite a lot." The windows, while expensive to purchase and install, probably have lower labor costs now-- due to the lower demand for construction.

Additionally, the room with the most windows is the living room-- so if I'm producing heat from the fireplace, I'm going to be getting more heat loss than I would otherwise.

Also, if you have suggestions about how to heat indoors using propane canisters, I have a significant number of them available to me, this year only.
Tuesday, October 13th, 2009
9:50 am
[tenacious_snail]
New small scale solar law in CA
with a HT to densaer, Schwarzenegger signed into law a bill that would allow us to sell more power than we use-- in other words, do better than a zero bill.

SJMN article
Friday, August 28th, 2009
10:20 am
[tenacious_snail]
Greywater on KPFA today
Laura Allen, from the Greywater Guerrillas will be on KPFA's radio show
Terra Verde today at 1pm.
http://kpfa.org/terra-verde
94.1 Bay Area, also on-line live listening from the website.

There will be a call in time, would love to hear from you all!


*CA state code update

The public comment period has not opened yet, it is expected to in the
next week or two. (I'll send an email when it does)
You can see the code at
http://www.hcd.ca.gov/codes/shl/Preface_ET_Emergency_Graywater.pdf
Monday, August 24th, 2009
9:55 pm
[ellesieg]
insulation!
Within the next three weeks I'll be moving into an old, wooden one-room shed/workshop with my boyfriend. It needs a good bit of work to make living in it comfortable: insulation, the addition of a loft bedroom so that my boyfriend and I have a little more space and won't drive each other crazy (we're planning on basically building it like a really long/wide loft bed and building extra beds and bookcases below the loft but connected to the frame so that it's more stable), putting a roof over the front deck so we can hang out there even when it's raining and installing a woodburning stove. Oh, and installing a door.

The part I need some advice on is insulating the shed. It is completely uninsulated at present--walls, floor, ceiling. Any ideas on how we could insulate it cheaply and fairly quickly? The shed's in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina so extreme cold is not a concern. Also the shed is built on top of a two foot-tall deck. The walls of the shed are even with the deck on all but one side.
Monday, August 17th, 2009
10:08 am
[tenacious_snail]
Greywater System build


Yesterday, I learned attended a greywater workshop, where we learned various options on systems to build, and we built a drumless laundry system-- inside portion pictured above. I was really impressed by the workshop, and how the hands-on stuff gave me a much better sense of not only what I can do at my house, but why some ideas are better than others.

I had not realized, for instance, that because a washing machine pumps out water, that it can be used to send water uphill, rather than relying on gravity, the way that most systems do. However, because my house has a front-loading washer, my washing machine probably uses only 30 gallons a week, as opposed to my shower, which uses 200 gallons a week. In addition, some systems require knowing where the plants you want to water are, and until I'm more settled with my gardening plans, it would be better for me to use one that outputs to a hose for now.

The hands-on nature worked very well, and I appreciated getting a chance to learn what various plumbing parts are called, which will help me any time I'm working with PVC in the future.

I've got a PDF of the handout, and I have also uploaded it to Flickr here.

If you're local to me, I'd be happy to do some "help you install your system" in exchange for help with mine.
Friday, July 31st, 2009
8:18 am
[tenacious_snail]
Update from Greywater Guerillas
Yesterday the Building Standards Commission voted to pass the new
California greywater code (Chapter 16 in the CA Plumbing Code).

This was passed as an emergency measure due to the drought and water
shortages faced in the state.

The code will be going through a public review process for the next 45
days. The opposition (the plumbing union, and some building officials)
will be writing in negative comments about the code. People who support
having a simple, safe, and accessible code will also need to write in
comments to help ensure the code is not changed during the comment period.

We'll send you more info in the upcoming weeks about how to provide input
into this process.

Thanks you again to everyone who has written and called in to the
Department of Housing and Community Development to share your view point.
They listened and responded in this new code. We couldn't have done this
with out the huge amount of support for simple greywater regulation coming
from you all.

Importantly, the CA department of Public Health spoke in full support of
the code, citing water shortages and degrading quality of fresh water
being a much greater health concern than any potential issue with
greywater.

Lastly, local jurisdictions will be allowed to make greywater more
restrictive, which many will want to do. Now is a good time to start
conversations with your cities and counties about how they can help
support safe and accessible reuse of greywater.

Summary of the new code (as it's written now)
*no permit needed for a washing machine system if the system followed
health and safety guidelines outlined in the code
*no permit for a singe fixture (one shower) if guidelines are followed
*mulch basins allowed (instead of gravel)
*other systems are separated into "simple" and "complex" depending on the
quantity of water. There are less requirements for "simple" systems.
*depth of discharge is 2 inches under mulch (it used to be 9" under dirt)
Friday, July 24th, 2009
10:31 am
[tenacious_snail]
Gray water legislation update (CA)
If you live in California, we're going to find out in the next few weeks
if the new greywater code passes or not. Keep your fingers crossed, and/or
come to Sacramento for the final hearing with the Building Standards
Commission. To learn more see:

http://www.bsc.ca.gov/prpsd_chngs/pc_emrrm.htm

1625 North Market Blvd. First Floor Hearing Room Sacramento, CA 95834 on
July 30, 2009 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, July 14th, 2009
9:15 pm
[elhoff]
10 MWH Reached
As of yesterday, my solar energy system has generated 10Megawatt-Hours of electricity!  It took approximately 21 months to reach that level.  Unfortunately, during that time I also purchased an additional 17Megawatt-Hours from PG&E.  I've generated 36% of my total usage since the system was installed.
Tuesday, June 30th, 2009
1:35 pm
[tenacious_snail]
Rainwater in Colorado
sent to me by 14cyclenotes

Colorado passes law to allow rainwater harvesting
via Boing Boing by Mark Frauenfelder on 6/29/09

In March I pointed to an LA Times story about people in Colorado who were breaking the law by collecting and saving rainwater from their roofs to water their gardens during dry spells.

Holstrom's violation is the fancifully painted 55-gallon buckets underneath the gutters of her farmhouse on a mesa 15 miles from the resort town of Telluride. The barrels catch rain and snowmelt, which Holstrom uses to irrigate the small vegetable garden she and her husband maintain.

But according to the state of Colorado, the rain that falls on Holstrom's property is not hers to keep. It should be allowed to fall to the ground and flow unimpeded into surrounding creeks and streams, the law states, to become the property of farmers, ranchers, developers and water agencies that have bought the rights to those waterways.

But the NY Times reports that Colorado passed a couple of laws to make this practice legal.

A study in 2007 proved crucial to convincing Colorado lawmakers that rain catching would not rob water owners of their rights. It found that in an average year, 97 percent of the precipitation that fell in Douglas County, near Denver, never got anywhere near a stream. The water evaporated or was used by plants.

But the deeper questions about rain are what really gnawed at rain harvesters like Todd S. Anderson, a small-scale farmer just east of Durango. Mr. Anderson said catching rain was not just thrifty — he is so water conscious that he has not washed his truck in five years — but also morally correct because it used water that would otherwise be pumped from the ground.

It’s Now Legal to Catch a Raindrop in Colorado
Thursday, May 21st, 2009
10:03 pm
[tenacious_snail]
Let there be light
So far, the eco-friendly home improvement that has gotten the most attention and that I'm most pleased with is the installation of solatubes

photos of mine

I really like how much light they bring in to the rooms. The one in the hallway has no filter, and has a light inside (not yet wired up), and I find that the light in the room is a little harsh and blue-ish. I suspect that contributed to my decision to paint that room in a vivid cobalt (from Yolo Colorhouse). The ones in the dining room have bronze-colored filters on them, which soften and warm up the light.

I think my biggest surprise is how light the room is after dusk.

I believe I have talked at least two people into investigating these for their homes. Note that unlike traditional skylights, there is no thermal transfer. Also, they are available for the 30% tax credit from the stimulus plan.

note: Solatube is a brand name. Sun Tunnel is another. I've also seen them called sun pipes and tubular skylights.
Tuesday, May 5th, 2009
1:46 pm
[tenacious_snail]
Mythic Paint/Green Intention Design in Half Moon Bay
I went to Half Moon Bay on Saturday and picked up some paint swatches and paint samples. I'm delighted by Mythic Paint, and got lots of helpful info from Pam. I signed up for their email list, and thought I'd post this.

(note: if you want the 10% off coupon, let me know, and I will email it to you.)

Event Schedule for Green Intention Design


Green Intention Design will have a booth at 2 local shows in May. We will also be holding a few new classes at our showroom. We hope to see you! See details below.





Green Intention Design will have a booth at a few upcoming events! Come and see the beautiful Eco Friendly Products we carry.

Rock the Block - Main Street, HMB
Saturday, May 16th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM

Foster City Art & Wine Festival - Leo Ryan Park, Foster City
Saturday, May 30 from 11:00 to 7:00
Sunday, May 31 from 11:00 to 5:00

NEW CLASSES AT GREEN INTENTION DESIGN

Earth Friendly Wall Finishes
Thursday, May 21 from 5:30 to 7:00 FREE
Come and learn about breathable, healthy solutions for the walls in your home. We will talk about Mythic paint, the only non-toxic paint on the market today and have a demonstration of how to apply American Clay Earth plaster. A short, informal intro into these great wall finishes.

Green Design/ Green Living Seminar
Saturday & Sunday, July 18 & 19 from 10:00 to 5:00 $400.00
This 2 day class was such a blast in April that we are Bringing it back!
Come and learn about all aspects of living green. Formal announcement with all the sign up info coming soon.


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Limit 1 coupon per customer, valid for purchases at trade shows and in our showroom.
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