WORKSHOP – Sustainable Building: Rammed Earth Tire Construction

This Saturday 5/14 from 2-5pm we will explore rammed earth tire construction.

Old tires litter the planet and pollute our communities. Architect Mike Reynolds has pioneered a method for turning waste tires into valuable building materials.

We will discuss the characteristics of tire bricks and explore the possibilities that this building method has to offer for sustainable and thermal mass construction. After the discussion, we will get some practical learning by building a simple tire foundation for a yurt platform.

Following the workshop will be a potluck dinner and bonfire at the farm!  Please bring sun and bug protection, plenty of water, work gloves, and a dish to share if you plan on staying for dinner.

Suggested donation $20

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Growing Heart Farm is located at 25 Jeans Drive, Pawling, NY.  Take the Metro North Harlem Line (Wassaic) to the Harlem Valley-Wingdale stop. The trip from Grand Central takes just under 2 hours. You can either walk from there to the farm, call us for a pick up, or call a local taxi.