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|May 13, 2019
7:00 pm: Watershed Redemption
May 13, 2019 –
Monday May 13th 7:00 pm
Diana Hartel author of
Diana Hartel’s Watershed Redemption opens with efforts to save Pacific salmon of the Klamath. These long-form essays on important US watersheds are powerful calls to action. “With elegant, crystal-clear prose, she weaves a dire yet hopeful tapestry of ecological ignorance, genocide, and tenacious activism.” –Balcombe, Siskiyou Prize n Shakespeare Festival and is the poetry editor of the JPR listeners’ magazine, Jefferson Journal.
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7:00 pm: Straw Bale Building Details: An Illustrated Guide for Design and Construction
May 16, 2019 –
Thursday May 16th 7:00 pm
Jim Reiland Contributing Editor, talks about -
Straw Bale Building Details: An Illustrated Guide for Design and Construction
Almost weekly we learn from climate scientists that climate change will impact us sooner and more severely than earlier predictions. In North America, 40% of all the energy we consume is used to heat, cool, and operate buildings—homes, offices, schools, hospitals, factories, stores, etc. Another 10% is used in construction. If we’re going to replace structures that have reached the end of their service life, we need the new buildings to last for hundreds of years, we need them to be energy efficient, and we need them to be energy neutral by either sequestering carbon, or having a very low embodied energy to begin with. Straw does all of these! Many super-energy efficient straw bale buildings demonstrate that this is possible. Given the urgency we face, straw makes sense, and it’s an annually renewable, non-toxic, locally abundant by-product of a food crop harvest!
Jackson County leads Oregon in the number of permitted straw bale structures—over fifty and counting! At least six of those straw bale buildings are in Ashland.
The book is the culmination of a twelve-year effort by members of the California Straw Building Association, a non-profit organization that promotes and advocates for the use of straw in buildings. All of the book’s authors volunteered their time and expertise to this project; all proceeds from book sales go to further CASBA’s research and outreach efforts.
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