Shields at Ramsell
San Francisco, California 94132

Urban Alliance for Sustainability Playshop

Placemaking, Restoring the Civic Ecosystem & Natural Building- Hands On

Saturday, June 30 2007
10:00am to 4:00pm

Brooks Park
Shields at Ramsell
San Francisco, CA
United States

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Join the Urban Alliance for Sustainability for a day of practices we can apply to work in "restoring the civic ecosystem". The morning will begin with a class, Introduction to Cob Building. Materials, methods, design, and structure will be discussed and we will do hands-on building. We will study the first layer of existing cob bench in the park and plan to complete it. When the work is done we will break for a local, organic, vegetarian UAS lunch. The afternoon will follow with a discussion on how we can affect the built environment to create community spaces and cultivate a sense of place.

A UAS Playshop is like a workshop without the work, intendended to be fun, informative, and inspiring.

Cost: $15-20 donation requested, no one turned away for lack of funds

Our teachers for this event are:

Lindsay Wilson - Permaculture Designer

Lindsay started her earthen building journey with an indigenous permaculture training in 2002 with Grupo Maya. Since then, she has helped build two cob tool sheds, a cob cottage, and a cob bench, and she has helped replastering an adobe house (all in California!). Wanting to know if large earthen structures could indeed exist and last on this planet, Lindsay flew to India's international, intentional community - Auroville. There she took a seminar in Compressed Stabilized Earthen Brick (CSEB) and witnessed many amazing local structures. Other interests include herbal medicine, yoga, and group processing.

Kachina Katrina Zavalney- City Repair, Portland

As a grass-roots organizer, deeply rooted in any community she joins and works with, Katrina synchronizes with the indigenous heart beat and inspires people to achieve more. She has a gentle push that motivates people from deep inside. She loves to be involved in progressive communities that facilitate systemic change. Kachina Katrina has been referred to as a master networker, connecting broad spectrums of people together through important issues and innovative solutions. She has learned and practiced community building and organizing skills with the City Repair Project, Portland since 1999, becoming their national outreach coordinator.

About Urban Alliance for Sustainability (UAS):

UAS seeks to integrate and inspire the sustainability movement in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. By returning focus to solutions instead of problem statements, UAS hopes to activate the energy of those individuals and organizations that are feeling overwhelmed or helpless in this currently unsustainable world. For more information or to get involved, visit

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