September 10, 2016

2016 and 2017 workshops. We had a very successful season of workshops here at Earthwood in 2016, having just completed our final offerings over the recent Labor Day week-end. We built a 6-poster sauna for a neighbor, and the build quality was first-rate.. Our 2017 schedule will be very similar to 2016’s, with the dates falling just one day earlier. The main difference is that we will be kicking off the season with a Timber Framing for the Rest of Us workshop May 19-21. Some Timber Framing students might like to stick around for the Cordwood Workshop that begins on Friday, May 26. With Montreal, Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks all within an hour, there is plenty to do, so combine workshops with a vacation Stay at Earthwood at a very reasonable price. Please click on workshops for the full schedule.

Note on workshop tuitions. The first price listed is for a single registration. The second is for a couple, defined as two people on the same registration. One textbook is give per single – or couple – registration.

Book Orders until September 29. We will be away from September 11th to September 29th. We will process all book orders that arrive here while we are gone on September 30th.

Open House, October 8th. We are hosting our Fall 2016 Open House on Saturday, October 8th, 10 am to 4 pm. Come and see 11 different cordwood buildings, 10 of them with living roofs. See the Earthwood Stone Circle and megalithic monuments raised by human power. There is also a bicycle pump water system, 23-ton masonry stove, raised raised bed garden, and our off-the-grid solar system. Tours take 1.5 to 2 hours, so please get here by 2 pm at the latest. Bruce and Nancy Kilgore are also offering their wonderful Ravenwood homestead for view on the same day, just one-half hour away. Much to see there, as well. In fact, we will be doing all of our workshops in 2017 at Ravenwood, in the town of Saranac. If you want to do both tours on the same day, try to arrive at Earthwood before noon.

Possible Megalithics 101 workshop. Quite a few people have expressed an interest in doing a megalithics workshop in 2017. Please contact us by phone, mail or email if you are interested. we need ten students to make this fly. The most likely time for it would be mid-August of 2017 and we will go “back to the basics” to show how the ancients could have moved and erected giant stones by human power. The project would be raising a 3-ton capstone and placing it on three standing stones, creating a Celtic dolmen.