[Scpg] Natural Building Colloquium 2003 Kingston, NM

Wesley Roe and Marjorie Lakin Erickson lakinroe at silcom.com
Tue Jul 15 11:20:00 PDT 2003

The Black Range Lodge
Star Rt. 2, Box 119
Kingston, NM  88042
Phone: (505) 895-5652
Fax: (505) 895-3326
Email: blackrangeATzianet.com

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Sorry for any cross postings.....  please feel free to pass the information 
on to those interested.

We are hosting another Natural Building Colloquium this fall.  Many of you 
have already been to an NBC, and we expect this to be another such 
information- and fun-filled event, with exceptional networking 
opportunities.  Because we expect mostly “presenters” and very few 
neophytes, we’re experimenting with a rock-bottom price -- $100 for 
Presenters and $350 for participants ($450 after Sept 1st)  and are asking 
everyone to help with a bit of clean-up.  Also, there will be no mass 
mailings or advertising; we will emphasize email and word-of-mouth 
distribution.  (You are encouraged to pass this information along, as 
well.)  Enrollment is limited, but not restricted.

Additionally, I am hoping to generate less paperwork and spend less time on 
the phone for this event.  Please send in your full registration (check or 
M.O.), or minimum $100 deposit, and include your email address if you have 
one.  That way we can email you registration confirmation, directions, and 
the day-to-day schedule, which may not be decided until the week 
ahead.  Email is the preferred method of communication, if possible.

If you would like to make a presentation, please email or fax an outline of 
your topic, and we’ll get back to you.  We have acquired a new property in 
Kingston nearly nine wooded acres along the creek with a large adobe 
building on it.  We plan to meet in and add onto that space, plus discuss 
ideas about how to utilize it in regenerative ways.  We look forward to 
another warm and wonderful gathering of natural builders and hope to see 
you there.

Best regards,
Catherine Wanek and Pete Fust
The Black Range Lodge

Natural Building Colloquium -- 2003
October 5  11, 2003
The Black Range Lodge, Kingston, New Mexico

For Builders, Designers, Architects, Owner/Builders, Educators and anyone 
with a concern for our earth and the desire to create a sustainable built 

The Colloquium:

The Natural Building Colloquium is a gathering for those who share a 
concern for our earth, through creating sustainable shelter and empowering 
people to live within their personal and planetary means.  You are invited 
to seven days of hands-on workshops, presentations and discussion exploring 
the renaissance of traditional natural building techniques and modern 

Topics Include:

·       Straw-bale construction
·       Cob building and sculpting
·       Adobe
·       Straw-clay (Leichtlehm)
·       Natural plasters
·       Healthy home ideas
·       Organic architecture
·       Earthbag construction
·       Natural waste systems
·       Timber framing
·       Bamboo
·       Papercrete
·       And more!

Presenters will include Ianto Evans & Linda Smiley of the Cob Cottage 
Company, Carol Escott & Steve Kemble of Sustainable Systems Support, Kaki 
Hunter & Doni Kiffmeyer of OKOKOK Productions, Kelly Hart of Hartworks, 
Carole Crews of Gourmet Adobe, Paul Kopanna of SkyHawk Construction, Tom 
Watson, Janine Bjornson, Johnny Weiss and a Solar Energy International 
team, and many more.

The Site:
The historic Black Range Lodge has hosted four previous Natural Building 
Colloquia, and has evolved into a center for sustainable design, 
demonstration and outreach.  The Lodge has been the home to The Last Straw 
Journal from 1998 to 2003, and to Builders Without Borders since 1999.

Surrounded by the Black Range mountains and the Gila National Forest, the 
Lodge property features a number of natural buildings, including a 
straw-bale dome and greenhouse, a sculptured cob oven, “Casa Chica,” a 
hybrid cottage, and a luxury straw-bale guest house.

Sunday, Oct 5 - Arrivals
Mon - Sat, Oct 6 through 11  Morning & afternoon workshops, discussions and 
presentations; evening slide shows
Oct 11- evening Talent Show and Party
Oct 12 - Departures / Afternoon concert with Tim Wiedenkeller
A Daily Schedule of workshops and presentations will be available on 
arrival at the Colloquium.

Free camping is within walking distance in the Gila National Forest.  Motel 
accommodations are a 10 minute drive away in historic Hillsboro.

Included in the Colloquium fee are delicious vegetarian meals (vegan 

Albuquerque is the nearest major airport, about a 3 hour drive.  We will 
make an effort to help arrange car-pooling from the airport.

$350 (before Sept.1st) includes complete program and meals.  ($100 for 
To keep costs down, Participants and Presenters are asked to help prepare 2 
meals and clean up after 2 meals during the 7-day event.

After Sept 1st the fee is $450.

·       The cost is low to encourage early registration.
·       Checks or money orders only (no credit cards).
·       Participation is limited, register early.

To Register:   Please send your registration fee with the form below to:

The Black Range Lodge
Star Rt. 2, Box 119
Kingston, NM  88042
Phone: (505) 895-5652
Fax: (505) 895-3326
Email: blackrangeATzianet.com    (please use the @ symbol instead of AT)

You will be sent confirmation of registration and a map by mid September.

If you’d like to make a presentation, email or fax an outline of your topic 
and we’ll respond.

NAME ___________________________________________________________________

PHONE / FAX_______________________________________________________________
EMAIL / WEBSITE__________________________________________________________

Amount Enclosed:__________ (The minimum deposit to secure a space is $100.)



___I would like to carpool.  I need a ride from___________________ 
at___________ on this day____________________.

__ I can help by giving _____people a ride from ______________ on__________

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