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Straw Bale Construction Seminar

With Ken Haggard

	He'll Huff & He'll Puff, 
	But Can He Blow These Straw Bale Walls Down?

	Find Out at a Sierra Club Seminar on 
	Straw Bale Construction with Ken Haggard

	Tuesday, January 22, 2002, 7-9 pm 
	Beale Library, 701 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, California

Ken Haggard, a registered architect with the San Luis Sustainability Group,
will present a seminar on building with straw bales in the Sierra Club's
series on alternative technologies at the Beale Library, 7-9 pm, January
22, 2002. 

Straw bale construction is an innovative, yet timeless construction
technique for building super-insulated homes and offices. Building with
bales was popularized with the phenomenal bestseller "The Straw Bale House"
by Athena and Bill Steen, published by Chelsea Green.

Haggard's firm specializes in passive solar architecture and sustainable
planning and design. He taught architecture and environmental design at
CalPoly in San Luis Obispo for more than 15 years and was also director of
CalPoly's Renewable Energy Institute. 

Greg McMillan will also be available to answer questions about how
contractors can work with straw. McMillan is the contractor building Barry
Aubrey's straw bale home near Weldon in the Kern River Valley.

The seminar is hosted by the Sierra Club's Kern-Kaweah Chapter and its
Buena Vista Group. The Sierra Club is the nation's largest grass-roots
environmental organization. The Kern-Kaweah Chapter represents Sierra Club
members in Kern, Kings, and Tulare counties. The Buena Vista Group of the
Sierra Club includes members in Bakersfield, Tehachapi, and the Kern River

For more information on Ken Haggard visit

For more information on building with straw visit the California Straw
Building Association at

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contact Paul Gipe at 661 325 9590,, or visit

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