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 Valley. For more information on Ken Haggard visit http://www.slosustainability.com. For more information on building with straw visit the California Straw Building Association at http://www.strawbuilding.org. For more information on the Sierra Club or the content of the seminar, contact Paul Gipe at 661 325 9590, email@example.com, or visit http://kernkaweah.sierraclub.org/.
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