OUTREACH | Visitors to Ransom Ranch

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Ohitika girls drumming a blessing for the new buildings.

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Nicholas and Sheryl from Native Seed Search, Tucson, getting a Ransom Ranch tour and trading cow peas.

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Winter. Time to plan the garden.

OUTREACH | 2018 Presentation at Copper Queen Library, Bisbee, Arizona

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EARTH | 2018 New Earthbag Dome

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An opportunity to build this 9-foot interior diameter dome presented itself in early Spring. Kenny Quinn and I co-taught a small workshop in March with my long-term interns assisting. United World College students volunteered on Day One which got things off to a great start.

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EARTH | 2018 Hybrid Hut

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Cattle panel armature buttressed with earthbags

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Mortaring fidobe block for end walls

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Wooden door end

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LOTS of shredded paper!!

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Mix it with native clay

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Pack the mix into the armature.

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Racing the summer rains to finish the paper adobe (fidobe) hybrid hut.

 

EARTH | 2018 West Wall of the Kitchen Addition

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Starting west wall with reinforced papercrete

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Thrift store cut glass platters embedded in papercrete

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Almost there, with rough coat of plaster!

EARTH | 2018 The Kitchen Addition

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Windows

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Floor Tile

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Stove finally inside, and last earthbag wall going up!

 

SOIL | 2018 Elephant Garlic Harvest

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