Ongoing Education

Ongoing Education & Workshops

Our team is looking for:

  • Teachers
  • Workshop sites
  • Build projects
To teach or attend contact Goldie – – 303.903.0968

Past Workshops

Alternative Toilets Talk

October 8, 2022 – Noon to 4 pm
Saguache, CO

Natural Plaster Workshop

August 6th & 7th

Learn the art and technique of natural plasters from expert builder Curtis Scheib in Crestone, CO

Strawbale Building Workshop

July 23rd & 24th

Learn the art and technique of strawbale from expert builder Curtis Scheib. Class will cover design, bale stacking and more.

Earthship Build

June 4 – 5, 2022 ~ Baca Grande ~ Crestone, CO

Experience an Earthship build, and learn about the techniques, benefits and skills needed to build your own!

  • Learn and participate in bottle wall building, pounding recycled tires for structures, and the adobe finish.
  • Led by Earthship Academy graduate Goldie Mariola, experienced owner-builder in the baca.
  • Meals served, camping on site. 

Hügelkultur & Grübenkultur Garden Beds

May 28 & 29, 2022 ~ Baca Grande ~ Crestone, CO

Led by Pharmer Bob
of Beyond Organica

We are building a variation on traditional hugelkultur, which is a centuries-old, traditional way of building a garden bed from rotten logs and plant debris above ground in a mound formation. We will spend two days building what is known as a Grübenkultur garden bed, which is an underground version more suitable to the Crestone Environment. 

bob is a certified permaculture specialist, living on an organic farm in Salida. His company Beyond Organica makes high quality soil amendments, and plant nutrients. 

Farmer bob pedersen will guide us through the build of the garden bed, and help you create a plan for your own.