commis s i o n E s t 1 9 0 8 40 APRC WinterSpring 2019 PlayGuide | 541.488.5340 | The Grove at 1195 E Main St, Ashland Register Today! Join any one, or all, of our talented instructors the week of January 20, as they share a particular skill or knowledge. All of the offerings are FREE and will take place at the North Mountain Park Nature Center. Pre-registration is required for these programs. Introduction To Straw Bale Buildings Almost 40% of all energy used in the United States is for heating, cooling and operating buildings. Nearly 10% more is used to manufacture construction materials. Building a new home is one of the most environmentally costly things we do because it has immediate and ongoing impacts! Energy efficient homes made from carbon sequestering materialslikestrawcanhelpuslivemoresustainably.Learn how straw bale buildings are designed and built. Presenta- tion includes details explaining construction techniques, options, and a look at a few of nearly 50, permitted, straw bale homes in Jackson County. WHO: A prospective home owner, designer, architect, or contractor interested in learning how straw bale buildings are designed and built WHAT: Learn about the design and benefits of straw bale construction INSTRUCTOR: Jim Reiland of Many Hands Builders is a licensed contractor specializing in rainwater catchment systems and straw bale building AGES 18 & up DAY Tuesday DATE Jan 22 TIME 6-8pm PLACE North Mountain Park COST FREE Rainwater Catchment System Design Interested in capturing and storing rainwater for irriga- tion? Participants will learn about rainwater catchment systemcomponents,beneficialuses,appropriatecollection surfaces, pre-storage filtration and tank storage options. Bring a calculator and your project ideas, including a site plan showing roof(s), possible tank locations and use areas (e.g.gardenorlandscapeplants).Propertyelevationchanges and roof angles are also helpful. Our discussion will also includecost-effectivewaystoreducerun-off,prosandcons of different designs and project examples. WHO: Anyone interested in capturing and using rainwater at home WHAT:Practicalinstructionfordesigningandbuildingyour own water catchment system INSTRUCTOR: Jim Reiland of Many Hands Builders is a licensed contractor specializing in rainwater catchment systems and straw bale building AGES 18 & up DAY Wednesday DATE Jan 23 TIME 6-8pm PLACE North Mountain Park COST FREE 16 Learning Free-for-All Week