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Mini Moon at Tryon Life Community Farm

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Important: there is minimal onsite parking!! Please take our "Big Blue" shuttle from People's Coop at 10:30am each day, returning after 5 when we are done. We also have great maps on our website for folks who want to bike from town or hike through Tryon Park. *If you drive, please carpool and park down in our driveway; help us keep good local relationships by notparking in Park's lot at the road or in the neighborhood!*

Sat, June 3rd: BIG "BARN RAISING" DAY! Join the party as we move river rock into the building to be subfloor! We will make this fun and we need your sparkling energy! Wear costumes! Bring friends! Play music! Cheer us on!
Sun, June 4th: Install perlite insulation layer onto the floor, and vapor barrier. Also earthen plaster on the outside straw walls.
Mon, June 5th: Start earth floor main layer, continue earthen plastering walls.
Sat, June 10th: Install earth floor main layer, continue earthen plastering walls.
Sun, June 11th: Finish what we can!
NOTE: details subject to change so please check our website or Facebook event page for up-to-date details!!
11am-5pm daily; Delicious vegetarian lunches.

PLEASE RSVP and find updated info at the Facebook event page for the June 3-4-5 weekend.

Background: the Mini Moon is a 200 sq. ft. light-straw clay and cob house that will be part residence, part community center (art, music, meetings!). It was started May 2016 (background story and photos here) and at this point the straw-clay walls are done but the round “cozy cob corner” is not yet built. In May-June 2016 we will be earthen plastering the inside and outside straw-clay walls, and building the earthen floor. Late July through September will be cob, finish plastering and carpentry. 

For more information or to RSVP for a workparty, contact Jenny: jenny@tryonfarm.org503-548-8459, or look at TLC Farm’s Facebook page for event info.

TLC Farm is a kid-friendly, community-inspired land so come over and explore the whimical and earthen structures, visit the goats, walk in the forest or just hang out. This is a seven-acre community sustainability education center with two residential collectives, surrounded by the 700-acre Tryon Creek State Park.

P.S. If you think you want to build your own natural building, come talk to Jenny!


Earlier Event: June 3
Slow Syracuse
Later Event: June 4
Knowles Community River