UCR Palm Desert Campus
Natural Building Class
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Wall Materials: Clay, Sand, Straw
Pavilion Materials: Locally Grow Bamboo
Plant List: Chilopsis linearis, Fouquieria splendens, Encelia farinosa, Epilobium canum, Spaeralcea ambigua var. rugosa, Baileya pleniradiata,
We have several orgs involved in the umbrella project including UCR Palm Desert, DiHG Eco-Prise, Inc., UC Naturalists, UC Climate Stewards, UCCE Master Gardeners, Riverside County Department of Waste Resources and more.
1 Year - 5 Builds - 45 Students & Counting
We are growing a community of people who want to participate in all things sustainable. Students are encouraged to teachers and become community leaders. Please join us 🌳
Our October students finished the wall and applied an earthen plaster over the entire structure.
This is an ongoing natural building project that is preparing us to establish a permaculture demonstration site on the campus. During our next workshop in October 2023, we will add a second coat of plaster to the interior and exterior of the shed, add an earthen floor and build benches on the exterior east and west walls. If we have time and enough students, we will start building the north wall, adding to our materials yard enclosure.
TBD Fall 2023 - Cob Oven Build in Woodland Hills/Los Angeles, CA
February 23, 24, 25, 2024 - East Garden Wall with Cob Oven
March 22, 23, 24, 2024 - South Garden Wall with Divided Stalls for Materials