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Solar Village Workshop & Planning in Banff

Affordable Solar Housing, Growing Food & Community

Location: Banff, Alberta
Cost: $20/person
Dates: Sat/Sun, Feb 18-19, 2017, 9am-5pm each day

Solar Village will be conducting a workshop & planning session in Banff. Workshop topics to be covered include sustainable home design, straw bale construction, solar energy systems design & implementation, permaculture design, growing food organically, aquaponics, biogas digesters & solar village community examples. Planning will include group brainstorming on each topic, team based design creation/sharing & setting goals for the build of the first prototype in Banff. Details of the agenda & signup can be found on our website and Facebook page.


Day 1

  • Solar Village Home Design - John Wilson
    - straw bale
    - passive solar
    - green roof
  • Prototype Home Design in Groups
  • Growing Local Sustainable Food
    - permaculture design
    - growing food
    - aquaponics
  • Prototype Growing Systems Design in Groups
  • Closing the Loop on Waste
    - worm composting
    - bioreactors - regenerative processes
  • Prototype Waste Systems Design Brainstorming

Day 2

  • Renewable Energy Systems - John Wilson
  • Renewable Energy System Design Prototype Integrated with Home Design
  • Solar Village Community Examples - John Wilson
  • Community Prototype Structure and Open Source Sharing Design
  • Planning to Build the Prototype

Additional Information

Food and drinks will be provided. Please bring your own water bottle. If you have any other questions or suggestions please do get in touch.

Contact: Ian Wilson
Info: FB: @TheSolarVillage

Note: Event date is tentative until we confirm a location in Banff.

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