I'm surprised that a person who is made up of 90% water would take so long to realize that water is truly the key to survival, but with this incredible drought on the "Wet" Coast, I now fully understand how critical water is to all life.
I was just sent some information that states that the average household uses 130,000 gallons of water per year. I still can't wrap my head around that number. We've setup a water system here - from scratch - that uses at most 4,000 gallons of water in 8 months. With the winter rains, we splurge and probably use 1 or 2,000 gallons the other 4 months. Of course, that doesn't include the garden, which uses about 3 or 4,000 gallons more. So for a year, we use at most 10,000 gallons of water each year. That's 8% of the average household!
If I were interested in helping to sustain the unsustainable way of life in cities, I'd suggest that with our systems, you could have 13x more people using the same amount of water. But I'm not.
I can't believe that any city will survive the mega-droughts to come. We may not be able to here, either.
But I can say that our Natural Building and Living Apprenticeships and Workshops will give you all of this information and a lot more, firsthand, in person, so you can actually understand it and use it in your life.
We don't require specialized courses as prerequisites, require irrelevant courses to increase your tuition bill, or make you sit in a classroom and talk at you so that 95% of the information is lost.
We give you 30 hands-on sessions to learn everything YOU want to learn about Natural Building with Fast Cob! in a setting that is a bit more enjoyable than a classroom. Okay, that's a vast understatement. It's spectacular and gorgeous and life enhancing.
And we practice water conservation with systems that are easy to use. In fact, they are more effective than if we didn't use them! And you gain all of this hands-on knowledge for the rest of your life: experiential learning has been proven over and over again to stay with the learner for life; that classroom setting may get 5% of the information into your brain, but your brain will then retain only 5% of that!
If you're interested in learning what we have to offer, then please visit cob.lasqueti.ca\workshops and fill in an application form. We have 2 more workshops available this August.
In the meantime, stay cool, stay hydrated, and enjoy the water while it lasts!
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