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CalEarth SuperAdobe Online Training Program Overview

Level 1

Covers how to build a garden bed and landscape walls and benches using SuperAdobe. Topics Include: Overview of tools and materials; Site Preparation; Waterproofing: Moisture Membrane Installation; Mixing; Laying Bag; Ending the Bag & Tamping; Laying Barbed-Wire

Level 2

Includes all Level One videos plus a new step-by-step videos on how to build a dome in over 10 hours of lectures and demonstrations. Below are some of the topics covered: Tools & Materials; Mixing the Soil; Prepping the Site; Design Layouts; Compass Set-Up and Footprint; Managing Moisture; Starting/Laying/Finishing the Bag; Tamping/Compaction Strategies; Laying Barbed Wire; Connecting Elements; Inserting Windows & Doors; Closing a Dome

Level 3 (Best Value)

Includes all the films from Level 1 & 2 bonus films not available for individual purchase including: Plasters & Finishes (plus 3 supplemental videos on plastering with straw/clay, plastering with earth & lime stabilizer, and plastering with earth & cement stabilizer; and seven Core Curriculum lessons (Introduction, Brick Arches & Geometry; Using a Compass; Soils Practicum & Discussion, Eco-Dome Footprint/Layout; Design; Placing Windows & Doors; the Arches, Domes, Vaults Engineering Film; and the Nader Khalili Lecture Series.

2024 Workshops & Programs

June 13-16, 2024
Level 3 Workshop- Full Core Curriculum

July 13, 2024
Level 1 Workshop- Intro to SuperAdobe

July 21, 2024 - January 12, 2025: 
Level 4 Apprenticeship

September 19-22, 2024
Level 3 Workshop: Full Core Curriculum

October 19-20, 2024
Level 2 Workshop- Build a Dome

November 9, 2024
Level 1 Workshop-Intro to SuperAdobe