Organic food. Drink. Music.
Sixth Annual Austin Community “Green” Holiday Party
Thursday, December 19th, 2013 6pm-10pm
Hosted by Barr Mansion
Co-Hosted by eight area environmental groups
“Celebrating the Bounty of Winter” Menu
Music by Cienfuegos
Join us at the beautiful Barr Mansion, the nation’s first organic certified events facility, for an evening of music, food, drink and mingling with some of Austin’s finest environmental thought leaders. Tickets include live music, all food and beverages.
Visit the Texas Green Network website (scroll down on home page) for
A 2-Day Design~Build~Live Workshop
Saturday, December 7, and Sunday, December 15, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Location: East Austin, south of the Mueller Development
Fee: $125 for non-members, $100 for DBL members; Limited enrollment
Experience Level: Beginner to Advanced
THAI RAIN JARS are beautiful, sculptural vessels made of ferro-cement and used for storing precious rainwater. Ferro-cement is a type of thin-walled construction composed of concrete over a steel armature, allowing for curvy and freeform shapes. Rain jars are way more beautiful than plastic barrels or even metal cisterns!
During this 2-day workshop instructor Dani Slabaugh will take us through all of the steps of construction, from the foundation and plaster mixing to topping off the jar with a mosquito-proof lid. We will be building a shapely 850 gallon cistern in the front yard of a recently-relocated recycled home in desperate need of capturing rainwater for both drainage and plant watering reasons.
You will be asked to log into your account or, if you have not already done so, create an account. Select “Current Events” from the drop-down menu on the right.
If you are not yet a member, JOIN DBL HERE to receive the discounted workshop price. A healthy vegetarian lunch, water, tea and snacks are included with the workshop. Contact email@example.com for general workshop questions and information regarding work-trade opportunities. Enrollment is limited.