Cascabel Hermitage Association Workshop Series
Fall Schedule, 2002
"Connecting people with the land"
1) October 11--Mesquite Pod Milling--Cascabel, AZ
2) October 25,26--Stone Masonry--Cascabel, AZ
3) November 8--Composting Toilets--Cascabel, AZ
4) November 14,15--Earth Spirit & the Human Future--Tucson, AZ
--TO REGISTER for any of these events, or for more details, email <email@example.com>, or call David or Pearl at 520-212-4628 (email is functional throughout summer; phone only after Oct. 1).
--FOR MORE DETAILS regarding the above workshops, see below.
1) OCTOBER 11--MESQUITE POD MILLING in Cascabel, AZ
Collect mesquite pods this summer and bring them to Cascabel for milling into nutritious and delicious flour. Free milling for non-commercial home use. Mesquite pancake/waffle breakfast offered. Local foods potluck following milling.
Time and place: Cascabel @ Thomases' knoll. (See directions below.)
Breakfast from 9:00-10:00 A.M.
Milling: 10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.
Cost: Donations gratefully accepted.
Note: Ripe pods come off tree with little pulling. Rinse, then dry in sun for about 3 days. Store in dry place until milling day (don't worry if bugs hatch out during storage).
2) OCTOBER 25-26--STONE MASONRY, Cascabel, AZ
Build beautiful, long-lasting walls, fireplaces, benches, and structures in local stone. In this 2-day, hands-on workshop learn all the basic techniques of stone masonry. Stone selection, mortar mixes, structural considerations (foundations, reinforcment, etc.), finishing and more will be covered. Also included will be a tour of a beautiful stone house built by Erik Revere.
Led by: Erik Revere, local stone mason and David Omick
Time and place: Cascabel Community Center (See directions below.)
Saturday, 10/25--9 AM to 5 PM
Sunday, 10/26--9 AM to 2 PM
Free camping/lodging available on-site.
Registration deadline: October 18
Limit: 15 participants
3) NOVEMBER 8--COMPOSTING TOILETS, Cascabel, AZ
Close the nutrient cycle! Learn principles and practices of using composting toilets to convert "waste" to resource. Learn to build your own composting toilet for as little as $10! Proper maintenance techniques for effective composting will be demonstrated. Health and regulatory issues, urban use, aesthetic considerations, locally-available cover materials and more will be discussed.
Led by: David Omick, consultant, designer and user of composting toilets for over 14 years.
Time and place: Hot Springs Canyon, Cascabel 10:00AM - 3:00 PM (See directions below.)
Registration deadline: November 1
4) NOVEMBER 14-15-- EARTH SPIRIT & THE HUMAN FUTURE, Tucson
Rediscovering our place in the universe. How can the merging of science and spirituality begin to answer some of our most challenging questions? Join others in gaining hopeful insights from contemporary thinkers such as Thomas Berry, Brian Swimme, Miriam Therese MacGillis and others.
Videos and group discussion.
Led by: Shirley Pevarnik, MLA in Creation Spirituality from Naropa.
Time and place: Location to be announced
Friday evening, 11/14--6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, 11/15--10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (Bring a dish to share for lunch.)
Cost: $20-$40, suggested donation
Registration deadline: November 7
TO CASCABEL: Take I-10 Exit 306 just east of Benson and go north on Pomerene Road. Turn right at stop sign and proceed north on Cascabel Rd. to mile marker 22 (pavement ends at Mile 12).
For all Cascabel sites, follow above directions to Cascabel, then:
TO THOMASES' KNOLL: About 1/2 mile past mile marker 22, look for the green and white county address sign #5780. Turn left down the lane beside the sign. Go through a barbed-wire gate and take the first right where you'll see parking.
TO CASCABEL COMMUNITY CENTER: About halfway between mile markers 23 and 24, look on right side for the green and white county address sign #5871 and a small "One Way" sign. Proceed up the lane to the Community Center.
TO HOT SPRINGS CANYON: About 1/2 mile past mile marker 22, turn right on North Canyon Road. About 11/2 miles up Canyon Rd. is a fork. Stay left and soon the road descends steeply into Hot Springs Canyon. Shortly after crossing a decrepit homemade cattleguard, the road forks again. Stay to the right and in bout 1/4 mile the road ends in a parking area beside a windmill.