Brennan Blazer Bird

Brennan Blazer Bird, is an ecological educator, natural builder, water harvester, and appropriate techie who has led a diverse array of artistic and ecological projects around the world. He founded the Peace On Earthbench Movement (POEM), which inspires youth to transform plastic waste into an artistic earthen bench. Currently Bird is leading an ecological design, build, and education venture called SolutionCraft, which creates ecological infrastructure such as earthen tiny houses, outdoor classrooms, outdoor kitchens and bathhouses, rainwater systems, compost toilets, and more. (earthbench.org, solutioncraft.org)

Workshops & Presentations

  • Water Harvesting Design – Hands-On Practices & Principles

    60 min | Altar of Earth

    Holistic watershed management is the critical guiding principle to any ecological design. Come learn the basics of water harvesting on a residential or land project scale through hands-on demonstrations and real-life practicums. We will discuss how-to calculate rainwater flow and tank size; how-to integrate rainwater systems into your design; how-to passively collect rainwater in different earthworks systems; how-to best harvest greywater from your bathroom or laundry; and how to live in better relationship with water through both your home lifestyle and your landscape design.

  • Natural Building & Ecological Design Principles – Build a Teeny Tiny House!

    60 min | Altar of Earth

    A critical ecological design principle is to start small-scale and work up! Today you will have the opportunity to design and build your own house – a teeny tiny house – and learn all the natural building and ecological design principles along the way. We will briefly discuss different natural building techniques, passive solar design, living roofs, rainwater catchment, and more, all the while getting our hands dirty in this interactive workshop!

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