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  • Green Idea 1 : ' Find your nearest Farmer's Market and go there this weekend with friends...
  • Green Idea 2 : ' Swap your old incandescent bulbs for CFLs when they burn out and start saving $$$
  • Green Idea 3 : ' Try using your bike this weekend instead of your car...
  • Green Idea 4 : ' This Spring why not plant a small kitchen garden of tomatoes and peppers on your balcony or patio?
  • Green Idea 5 : ' What are you waiting for? Make the change today!

    The basic objectives of sustainability are to reduce consumption of non-renewable resources, minimize waste, and create healthy, productive environments.


    You can grow your own food whether you live on a rural farm or in a tiny urban apartment. Urban gardening is all about using space wisely to regain a closer connection with your food and beautify your home or neighborhood.


    Explore energy resources, such as wind, solar, hydroelectric, biomass, geothermal, ocean thermal, and wave power, that replenish themselves within a short period.


    Locating the Farmers' Market nearest to you is now only a few clicks away. Localharvest.org is a useful and straight-forward site designed to faciliate your quest.


RAW Instrument-Making Workshop: Learn to make your own instrument in 2 days!

Posted by vergelimbo On 1:33 AM No comments

A 2-day workshop on Raw Instrument making held at Starseed Gardens in the Art Studio, a pleasant work space equipped with all the necessary tools and know-how, led by local musician and inspired maker Rob Dibble. What are Raw Instruments? Found, and recycled elements such as biscuit tins, oil cans, hardwood tomato stakes etc properly strung to resemble distant cousins of banjos, violins, cellos, whatever you want. The sounds these RAW instruments produce is nothing short of amazing! They can be electrified with a "pick-up" and played through an amp to surprising effect.

Watch This Video from the first Raw Instrument Workshop held at Starseed Gardens:

What participants need to bring; 
Creative ideas, a willingness to explore, a can-do attitude and should you have a cool old biscuit tin or oil can, any striking bits of wood or recycled whoop-de-doos that you think could be included in your instrument - bring them along. The materials are included, but you may choose to customize your raw instrument with whichever element you bring along. A RAW lunch will be provided both days, and camping at Starseed is available for 25$ per day. (BYOT-bring your own tent, hot showers, WIFI and kitchen included) Message me below if you are interested in camping with us as space is limited.
COST: $150 for both days including meals and concert

All participants will leave the workshop with their instrument in hand, and a free ticket to the RAW JAM session in The Lotus Teahouse featuring talented local musicians (TBA)

ALSO AVAILABLE for minimal cost:
Electric pick-ups
Fancier tuning screws
other cool upgrade stuff!

Instrument making facilitated by Rob (raw instrumentalist) Phil (woodworker) and Chris (multimaker)