April Magill is an inspiring local architect with a passion for both natural building and affordable housing. And she is a delight to talk to!
If there is a clay community oven that you know of in town, April has probably been involved in its construction in one way or another. April is also the designer of the amazing chicken coop at Fresh Future Farm.
In addition to working as an adjunct professor at the American College of Building Arts, April gives presentations on permaculutre and leads workshops on natural building techniques. As a project manager, April’s “diversity of project types extend from back yard yoga huts to small homes to custom residential to large commercial Eco-Resorts.”
If you are interested in permaculture and natural/resilient building techniques, you owe it it to yourself to attend one of April’s workshops.
Check out the schedule below and her web site (RootDownDesigns.com) for more details.
LAWN RECLAMATION: Transforming Your Lawn into a Productive & Dynamic Landscape with Erin Stevens
Saturday, September 14, 2019
9:00am – 5:00pm workshop
In this hands-on workshop, we will focus on how to transform portions of your tired yard into a productive and dynamic landscape. Help support bird and pollinator populations while feeding your family and beautifying your property. We will explore how to improve the health of your soil, implement rainwater capture and diversion techniques, and successfully install edible and wildlife-supportive plantings. Emphasis will be placed on maintenance techniques to ensure the long-term success of your landscape renovation.