Community Rebuilds hosts workshops each semester in the areas of Permaculture, Solar Photo Voltaics, and Tadelakt Plastering. We utilize experts in these fields to teach these workshops and enhance our interns' experience.
One of the highlights of the semester, Joel has been leading the Permaculture workshop since the 2011. Joel is based out of New Mexico, where he operates his business, Pattern Mind.
Jeff is a PV project coordinator and IREC Certified PV Instructor with Solar Energy International. Based out of Paonia, CO, Jeff has been facilitating the solar workshop for interns since the 2010.
Ken has been working with the solar workshop since 2015, assisting in the installation of the panels themselves. Ken’s company, Gardner Energy, is based in Salt Lake City, UT.
Frank has been facilitating the Tadelakt workshop for interns since the Spring of 2016. Frank currently owns his own natural building company in Longmont, CO – Living Craft.
Past Permaculture Instructor
Brad worked with CR as a guest instructor for the Permaculture workshop in 2012, conducting a special session on rainwater harvesting. Learn more from his book, Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond.