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Community Rebuilds hosts workshops each semester in the areas of permaculture, solar photovoltaics, and Tadelakt plastering. We utilize experts in these fields to teach workshops and enhance our interns' experience. Thank you to all of the wonderful teachers who have taught with CR over the years! Here are a few…

Roslynn Brain McCann

Permaculture Instructor

Dr. Ros is a Sustainable Communities Extension Specialist in the Department of Environment and Society, College of Natural Resources at Utah State University. She uses conservation theory, communication techniques, and social marketing tools to foster environmental behaviors in the areas of land, air, food, water.


Joel Glanzberg

Permaculture Instructor

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 Adams

Permaculture Instructor

Jeff has lead interns in the hands on portion of the permaculture workshop since the Fall of 2016. Jeff owns an ecological design firm, Terrsophia, and is part of the Canyonlands Watershed Council.

Jeff Tobe

Solar Instructor

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 Gardner

Solar Instructor

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 Wetenkamp

Tadelakt Instructor

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.

Brad Lancaster

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.

Ryan Chivers

Past Tadelakt Instructor

Ryan lead CR’s Tadelakt workshop from 2011-2015. His company, Limestrong Artisan, works on specialty plaster projects throughout the western half of the US.

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