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Strawbale construction in Pakistan, slide show, Brattleboro, VT

On Wednesday July 25 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm in the Brattleboro Savings and Loan Community Room, Sarah Machtey, co-founder of the Brattleboro Area Natural-building Group, will show slides of her experiences with strawbale construction in Pakistan.

In October of 2005 nearly all of the housing stock in the northern Pakistan town of Hillkot was destroyed when a massive earthquake hit the mountainous region. Sarah recently spent five and a half weeks helping introduce strawbale construction, assisting in a training/rebuilding project using baled straw with earthen plasters. Her pictures will include details of the unique strawbale building process, observations of other building techniques, earthquake devastation, and other scenes from Pakistan.

This presentation is jointly sponsored by the Windham Environmental Coalition (WEC) and the Brattleboro Area Natural-building Group. (BANG) Please come to the rear of the building by 7 pm and ring the bell for admittance. Information: 254-2522.
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