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Eden Study Center
Eden Study Center
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550 PR 1601, Bluff Dale, Texas, US
Climate zone:
Warm Temperate

C Emory Richey Daniel Woods Jana  Hammonds-Jennings Jason Elliott Laurie Whatley Lora Plemons Nicholas Burtner Richard Moore Robert McKay Sierra Weiss Theron Beaudreau
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Eden Study Center

Project Type

Rural, Residential, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

Eden Study Center is a sustainability project that looks to build ecological houses surrounded by a food forest. www.edenstudycenter.com

Project Description

We are planting a food forest and building ecological buildings (cob at the moment).  So far we have built the irrigation system that is fed by wind and solar powered pumps and then powered by gravity as it goes into drip irrigation.  We have started planting the food forest in small plots and are constantly improving our techniques to improve our results. We have completed a cob chicken coop and beginning the construction of a cob study/library.

We teach classes at Eden Study Center (which is located on a ranch south-west of Fort Worth) and these classes, as well as more information about the project, can be found at www.edenstudycenter.com

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Complete Cob Course May 24-31, 2014

Learn all the skills to build a complete house out of cob!

Posted over 10 years ago (2 comments)

March 16th, 2013 Food Forest Class

We are teaching a Food Forest class on March 16, 2013 at Eden Grove. Please come join us and learn about Food Forests in North/Central Texas.

Posted over 11 years ago (0 comments)

April 20th, 2013 Cob Oven Class

We are having a cob oven construction class on April 20th, 2013 at Eden Grove. This class is great for all those interested in learning the basics of cob construction.

Posted over 11 years ago (0 comments)
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