Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute presents on the 2012 Green Buildings Open House tour.
Cayuta Sun is pleased to welcome visitors to our rural, off-grid home, gardens, and forest during the tour of green buildings on Saturday, October 13th. This home and and its surrounding landscape serves as an educational space for the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute.
(http://FingerLakesPermaculture.org) Students and teachers from the Institute will be present to answer questions and give tours.
Permaculture teacher and Cayuta Sun designer Michael Burns will offer a short introduction to permaculture at 10 a.m. and 2 pm. as well as regular tours of the home’s wind, solar and other energy systems.
Tim Reap (http://www.ithacacarpenter.com/), the builder of the earth-bermed, double-walled, and highly-insulated home will be on site to answer questions.
Jake Maher Delisle, FLPCI alumni and intern will talk about vermicomposting and soil building at 12 p.m.
Cayuta Sun, 2962 Swamp Rd., Catherine, NY 14805
Learn more about the 2012 Green Building Open House:
“BUILDING OUR HOMES TO RESPOND TO A CHANGING CLIMATE”
Friday, October 12,
at Milstein Hall Auditorium, Cornell University, Ithaca
Free & open to the public
2012 GREEN BUILDINGS OPEN HOUSE
Saturday & Sunday, October 13-14
Various locations in Tompkins & neighboring counties
Visit http://ccetompkins.org/2012GBOH for photos and details on specific sites and the day each will be open. Presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County and the Ithaca Green Building Alliance, in conjunction with the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association and the American Solar Energy Society.
WRISTBANDS: A $5 wristband gets you into as many houses as you can visit in 2 days; under 18 free. Buy your wristband before the event at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County (615 Willow Ave., Ithaca), Home Green Home (on the Commons in Ithaca), Greenstar Cooperative Market (701 W. Buffalo St., Ithaca), or during the event at select sites on the tour. No one will be turned away, but please show your support for the Open House and help make it financially
sustainable if you are able!
For more information, contact Guillermo Metz at (607) 272-2292 or