The Big Straw Bale Gathering Speakers List is out!

The majority of our speakers for the Big Straw Bale Gathering are below. We still have a few special guests in the pipeline which will be announced as they are confirmed.

As you can see we have a broad spectrum of speakers lined up, speaking on a wide range of topics.

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Barbara Jones

School Of Natural Building

Straw Trek: The Next Generation – A journey through time and spaces

Judith Thornton

Aberystwyth University

What’s in a bale and why it matters

Peter Shubert

Capital [A] Architects

Straw and other regrowing building materials for multi storey housing constructions.

Craig White

Modcell / White Design

We Can Make – Affordable Homes Renewable Materials

Emma Appleton

How can our businesses be anti-capitalist? And is that even possible?

Chris Vernon

One Planet Council

One Planet Development: an opportunity for straw

Paul Jennings

Criafolen Permaculture

Permaculture Design: Survival and Beyond Sustainability

Peter Beresford & Henrik Saarinen

Structural Solutions

Lecture Title TBC

Pete Walker

Bath University

Lecture title TBC

5 for 5

Open to all BSBG Attendees 

5 photos in 5 minutes – Have you done something you want to share, have an idea or problem in your build you want to discuss? Here is your chance to show your 5 slides, in 5 minutes.  

On site camping pitch

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This ticket is for one camping pitch on the Big Straw Bale Gathering site at Down to Earth.

The campsite opens at 6pm Friday August 10th and closes at 6pm Sunday 12th.

Please note, the Down to Earth site not normally a campsite, so conditions are described as 'rustic'. Toilets and showers are available on site.

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2 Comments on “The Big Straw Bale Gathering Speakers List is out!

  1. Dear BSBG people,

    In the Big Straw Bale Gathering program (running order) I see “5 min. – 5 slides”. If possible I like show my statement and question on “fire-safety & straw-constructions” and my 5 slides of the fire at Kampen – NL early this year. If there is some room left for my 5 minutes.

    Hope to hear from you.

    • Hi Wouter! The 5 for 5 will be available to anyone who is attending the event, bring a USB key with your slides and it’ll be first come first serve.

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