Avalon Springs Launches Fall Eco-Centered Workshop Series

Middletown, CA, September 18, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Avalon Springs, an emerging hot springs retreat center and ecovillage, has launched its fall 2008 series of classes as part of a mission to provide experiential learning about living sustainably, and abundantly, with the earth.

Avalon’s workshop lineup includes:

* Sept. 12-14 Earthen Plasters with Tempe Sikora
* Sept. 22-26 Natural Building Week with Virgil Ryon
* Oct. 3-5 Backyard Pharmacy with Lynda Eashowski
* Oct. 10-12 Preparing for the California Drought and Stormwater Cycle: Natural

Patterns Permaculture Weekend with John Valenzuela and Geoff Hall.
The workshops are held on Avalon Springs’ more than 300-acre property, which already hosts natural and historic buildings, a large organic garden, and 10 natural springs.

After several years, the Avalon Springs team has purchased the land, completed an ecological assessment, and submitted a master plan for the hot springs retreat center and ecovillage with input from environmental design specialists Arkin-Tilt Architects; Winzler & Kelly Engineers (water and energy systems); and Sentient Landscape (former co-directors of the Northern California Permaculture Institute).

Additional workshops and classes are being planned for 2009. The website has more information on the workshops and on how to get involved with Avalon Springs.

Avalon Springs is an experiential learning environment, anchored by a healing hot springs retreat center and staff ecovillage - a living mystery school for an emerging sustainable human culture. As a land-based holistic retreat center and ecovillage in Northern California, Avalon Springs aligns the most advanced green technologies, systems and philosophies to become a living template for an abundant, sustainable economic, social and environmental future.

Avalon Springs
Erin Condo
workshops coordinator