Blue Rock Station is celebrating its 10th year of operation in 2014 - and offering a number of opportunities for you to join us for some fun and informative skill building weekend workshops.
Our Philosophy: Blue Rock Station is first and foremost a place of peace. It is also our home. And finally, it is a business. When we outlined our business plan 10 years ago, we stated simply that the mission of Blue Rock Station is as follows: "We will only do what we want to do - and have fun doing it."
Our vision was to create an interesting and unique learning environment focused on sustainable living practices. Our classes have never been designed for the masses - only that tiny percentage of the population that thinks and explores new ideas. In developing each workshop we ask only one question... Would we want to attend this class?
Small Groups: The second part of our mission mandates that we have fun. Well, it's no fun trying to herd a large group of free thinkers along some predetermined pathway. Besides, if there are too many folks here - we don't get a chance to know each of you the way we would like. So we limit our class size. The ideal size is 6 students per instructor. We have been known to stretch that a bit - but we really do try to keep things small and engaging.
Total Immersion: As part of your weekend experience, your registration includes one night's stay in one of our small straw bale cabins. You will get a chance to experience the quiet snugness of sleeping in a straw and earth plastered cabin, resting in the natural setting of the hills of Appalachia Ohio. Blue Rock
Station is a 40-acre sustainability center located in rural southeastern Ohio. We have several miles of footpaths that you can enjoy while here, as well as an operating homestead where you can watch the milk goats, chickens and llamas do whatever milk goats, chickens and llamas do (we may even get you to help out with chores).
We have a number of unique cabins, each one different and special in their own unique way. They are available (first come first served, although some preference may be given to couples over single registrations) for reservation when you register for the class (we can discuss the pros and cons of each location).
Continental breakfast will be provided on both days. Also, we will provide lunches as well. Dinner will be on your own.
Now that the preliminaries are out of the way, let's get down to business. The workshops for 2014 include:
- Nov 22-23: Solar Electric (PV) Basics (limit - 8 students)
| $145 (single - with a cabin of your own)
|| $195 (two people - sharing a cabin)
No pets please (this is a working farm). Also, please read the workshop rules and FAQ's for events at Blue Rock Station.