On Sunday, after the fanciest solar oatmeal breakfast imaginable, we will have the extraordinary opportunity to tour Aaron and Ronda Mueller's completely off-the-grid lifestyle in a boulder oasis high above Pioneertown. Think soft footprints, gardens, composting toilets, solar cells, and interlocking yurts. We will conclude with an in-depth Q&A.
HOW TO SURVIVE @ High Desert Test Sites
Saturday April 30th- Sunday May 1st, 2011
Organized by Alyse Emdur and Michael Parker.
Above photo from Elysian Park Museum of Art Workshop
The weekend will kick off at A-Z West with a hands-on workshop introducing solar oven designs, histories, and methods. A step-by-step zine will help guide us through the process of constructing our own solar ovens. Afterward, dancer/choreographer Flora Wiegmann will teach choreography stemming from safety and survival movements in the high desert landscape. And on Saturday afternoon, Aaron Freeman and Tyler Nathan will demystify the corporatization of distillation, both for liquor and fuel. A solar dinner will be served followed by home made beers, wines and liquors.