We organize workshops at the SHE EcoPark to educate guests about the civil issues related to creating a sustainable relationship with the environment. These workshops teach about composting, geodome building, ecological gardening, wetland preservation and gray water use, among other topics.
Geo-Dome Building Architecture: Domes are an ancient method of construction. From small shelters to large places of worship, all over the world and throughout many cultures, we can find examples of domes. Geodesic domes are domes created from triangles, which make a very strong skeleton. Geodesic domes can easily be labeled the strongest, simplest, and most affordable structure to build.
The geodesic dome was developed by two engineers/designers, Walter Bauerseld and R. Buckminister “Bucky” Fuller. At our workshop, we teach the history of geo-domes, as well as give a hands-on approach on how to construct one. Climbing plants planted around the base of the dome will grow and eventually provide shade cover all over the dome.