Invite GreenWeaver to craft an experience for audiences to participate in the journey of learning and expanding awareness. We have experience presenting, developing curriculum and teaching in a broad range of topics ranging from the technical aspects of design to inspiring talks about community resiliency. We always bring a systems approach, an awareness of wider relationships, and the consciousness that we are only one branch of the great tree of life on this planet.

Educational Presentations

Hands-On Trainings

S.A.F.E. Homes Initiative & Tribal College Train The Trainers Program

Educational Presentations

Contact us for an educational presentation for your organization, event, or community.

Past presentations have included:

  • Addressing Housing Issues with Straw Bale Building
  • Architecture As Pedagogy – The Value Of Buildings As Integrated Models In Curriculum
  • Building Community Solutions for Native Nations
  • Building Community Through Natural Building
  • Buildings & Climate Change (Created for The Climate Project)
  • Buildings That Awaken: Biophilic Design For Health & Wellness
  • Community Vitality through Housing: The Relationships Between Housing, Energy, Local Economies and Health in Your Community
  • Design Disciplines From Nature
  • Design Essentials For Straw Bale Construction
  • Designing For Straw Bales & Moisture
  • Natural Building Technologies for Cold Climates
  • Natural Finishes And Their Role In High Performance, Sustainable Design
  • Naturally Built Schools- Case Studies Of Straw Bale Schools In The US
  • Passive Solar Design With Natural Materials
  • Schools That Build- An Overview Of Community Built Schools
  • Straw Bale Construction: Harvesting Its Potential as an Affordable and Energy Efficient Building Strategy
  • Teaching A Great Hands-on Workshop

Hands-On Trainings

Contact GreenWeaver for hands-on workshops and trainings for your event or group.

S.A.F.E. Homes Initiative & Tribal College Train The Trainers Program

GreenWeaver has been a partner in developing the S.A.F.E. (Sustainable, Affordable, Efficient) Homes Initiative for the Intertribal Council on Utility Policy, growing sustainable straw bale housing on tribal lands and new curriculum in tribal colleges and universities.

“Laura Bartels has a rare combination of knowledge and working experience, talent, passion and compassion in her teaching that informs the mind, warms the heart and inspires those around her.” – Workshop Participant

“It’s difficult to find words to express my reaction to your workshop…It was a more complete educational experience than I hoped for and greatly improved my clarity about what I want and need to do about building. Do I need to build? How much building do I need? These were questions that I had hardly considered!! Now they are central to my thoughts and plans.

The tone you set and the high expectations for the quality of our interactions was at least as inspiring as the amazing volume of information you presented. You have a gift, you have cultivated it well, thank you for sharing it with the world.”

– Workshop Participant