Sauna Workshop Tomorrow!

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Note: There is a suggested $10 donation for any workshop at Better Farm.

A sauna construction workshop is slated at 11 a.m. Saturday, June, 22, at Better Farm.

Students will learn to create a sauna with all the amenities using only recycled/reclaimed/upcycled/local materials. This hands-on class will examine materials, ways to refurbish discarded materials, and basic tool tutorials; culminating in the construction of a sauna on-site at Better Farm.

Materials to be used: locally sourced wood from sawmill next door, a tree stump reappropriated as seating, upcycled foam core insulation, refurbished cast-iron woodstove, discarded cinder blocks, and discarded slab wood.

Students are encourage to bring safety goggles, work gloves, and a bagged lunch. Please note that this workshop will break ground and establish the sauna's foundation; with completion of the sauna slated for a second workshop at a later date.  Instructor: Bob Laisdell

To RSVP for this workshop, please call (315) 482-2536 or email

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.