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. Nicoleโ€™s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Readerโ€™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.