Tears trickled from Rashida Ali-Campbell’s eyes Friday morning as she watched volunteers turn old tires and empty beer cans into a haven for the have-nots in her West Philadelphia neighborhood.
“Have you ever wanted something so much?” she asked. “So many people are helping make this dream come true. This is what I have prayed for.”Tires stuffed with hundreds of pounds of dirt will form walls. Old oven doors will serve as roof shingles. When she is done with what used to be a warehouse at 675 N. 41st Street, it will be a studio with a garden adorned with fruit trees and vegetables.
Session 1 - January 5 - 23 Session 2 - February 2 - 20 Session 3 - March 2 - 20 Session 4 - July 6 - 24 Session 5 - July 27 - August 14 Session 6 - November 2 - 20 Session 7 - November 30 - December 18
The Earthship Intern Program is a 3 week long hands-on learning experience at the Earthship global headquarters in Taos, New Mexico.
Interns learn Earthship design concepts and building techniques with the best Earthship builders in the world, in the original Earthship community,. Each session offers 4 classroom presentations as well as a tour of various community Earthships.
The Earthship Intern Program is open to anyone over the age of 21 with an interest in sustainability and a willingness to work hard.