Next meeting:
SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2005 - Brattleboro Savings & Loan, 5 p.m.

We'll be trying out a new meeting space in the basement of the Brattleboro Savings & Loan, downtown (221 Main). The front door will probably be locked—check the back door. If the weather's nice, we may decide to move the meeting outside somewhere nearby. We'll put up a note or something in that case.

The June meeting at the Common Ground was a good time, though maybe a little warm. We hadn't chosen a topic, so the dozen or so of us there freeformed our way through it. A fun meeting. Sometimes it's good for productivity to take a back seat, but the feeling seems to be that we should get back on a loose program.

Since our last meeting, four regular BANG attendees—Sam, Daniel, Sarah, and Mark—were at the Natural Building Colloquium ("Building With Spirit") in Bath, NY, and might have a little update about that. Mark and Sarah wound up leaving early because Mark decided to have a heart attack halfway through it. A heart attack! Sheesh. Here's some photos from the natural building thing:

There also may be a local earthen oven project in the works.

Sunday, July 10, Brattleboro Savings & Loan, 211 Main St. downtown, 5:00 p.m.—see you there! This group is intended to be for everybody, whether or not they've ever built anything. It's about learning, empowerment, and—whenever possible—doing.

photos by Mark Piepkorn
and Sarah Machtey