He spent a day teaching us how to mix and apply lime plaster (also called "render"). A few of us spent two more days helping Alex plaster the building. The pictures here were shot May 28-30, 2008.
Lakota Hempcrete Project
May 28 2008
John from American Limetec
applies the first patch of the
first coat of lime plaster to the
White Plume Community Center.
Learn more about these products
at American Limetec.
Tazia and Amy plant squash and
marigolds just out the back door
of the Center.
John shows Page how to trowel
Tools of the trade.
John works with Alex and Page.
Alex delivers a dollop of render
to Erica, who's plastering under
Far right and below:
The "sand layer" effect we saw
as we took down forms during the
wall-building phase of the project
are even more pronounced after
the Hemcrete® has cured for a week.
Far right: Lime plaster covers part of
Render rounds the corner.
U.S. District Judge Richard Battey
(Rapid City SD) makes an
End of May, nose-fly season. The
tormented horses try to escape by
standing on a wind-swept ridge.
Far right: The White Plume wind
turbine stands just beyond the
Near right: Looking east from a hilltop
about a quarter mile from the Center.
The Center is in the center of the
Far right: A closer view of the Center.
Alex and Erica switch roles as they
finish a wheelbarrow load.
John showed us how to create a
decorative sill around a window
using render and pebbles.
We returned on June 24 and nearly finished the plastering of the community center.