Carol Venolia Teaches Austinites to Live Lusciously

Carol Venolia wrote one of the first books that linked environmentally sound homes with good health more than a decade ago, and she's been preaching the gospel of building homes in sync with nature for longer than that. She knows her stuff, and she's not afraid to think in new directions. I first heard Carol speak at the Real Goods Solar Center's Solfest festival in 2000; I've since found every opportunity I could to hear what she has to say. Carol, who has written Natural Home’s 'Design for Life' column since 2001, recently co-authored Natural Remodeling for the Not-So-Green House, a bible for anyone planning a good green remodel.

Carol Venolia's living room
Learn how to naturally remodel your home with Carol Venolia's 'Luscious Living' workshops in Austin, Texas. Photo By Barbara Bourne. 

Austinites, this week you have a great opportunity to hear what Carol has to say about green remodeling and living with the earth’s cycles during her 'Luscious Living' workshops, a special guest series sponsored by Design-Build-Live. The workshops will be held at various locations around Austin, including the Texas State Teachers Association at 12th and Lavaca on Thursday, Advanced Micro Devices on Southwest Parkway on Saturday, and a south Austin residence on Sunday.

'Natural Remodeling' (June 17, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.) focuses on creating a healthier, more efficient home that more deeply connects you with the living world.

'Life-Centered Design' (June 19, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) explores our need to  connect with natural cycles and what sensory input we need to thrive.

'Natural Remodeling' (June 19, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.) teaches participants how to evaluate an existing house and site for its gifts and challenges in relation to sun, wind, water, landscape and neighborhood, then set priorities and strategies for their natural remodeling projects.

For more information or to register, visit Design-Build-Live.