Eva Edleson is a professional natural builder, cook, gardener, and craftswoman. As a builder with over 10 years of experience, she specializes in earthen wall systems, wood-fired cooking and as well as in naturally-based finishes including plasters and paint. She has trained and worked with many of the most-respected natural builders in North America, as well as Argentina. She has combined her own research and experiences into a successful natural building practice.

Eva has dedicated much of her life to nurturing and encouraging lively community. While living in Portland, Oregon, she was an instrumental visionary of the nationally-recognized City Repair Project and the Village Building Convergence. Both projects have become examples of urban revival through the strengthening of neighborhood communities and introduction of earthen building in the city landscape.

Eva’s love for the earth also manifest in her passion for gardening, cooking and craft. She has been an active gardener and a treasured cook in the communities she lives in. Besides making many great home-grown meals for her extended family, she both taught at and cooked for natural building workshops and other large gatherings. Her active mind and inspired hands are often engaging in crafts, herbal medicine, seed saving and music.

Learn more about Eva at her website, www.firespeaking.com.

Hand Print Press books by Eva Edleson: