Straw bales for San Diego

Friends look for sustainable initiatives

Straw bales provide good sound insulation at the new Friends Center in San Diego, California. | Photo: Ken Barratt

The Californian city of San Diego is to host the world’s first Quaker Meeting House made of straw bales. More than eighty volunteers have been involved over a period of four years in the process of building the San Diego Friends Center, which will open with a weekend of celebrations on 11-13 March.    

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