EBWA--Welcoming All Women of All Ages

April 28, 2016


Rehabbing a Historic Farmhouse Into a Net Energy Home" with Joanne Coons



The Peters-Lockrow farmhouse in Clifton Park was built in the 1830s and had been vacant for a decade.  It had holes in the roof, water in the basement and a menagerie of animals living inside.  Joanne Coons discusses rehabbing this farmhouse using green building practices, while also maintaining the historical integrity of the building. 

Joanne is currently an adjunct professor at Hudson Valley Community College, TEC-SMART facility teaching Photovoltaic Theory and Design.  She and her husband demonstrate applications of theory by living in a net-zero energy rehabbed house, utilizing solar panels to run their home and to supply most of their transportation needs.

Join us for beverage and conversation at 5:45 pm, a catered vegetarian supper at 6:15 pm, followed by the program at 7:45 pm.  Reservations are required for the supper.  E-mail Gabrielle Reals at by Monday April 25 or call her at 382-5685 by 8 pm Tuesday April 26.  Gluten-free meals are available if requested with your reservation.  You may also bring your own food, or come for the program only.  All women are welcome.

Looking Ahead:   On May 26 Thea Bordenave, D.O. will present Osteopathy and You.

We operate without elected officers.  All activities are coordinated by a steering committee of persons who simply like being a member of a group of all women.  Responsibilities are shared and rotated.  Help decide on programs, get to better know the women involved and double your enjoyment of EBWA.  For general information:  Contact Carol Hamblin, 861-6034;