This hands-on workshop series will expand over two 2 day-long weekends. Earthen ovens are inexpensive to build and a great community experience. Equipped with a take-home handout, participants will leave the class with the knowledge necessary to build an oven of their own with materials they may already have in their own backyard!
Topics Include:
Using mud as building material
Local climate considerations and siting of the earthen oven
Soil and material selection, sourcing and testing
Creating a foundation with natural stone and recycled concrete
Oven Insulation
Sand Form and Oven Domes
Natural earthen plasters and finishes
Firing and baking in an earthen oven
Instruction Type:
This is a hands-on workshop series. Attendees will have the opportunity to get dirty and use tools typical of cob building and earthen finishing.

Fine Print:
Be sure to come dressed in comfortable clothes you don’t mind getting dirty with mud, protection from the sun is highly recommended, and bring plenty of water.
Workshop includes 4 days of hands-on experience, instructions, and hand out, Camping opportunities available for Saturday evenings, veggie lunch from the garden, light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Participants are welcome to bring food items for potluck style food sharing dinner.
Construction sites pose risks/danger to individuals, participants are expected to be partners in ensuring their own safety. You will be asked to sign a waiver in advance of workshop participation.

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