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Community Build: Earth Ovens Learn to Make a Traditional Wood-Fired Masonry Oven

Earth OVENS are easy as mud pies, and perform exactly like commercial models costing thousands. Cook pizza in as little as 90 seconds; then bread, meat, fish, vegetables, casseroles, soups, & stew; desserts, steamed bread, rice pudding; then dry fruit, firewood, or wet shoes!

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Community Build: Earth Ovens Learn to Make a Traditional Wood-Fired Masonry Oven
Community Build: Earth Ovens Learn to Make a Traditional Wood-Fired Masonry Oven

Time & Location

Aug 12, 2023, 9:00 AM PDT – Aug 13, 2023, 4:00 PM PDT

Location is TBD

About the event

Saturday-Sunday, August 12th & 13th

9am - 4pm each day (14 hours)

Earth OVENS are easy as mud pies, and perform exactly like commercial models costing thousands. Cook pizza in as little as 90 seconds; then bread, meat, fish, vegetables, casseroles, soups, & stew; desserts, steamed bread, rice pudding; then dry fruit, firewood, or wet shoes! Insulated ovens can cook all day on one firing, and the fire transforms clay-earth into brick. We will build a full-size oven, a mini oven, and the fires to heat them up!

Age Requirement: This class is for adults and youth 15-17 if their parent or guardian is also registered for the class.

Tuition: $130

Materials fee: none

Students bring:

• joyful hands and heart

• If you have sensitive skin or you just prefer the protection, you might want your favorite waterproof or water-resistant gloves.

• Feet! Barefoot is most fun, but rubber boots or lightweight shoes (“aqua sox” or equivalent) all work for tender or sensitive feet. Slip-on sandals are nice to have between mixes. We’ll be mixing coarse river sand, clayey subsoil, straw, and other fibers.

• A sample of your local sub-soil, so we can compare and contrast (a cup to a quart).

• Photos of your own work to share with the group, or any other interesting/applicable inspiration

• Skin lotion (mud/earth can have a drying effect; lanolin or lanolin/beeswax are good)

• Sun hat, sun protection, change of clothes

• Rain gear (we hope this will just be insurance)

• Water bottle

• paper and pen/pencil for notes/records, etc. (better than photos!)

• rations as needed, especially if you have special dietary needs

• Feel free to bring any favorite tools and/or materials you might feel appropriate for this course.

Copies of Build Your Own Earth Oven (aka "the cob oven bible") will be available for purchase.

Click RSVP and it will redirct you to payment via square. 

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