Cob Oven Building Workshop
Location: Victoria, BC
|June 30, 2013||to||July 1, 2013|
We invite you to join us on the Canada Day long weekend for a 3-day cob oven building workshop in James Bay in Victoria! In this hands-on intensive you will learn everything you need to know to build your own backyard wood-burning cob oven from scratch, perfect for baking gourmet artisanal pizzas and bread and for entertaining family and friends. Topics covered will include site selection, foundation construction, determining suitability of clay soil for cob building, cob mixing and construction, light-clay insulation, plastering, and cob oven baking. Time permitting, we will also be discussing the design of a greenhouse based on permaculture ideas incorporating natural building techniques at the same site.
Workshop runs 10-4 each day. Workshop fee is $240. Registration limited to 10 students.
Your Instructor: Sarah Way is a natural builder based on Vancouver Island specializing in cob ovens, earthen plasters and polished clay floors. She was an apprenticing carpenter until she became engaged with the world of natural building in 2008, and has been stuck in the mud ever since! Having worked on projects from Vancouver Island to the Kootenays, as well as completing a six-month internship under Elke Cole at O.U.R. Ecovillage, volounteering with community projects in Mexico and Guatemala and attending various workshops along the way, she is well versed in a diversity of natural building systems including cob, light clay, straw bale, polished clay floors and earthen plasters.
For more information and to reserve your space, email CowichanValleyClay@gmail.com, phone 250-701-2768, see website http://CowichanValleyClay.wordpress.com