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Cobworks Saltspring Island July workshop


July 3, 2017 - July 13, 2017 Contact

Cobworks is heading back to the Gulf Islands this summer!
Patrick Hennebery will lead a 10 day cob workshop on Salt Spring Island from July 3rd to 14th.
The course will take place at The Paradise Within, a sustainably-minded farm near Fulford Harbour. Please join us for some fun in the mud as we learn the skills and cover theory topics to answer all of your questions about earthen building.
Our project this year will be the construction of a 250+ sq ft. farm accessory building.

In addition to theory talks, our hands-on building will include:
– working on the foundation
– building cob walls
– installing doors and windows
– exploring the sculptural elements of cob
– learning how to identify materials that make up cob
– applying a “brown coat” in preparation for plastering

The price of this course is $1000 Canadian. ($500 in advance to secure your spot.)
Price includes camping and 3 wholesome vegetarian meals for 10 days.

The middle weekend will be free to explore the vineyards, farmers market, art studios and the abundant natural beauty. Many hikes and lakes are nearby. You may also rent a kayak, bicycle or moped. (Hmmmm, you might want to arrive early and/or stay late!)
We all look forward to welcoming you.

For questions and registration information, please email pat@cobworks.com
Cob on. Patrick


July 3, 2017
July 13, 2017
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Pat Hennebery – Cobworks
(259) 539-5253