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Cob Oven Workshop

September 20, 2019 ∞ 8:00 am - September 22, 2019 ∞ 3:00 pm


Join instructor Michael McDonough in the construction of a wood fired cob oven. We’ll also take time to explore clay and lime based plasters and floors.

What to expect:
Our days will be spent engaged in hands-on building and learning with natural materials. Expect a rich
weekend of natural and community building with the group. We’ll work, learn, eat,and relax with each other in
a positive, hard-working, fun atmosphere. Conversation on natural building will provide constant
background chatter throughout the weekend.

The Site:
Our site is Heart Song Sanctuary, a beautiful 45 acre property with two completely finished natural
buildings. The site featuring many acres of woods, a cleared meadow, swimming creek and pond.
Accommodations for camping include an outdoor shower, compost toilet outhouse, and fire pit/gathering

Meals/Food preferences:
We will serve three meals daily, cooked on site by our staff. The food will be mostly vegetarian with a
vegan option. Many of the ingredients will be sourced from local farms. Please indicate any food allergies
upon registration.

Michael McDonough is a Troy, NY based building contractor, designer, and educator. His work can be
found at the NC Museum of Life and Science, Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Oxmoor Farm, and a
number of happy homesteads around the east coast.

What to bring:
* Camping equipment including tent, sleeping bag, flashlight.
* Work clothes and shoes. Short rubber boots or old sneakers for cob, gloves
* Sunscreen, bug spray, hat, water bottle, rain gear
* Tool kit including tool belt, knife, tape measure, pencil, hammer.
* Notebook, building plans or sketches to discuss.

To Register:
Tuition includes a week of camping, workshop experience, meals.
Group rates, discounts for previous students, or taking multiple courses are possible.
Mail your tuition check to the address below and we will confirm your registration via email.
Rising Earth Natural Building
40 Springwood Manor


September 20, 2019 ∞ 8:00 am
September 22, 2019 ∞ 3:00 pm
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Heart Song Sanctuary
658 Co. Rt. 6
High Falls, NY 12440 United States
919 685 0123


Rising Earth Natural Building
(919) 685 0123
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