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Learn to Build with Cob

April 29, 2022 ∞ 8:00 am - April 30, 2022 ∞ 2:00 pm


Join us on the Campus of University of California Palm Desert Campus for a 2-day cob class where we will continue working on our materials yard project. During our 3-day course last month, March 18-20, 2022, 17 students completed half of 32′ long wall that is the first of 4 unconnected structures. This is an ongoing natural building project that is the beginning of establishing a permaculture demonstration site on the campus. We have several orgs involved in the umbrella project including UCR Palm Desert, DiHG Eco-Prise, Inc., UC Naturalists, UC Climate Stewards, UCCE Master Gardeners, Riverside County Department of Waste Resources and more. During this course you will learn to mix cob out of sand, clay and straw and build with it. You will also learn how to mix and apply a finishing plaster. We will work on some finer details of natural building as well such as how to create features like cubbies and arches as well as how to install lentils for windows and doors. On Saturday, Susan will give a 30-minute presentation about developing a Permaculture Demonstration Site on Campus as part of the 1st Annual Wild Coachella Day being held in conjunction with the natural building class. There is lots to learn and experience and we look forward to seeing you soon!


April 29, 2022 ∞ 8:00 am
April 30, 2022 ∞ 2:00 pm
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University California Riverside Palm Desert
75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Parking Lot B
Palm Desert, CA 92211 United States
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Susan Krings
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