Learn to Build with Cob
October 28, 2022 ∞ 8:00 am - October 30, 2022 ∞ 3:00 pm$175
Join us on the Campus of University of California Palm Desert Campus for a 3-day cob class where we will continue working on our materials yard project. During previous courses this year, students have been working on curvy walls to make a materials yard out 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. Susan infuses permaculture design into every class so there is always lots to learn and experience. Looking forward to seeing you soon!