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We have begun building the shelter for the cob oven using whole tree architecture!

The cob oven workshop is quickly approaching! The work crew has been busy preparing the area for the cob workshop.  It is essential to have a good roof and a strong foundation when building with cob so it lasts.  The foundation was completed over the summer using reclaimed urbanite. Last week, Michael Suess and Randy Mermel harvested local locust trees and began building the unique structure for the earth oven shelter.  Whole tree architecture is being utilized for its strength and asthetic value, as well as economic and ecological benefits.  There are still spaces available for the upcoming workshop.  This will be a fun day of getting our hands dirty, learning new techniques, and making new friends.