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July 13 Saturday 9:30a – 7p EARTH OVEN BUILD & Pizza in the Earth Oven
Enjoy a day on the land at Strawbale Studio, and get hands-on experience in the stages of constructing a model Earth Oven !
- See several Earth Oven and Rocket Stoves on-site at Strawbale Studio
- Understand the design principles of a basic Earth Oven
- Learn to locate clay-sand subsoil
- Mix and apply oven mud to create a 1/2 scale earth oven model
- Experience making the insulation layer mix
- Apply a finish plaster to a cob brick you can take home
- Make PIZZA ! Learn how to fire up the Smiling Sun Earth earth oven & bake your own pizza !
Consider also attending the Workshop on Sunday: Strawbale & Earth Plaster !
July 14 Sunday 9:30a – 5p
STRAWBALE BASICS & EARTH PLASTER
This class is a combination of classroom discussion & hands-on experiences.
- Introduction Class on basics of Strawbale Construction
- Make custom bales,
- Stack & stabilize a small strawbale wall system
- Learn to locate and identify materials for earth plaster:
- Mix and apply a base “push coat”, “body coat” and finish coat to the strawbales. Click here to sign up for the Strawbale/Plaster Class
- Try your hand at a bottle wall
Attend ONE Day (Sat or Sunday) $60* / $ 70 Regular / Bring-a-Friend Discount
Attend BOTH Days (Sat & Sunday) $40 */ $50 per person per day. Regular / Bring-a-Friend Discount
Includes simple vegetarian food ! Free Lunch & Pizza supper on Saturday, and Free Lunch on Sunday.
Option: Stay overnight Saturday
* Indoor accommodations in a dorm setting + breakfast. $15