Come along and build an earth oven!
No experience necessary. All natural and reclaimed materials. We will gather for a day of creativity and construction. Prepare to get messy!
Laura will show you step by step how to construct the plinth, how to mix the cob, (clay and straw), and how to put it all together to make a beautiful functional oven. Perfect for backyard pizzas, breads and more.
Bring lunch along with you, clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and an eagerness to get involved.
Laura has created and co facilitated earth oven workshops in the UK and is pleased to offer this workshop to her local community.
You will gain a sense of can-do empowerment by working with others. Learn to create your own low energy, low impact earth oven, which is not only aesthetically beautiful, it cooks delicious food, and see for yourself what can be achived with a group of open minds with little to no experience.
The building of a cob oven is playful, creative, lots of fun and is hugely connecting, not only to the materials we use, but also to each other. It’s a collaberative project that only works when we come together!
What to expect
The workshop will be held at Djaning under our beautiful open -air shelter, in and amongst the forest garden. The pizza oven will be contructed in this area, and will serve as the heart of this space.
The day will start with a brief introduction to cob and all its wonderous uses and properties. We will talk through the materials we’ll be using, and begin the build by putting the final touches on a plinth together using reclaimed and recycled materials.
We will then begin the all important cob mixing, using tarps, feet, clay and straw (dancing optional).
From there we will build the dome of the oven and the oven itself.
And, if we build it right and the dome holds, at the end of day we can celebrate our creation!
We’ll have delicious teas and coffee available throughout the day.
Children are welcome with supervision. We have trampoline, climbing frame, sand pit and more! (note this is a working farm – machinery, tools, snakes…)
Where: Djaning, 2 Tuntable Creek Road, The Channon, 2480
What to Bring: Clothes you don’t mind getting messy, a bottle of water, hat, sunscreen and lunch.