September 14, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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Eva Edleson, natural builder extraordinaire and co-author of Build Your Own Barrel Oven, will lead this weekend workshop at Jeans Urban Forest Farm. Participants will gain the theoretical and technical skill to build this advanced oven, including masonry work and plaster finishing. A lunch of rice, beans and farm greens will be provided each day and a celebratory cob oven pizza party will end the 2nd day (along with some barrel oven baking if it can be used b then!)
The barrel oven is a step closer to conventional oven from the popular cob oven design in that the cooking space heats more evenly and is not exposed to the smoke of the fire. Used by itself, this oven can meet most baking needs. Used in conjunction with a cob oven, there's not much that you can't bake!
Jeans Farm, operated by the 501(c)3 non-profit Learning Gardens Institute and co-managed with Mother Earth School, serves youth and children with on-site educational programs and field trips. This barrel oven build is the 3rd of five structures being built as part of the farm's outdoor kitchen renovation project. All workshop proceeds support LGI's completion of the kitchen. Also, don't forget to come and enjoy the farm at the annual Farm to Fork dinner benefit, where the new barrel oven will be put to use! Take a look at our menu HERE! Workshop participants will be offered admission to this $40 event free (and your support in food prep and serving would be great too!)