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Free - Cobb Oven/Outdoor Kitchen Extravaganza!

We've fallen behind on our class so we're getting together to make them all up in a giant Cobb Extravaganza!  We're going to be building our wall, our counter and our oven all in one day!  So come when you can, leave when you want, bring something to eat or to share and join in the cobb-follery!

Cobb is a building material consisting of clay, sand, straw, water, and earth. It is very similar to adobe. Since is it made from such readily available materials (self-renewing and sustainable too), Cobb is a very inexpensive building material. It is even fireproof and resistant to seismic activity. Its origins are set in the Afghanistan deserts and it is used today as mostly on a sculptural level. In this class you’ll learn the basics of making cob, its strengths and weaknesses as compared to standard concrete building. You will also be able to assist in the construction of a Cobb oven, counter, and receive the plans in order to build your own!

This class is being held inside the Del Mar Fairgrounds, if you made it to one of our prior class, it's the same location! If you didn't, we'll meet on Via De La Valle, West of Jimmy Durante Between the Fish Market Restaurant and Pamplemousse by 9:45. WE WILL CARAVAN TO THE LOCATION FROM THERE. IF YOU ARE LATE, CALL US AT[masked] TO ARRANGE ESCORT TO THE SITE.

Wear comfortable clothing which are OK to get dirty. Bring gloves, wear sturdy shoes, and bring plenty of water.
We will also invite you back to see the finished education exhibit, and share your experience with others.

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  • Karen

    Great learning and meeting experience! So glad that we managed to find you guys... Hope to make it to another meetup soon--what a really nice bunch of people!

    May 4, 2013

  • Jeannette L.

    I'm sorry we couldn't stay longer, but we really enjoyed learning all we did today. Thank you very much for the opportunity.

    May 4, 2013

  • Sonya

    At the fish market. Called for escort and left voicemail. Alex can you call me back at[masked] 8294. Thank you

    May 4, 2013

  • michelle b.

    I'm bringing the bbq, so if you have something you want to throw on the grill, bring it!

    May 4, 2013

  • CATRYNA W.

    I'll be there again with 2 grandkids.

    May 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have to work! Bummer!

    May 3, 2013

  • Laurie H.

    I'm a little confused. Is the start time 10AM or 11AM? I'm mostly interested in the oven part.

    April 14, 2013

    • michelle b.

      I'm sorry, the start time is 10am. We'll be starting the foundation for the cobb oven on Friday and hopefully putting the actual oven part together Saturday.

      May 2, 2013

  • Lisa

    Sory booked for an irrigation class but please host another class in the future.

    May 1, 2013

  • Lisa

    I wish I could attend but I am booked for an irrigation class. Please host another class.

    May 1, 2013

  • Theresa

    Will you be doing these cobb & strawbale classes again sometime? We may not be able to make it this weekend.

    April 30, 2013

    • Alex K.

      Yes, keep on the lookout for future event postings.

      April 30, 2013

  • Laurie H.

    So this takes place Saturday, and not Friday?

    April 30, 2013

    • michelle b.

      Yes, there are two different classes; cob foundations is on friday and cover starting walls and counters and ovens. Saturday's class if the extravaganza and covers the building and piecing together of everything.

      April 30, 2013

  • Jeannette L.

    I'm looking forward to joining you, and will be bringing my husband and almost 16 year old son to help.

    April 29, 2013

  • Theresa

    Yeah! I've been wanting to do this hands on.

    April 14, 2013

  • Ami H.

    Can't make it on the new date.

    April 14, 2013

  • Ami H.

    Shoot! Now I can't come. Have fun!

    April 14, 2013

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