Jimmy Durante Blvd & Via de la Valle, Del Mar, CA
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. Glass bottles are recyclable and are used as part of the wall construction. On each side of a trellis, we will use glass like building bricks, along with Cobb, to provide added visual beauty to our education exhibit entrance. In this class you’ll learn the basics of making cob, its strengths and weaknesses as compared to standard concrete building, along with recycled glass. After the boring class part, you’ll be able to get hands-on experience building a cobb/glass wall.
*We suggest a $5 donation, or, Free, if you bring at least 10 white, blue or green bottles you might have saved up! We will also accept Clay Soil as a donation. Please contact us regarding Clay Soil donation.
This class is being held inside the Del Mar Fairgrounds, if you made it to our pruning 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 project, and share your experience with others.