RE: [naturalbuilding-4] adobe/cob raised beds

From: user 5.
Sent on: Thursday, January 10, 2013 11:17 AM
Hey Peter -

Any way you could do a sketch of that? It sounds like a pretty cool design.

> You could do it. I would say that a water barrier would be needed between
> the cob and soil to make it last. Possibly a ring type liner that would be
> open on the bottom. Or you could go with the stone wall concept and add
> cob pillars with neat mini roofs on two corners for the trellis I
> mentioned.  If you use cob for the garden bed I would suggest flagstone
> or slate for a cap. It would be cool to have garden beds linked together
> that blended together with a central bench and oven under a mini pavilion.
>  The pavilion could be held up with cob or wood pillars. The pavilion
> could have a green roof with drought tolerant herbs. The pavilion could be
> constructed in manner to allow for healthy cooking demos using vegetables
> grown on site and seasoned with some herb picked off the roof. Thoughts?
>
> Peter
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> From: Stephanie <[address removed]>
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> Subject: RE: [naturalbuilding-4] adobe/cob raised beds
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> Hello Gabriel,
>
> I'm also on the south side (Hyde Park).  I'd be totally into building
> some cob raised beds.
>  I haven't actually built with cob before, but I've read about it and
> gone to a workshop to create it.
>
> Keep me posted on when you'd like to move this project forward.  I'd love
> to be part of it.
>
> Stephanie
>
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>> To: [address removed]
>> Subject: Re: [naturalbuilding-4] adobe/cob raised beds
>> Date: Thu, 10 Jan[masked]:31:19 -0500
>>
>> look at the 50 gallon drum and tire planters on the internet. Cob
>> doesn't take much water to go back to being soil.
>>
>> On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 10:22 AM, Gabriel Piemonte
>> <[address removed]> wrote:
>> > Hi everyone -
>> >
>> > As they say on the talk shows, I'm a long time listener and first time
>> > caller to this list serve. I am interested in doing some natural
>> building
>> > as part of a couple of projects I am involved in on the South Side.
>> > Unfortunately, it seems the Natural Builders Group meetings tend to be
>> > quite a distance from me, so I haven't been able to meet anyone in
>> person,
>> > but I'm hoping y'all can give me some advice via the group.
>> >
>> > I am part of a newly established community garden with (surprise,
>> > surprise) no money and a need to build raised beds because of the
>> quality
>> > of the soil in the lot we are working in. I was considering proposing
>> > adobe or cob raised beds, which would also introduce a whole lot of
>> people
>> > to natural building. Any advice?
>> >
>> > Gabriel Piemonte
>> > The Abundance Project
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