We will be building a cob oven from scratch using locally available materials. Cob is an old building material consisting of clay, sand and straw. Cob buildings can be found in England, Europe and throughout the Middle East. Many have been standing for 100's of years. Andy Sahn, an experienced cob oven builder, will be conducting the workshop. Using a cob oven, garden members can bake bread and make pizza, a sure hit with both children and adults. Baking is a great way to raise money for your garden.</p><p>To heat up the cob oven, you build a fire in the oven and let it burn for a few hours, long enough to thoroughly heat the oven. When the fire has died down, you remove the ashes. Your oven will remain hot enough to bake with for several hours. Many permaculture sites throughout the world have cob ovens. Because of the use of locally available materials, the cost is insignificant.
A lunch with fresh produce and eggs from our garden will be included. If you have dietary restrictions, please let us know in advance.
To get to Imani, take the A/C or 3/4 trains to the Utica stop. Walk to Pacific Street, then turn west. Walk one block to Schenectady Avenue. Imani is between Dean Street and Bergen Street.
A $20 fee is being charged for this event to help cover our costs. A sliding scale is available. Contact us to discuss a reduced fee.
This is day two of a two day course. The fee will be the same if your attend only one day or both days.
Imani Garden is supported by New York Restoration Project and Green Phoenix Permaculture and owned by NYRP.