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Rocket Cookstove Workshop

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  • Eastern Light Project

    291 Quaker Road, Pomona, NY (map)

    41.185982 -74.050964

  • Ever want to take the cooking outside the house. Well, we all know folks are grilling, using propane and store bought charcoal; but what if there was a way to efficiently and sustainably have a wood fired cook stove to prepare all your summertime favorites using found, scrap and pallet wood.

    This is exactly what we will be covering in this full day workshop at the Eastern Light Project base in Pomona! We will talk about the importance of clean efficient wood burning systems for both cooking and heating while constructing an efficient cook stove.

    Rocket stoves work off of a new principle of design recently discovered by Ianto Evans during his time at the Apprevecho Institute in Oregon. The main idea stems from a full understanding of the science of fire, and what it likes to make it burn.

    The workshop will be taught by local cob oven builder and natural plasterer, Andy Sahn. Andy studied with Ianto in the summer of 2011 at the Cob Cottage Company where he learned to construct natural houses from Cob, Straw Bales, Round poles, and a slew of other natural and found materials. He has since went on to work with professional rocket stove builders Ernie and Erica Wisner, and has picked up a few more tid bits on the construction of rocket stoves for heating and cooking.

    You can expect to learn:
    -Fire Science
    -Different materials involved in building for high temperature burns
    -Mixing and applying Cob
    -General theory of Rocket stoves
    -Information about alternative cooking and heating designs.

    The workshop will conclude with a pizza made from our cob oven.
    The workshop will be based on a sliding scale, $50-$75

    Hope to see you there!!

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  • Andy S.

    Due to the persistent heat and rain on the way, we are postponing this even until further notice. We will re post the workshop when a date is known.

    July 19, 2013

  • Annie

    Is anyone driving from the city? I'm interested in the workshop but unsure how I would get there... Thanks!

    July 17, 2013

  • Andy Sahn changed the date and time from Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 10:00 AM to Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    July 15, 2013


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