Build an Earthen Oven: 5/28 , 9am -5pm

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Build an Earthen Oven: 5/28 , 9am -5pm


Mud, earth, clay, soil – an awesome and versatile building material which can act as a thermal battery, holding heat. People have used this technology for thousands of years to bake bread and other staples. Today wood-fired earthen ovens are seen as an appropriate technology in an increasingly over-complicated world. They restore simplicity to the connection between toil and nourishment, hand and mouth. Come learn how an oven works, how to build it, and modify it for your needs. Building with mud is fun for everyone from young to old; from experienced builders to someone who has never built by hand before. So join us and get ready to get your hands dirty!

Course time: Saturday 5/28, 9am -5pm (ONLY ONE DAY with optional second day to finish the oven)

We will provide a vegetarian lunch (if you have dietary restrictions, please bring your own lunch).

About the teacher:

Mark Krawczyk is a permaculture designer, traditional woodworker, natural builder and community organizer based in New Haven, VT.  After spending nearly four years traveling the continent and beyond, accumulating skills and experience, he re-settled in Vermont to search for a place to call home and make a positive impact.  He and his partner Ammy are now immersed in the development of their homestead and farm, Valley Clayplain Forest Farm, just a few miles north of the town of Middlebury.  

Mark owns and operates Keyline Vermont - a permaculture design/consulting business, RivenWoodCrafts - a traditional woodcraft company, and is a founding member of the community group Burlington Permaculture.  In his free time, he works. (building a resilient landscape for future generations to enjoy).


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