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The cob oven at RootSimple homestead

The cob oven at RootSimple homestead

Mr Homegrown of RootSimple shared this video of their construction process.  He is part of the team, advising us as we plan how to build the cob oven at the Community Garden at Holy Nativity.

Building a Food Forest garden – cover crops

Building a Food Forest garden – cover crops

We’re designing a Food Forest garden, to be built later this spring.  We’ll be tearing out asphalt, cleansing and rejeuvenating the soil, and recrafting the space as a community gathering area with a cob bread oven and food forest. Today I’ve been studying cover crops and compost crops for the “rejeuvenating the soil” part. 

A community bread oven

A community bread oven

Last Saturday we had the kickoff meeting for a new project:  building a community bread oven out of cob. What’s cob?  For us in Southern California, the easiest comparison is to think about the adobe bricks used for the missions; cob is kinda like “freeform adobe.”  (there are differences, but that’s enough for this discussion). The wonderful thing about cob is, in many locations it is free (you dig the clay material at your site).  And you can build it…

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