Earth Oven Renovation: Phase 1

Over the last couple of weeks WSB’s 3rd grade class has been helping me renovate our earth oven. The goal is to have it finished up, decorated, and fired up, within the month of October. The oven was originally made with too much sand, so it has been crumbling away over the years. Adding some clay to the mix should do the trick to sure it up. Below are photos of the 3rd grade cleaning up the oven and collecting the sand that has slowly eroded from it. They are piling it up and sifting out any large rocks and sticks that have made their way into it. Soon we’ll be adding clay and re-coating the outer layer.
WSB will also be hosting a Fathers’ Work Day in the near future to help take down the wooden frame surrounding the oven. The wood will be re-used in a new design that will incorporate a living roof and straw bale walls. Details to come — photos for now. . . .

2 thoughts on “Earth Oven Renovation: Phase 1

  1. Hello. I am Geoff Baker, I did aftercare for Washington Waldorf last year. We built a cob oven last year and bake regularly in it. Can’t wait to see your final result! The 7 th graders painted a fresco on it last year as part of their renaissance unit.

  2. Hi Geoff. Thanks for stopping by! We’d love to see photos of your oven for inspiration. Can you post one to our facebook page perhaps?
    Cheers, Michel

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