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Earth Oven Building


Working within the beautiful location of community garden, Martineau Gardens, join Lizzy Bean for one of these three identical courses to learn how to build a wood-fired earth oven for your own back garden.

Lizzy Bean at work, at Martineau Gardens credit: J Gooding Lizzy Bean at work, at Martineau Gardens photo credit: J Gooding

Spend the day in our beautiful community garden learning how to construct earth ovens for outdoor, wood-fired cooking. The course is very hands-on and you’ll gain the skills you need to build your own earth oven at home.

Building earth ovens is as simple as making a loaf of bread – you just need five ingredients, mud, sand, straw, water, and of course, time. You’ll not only build an earth oven in a day, but you’ll get to see the existing earth oven at Martineau in action too. Lizzy is a great teacher with a wealth of experience, having built dozens of earth ovens for schools, community projects, and in people’s homes.

This course is delivered by Earth Oven artist Lizzy Bean at Martineau Gardens . It is not fully catered, refreshments and a few treats from the earth oven will be provided but please bring a packed lunch along to sustain you as it’s hungry work building an oven!

You will need to bring wellies for mixing cob and gardening/builders gloves or Marigold’s.

The course runs from 10am – 4pm.

Saturday 1610.00AMJune2018-06-16T10:00:00Z2018-06-16T11:50:00Z


Martineau Gardens

27 Priory Road

B5 7UG Birmingham GB

0121 440 7430

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