Spend the day in a beautiful community garden learning how to construct beautiful and practical 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 with administrative support from Loaf. 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/builder’s gloves or Marigolds.
The course runs from 9.30am-4pm at Martineau Gardens in Edgbaston, south Birmingham. Use the calendar below to find and book a suitable date and add to your basket, and pay via the checkout. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Martineau Gardens: 27 Priory Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 7UG. Located opposite the Priory Hospital, and 5 minutes from the Midlands Arts Centre (the MAC) and Warwickshire County Cricket Ground. Ample car parking on site.
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