Earth Oven Building Courses Sat 3 June or Sat 1 July 3rd June — 1st July 2017

Earth Oven Building Course

Working within the beautiful location of  community garden, Martineau Gardens, join the Loaf cookery school for one of these two 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

Here’s how Loaf describes the course:

“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/builders gloves or Marigold’s.”

The course runs from 9.30am – 4pm.

How to book:

Advance booking is essential, direct with Loaf. The course costs £90 per person (inclusive of VAT), and will take place at Martineau Gardens. To book, please visit the Loaf web page, select your preferred date and proceed to payment. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Interested in what you can bake ?

Martineau Gardens is also running Baking in an Earth oven with Lizzy Bean. Click, to find out more!

13 May, 15 July or 23 September, £40 per person.