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Cob Building Workshop: Watsonville, April 24-25th

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Who: All Students
What: Cob Building Workshop
When: April 24th – 25th, 2010, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Where: Watsonville (behind Alba organic farm).  Camping is available on the property.

Cost: $150  (includes both lunches and BBQ on Saturday evening).  Some work trades available.

You’ll learn how to mix cob, build plaster walls, make a cob floor and prepare a roof by helping to build a cottage.  Cob is a building material consisting of clay, sand, straw, water, and earth, similar to adobe.  Cob is fireproof, resistant to seismic activity, and inexpensive.

The workshop will be taught by MIIS Student Claudine Desiree (MA IEP ’10).  You can view Claudine’s cottage at

Please see the attached flyer for more information or contact Terry at (831) 761-3645 or

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