We are Rebuilding!

Park Oven Rebuild

In the summer, we announced that we were the lucky recipients of a $25,000 grant from TD Friends of the Environment Foundation that will help fund two major projects. At that time, we asked you to stay tuned for workshop schedules and additional details as we worked to further grow, and enhance this awesome community hub.

So, it is with great excitement, that we are now able to announce the details and schedule for the first major project – the rebuilding the Park Oven through a series of public workshops. Registration for the workshops is now open. Workshops will be free of charge, and open to the public (see details below).

The construction of the new Park Oven is a partnership between the Leighton Dillman Park Oven, Garden, and Orchard Association, and two local experts in natural building construction; Kim Thompson from The Deanery Project, and Volker Klum from Pictou County Stone.

Park Oven Rebuild Workshop Details

Nov 1st – stage 1:  Join with us as we share stories from the first three years of our beloved Park Oven’s existence, and start the process of dismantling the current oven to make way for the new oven construction. Participants will also receive an introduction to working with clay, and will play an active role in preparing for the construction of the new oven.  Hot drinks and light snacks will be provided.

Stage 1 registration: https://parkovenrebuildstage1.eventbrite.ca

Nov 7th – stage 2:  Participants will receive an introduction to earth ovens, cob, and will play an active role in the creation of the thermal layer for the new oven. There will be lots of fun activities including the building of  “mini ovens”.  Hot drinks and light snacks will be provided.

Stage 2 registration: https://parkovenrebuildstage2.eventbrite.ca

Note: Participation in all sessions is recommended but not required. Early registration notice for stage 3 to be held in spring 2016 will be made available to participants who attended both stages 1 and 2.

There are a limited number of seats available – register now!

Details on the second project will be announced at a later time.

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