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Telluride Summer College: Cob Building Workshop

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Telluride Summer College presents Cob Building Workshop: Oven Construction.

June 25–26 Saturday and Sunday Non-credit Workshop

Instructor: Colin MacGregor

Location: Telluride

Tuition: $130

The term cob is used to describe a monolithic building system based on a mixture of clay, sand and straw. The construction uses no forms, bricks or wooden framework; it is built from the ground up. Various forms of "mud" building have been used in many parts of the world for centuries, under a variety of names, and date from at least 10,000 years ago. Cob building began use in England prior to the 13th century, and fell out of favor after World War I, although it is seeing a resurgence today. Cob is one of the simplest and least expensive building techniques available, though it is typically very labor-intensive. Cob's other great advantage is versatility; It can easily be shaped into any form. In this workshop, we will learn the theory and history of cob building, and construct a cob oven. This will be fun!

Telluride Summer College: The University Centers of the San Miguel (UCSM) is partnering with Mesa State College, Colorado Northwestern Community College, Telluride School District, CSU Extension (San Miguel Basin) office, The New Community Coalition, and others to create the Telluride Summer College High school and college students, and interested adults are invited to take these great classes. The classes are available for up to 6 Mesa State College credits, and also for non-credit.

These classes can also be applied to the new Mesa State College Certificate in Sustainability Practices. Earn Certificates in UCSM Sustainable Studies  and/or Permaculture Design and further your knowledge and career opportunities as well as expand your relationship with the natural world.

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