We were live on BBC radio Norfolk this morning showing the presenter around our new cob house. You can hear the 3 minute interview herehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/programme
Wednesday, 31 August 2011
Wednesday, 29 June 2011
Visit this link to scroll through the slides in the powerpoint about how our cob workshops can help your school be more inclusive. There's loads of pictures!
Sunday, 8 May 2011
Friday, 6 May 2011
Eleven new cobbers arrived today from all over the world - UK, Bulgaria and Japan! The sun shone all day, and we've had a fantastic time learning how to make the perfect cob mix, building the first foot of cob on a stem wall, and working on the cob stairs. We've got a great bunch of friendly people here for the next 4 days so it promises to be great fun.
And thank you all for your kind compliments regarding the food - the guy who told me my lunch was 'a masterpiece' - I'll slip you extra large portions tomorrow!!
If you're thinking about coming on our complete cob course, please get in touch to book on our next course which takes place in August - there are just a few spaces left. Email us firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01493 369952. Find out more at www.edwardscobbuilding.com
Thursday, 7 April 2011
Digging holes, dancing on mud and getting covered in clay - building a pizza oven at school is a memorable experience for children. The pupils at Thurlton were great fun to work with and we hope they enjoy cooking the food they grow in their school grounds, in their new earthen oven! They designed it all themselves, and built it themselves - we just helped them make it happen!
If your school want to build a pizza oven and learn about sustainable building workshops we do, call me (Charlotte) on 07766 220526.
Monday, 4 April 2011
Lots of you have been in touch asking when we're putting the rest of our summer dates for courses on the website. Well we've done it at last! See www.edwardscobbuilding.com and go to the courses page and scroll down to see all the pizza oven course dates for June, July, August, September and October. Here's a lovely oven made by some cobbers on one of our workshops recently.
Ellingham Primary School in South Norfolk already have several Green Flags - they're an impressive Eco School. And I had the pleasure of working with their Year 5/6 class last week - making cob, learning more about sustainable building and creating cob sculptures. The pupils were a joy to meet - so good at digging and mixing the cob and so friendly and enthusiastic. The picture below shows pupils mixing the cob themselves. You can't spot them in this picture, but wondering around the school grounds were several school chickens! Thanks Ellingham for a great time!