Students at North-Grand HS in Chicago are working with After School Matters and the Cob Connection to expand the school garden and build a gazebo from cob, a mixture of clay, sand and straw.
Monday, July 9, 2007
After digging a trench and laying in chunks of concrete students use cob, a mixture of clay, sand and straw, to fix the concrete in place; creating a strong foundation for the gazebo they are designing for the school habitat/garden.
The Cob Connection builds community by building cob. Using the adobe-like mixture of clay, sand and straw, just about any type of structure is possible. When people build together they develop skills and discover resources that enhance communities. For more information about cob or the Cob Connection contact Chad Bliss at firstname.lastname@example.org .
See our work in progress... a slideshow
Our "hands on" project...
Dr. Ayala invites students to educate her about cob.