Here's a new oven story that popped up one day via Google Alerts. It comes from the founder of The Makhad Trust, a UK non-profit focused on helping Bedouin tribal desert communities. It began with the planting of an acacia tree in the desert and continues, in part, by restoring the communal hearth â€” an earth oven. The back story, as published on their website, follows: "Danny Shmulevitch, the founder, was walking along an ancient pilgrim route that runs through the Sinai Desert. He saw, sitting by the side of the path, a small girl wearing traditional Bedouin dress, who was hoping to sell . . .
Mud ovens in Hawaii: "These bricks, stacked and left to dry for about 2.5 weeks, are the start of a future earth oven at the campusâ€™ Ulumau School Garden. The oven will be used by HPA (Hawaii Preparatory Academy)Â students, staff and their ohana to bake breads and pizzas, as well as to cook vegetables grown on site, said Koh Ming Wei, HPAâ€™s sustainability curriculum facilitator." "HPA's Hawaiian studies teacher Kuwalu Anakalea appreciated how the process included everyoneâ€™s mana. For her, the oven will serve more than tantalizing delectables. It cooks up a . . .
Below notes and gifts from Jorie Kennedy, who I met when she was apprenticing at the North American School of Natural Building, last year (2011). You don't need a book to make an oven. Best is a friend who's built one, but for friends she hasn't met yet, Jorie put her oven love into thisÂ "hot-n-dirty oven lovin guide." Here are the notes she sent about it: "My beautiful friend Lizzy (Rieke) and I (Jorie Kennedy) wrote this zine on how to make your own basic cob (earthen) oven. "We dream of offering natural building, carpentry, and metal working skills to communities that . . .