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From AB Tech: A-B Tech’s Global Institute for Sustainability Technologies will present a Natural Building 101 - Complete Cob course from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, April 17 to May 22 in Dogwood 156 on the College’s Asheville campus.
Learn the basic mixing technique for cob to use the building material in a myriad of applications. Cob is a mixture of sand, soil, a straw, and water. Sculpt a bench, build a wall, construct an oven, create an entryway to a garden path or build a shed or house. Topics covered include the basics of cob mixing, site design, materials and application techniques including sculpture and finishing plaster. Participants should bring lunch and wear work clothes to get muddy. ...