What's cool about cob? Find out in CStudies

Tess Wixted

Cob is showing up everywhere these days. It's a building material consisting of clay, sand, water and earth that has been used for construction since medieval times. It's ideal for structures because it's fireproof, resistant to seismic activity, and inexpensive. Cob building has seen an amazing revival in recent years as the natural building and sustainability movement has embraced its functionality and wee environmental footprint. The materials used in cob building are local, long-lasting, non-toxic, and low impact. It’s easy for anyone to learn cob building. It promotes community by building together. And it's fun.

Join Beth Cruise, founder of Canadian Earth Institute, for a one day Introduction to Cob Building. The earth will thank you.

Date: Saturday, May 24, 2014
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Cost: $95 + applicable taxes

To register and for more information, contact Continuing Studies at 250.391.2513.

Photo: Remmy, our Cob Princess by Dakota via Flickr Creative Commons