We host college students and recent graduates as interns on our farm. They work on interesting projects that might never happen without the time, energy, enthusiasm and creativity that the interns give. (Please check our our Blog for links to blogs kept by interns, with first hand accounts of their daily life here.)
In addition to their work on the project, interns immerse themselves in the life on our farm and in our community by going to a nearby beach to get loads of seaweed for compost, making a sand/charcoal water filter, building a clay oven on a stone foundation, helping a neighbor build a charcoal kiln, weaving wall panels out of strips of bamboo for the kitchen, and even just going to a local girl’s kiddie birthday party.
Thank you to all of our past and future interns! It is a pleasure to get to know and work with all of you, and we look forward to seeing you again when you decide that you are overdue for a dose of tropical sunshine!
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my daughter wants to built a clay oven on our property but, need help in how to built and what is the material will she need
Hello! We made our oven with the help of Kiko Denzer’s book (Build Your Own Earth Oven: A Low-Cost Wood-Fired Mud Oven, Simple Sourdough Bread, Perfect Loaves). We bought our book on Amazon. You’ll need some sort of foundation, so maybe a cemented rock foundation. You’ll need bottles, clay and sawdust for the insulation part of the foundation. You’ll need clay and sand for the dome, sawdust for the dome insulation and horse manure for the plaster. We found the book to be inspiring and the steps really easy to follow. Because our oven was damaged by Hurricane Sandy, we’ll have to rebuild the dome soon. We’ll just see which one of our interns want to spearhead an oven project, give them the book and make another beautiful earthen oven!