CAFKA Preparation and More

  In the spring, our group member Alfred had an opportunity to meet artist Meghan Harder. With our shared interest in sustainability, she invited us to join her in developing an exhibit for CAFKA – Contemporary Art Forum, Kitchener + Area. We were inspired to build a cob oven during … Continue reading

Winter Meeting at the Mill Courtland Community Centre

During the construction of cob ovens in the Mill Courtland and Cherry Park neighbourhoods, we heard that more neighbourhoods might like to collaborate with us. We met with community members from these neighbourhoods in the fall of last year to share information with them and reply to their questions. We … Continue reading

Cob Oven Construction at the Mill Courtland Community Centre

This year we had the opportunity to help build cob ovens in two locations. The first one was at the Mill Courtland Community Centre in Kitchener. The Highland-Stirling Community Group steered the project with financial support from the Mennonite Savings and Credit Union. Members from our group and the Highland-Stirling … Continue reading

KW Cobbers Group Update

Updates from the group have been few and far between lately. So what have we been doing? First, we had a great success this summer in promoting a cob oven build in the Cherry Park community. We joined the Cherry Festival to present our ideas. We brought together volunteers, a … Continue reading

Article in The Record: The best pizza is cooked here

Our active KW Cobbers have made it into the local paper, The Record. The group was formed last winter after a showing of the film First Earth, and they have since built a cob oven at the Silver Lake Mennonite Camp. They’re currently looking for locations for cob building, and … Continue reading

Cob Oven Construction at Silver Lake Mennonite Camp

For the past two weekends, members from our group went to Silver Lake Mennonite Camp to re-build the existing cob oven there. This was being used to bake bread, pizza, and other delicious food.  We enjoyed our time there! The staff welcomed us to enjoy the site. Here are pictures … Continue reading

A Tour of Outdoor Ovens in KW

Here’s a summary of our most recent meeting by Josh Morel: We planned a tour of three outdoor ovens on Sunday February 3rd. These included a private one and two community ones. We began our tour at our member Alfred’s house. He had built a cob oven a long time … Continue reading