Earthen Building Intensive

Calling all aspiring earthen builders! We are excited to announce that with the influx of Muscovy ducks hatched here at Elk Run Farm, we will be building a new duck house for their winter warmth! We invite you to join us for our 4 day cob building intensive workshop, where we will be building this structure from the ground up. Cob is a fundamentally simple and ancient technique of building with a mixture of clay and sand. The workshop will teach you how to make, play, and build with cob and earthen plasters. Come learn how to build from the dirt under your feet.


October 19th-22nd


Workshop at Elk Run Farm near Lyons, CO

Camping at Elk Run Farm


- $300 for all 4 days (this includes one provided meal a day as well as camping)

- $250 for a 3 day pass (this includes one provided meal a day)

- $100 for a single day pass (this includes one provided meal)

- Partial scholarships available for those who are interested in assisting with prep (email events@dar.eco for details)


Elk Run Farm in partnership with Casey Adashek

The workshop will be labor intensive, so take off your boots and put on your sun hat. Lunch will be provided every day, sourced right here from Elk Run Farm. We will be mixing cob, stacking wood, crafting beauty with bottle walls, plastering, and inviting the ducks into their new beautiful home. Excited to see you there!

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8:30am - 4:00pm

Elk Run Farm, 12191 N Foothills Hwy, Longmont, CO 80503



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