How to build A Cob Wall

Asked January 18, 2017, 2:06 PM EST

Hello, I could not find an Oregon publication about building a cob structure. We intend to have a youth project to build a "L" shaped cob wall at our youth city farm, designed to also accommodate pollinator habitat. We would also be seeking cob structure maintenance. Thank you!

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1 Response

I'm not familiar with cob building, but there are books on the topic you might consult, one of which is "Building with cob: a step-by-step guide". There are also firms in the Northwest that specialize in cob building, like Cobworks.https://www.cobworks.com/.

If you need assistance with pollinator issues, on the other hand, there are lots of local resources, including an excellent beneficial insect garden the Marion County Master Gardeners maintain at their demonstration garden in Salem. Please contact me directly at my email address and I can help you directly. Thanks!