We're all fired-up over our new cob oven at Rockspring Community Food Garden (From Ludlow Advertiser)
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We're all fired-up over our new cob oven at Rockspring Community Food Garden
8:00am Saturday 28th April 2012 in Ludlow
A TRADITIONAL wood-fired cob oven has been created by volunteers at Rockspring Community Food Garden in Ludlow.
The oven was built as part of a weekend workshop run by Ludlow graphic designer, Matthew Lloyd, who has recently set up The Fabulous Cob Oven Company, following construction methods he refined while working with schools in the area.
It was seen as a natural step for Grow Cook Share, which is being supported by South Shropshire Housing Association, and is bringing together both aspiring and experienced gardeners and cooks to produce and use their own food.
The cob oven was officially unveiled at Grow Cook Share's Spring Celebration Lunch, where volunteers at the garden were treated to pizzas made by staff to say thank you for their hard work throughout the year.
Wood fired, the oven reaches temperatures far higher than a domestic oven and stays hot for several hours and the plan is to run a weekly pizza night every Thursday from 5.30pm-7pm starting on Thursday, May 10 where the community can turn up and make their tea for 50p.
“This is an exciting next step for Grow Cook Share,” said coordinator for the project Valerie Meehan “Together, we have created gardens and are growing food and teaching people, both young and old, how to prepare it. Now we can take what we have grown and cook it together in a very traditional way that is also very sociable.
“The cob oven is ideal for cooking pizzas, but there is a lot of fun to be had in experimenting with what else might be possible.
Anyone interested in learning more about Grow Cook Share can contact on 01584 878642 or drop into the Rockspring Community Centre any Thursday to find out more.