A-B Tech Carpentry students framed the roof for a cob pizza oven built by Mica Bunch and Tony Beurskens of Artisan Builders Collective at Isaac Dickson Elementary School. The roof was later planted to become a living roof through another community collaboration (Asheville Living Roofs).
Schools and colleges are the perfect canvas for sustainability projects. This particular oven has been used on several occasions for student fundraisers. Not only do students get hands-on knowledge of some of these low-tech options/solutions, but it offers many opportunities for parents, teachers, students, and community groups to work together in the true spirit that defines some of the basic principles of sustainability.
More and more campuses are becoming living laboratories for appropriate technologies and green building applications. The A-B Tech Construction Science curriculum programs are excited to support these types of endeavors.