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Get your hands dirty at our Adobe Workshop on April 30 at Steam Pump Ranch

On Sunday, April 30, beginning at 7 a.m. at Steam Pump Ranch (10901 N. Oracle Road), join us for part two of a three-part Adobe Workshop.

April 21, 2017

On Sunday, April 30, beginning at 7 a.m. at Steam Pump Ranch (10901 N. Oracle Road), join us for part two of a three-part Adobe Workshop. At the first session on February 11, participants created adobe bricks, and those bricks are now properly dried and ready for use. At the second session on April 30, attendees will work with regional adobe expert David Yubeta and a team of his colleagues from the National Park Service to learn:

• how to use those bricks to build a stem wall
• how to patch or reinforce deteriorating adobe
• what to use between the adobe bricks as a binder to hold them in place.

Be part of something historic! Participants will be able to assist with the reconstruction of the old Steam Pump Ranch chicken coops, and will be invited to use their adobe knowledge in the future, volunteering to help with projects around the Ranch.

At approximately 10 a.m., the Adobe Workshop will pause so that attendees can observe the Pit House Burn Down, a controlled burning of a scale-model replica of an Early Agricultural period pit dwelling (circa 2000 B.C. to A.D. 50). Click here for more details on the Pit House Burn Down.