UPDATE Spring 2017: this project has been buried by a dozen other, more pressing projects, but all it will take to bump it back up the list is a little external motivation. One long weekend, and some helping hands, and it could be finished. Are you excited? Great! Help me get excited again about the Community Wood Fired Oven.
UPDATE Fall 2016: Back at it, but I could definitely use some help getting the bulk of the masonry done before we start getting hard freezes, so let me know if you want to play with bricks in the rain!
UPDATE 7/15/16: this project is on hold for the summer, while the farmers markets try to swallow my life whole. Back in action in September.
Spring 2016: After months of dreaming and scheming, I've finally begun building Bellingham's community wood-fired oven. This will, I hope, be a place for people to gather around food and fire, for public Sunday suppers, baking classes, and community events. It's an enormous project, made all the more daunting by the looming market season and my complete ignorance of masonry and cement work. If you'd like to help, I would welcome your donations of time, tools, materials, expertise, or money. And of course, stop by to see the progress next time you're on the Interurban. The building site is next to the trail in the Alley District, just north of The Hub.