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Fall Rocket Stove Workshop

Friday, November 2-4th, 2018.

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This offering is for a weekend workshop on Rocket Stove Building! We will be constructing a Batch Box style Rocket Mass Heater in Calandra and Sam Cooper's greenhouse in North Omaha/Florence at their Hidden Roots Urban Farm at Lower Scotland location to extend their growing season using supplemental wood-heat.

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This class will be an in depth, hands-on build which will empower participants to take this knowledge to create their own similar system.

The principles of the build, although focused on greenhouse heating, will also be applicable to a variety of applications including home heat, cooking and hot water production as well.  

The class will run from Friday Evening (Nov. 2nd) through Sunday Afternoon (Nov. 4th) and will begin with a lecture and overview on fire-science as well as a group discussion.

High tunnel heating

Rocket stove heating in urban agriculture

Saturday and Sunday will be build days and we should be able to complete construction of the heater by late in the day on Sunday.

Topics covered will include code and legalities, foundations, brick laying, cob making, clay based mortars, clay plasters and heat transfer.

Dinner will be provided the first night, as well as lunch for Saturday and Sunday. If you are traveling from out of town, we may be able to facilitate in lodging you.

This class is being offered on a sliding scale from $150 - $250. The sliding scale is put into place to allow a wider demographic of students to attend the workshop. If you are able to pay on the high end, you are encouraged to do so as this allows us to offer scholarships and opportunities for attendance to those that are monetarily restricted.

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Tallgrass build

If you are interested in attending but are limited by money, please contact me directly and explain your situation.  

If you are wanting to register, or would like more information, please write me (Jim) at If you are interested in other workshops or future builds, please feel free to check out the website at

Earlier Event: October 19
Central Community College (CCC)
Later Event: February 24
Central Community College