Photo by MacKenzie Martin

A team of ten young people from Americorps participated in an adobe-building project at Deep Dirt Farm and Institute in March. Under the direction of Kate Tirion and intern MacKenzie Martin, they mixed, formed and dried almost 2000 adobe bricks to be used to build several small adobe houses. 

The purpose was to learn local historical home-building and to imagine a simple and sustainable way of living. The group planned to complete the project in early April, but the current health crisis forced them to disband. A two-part public workshop in adobe building may be held after restrictions are no longer necessary.