Seven steps to figure out how to get a community oven in your neighborhood.
How many parties have you walked into only to find the living room empty and a crowded kitchen, everyone huddled near the stove or around the table? Maybe it’s the smell of food. Maybe it’s the warmth of the stove. Maybe it’s our ancestral heritage. Kitchens are the hearts of our homes, so why not for the whole neighborhood? “Community ovens can be the glue that keeps a neighborhood together,” says Ray Werner, a Pittsburgh based community oven builder. Want to build a hearth for your hood? Here’s how to get started.
- Fruit trees: a row of fruit trees to provide shade and food for residents.
- Picnic tables throughout, of course.
- Weather-proof seats designed and installed by local artists.
- And a pavilion.