SF Botanical Garden features hornos rebuilt by adobe class
The Santa Fe Botanical Garden’s newsletter features a story with images of the hornos that were rebuilt by an SFCC adobe construction class led by Ernest Aragon.
Thank you to Kathy Haq of the Santa Fe Botanical Garden for sharing her story, “The Garden’s Mud Ovens Rise from the Ashes,” and wonderful images from that activity.
She wrote, “Both of the Garden’s hornos — the beehive-shaped adobe clay outdoor ovens that are ubiquitous throughout northern New Mexico — have been rebuilt after storm damage in 2020 caused one to collapse and left the other in need of repair.”
The hornos were repaired from the ground up on two weekends in October and November.
Photo: SFCC adobe class (left to right): Johanna Hamblett, Julie Deery, Anika Marcus, Instructor Ernest Aragon, Paul Davis, Mark Adorney, Maxwell Cohn, Shannon L. McKenna and Sandra Sosa.
Ernest Aragon said, “Many thanks to the Santa Fe Botanical Garden for allowing the students from the Santa Fe Community College’s Adobe Construction Program to participate in an actual, real-world construction project! The students learned a New Mexico tradition and heritage that can continue to be perpetuated.”
Read the full story and see many more wonderful photos here.
All photos: Courtesy of Santa Fe Botanical Garden
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