Kingfield builds community bread and pizza oven

Credit: Photos by Sarah Linnes-Robinson

Volunteers are spending hundreds of hours constructing a community bread and pizza oven at 38th & Pleasant.

“People are here every day,” said Sarah Linnes-Robinson, executive director of the Kingfield Neighborhood Association.

Now they’re looking to raise $11,000 (suggesting a $10 contribution for each of the 1,100 bricks) to pay for the cement, lumber, insulation and brick materials. The funding would also cover a stipend for the onsite coordinator, pay for oven tools, and add counter space.

The Kingfield Neighborhood Association is working to finish the oven this fall. The group envisions cooking and baking classes at the oven next summer.

The oven sits next to the Pleasant Community Garden on land rented from the Center for Performing Arts.

“Encased in mottled red brick, the oven will look essentially like the 100 year old building it is housed at, a former convent and current home to the Center for Performing Arts,” states the funding campaign statement.

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