Kingfield Community Outdoor Oven

$2,206 of $5,500 goal

Raised by 41 people in 39 months
Sarah Linnes-Robinson  MINNEAPOLIS, MN

The Kingfield Neighborhood Association (KFNA) is building an outdoor bread/pizza oven on rented land adjacent to our Pleasant Community Garden as a way to further build community in our neighborhood!  Essentially creating a new community gathering location, the oven will be used for regular public events hosted by KFNA that bring neighbors together to share food, learn new skills, and build connections to each other.  

We are fundraising at only $10 per brick!  If each brick (1100) has a donor we will meet our $11,000 goal!  All funds raised through this campaign will be used to cover the material cost of the structure (close to $7000 in cement, insulation, lumber, and brick), to provide our on-site coordinator with a stipend for leading the project, to purchase tools for the oven, and (if we meet our goal) to plan for service counters to be added to the oven area next summer to serve as public gathering spaces and classroom space.

Volunteers have spent the last two months building the foundation and hearth for the oven.  Almost 200 volunteer hours has gone into the project already and we hope to be operational yet this fall!  The final steps of the oven involve constructing a brick housing with a chimney around the entire structure and building a fireproof door.  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, at the intersection of 38th Street and Pleasant Avenue in South Minneapolis.  
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Update 17
Posted by Sarah Linnes-Robinson
36 months ago
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Thanks to our recent 'Bring on the Heat' donors, Dan and Melissa and Devin! Thanks to neighbors like you we'll be stoking up the fire in the Kingfield Community Bread Oven soon!
Bring on the Heat Campaign, 2016!
PLEASE Bring on the Heat...it's cold!
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Update 16
Posted by Sarah Linnes-Robinson
36 months ago
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Today as the temps plummet in Minneapolis, the KFNA Board gathers to kick off the "Bring on the Heat Tour '16" -- please consider keeping our fire burning bright by making a donation to the Kingfield Community Bread Oven this month!
KFNA Board 'Bring on the Heat Tour '16"!
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Update 15
Posted by Sarah Linnes-Robinson
38 months ago
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The mild weather has allowed our volunteer mason to continue laying bricks. This week brought us temps in the 50's and the last of the two supporting arches which will hold the weight of the chimney. They also brought us donations from Laura, Hetal, and John. Thanks all for thinking of KFNA and this project in this busy season!
Arches!
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Update 14
Posted by Sarah Linnes-Robinson
38 months ago
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Thank you Terence and Molly, James, and Laura for your donations to support the community outdoor oven today! The weather is fair yet this morning so we will continue building until the rain comes through this afternoon...two arches to go before we can erect the chimney!
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$2,206 of $5,500 goal

Raised by 41 people in 39 months
Created October 19, 2015
Sarah Linnes-Robinson
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PB
$30
Paul & Martha Brennecke
28 months ago
$40
Anonymous
35 months ago
JB
$10
Jenna Bendel
36 months ago
VV
$20
Veronica Villalobos-Andrew
36 months ago
LS
$20
Lisa Skrzeczkoski-Bzdusek
36 months ago
DS
$50
Daniel Swenson-Klatt
36 months ago
MR
$36
Melissa & Devin Del Rosario
36 months ago

Thank you so much for all of your hard work that greatly benefits our community! You're appreciated.

$50
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37 months ago
KB
$40
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38 months ago
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38 months ago
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