In order to complete this project, Ruch School partnered with House Alive, an organization based in the Applegate Valley that offers regional and international workshops, seminars, and community-based projects about natural building and design. Students got familiar with labor requirements, focusing on how to use local materials to complete their project. The soil on campus provided an excellent source of clay. Sand was used from the Applegate River, and straw was donated by a nearby farmer.
Future plans include installing an informational bulletin to the cob entrance's wood roof frame and cob benches around the raised garden beds.