Toronto retaining wall rendered

A couple of weeks after the Earthbag retaining wall was finished we came back to make a day of rendering it. Its always lots of fun rendering as you can be so creative – it’s just like moulding clay. The render is made from lime, sand and a small amount of cement for stiffness and…

Toronto Area Community Garden retaining wall

We were invited by the lovely Bea and Michelle at Toronto Area Community Garden to build a small retaining wall to define an area of ground at the rear of the community hall which would make planting and growing easier for all and inject new life into the community garden. We held a one day…

Gloucester Tucker Patch entrance wall is built

The Gloucester Project, run by Marnie and Ken, invited us up to run an earthbag workshop over a weekend building a wall with a seat to define an entrance garden to the beautiful community garden Gloucester is so lucky to have – “The Tucker Patch”. The weekend was funded by a ‘Better Builders’ grant and…

Redhead Community Garden starts earthbagging!

After a very wet start to the day where we almost called it all off, the die-hard few that had arrived decided to persevere anyway so they could get a handle on this great technique. As soon as we decided this, the sun broke through the clouds, lots more people showed up and we had…

Windale Community Garden wall rendered

We returned to render the retaining wall and bench seating made for Windale Community Garden in July with a great finished result – this time beach sand was used with some lime and cement to make a stucco applied with our hands – it was a great day with everyone working very hard to finish…

Sandpit rendering at Family Support Services

We had a fun couple of days rendering our sandpit and bench seat at Family Support in Waratah. Some beautiful, orange-coloured sand was brought down from nearby Maitland and then combined with lime to create a textured stucco finish that we applied with our hands – everyone had a lot of fun sculpting designs into…

Windale Community Garden Earthbag Day

Saturday was a fantastic day at Windale Community Garden (behind Lake Macquarie PCYC), with around 20 people who turned up to learn all the basics of Earthbag construction. We sculpted the edge of the garden with a mini retaining wall and also built in two bench seats – not bad for a days’ work! Thanks…

One day Earthbag Workshop

Windale Community Garden will be hosting a great ONE DAY EARTHBAG WORKSHOP on Saturday the 14th July. Learn all the basics in this one day workshop whilst having some fun building something practical and beautiful. This is a great community garden next to the PCYC in Windale, and they have many ambitious earthbag building projects…

First Earthbag Workshop, Sandhills Community Garden

We had an amazing weekend of earth building during one of the only sunny summer weekends for months at Sandhills Community Garden in Newcastle East. 40 people came together for the weekend of 18-19 February 2012 to learn the versatile earth building technique of ‘Earthbag’. Earthbag is a relatively new earth construction technique already having…