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…

Newcastle Family Support Centre Opens

We had a great day on Tuesday building quite a bit more than anyone imagined – and mostly done all by the kids themselves!! With the initial idea of an Earthbag sandpit in the corner of this garden, to be used by children aged 1-5 at the Newcastle Family Support Services Centre in Waratah, we…