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…

Hamilton Public School Earthbag Day

After postponing our first day due to rain many people arrived to take part in the next earthbag day – and it turned out to be beautiful! Lots of parents and children from Hamilton PS turned up to take part in the day, in which we achieved much more than anyone thought possible. We were…

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…

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…

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…

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…

New Earthbag Workshop for June!

Come and join us over the weekend for 16-17 June for our next introductory Earthbag workshop in Newcastle! This course will be mostly practical, with lots of hands-on learning where we will make a garden wall and raised garden bed as well as include a decorative earth arch. We will also be plastering the wall…

Great day at Northlakes High!

We were asked to come and demonstrate the Earthbagging technique at Northlakes High School on the Central Coast to the Support Unit students. The students picked it up straight away and started on a small wall project which will become a garden seat. This is the first of many proposed small projects around the school…

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…