New Earthbag workshop coming soon!

AuwaEarth are excited to announce that the first Earthbag workshop for the Northern Rivers will be held on October 27th 2019 – so save the date! The amazing Murwillumbah Community Garden has recently relocated to a new garden area near Mt St Patricks College, Murwillumbah NSW. It is a beautiful site with lots of projects…

World Environment Day Festival 🌿

Lots of fun and learning about earth construction had at the World Environment Day Festival last weekend 🌿

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…

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…

Newcastle Fairshare Festival

AuwaEarth were invited to participate in the ‘Fairshare’ Sustainabilty Festival held in Hamilton Public School recently. We proposed constructing a ‘wattle and daub’ wall during the festival to educate about how it’s possible to make beautiful walls without bricks or mortar – using a technique common to Australia 150 years ago but since forgotten. We…

Beautiful new Hyperadobe wall

Thanks to everyone who came to make the Hyperadobe/Earthbag course on the weekend – in such a short time we were able to make this great wall for a food store as well as some of the retaining wall in TIBA. Incorporating various techniques we were able to see how easy it is to use…