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18-19 February 2012 – EARTHBAG GARDEN WALLS with Marcelo dos Santos and Rebecca Whan.

BOOKINGS CLOSED – please register for our waiting list.

EARTHBAG is an earth-building technique that uses singular sacks or a continuous length of fabric (similar to onion bag mesh), filled with earth and compacted with a tamper. It is a technique very similar to ‘rammed earth’ except it uses no formwork.. meaning you can create flexible, curved designs. It is great for making retaining walls, raised garden beds, outdoor as well as indoor bench seating and tables, not to mention walls and even houses. It is quick to learn and easy to apply, best of all very ecologically friendly and has really revolutionised the way we think about self-building.

This introductory workshop will be held over two informative and fun-filled days, and we will be making a curved garden wall with integrated seating, as well as a large work bench with storage under.

There will be theory components as well as lots of hands-on practical learning so all participants can build confidence in their own Earthbag projects.

Children are welcome to attend – the days will be relaxed but involving, and most of all a lot of fun as we together we build these practical and much needed structures for the Community Garden, including the finishing plaster.

Please bring your own lunch each day; the garden community will be providing snacks and refreshments.

Newcastle City Council are proudly funding this great earth building workshop so the cost will be FREE to attend but you must register.

Please register below by the 10th February as numbers are strictly limited – don’t miss out on this great opportunity to become part of the Earthbag revolution!

For more information about Earthbag building see and also

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