Tuesday, May 17, 2011

South Melbourne Commons Earthbag Workshop

I know this one is a long way from home - but some great skills to be learnt at South Melbourne Commons over the next two weekends that could be used here too!

Learn to transform dirt into walls under the expert tuition of Guiding Star Creations

Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of May 2011, 9am – 5pm

South Melbourne Commons – Corner of Bank & Montague St, South Melbourne

** Free evening information session Friday May 20th 6.30pm **

Event flyer

Anyone can utilise the dirt from beneath their feet to create unique retaining walls – in a manner that is dirt cheap, easy to learn and seriously environmentally friendly! Join the Commons Permablitz garden team and the experts from Guiding Star Creations in our two day workshop where you will learn how to build garden beds and raised wall structures using Earthbags.

This workshop will teach you how to design your project, test dirt, plan it out, and do all things earthbag: Mix, fill, lay, arrange, and tamp them down before applying a render finish. Participants will help begin construction of a long curvy raised garden bed at the South Melbourne Commons

Bookings essential: Only 5 places out of 30 are left for the weekend workshop.

Early Bird Price: Adult $150. Student / Concession: $100 (valid before Friday May 14th for Friends of the South Melbourne Commons on our email list)

Normal price: Adult $200. Student / concession: $150.

For bookings or more information contact: Martin on 0403 440 996 or ecomarket.melbourne [at] foe.org.au

The FREE information evening on Friday May 20th 6.30pm at the South Melbourne Commons will present a slide show and talk by Guiding Star on their work with earthbags. Come along and see what is possible and be inspired. RSVP preferred.



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