Hawkesbury EarthCare joins Sustainable House Day

The HAWKESBURY EarthCare Centre at University of Western Sydney, Richmond, will be open to the public on Sustainable House Day.

The centre features a solar passive earth community building and extensive permaculture gardens.

WHEN: Sunday 8 September, 9.00am – 3.00pm
WHERE: Corner Campus Drive and Science Rd, University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury Campus — View map

The HAWKESBURY EarthCare Centre at University of Western Sydney, Richmond, will be open to the public on Sustainable House Day.

The centre features a solar passive earth community building and extensive permaculture gardens.

Hawkesbury EarthCare Centre

Hawkesbury EarthCare Centre

Visitors can tour the site and see:

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  • Walls constructed from rammed earth, mudbrick and strawbale
  • A straw panel ceiling and a composting toilet.
  • Interiors constructed from recycled timber
  • An extensive organic garden covering over half a hectare (including composting)
  • A small dam, windmill and storage tank as part of the on-site water management system
  • A bread/pizza oven made from mud bricks
  • A variety of displays such as earth building around the world
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There will be information stalls and items for sale (books, plants, seeds, solar powered devices, fruit and vegetables) and people will be available to answer questions.

The centre is managed by Henry Doubleday Research Association (HDRA) and the Alternative Technology Association (ATA).

For information:

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  • Contact Jenny Dibley 6238 1665 or jdibley2003@yahoo.com.au
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