When: Sunday 8 September, 9:00am – 3:00
Where: Earthcare Centre, Corner of Campus Drive & Science Rd, University of Western Sydney, Hawkesbury Campus, Richmond NSW 2753
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.
Visitors can tour the site and see:
- 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
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 the Alternative Technology Association (ATA) www.ata.org.au and Henry Doubleday Research Association (HDRA).
The ATA Sydney West Branch Committee of Management and
Jenny Dibley, Convenor, ATA Sydney West Branch
For information contact Jenny Dibley 02 6238 1665 [email protected]