Sustainable House Day at the Hawkesbury EarthCare CentreSeptember 13, 2015 at 10:00 am
When: Sunday 13 September 2015, 10.00am - 4.00pm
Where: Hawkesbury Earthcare Centre, UWS, Cnr Campus Drive and Beef Cattle Rd, Richmond, NSW. Click here for a map.
Take a tour of the EarthCare building and the surrounding permaculture gardens and see a display of electric vehicles
The EarthCare building is solar passive and consists of a variety of building materials and techniques to demonstrate sustainability options in domestic and commercial construction. Walls are constructed from rammed earth, mudbrick and strawbale. The interior is finished with a combination of rendered mud and plasterboard with ceilings of straw panels. There is an underground tank for grey water and two composting toilets. The corrugated iron roof supports panels for a grid interactive solar power system (the panels are currently being replaced). The kitchen benches are recycled timber slabs and recycled timber has been used wherever possible throughout the building. A mudbrick oven is located in the grounds.
Henry Doubleday Research Association (HDRA) has established an extensive permaculture garden which is maintained by members and covers half a hectare. The gardens are a living demonstration of sustainable growing methods. They feature organically grown fruit and vegetables and demonstrate ecologically sound farming methods.
Sydney West Branch Alternative Technology Association (ATA) and HDRA will each have a stall on the day where members will be available to answer questions and provide information. Plants, seeds and books will be on sale. The centre is managed by the Sydney West Branch of the Alternative Technology Association and Henry Doubleday Research Association.
The ATA Sydney West Branch Committee of Management and
Jenny Dibley ATA Sydney West Branch Convenor
Ph 02 6238 1665 email@example.com