Adobe Brick-making Success!

Adobe Brick Making at the Community Garden at Holy Nativity, May 2015
Adobe Brick Making at the Community Garden at Holy Nativity, May 2015

This past Saturday, we had LOTS of fun making adobe bricks at the Community Garden.

Kids, both small and tall, got to experience squishy-squashy mud.  It is so tactile and cool and smooth, and once you start, you just can’t get enough of it! Continue reading “Adobe Brick-making Success!”

Building water-saving features with urbanite

building with urbanite

Today was our first earth-building workshop.  Since I’m a little lean on earth-building handouts, here’s a substitute.  It’s not particularly about earth-building, but it is about earth-wise construction.  It’s about building with “urbanite,” which is a name for reused broken concrete.

If you have even the slightest slope to your garden, creating flat terraces, using urbanite to hold them up, is a really good idea.  I did it in my own front yard (more on that in another post).

I love this joyfully hand-drawn handout, which covers all the basics.  It comes from Joe Linton’s L.A. Creek Freak blog.

Browse other posts about water saving ideas or get my Water Wisdom booklet.