31 Mar '14, 4am

"Earth bag" framework for raised beds-- details at

"Earth bag" framework for raised beds-- details at

We were looking for an easy, cheap and relatively quick method of building a wall to create a raised garden bed. We first read about earth bag building in an Owner Builder magazine years ago. A quick search on the Internet found us lots of examples and plenty of basic instructions. It looked ideal so we gave it a go. Earth bag building is essentially rammed earth in a fabric form. There is a wide range of materials the bags can be made from depending on what you can get your hands on - hessian, old feed bags or, in our case, old sheets. Any required sewing is a straight forward job (no pun intended) that can be done in the evenings or on rainy days. You don't need to be a muscle man to use this technique as the materials are mixed and loaded into the bags while dry. The bags can be filled in place on the wall, which means no heavy lifting is required. You can fill the bags...

Full article: http://earthbagbuilding.com/projects/sheets.htm

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