The hub of ErinEarth is "the shed".
Sustainable "People" structures mean that ErinEarth can offer to the community a place that sustains Body, Mind and Spirit:
A place of beauty, wonder and laughter that lifts the heart
The shed was created by giving a shipping container a roof with a covered area on its northern side. A side door cut into the container gives entry to a small kitchen at one end. A simple partition separates the kitchen from the storage end where many of our tools are kept.
A large paved and roofed area, roughly 6 x 6 metres, provides a sheltered area for our volunteers for morning tea and lunch, and a great outdoor classroom for school visits and Open Days.
Rain falling on the roof runs first into a small tank to provide drinking water and the overflow to water plants on the northern downhill side.
We had outgrown the covered area behind The Shed where the volunteers have morning tea and lunch. ErinEarth also needed an outdoor teaching area for school visits and Open Days.
The solution: we extended the roof and the floor, doubling the space. Many thanks to Cec and Sean Harvey for their skilled building, and to the many volunteers who helped!
The pavers for the floor came from the footpath in front of Myers Wagga Wagga store. When Baylis Street was renovated in the late 1990s, the pavers in front of the store were taken up and replaced with the present pavers. With only 20 years of use, they were still in excellent condition, and were donated to ErinEarth.