Green retaining wall made with earthbags will be covered with plants.

Green retaining wall made with earthbags will be covered with plants.


Geosynthetics Magazine is a valuable go-to source for technical earthbag articles. This is a great, free resource for serious earthbag builders, especially commercial builders. They have a new article about natural green facades on earthbag highway retaining walls. It’s surprisingly simple and effective. The retaining wall is not only strong, it also looks good because the wall will soon be covered in plants. The same concepts can be used for simpler retaining walls around your home or farm.

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    • Yes, it’s very easy. Search this blog for keywords retaining walls. Also, more details are in my earthbag building ebook. See link at top of page. The key steps include using gravel bags and anging the wall slightly towards the slope. Be sure to leave small gaps between bags for drainage. Cover with cement plaster.

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