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Rammed Earth Greenhouse Wall- Chemainus, B.C.

Posted by admin on March 24th, 2009 under Chemainus Greenhouse Wall Tags: , , ,  •  Comments Off

Why build a rammed earth wall for a greenhouse? The main reason is to store heat and increase the growing season. The thickness of the rammed earth wall allows for solar energy to be absorbed and released slowly, this helps to increase the temperature at night as the heat is slowly released. During the spring [...]

Building the Chemainus Greenhouse Wall

Posted by admin on March 11th, 2009 under Chemainus Greenhouse Wall Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Comments Off

We built the Chemainus greenhouse wall on Vancouver Island, B.C. just outside Duncan.  This project was a collaboration with Scott and Carla, the owners. Nailing a board to the footing that will hold the forms in place. Nailing the strongback to a whaler. For these rammed earth forms we used materials that Scott already had, [...]