Calendar

As government guidelines allow, we would like to welcome visitors to our Ecovillage again. Some events will continue to be held online, however this month, we will offer site tours with limited numbers for our Open Day as well as Personal Tours by appointment. See details below.

Please consult this page or Facebook for updates, or feel free to reach out:   02 4328-1588 or info@nararaecovillage.com

Best wishes for staying healthy over the next while,
the Narara Ecovillage Community.

Jul
10
Fri
Historic House Makeover: From Freezing to Comfort
Jul 10 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Historic House Makeover: From Freezing to Comfort
Nicky and Mark are the happy owners of Bellbird House – a heritage listed timber house at Narara Ecovillage. They are meticulously restoring their home, and have had to focus on thermal comfort as the house was freezing cold in winter and stupendously warm in summer. We will chat to them about what they have done to make their home more comfortable, and what others can do to manage the thermal performance of their homes.
To be part of this conversation via Zoom, please register below for the link
Or you can join us Live on Facebook at

https://www.facebook.com/thenararaecovillage
Jul
25
Sat
Sociocracy in Action: Proposal Shaping
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

What will be covered in this workshop?

Proposal shaping with aplomb!

For a group to make collective decisions, they must first formulate a proposal.

  • What are the keys to effective proposal shaping?
  • How can a group take a collection of issues and opinions and form them into a useful, coherent proposal?
  • How do you put together a good proposal, so it is likely to receive support and buy in from the group members?

Learn about, observe and participate in a proposal shaping process. Learn the steps and essential elements of effective proposal shaping so that the needs of all stakeholders are incorporated.

This two-hour workshop gives you the opportunity to learn and practice skills essential for fully understanding an issue and all its elements and then generating potential solutions that include everyone’s best thinking.

This course presents the skills that have been honed through decades of Sociocratic practice to make these processes work.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • Why is proposal shaping important for good decision making?
  • Who should create the proposal? How many people should be involved?
  • How do you incorporate contradictory needs in a proposal?
  • What are all the elements of a well formed proposal?

Presented by Rafaele Joudry and Scilla Sayer from the Sociocracy Resource Circle at Narara Ecovillage

About Sociocracy

Sociocracy provides simple but powerful tools that help people work together efficiently and effectively.

Cost –  $30.00

NELN Members – $25.00

A Collective Know-How event

Presented by the Narara Ecovillage Sociocracy Resource Circle

July Open Day – Limited Numbers
Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
July Open Day - Limited Numbers

We are still working on the details of this Open Day, but here is what was offered last month:

Open Day tours of Narara Ecovillage

1 pm:

  • Ecovillage Overview
  • Family-friendly Tour
  • Collaborative Living & Sharing

2:30 pm:

Cost: $10 per Adult; Free for kids and NELN (Narara Eco Living Network) Members

The tours are about an hour long, for up to 20 people. The tours involve walking on semi-rural land and are best enjoyed with closed shoes. They can also involve visiting people’s private homes. So please leave your pets at home.

In the week before the Open Day, you will also get an online video presentation for an introduction of Narara Ecovillage and its unfolding story.

On the day, our fabulous Coffee Cart will be open from noon to 3pm, selling great drinks and healthy food.

If you have any questions about the Open Day please don’t hesitate to get in contact. 

Looking forward to seeing you!

 

Campfire Dinner
Jul 25 @ 5:30 pm

Join us for a night around the camp fire and bring a plate to share.

Aug
21
Fri
40 Years of Ecovillages
Aug 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Bring a plate or bottle to share.

Aug
29
Sat
Sociocracy in Action: Micro Facilitation Skills
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
What will be covered in this workshop?

About Sociocracy

Sociocracy provides simple but powerful tools that help people work together efficiently and effectively.

What will be covered in this workshop?

Micro Facilitation Skills

Facilitating a group can be like riding six horses who all want to go in different directions. Balancing each individual’s ideas with the needs of the whole group can be a challenge. How do you bring them to order in a way that gets them all headed in the same direction?

The process of Sociocracy offers a number of tools and structures that help groups to work together. Perfecting the implementation of Sociocracy also requires skilled facilitation.

This workshop explores the detail of the many micro skills that make up successful facilitation, within a Sociocracy framework.

By practicing each micro skill one at a time, you will gain competence in real life implementation. We will do real time practice and feedback on each little skill so you can confidently add them to your repertoire.

Drill into each component of the five skills sets of:

  • Structure and Morale
  • Regulating Participation
  • Focusing
  • Consent Decision Making
  • Emotional Climate

Suitable for both beginner and advanced facilitators.

Presented by Rafaele Joudry and Deb Mohr from the Sociocracy Resource Circle at Narara Ecovillage

Cost –  $30.00

NELN Members – $25.00

 

A Collective Know-How event

Presented by the Narara Ecovillage Sociocracy Resource Circle

August Open Day – Limited Numbers
Aug 29 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

We are still working on the details of this Open Day, but here is what was offered last month:

Open Day tours of Narara Ecovillage

1 pm:

  • Ecovillage Overview
  • Family-friendly Tour
  • Collaborative Living & Sharing

2:30 pm:

Cost: $10 per Adult; Free for kids and NELN (Narara Eco Living Network) Members

The tours are about an hour long, for up to 20 people. The tours involve walking on semi-rural land and are best enjoyed with closed shoes. They can also involve visiting people’s private homes. So please leave your pets at home.

In the week before the Open Day, you will also get an online video presentation for an introduction of Narara Ecovillage and its unfolding story.

On the day, our fabulous Coffee Cart will be open from noon to 3pm, selling great drinks and healthy food.

If you have any questions about the Open Day please don’t hesitate to get in contact. 

Looking forward to seeing you!

Sep
19
Sat
Spring Birds at Narara Ecovillage
Sep 19 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Meet outside the Visitors Centre.

Not recommended for children under 12.

Bring your binoculars.

Sep
20
Sun
September Open Day
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Visit our beautiful site and learn about our purpose and plans for Narara Ecovillage.

Over 3 hours enjoy a perfect introduction to Narara Ecovillage through:

  • walking tours of the site,
  • a presentation, often by our founder, Lyndall Parris, and
  • opportunities to meet members and to ask questions.

Our fabulous Coffee Cart will be open from 9:30 to 3pm, selling great drinks and healthy food.

Come prepared for all weather and walking on a rural property. Kids are always welcome. However please leave your pets at home.

On Open Days where other events are scheduled, these events may involve separate registration and costs.

Whether you come just for the Open Day or extend it with another activity on offer at Narara Ecovillage on that day, we look forward to greeting you on your first visit or to welcome you again and again – and again!

Cost to attend: Individual $10, Family $20, Free for NELN (Narara Eco Living Network) members.

If you are unable to attend this Open Day we offer a monthly Open Day program – either morning or afternoon. Most dates are on Saturday with a sprinkle of Sundays.

Sep
25
Fri
A Taste of Sociocracy
Sep 25 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

6:30 pm for 7 pm start.

By donation to the coffee cart.

Oct
18
Sun
Family Bike Ride
Oct 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Meet outside the Visitors Centre.

Oct
31
Sat
Community and Sustainability in 10 global Ecovillages
Oct 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

John Shiel has visited ecovillages around the world and will describe how these communities formed, and how some were successful in developing their sustainability. He will show how establishing a sustainable community in an urban area contributes to the village’s success and can lead to lower overall ecological impact. 

He will discuss the importance of:

  • Connected Communities living locally
  • Local currency
  • Local food growing
  • Houses and infrastructure that:
    • Power themselves
    • Have low or negative embodied energy
  • Low energy transport
  • Zero Waste

John Shiel is a member of Narara Ecovillage Co-operative and the Principal of EnviroSustain, Built Environment Sustainability Consultants. He is a member of Beyond Zero Emissions and is the Immediate Past Chairman of Permaculture Hunter. Formerly, John was a power station civil engineer and an IT consultant with a multi-national. His has an engineering PhD in retrofitting houses for climate change.

 

 

Open Day
Oct 31 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit our beautiful site and learn about our purpose and plans for Narara Ecovillage.

Over 3 hours enjoy a perfect introduction to Narara Ecovillage through:

  • walking tours of the site,
  • a presentation, often by our founder, Lyndall Parris, and
  • opportunities to meet members and to ask questions.

Our fabulous Coffee Cart will be open from 9:30 to 3pm, selling great drinks and healthy food.

Come prepared for all weather and walking on a rural property. Kids are always welcome. However please leave your pets at home.

On Open Days where other events are scheduled, these events may involve separate registration and costs.

Whether you come just for the Open Day or extend it with another activity on offer at Narara Ecovillage on that day, we look forward to greeting you on your first visit or to welcome you again and again – and again!

Cost to attend: Individual $10, Family $20, Free for NELN (Narara Eco Living Network) members.

If you are unable to attend this Open Day we offer a monthly Open Day program – either morning or afternoon. Most dates are on Saturday with a sprinkle of Sundays.

Nov
7
Sat
Bees at Narara Ecovillage
Nov 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join John and Lincoln at our beautiful ecovillage to experience the joy of bees.

$20 per family / person and includes a jar of honey.

Meet outside the Visitors Centre.

 

 

 

Nov
28
Sat
Open Day
Nov 28 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Visit our beautiful site and learn about our purpose and plans for Narara Ecovillage.

Over 3 hours enjoy a perfect introduction to Narara Ecovillage through:

  • walking tours of the site,
  • a presentation, often by our founder, Lyndall Parris, and
  • opportunities to meet members and to ask questions.

Our fabulous Coffee Cart will be open from 9:30 to 3pm, selling great drinks and healthy food.

Come prepared for all weather and walking on a rural property. Kids are always welcome. However please leave your pets at home.

On Open Days where other events are scheduled, these events may involve separate registration and costs.

Whether you come just for the Open Day or extend it with another activity on offer at Narara Ecovillage on that day, we look forward to greeting you on your first visit or to welcome you again and again – and again!

Cost to attend: Individual $10, Family $20, Free for NELN (Narara Eco Living Network) members.

If you are unable to attend this Open Day we offer a monthly Open Day program – either morning or afternoon. Most dates are on Saturday with a sprinkle of Sundays.