Calendar

Regular Weekly Events at Narara Ecovillage:

  1. Bush Regeneration – Wednesdays 8.30–2pm.
    Contact: Teresa 0409 998 507
  2. Heartfulness Meditation with Kerrie Anderson – Wednesdays 6–7pm and Sundays 7.30–8.30am.
    Contact: Meng 0408 337 955 or Lynda 0421 008 702.
  3. Summer Food Growing Working Bee. In exchange for some fresh goodies! Tuesdays from 4.30-6pm.
    Contact: Margo 0419 276 242 (Will restart 14/1/20)
  4. Cuppa with the Founder of Narara Ecovillage – anytime. Contact: Lyndall Parris 0419 279 711
Feb
7
Fri
Chanting and Kirtan
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Feb
8
Sat
Superadobe Earthbag Workshop, the first DA approved in NSW! 
Feb 8 @ 8:00 am – Feb 21 @ 5:00 pm
The course/workshop, comprising theory and practical, will bring together like-minded participants to assist in building Linda’s hobbit style art studio, the first of three sections of her natural house up on the top of the hill in Syncarpia Crescent.
Hayden Annable who is leading the workshop to raise the hobbit studio walls, studied with Cal-Art in California, USA.  The earthbag technology has assisted countries during times of disaster, such as the Nepalese earthquakes in 2016 where some of the only buildings left standing (earth quake proof) were made of rice bags (similar to earthbags) filled with local soil and built by locals.  Similarly in our bushfire prone environments, many natural houses have been left standing whereas their neighbours houses were lost in the fires.
So if you wish to build an affordable house, garden shed, retaining wall or one day help build emergency accommodation, this event is for you:
Feb
22
Sat
Extended Open Day
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am
Community Potluck Dinner
Feb 22 @ 5:30 pm

Bring a dish to share.

Mar
1
Sun
Walk through the Solar System
Mar 1 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Meet up outside the Visitors Centre.

By donation towards the coffee cart.

Mar
8
Sun
Tiny House Event
Mar 8 @ 11:00 am

Narara Ecovillage will be featured at 11 am.

Mar
15
Sun
Family Bike Ride
Mar 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mar
27
Fri
A Taste of Sociocracy
Mar 27 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

for 7pm start

Mar
28
Sat
Open Day
Mar 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Community Potluck Dinner
Mar 28 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Bring a dish to share.

Apr
11
Sat
Easter Hunt & Heritage Tour
Apr 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Apr
26
Sun
Open Day
Apr 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
May
9
Sat
Mental Health Awareness
May 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

By donation to the coffee cart.

Campfire Dinner
May 9 @ 5:00 pm

Bring a barbecue or plate to share.

May
16
Sat
Meet the Board
May 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
May
30
Sat
Community Potluck Dinner
May 30 @ 5:30 am – 8:00 am

Bring a dish to share.

Open Day
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Jun
12
Fri
Chanting and Kirtan
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

by donation to the coffee cart.

Jun
28
Sun
Community and Sustainability in 10 global Ecovillages
Jun 28 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

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
Jun 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm