Know More about Owls!

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Know More about Powerful Owls on the Central Coast! Have you heard night-time hooting in your area? It may be a Powerful Owl, a spectacular and seriously large Australian owl, that is also now a threatened species. The Central Coast of NSW is privileged to be home to a number of these wonderful birds. Dr. Beth Mott, Coordinator of the …

Village Day in January

Lincoln Project, Village Life

The Village kicked off the year with a new format for the monthly Open Days. Renamed to Village Days we are inviting you to join us for ‘a day at the village’ – we’d love you to join in the fun and comaraderie of a group of people working and playing together. During the year as we start to build …

Wildlife at the village

Lincoln Village Life

A very healthy-looking Echidna was spotted late afternoon last week. Said Richard Cassels: “This was the first I have seen here after living for 5 years. It was digging into an ant’s nest, on the track to the creek bridge, before curling up into a ball and burying its vulnerable parts, in fear of me and pooch Bentley. The mobile phone …

Construction of outdoor kitchen

Lincoln Village Life

To accommodate our many outdoor activities in the Farm Square area, we are building an outdoor kitchen (led by Majella Lloyd, co-founder of the Natural Building Group) from recycled materials, not only for the convenience of a practical, usable space in the northern area of our site, but this project is a hybrid experimental foray into ancient natural building techniques …

Open Day is now Village Day! 27th Jan 2017

Lincoln Village Life

Saturday 27th Jan, 1-4pm Our exciting new format Village Day is designed to allow visitors more involvement and opportunities to engage with our community activities which will change from month to month. Village Day organizer, Jeni O’Connor says: “As our Ecovillage is moving to the next stage of development, with the imminent growth of houses and infrastructure, we felt it was important to …

The Natural natural builder

Lincoln Village Life

By Richard Cassels A pair of Magpie-larks have just completed this fine mud nest in a Pecan tree below the Fisheries Building. The source of their building materials is the dry mud at the base of the nearby detention basin. (The barrenness of the detention basin’s bottom is due to a flock of about 50 Maned Wood Ducks having eaten …

Emily – Small Footprint Living

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Emily grew up in Sydney, has 2 adult children, and is now retired from nursing. She is very interested in living in a community with like minded people who want to live in harmony with each other and with the earth in a sustainable, healing way. She was inspired by a visit to “Findhorn” (community in Nth Scotland) where she …

Ecovillage receives grant to rejuvenate Visitors Centre

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Originally posted on Coast Community News DECEMBER 2, 2017 Member for Robertson, Ms Lucy Wicks, has announced funding to rejuvenate the Visitors Centre at Narara Ecovillage. The $18,750 funding will be delivered through the Coalition Government’s Stronger Communities Program. Ms Wicks made the announcement during a visit to the Narara Ecovillage on Tuesday, November 28. “This is fantastic news for …

Steve and Liz

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Liz is an educator, a healer, a communicator and dances Argentine Tango. Steve is an engineer, an energy enthusiast, a chorister and a bushie.  

Geoff

Lincoln People

Geoff has a master’s degree in food technology and worked in the food technology, biotechnology and medical technology and in the last 30 years almost, in information technology. In the last 10 years of that, in the building industry itself. Contributing much of his time to the village, Geoff was the first convener of the Narara Eco Living Network, the …

Tiny House Australia - Narara Ecovillage

Jazz

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Jazz has been looking for a community for years. On entering the gates at the village for the first time she fell in love and has been a passionate supporter of the project. Jazz is the Site Admin Officer and also runs a small business doing raw food and dehydrator classes. The love of food led to wanting to be …

John Talbott and Samantha Graham

John, Samantha and their son, Taran

Lincoln People

John is our Project Director with a background in engineering and brings a rich knowledge of sustainable community as former Director of the Findhorn Ecovillage, Scotland. Samantha is a sustainability consultant and meditation teacher. She puts time into the Web/IT team as well as the Governance team. “We were aware of the project for many years and offered support and …

Lyndall and Dave

Lincoln People

Lyndall is our passionate project founder and Director. Originally from Sydney, Lyndall comes from a background in accounting and teaching. Dave background is in renewable energy. They are very involved with the development of the project, when they are not traipsing around the world! They raised their three children on a sheep property near Cooma and now each of them …

Narara Ecovillage’s John Talbott to speak at housing forum

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Narara Ecovillage’s John Talbott to speak at housing forum – 1st Nov Our project director John Talbott will share our experiences and challenges attempting to create affordable and sustainable housing options at Narara Ecovillage, at an upcoming forum in Newcastle. See Community Forum on Housing Cooperatives for more details and tickets.    

First Development Approval Applications lodged

Lincoln Village Life

–Elizabeth Crichton  It has finally happened! Exciting news! The first two Development Applications have been lodged with council! Yes, Tuesday Deb & Dan, and Libby successfully submitted their DAs with the help of JT and Art…thanks to you both! There were a couple of minor glitches but those hurdles were quickly crossed and there we were paying our lodgement fees and it was done!!

Natural Building Group talk on Findhorn

Lincoln Village Life

-Linda, Dan, Majella Last Friday evening’s talk by our Project Director, John Talbott (known as JT as owing to a surfeit of John’s in our community), was warmly welcomed by over 30 members and friends. JT, a registered Professional Engineer, has dedicated much of his life to developing viable practical solutions for sustainable living. He was destined to be part of Narara Ecovillage when …

2017 End of Year Celebrations

Lincoln Village Life

End of year celebrations – Joy Mozzi What a weekend to finish another year as part of our village and community. Three days of intense fun, socialising, eating, dancing, meeting time, laughing, working bees, the list goes on. Friday night – JT gave a talk to about 40 of us about his experiences building at Findhorn. Saturday morning – working bees chipping …

Bushfire Mitigation at the Village

Lincoln Project, Village Life

At the last Land Team meeting, Tony Hester appraised the group about the threat of Bushfire to our village. Tony said: ‘Of all the risks, bushfire remains the number 1 threat to this property.’ He added: ‘Under the section 88b instrument, the Co-op and all private land owners have an ongoing obligation to maintain the whole of stage 1 as …

Narara Ecovillage granted first community-owned water licence in NSW

John Huang Village Life

NARARA, NSW – In a first for a community enterprise in NSW, the Narara Ecovillage Co-operative (NEV) announced today that it has secured permission to operate its own fully integrated water system. Granted by NSW Minister for Energy and Utilities Don Harwin on the recommendation of the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART), the licences allow NEV to provide residents …

Making Scarecrows at November 2016 Open Day

Dan Mohr Village Life

At our November 2016 Open Day, we researched straw and other natural building materials. So what better time for the kids to figure out how to make scarecrows from a big straw bale? Oh, and then there were PUPPIES. Here are a few snapshots from the day: Thank you to all you kids for coming along. It’s probably fair to …