Huff ‘n’ Puff Strawbale Workshop #160

John Huang Village Life

Over the October Labour day long weekend, Vanessa and I (along with kids and grandparents) visited Ganmain to attend the Huff ‘n’ Puff #160 strawbale workshop. You can find out more from their website below. Can’t wait to build our own strawbale house at Narara in the coming months!! – John

Civil Construction 3rd Sept 2016

John Huang Project

Quote for the week “One minute you look and think ‘well that’s never going to happen’ and then a couple of hours later with really BIG equipment the landscape changes before your eyes.” – Joy

The Narara hills are alive….

Dan Mohr Village Life

…with the sound of microbats 24 August 2016 New Wildlife Refuges An Environmental Survey by ecologist Robert Payne revealed a remarkable feature of the ecology of the Narara Ecovilage: the site is home to no less than 13 species of insectivorous microbat (and one Flying Fox / “Macrobat” species). In preparation for site works, members have already installed microbat roosting …

Let’s go power flowering!

Dan Mohr Village Life

22 August 2016 This Open Day on Sunday 28 August the kids activities are going to be all about spring blossoms, native seed bombs, and of course planting the Permaculture way. With all sorts of seeds, bulbs, and blooming flowers in our big garden bed. And lead by our Permaculture practitioner John Seed. When? Sunday, 28 August from 10:30 AM …

An ecovillage emerging from the rubble

Dan Mohr Village Life

18 August 2016 Hang in there: we are truly going to be the world-class demonstration Ecovillage we have been talking about. Walkways in landscaped gullies, meandering pathways through our common gardens, a diversity of unique housing styles, edible fruit trees and climbing vines, quiet spaces by the dam and over the creek, and so much more. Look past the mountains …

Our first crop

Dan Mohr Uncategorized, Village Life

This is NEV’s first crop planted this week! It is special grass called Gahnia which is to be transplanted when we start landscaping in 6 months or so why pay for plants when you can grow them!

Little Kids Play Area – The Making of a village

Dan Mohr Village Life

Narara is a great place for kids to play and explore all day. And for a long time, we’ve been playing with the idea to have a space for our youngest Nararians to enjoy it, too. So in June 2016 we started to create it. Follow the the natural play area as it takes shapes –  picture by picture: The …

Habitat for Wildlife

John Huang Uncategorized, Village Life

“Microbats are widespread throughout the Central Coast and are known to occur throughout residential areas – a good species to make a box for if you live in suburbia like me. Of the 16 threatened Microbat species in NSW 10 have been recorded on the Central Coast. We would like to monitor the wildlife boxes, it’s a good idea to …

Open Day – 25th June 1.15pm

John Huang Uncategorized, Village Life

The Open Day is free for members of the Narara Eco Living Network, for members of the NEV Co- operative, and for voucher holders. For others the cost is $10.00 per person or $20.00 per family. 1:15pm                     Gates open 1:30 – 2:45pm      Registration and small group guided tours of …

Open Day – 29th May 10.15am

John Huang Uncategorized, Village Life

Don’t forget to put this in the calendar. Gates open at 10:15am. And at 2:15 pm, the talk this month from our friends at Narara Eco Living Network is “Hemp, Wonder Plant” and “Earthship Homes”: 2 talks you won’t want to miss. Full details here. 10.30-11.00 a.m.  Registration, tea/coffee etc. 11.00 a.m.              Presentation and Q and …

Designing your Sustainable Home – workshop

Lincoln Uncategorized

Rating by a previous participant: “ Graham is an excellent presenter and this is a VERY interesting course”. The workshop, “Principles of Energy-efficient Homes, and introduction to Narara  Ecovillage Building Standards”, will be held on Saturday May 21 2016, 9 am -1:30 pm, atthe Visitor Centre, Narara Ecovillage, 25 Research Road, Narara. Sustainability Architect Graham Hunt will introduce the principles of …

30th April Open day and dinner.

Lincoln Uncategorized

Our next open day is first after the Narara Ecoburbia Festival put on by our lovely sister organisation – Narara Eco Living Network. Did you go? We’d love to hear all about it? Got some photo’s…we’d love to see them. No matter what come along to this open day and take in the amazing Autumn surrounds and maybe pick up …

Open day April 2nd

Lincoln Uncategorized

We skipped an open day March thanks to Easter so we are looking forward to seeing many people at the next open day on the 2nd April. 2nd of April is a Saturday so the times are: Please wear closed shoes for the tours around the site.  1.15 – Gates open 1.30 – Registration – there is a $10 fee …