Calendar

We are excited to welcome visitors to our Ecovillage each month at our Open Day, as well as at a range of Ecovillage events and workshops. We offer site tours as well as private tours by appointment.

Please watch this page or our Facebook page for updates and new event listings. For further information please contact us on  02 4328-1588 or info@nararaecovillage.com.

Feb
25
Sat
The Joy of Purpose: Inspiration, stories and tips for connecting to yours
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Joy of Purpose: Inspiration, stories and tips for connecting to yours

One-day workshop with Lyndall Parris, Founder of Narara Ecovillage

“It’s only when you get people pursuing their dreams, living their truth and feeling good, that we can move society forward.”

It is now over 20 years since the kernel of the idea for Narara Ecovillage was formed in Lyndall’s psyche. The path was rocky, but her sense of purpose has never wavered.

Through sharing the story of her journey to founding the ecovillage, Lyndall offers inspiration for finding your purpose and what it takes to bring it to life. This workshop aims to help you identify what you are best served to offer your community and the world, to bring bliss and purpose to your life. Lyndall will share how her purpose became clear, offer nuggets that have inspired her along the way, tell stories of failures and triumphs, as well as giving practical tools that have helped her make her dream a reality.

Venue: Narara Ecovillage hall and includes a short bush walk nearby
Investment: $100 or pay what you can
Register now: https://joy-of-purpose-feb-2023.lilregie.com
All welcome – limited spaces
More information will follow by email before the workshop.

Testimonials from the previous workshop:

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for Saturday. It was EXACTLY what I needed. Have been feeling very stuck and could not figure out why. It has been a huge help and I have some clarity re my next steps. You are an inspiration. 

I liked how careful, thoughtful, informative, brave and joyful Lyndall’s presenting and facilitation styles are, and how encouraging and honest her feedback was.

Feb
26
Sun
February Open Day
Feb 26 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
February Open Day @ Narara Ecovillage

ON SITE open day!

The Open Day (talk and tour) shows what Narara Ecovillage is all about, and demonstrates how we are activating a resilient community with ecological, social and economic potential by:

  • shared food growing, natural retreats and Permaculture spaces
  • shared community and workplaces
  • examples of highly efficient low-carbon homes now and in the next stage

The tours involve walking on semi-rural land and are best enjoyed with closed shoes and all-weather clothing.
They can also involve visiting spaces with wildlife, so please leave your pets at home.

Booking

$15 per person – please book at https://february-2023-open-day.lilregie.com
Kids free!

If this will be your first visit to Narara Ecovillage, the Open Day Preview with a pioneer members provides an introduction of the ecovillage and its unfolding story.

Looking forward to welcoming you to Narara Ecovillage!

Contact

If you have any problems accessing the booking site, email info@nararaecovillage.com and precede the Subject title of your email with the words “Open Day”.

Mar
11
Sat
Deep Ecology Nature Meditation Weekend
Mar 11 @ 9:30 am – Mar 12 @ 4:00 pm

A two-day workshop retreat with John Seed and Suzie Brown and guests.

Immerse yourself in the beautiful natural surrounds of the ecovillage as you experience group deep ecology, nature connection and mindfulness activities.

Our busy, urbanised lifestyle tends to take us away from feeling our natural connection to and interdependency with nature. This workshop will reawaken this ancient wisdom we all have within us that we are part of this living natural system. In remembering this, we have the opportunity to feel whole once more.

The workshop retreat will include: deep ecology activities, meditations in nature, connection to the plants, animals and landscape, bird language and behaviour, animal tracking, Bush Tucker and edible weeds, and campfire stories & songs. You’ll also get to experience life in the Narara Ecovillage and there will be tours of the village on offer.

The workshop is not suitable for young children though teenagers are welcome, if they are willing and able to do meditation and sit quietly.

All meals will be provided and two-day workshop registrations will be accepted only. The workshop is designed as a two-day immersive retreat so we ask that you arrive on time by 9.30am on the Saturday and stay until 4pm Sunday.

Sorry no pets allowed.

For those travelling from afar, accommodation will be offered in ecovillage B&B rooms or camping in our campground for one or two nights.

So we can accommodate everyone and keep prices down, singles may be required to share a twin room. If so, we will match you with a person of the same gender. For those who are not willing to share a room, we can offer a limited number of “single supplements” to reserve a private room.

Price:

  • $360 two-day workshop only (includes Saturday lunch and dinner and Sunday lunch)
  • $95 twin share/double – per night BnB accommodation (breakfast included)
  • $190 single (private room) – per night BnB accommodation (breakfast included)
  • $40 per night camping (breakfast excluded)

Bookings

Book at https://deep-ecology-march-2023.lilregie.com

We have limited scholarship places available for those unable to afford the workshop fee – contact us to find out more.

For this and all other inquiries email: deepecologynarara@gmail.com

Biographies
John Seed is a world-renowned deep ecology teacher, writer and environmental activist. He founded the Rainforest Information Centre and has dedicated his life to the protection of rainforests and their biodiversity since 1979. In 1995 he was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) by the Australian Government for services to conservation and the environment. John lives at the Narara Ecovillage.

Suzie Brown teaches Insight (Western Buddhist) Meditation and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and teaches courses in Climate Resilience and Nature Connection. She has been an environmental activist for over 20 years. She founded Australian Parents for Climate Action in 2019, was the founding CEO, and is now a Board Director. She lives at the Narara Ecovillage.

FAQs
What is the Cancellation Policy?
Cancellations of workshop bookings or accommodation may be made up until 9.30am 4th March
2023 (7 days prior to the start of event) and will incur an administrative fee of:

  • $50 per person when a workshop booking is cancelled
  • $50 for each room for cancellation of accommodation bookings

Cancellations after this time will result in the forfeiting of the entire booking cost unless you or we can find another person to take on your booking (e.g. if there is a waiting list).

You may transfer your booking to another person to come in your place at anytime.

What age children are able to attend this event?
The workshop retreat will involve some guided meditations and sitting quietly. The weekend is not suited to young children however teenagers are welcome if you feel they will be able to participate fully in the meditations and other activities. We ask that all participants be willing and able to attend and participate fully in all the activities (in the absence of unforeseen circumstances such as illness).

Can I just come for one day?
We are only accepting two-day bookings for the workshop as it is designed as a two-day immersive retreat and it would be disruptive to the group if people came for just one of the days, or if you missed a half day. We would like all participants to be there by 9.30am on the Saturday and stay until 4pm on the Sunday.

Can I come as a day student and not use the accommodation?
Yes, you do not need to stay on site if you live locally or wish to stay elsewhere.

Can I stay in my campervan?
Yes, our camping option allows for vans. The price is the same as standard camping.

I know pets are not allowed, but I have an assistance dog. Is that allowed?
Yes. Please mention this in the notes on your form so we can allocate dog-friendly accommodation.

I require wheelchair access. Is this available at all venues?
Some of the venues and activities are not easily wheelchair accessible and will include outdoor activities on rough bush trails. Most workshop venues and toilets require going up one step. We have a folding removable ramp that could be put in place by an assistant.

Camp sites require travelling over rough ground. Some B&B accommodation is wheelchair accessible, so this can be arranged if required. The ablution block at the campsite has ramp access. However, the road between the ablution block and the campsite is a rough, gravel road with ditches.

What are the accommodation options?
We can arrange one or two nights’ accommodation for you on site in either B&B accommodation or camping. The B&B accommodations are in village homes or in Paperbark House, our village hostel. Most rooms have en-suite bathrooms or an adjacent private bathroom. If camping, you need to bring your own tent or van, and bedding, and supply your own breakfast. An amenities block with toilets and showers is provided plus a basic camp kitchen. You can also buy breakfast at the Coffee Cart. We have a limited number of powered sites.

What food will be provided?
All B&B accommodations will provide breakfast for you. If you are camping you will need to bring your own breakfast. As part of the workshop fee we will provide lunch on both days and dinner on Saturday night, plus some tea and snacks for morning or afternoon tea. There is a coffee cart on site with espresso coffee and meals available to purchase on the Saturday only. If you have any dietary needs or allergies please provide this information on the booking form and we will ensure your B&B host has this information, as well as the lunch and dinner cooks.

 

 

Contact

Please contact deepecologynarara@gmail.com

Mar
25
Sat
Learn why and how to Save a Swifty
Mar 25 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Help save a Swifty
Swift Parrot Workshop FREE

Join us in this great opportunity to enjoy a practical day supporting nature with experts and like-minded enthusiasts!

  • Learn about the beautiful and endangered Swift Parrot and how to regenerate habitat.
  • Explore the corridor habitat along Narara Creek
  • Help create habitat to provide winter food for them as they migrate north.
  • Qualified facilitators on site to guide and inform you.

Also includes

  • A delicious morning tea – free of charge
  • A Revegetation Guide and a Swift Parrot Guide from Local Land Services
  • The opportunity to find out how Local Land Services could assist you with your property

Booking

Free but limited to 30 registrations – a waitlist will be created for ensuing workshops.

Register here https://swiftparrot-mar2023.lilregie.com

This event is made possible by grant funding ‘GS01665 Narara Ecovillage Narara Ck Stage 1’ which is supported by Local Land Services through funding from NSW Treasury

Contact

If you have any problems accessing the booking site, email info@nararaecovillage.com and precede the Subject title of your email with the words “Save a Swifty”.

Mar
26
Sun
March Open Day
Mar 26 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
March Open Day @ Narara Ecovillage

ON SITE open day!

The Open Day (talk and tour) shows what Narara Ecovillage is all about, and demonstrates how we are activating a resilient community with ecological, social and economic potential by:

  • shared food growing, natural retreats and Permaculture spaces
  • shared community and workplaces
  • examples of highly efficient low-carbon homes now and in the next stage

The tours involve walking on semi-rural land and are best enjoyed with closed shoes and all-weather clothing.
They can also involve visiting spaces with wildlife, so please leave your pets at home.

Booking

Booking link will be provided soon

If this will be your first visit to Narara Ecovillage, the Open Day Preview with a pioneer members provides an introduction of the ecovillage and its unfolding story.

Looking forward to welcoming you to Narara Ecovillage!

Contact

If you have any problems accessing the booking site, email info@nararaecovillage.com and precede the Subject title of your email with the words “Open Day”.

Apr
21
Fri
Ecovillage Experience Weekend April 2023
Apr 21 – Apr 23 all-day

March 2022 Ecovillage Experience Weekend - getting dirty in the triple span

Enjoy a unique residential, immersive experience of resilient living at Narara Ecovillage.

For two days, LIVE, EAT, WORK, PLAY & LEARN alongside Ecovillage members while you really get the vibe of this open, welcoming community.

Stay in the village from Friday to Sunday.

Enjoy a full program of activities for adults and kids, including talks, workshops, socialising & getting your hands dirty.

Discover & learn about local bird life, sustainable houses, food production, conservation, handicrafts, the evolution of the village and more.

Your all-inclusive fee includes meals & accommodation, as well as all scheduled activities & opportunities to participate.


Substantial Early Bird Discounts available

Click for more information and the full program

We are speaking with potential sponsors to help make this event possible.

May
27
Sat
May Open Day
May 27 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
May Open Day @ Narara Ecovillage

ON SITE open day!

The Open Day (talk and tour) shows what Narara Ecovillage is all about, and demonstrates how we are activating a resilient community with ecological, social and economic potential by:

  • shared food growing, natural retreats and Permaculture spaces
  • shared community and workplaces
  • examples of highly efficient low-carbon homes now and in the next stage

The tours involve walking on semi-rural land and are best enjoyed with closed shoes and all-weather clothing.
They can also involve visiting spaces with wildlife, so please leave your pets at home.

Booking

Booking link will be provided soon

If this will be your first visit to Narara Ecovillage, the Open Day Preview with a pioneer members provides an introduction of the ecovillage and its unfolding story.

Looking forward to welcoming you to Narara Ecovillage!

Contact

If you have any problems accessing the booking site, email info@nararaecovillage.com and precede the Subject title of your email with the words “Open Day”.

Jun
24
Sat
June Open Day
Jun 24 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
June Open Day @ Narara Ecovillage

ON SITE open day!

The Open Day (talk and tour) shows what Narara Ecovillage is all about, and demonstrates how we are activating a resilient community with ecological, social and economic potential by:

  • shared food growing, natural retreats and Permaculture spaces
  • shared community and workplaces
  • examples of highly efficient low-carbon homes now and in the next stage

The tours involve walking on semi-rural land and are best enjoyed with closed shoes and all-weather clothing.
They can also involve visiting spaces with wildlife, so please leave your pets at home.

Booking

Booking link will be provided soon

If this will be your first visit to Narara Ecovillage, the Open Day Preview with a pioneer members provides an introduction of the ecovillage and its unfolding story.

Looking forward to welcoming you to Narara Ecovillage!

Contact

If you have any problems accessing the booking site, email info@nararaecovillage.com and precede the Subject title of your email with the words “Open Day”.