Calendar

Feb
23
Sat
Village Experience Weekend – February @ Narara Ecovillage
Feb 23 @ 9:30 am – Feb 24 @ 3:00 pm

Program

On Saturday 23 February we will be offering a ‘hosted’ program of activities:

  • 9.30     Registration and Refreshments
  • 10.10   Acknowledgment to Country
  • 10.20   Welcome and Presentation plus 1st Q&A
  • 11.00   Guided Site Tour (Stage 1 and Stage 2 land)
  • 12.00   Lunch – BYO food and 2nd Q&A
  • 1.00     How to Build a Healthier Kitchen for Your Family and the Planet: Free presentation and time to meet Druce Davey of Greener Kitchens https://www.greenerkitchens.com.au.
    Druce will give advice on design and construction using environmentally-responsible materials and manufacture. Please let Lyndall know if you are attending and would like to talk to Druce about your particular needs:  Lyndall@nararaecovillage.com. Druce believes that for every budget there are better and healthier choices
  • 1.00   Children’s MADness: creating animals and plants out of glorious mud at the playground
  • 2.30   Community in Action Walk and Talk (glimpses of building community connections across generations and through challenges)
  • 2.30   Mini workshop: Making bath bombs and cosmetics without chemicals
  • 3.30    Extra Earthship Up Close Tour: small group visit to Candy’s Earthship to learn how she’s been building her home to be light on our planet and the hip pocket. Book your place here: https://summer-2019-village-experience-weekend.lilregie.com.
  • 3.30    Time to Choose: Options will include a visit to the bee hives, a walk in Strickland Forest, putting your tent up, reading and relaxing with a cuppa, self-guided exploration, a glimpse of Sociocracy in action or shopping for our shared evening meal
  • 5.00    Preparing to Share: setting up for a summer salad-centred community meal
  • 5.30    Sharing our Fare: all visitors and members are welcome to come and contribute
  • 7.00    Evening Conversations: informal gatherings at the campground or Members Lounge where a short film or TED talk might be shown to focus our thoughts.

Sunday 24 February is an opportunity to slow down and simply join members and friends of the ecovillage in what they love to do. Members will post details of what they are up to on the Notice Board. Opportunities to be part of community life might include:

  • Heart Meditation with Kerrie
  • Gosford City Farmers Market with Sharyn
  • Tai Chi with Meng
  • Picture Forming about Children, Learning and Development: day care, schooling, school holidays activities, adolescents etc – Fishbowling welcome
  • Scribbly Gum Food Forest working bee with Deb and the ‘permies’
  • Morning Tea and yummy cakes (donations welcome)
  • Enjoying our dedicated Quiet Space for a Listening Circle with Rob, Scilla et al
  • Helping the Food Growing Group with the next steps in the Trispan resurrection
  • Joining in with Children’s Activities

Please note this is a rural property. We recommend wearing enclosed shoes (not thongs or sandals). Please leave your pets at home when you visit the Ecovillage.

Tickets and Camping Bookings available here.

 

Mar
9
Sat
Living Big in a Tiny House with Bryce Langston @ Narara Ecovillage
Mar 9 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Bryce Langston from Auckland, NZ is speaking at a number of gatherings in Australia during March. Narara Ecovillage has been chosen as the only place offering his full presentation, Living Big in a Tiny House. He will be up front in the Visitor Centre from 1-6pm on Saturday 9 March. The cost of a place is only $40 so book in early

Bryce has worked professionally in the film industry for more than a decade and has credits in documentary, cinema and television. He has been on both sides of the camera and is also a musician. He is a passionate permaculturist and environmentalist, has been a consultant to the British Council and established an urban food forest on Auckland’s North Shore.

He loves “the concept of marrying tiny architecture and permaculture to create wonderfully sustainable living that is simple for others to follow” and his YouTube series Living Big in a Tiny House reflects this dedication to delight-full downsizing. This clearly draws others: he has over a million subscribers!

Bryce will cover practical nitty gritty issues as well as inspirations from tiny house builders and designs around the world. The timing of this event is perfect for us at Narara Ecovillage as we set our sights on exploring smaller footprint options for Stage 2.

For more information about Bryce, check out:  https://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/

Mar
30
Sat
UN Sustainable Development Goals Training for Multipliers @ Narara Ecovillage
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This one-day training involves focused conversations about implementing local Sustainable Development Goals within your business, industry, community or local government.

In the highly interactive sessions, participants engage in structured conversations about the local relevance of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals

Through these conversations, participants will:

  • prioritise a number of goals for their particular context
  • begin to define how to establish multi-stakeholder partnerships in their community to support implementation of specific goals
  • plan how to implement goals in ways that are sensitive to the biocultural uniqueness of place
  • identify policies, projects and resources that could support this implementation
  • design strategies to mobilise local stakeholders around a feasible demonstration project
  • identify effective ways to spread successful projects throughout their community and beyond.

More information: https://theworkingjourney.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/un-sdg-workshop-narara-email-v3.pdf

Register here: https://theworkingjourney.com/2019/01/29/un-sdg-training-for-multipliers/

 

Mar
31
Sun
Talk and Tour – March @ Narara Ecovillage
Mar 31 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Listen to a short presentation and take a site tour. Then spend the afternoon participating in one of our village activities, maintenance or construction projects, picnicking on our beautiful site, and chatting with Ecovillage members (many of whom have unique skills and experience in everything from permaculture to natural construction, animal husbandry to tool libraries and wellbeing). Your children will love exploring our natural playground, and are most welcome to participate in our activities too.

For information about activities and stalls available each month, check our facebook page.

Tea/coffee, water, and a seasonal fruit platter will be available. Please feel free to bring along your own lunch or afternoon tea to enjoy, or explore the growing options available at our village stalls and juice bar.

Cost to attend any part of the day: Individual $10, Family $20

At other times our front gate is closed so if you would like a private site tour, please contact us.

Please note this is a rural property. We recommend wearing enclosed shoes (not thongs or sandals).

Our mission includes striving for ecological sustainability. We ask that you leave your pets at home when you visit the Ecovillage.

Apr
27
Sat
Talk and Tour – April @ Narara Ecovillage
Apr 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Listen to a short presentation and take a site tour. Then spend the afternoon participating in one of our village activities, maintenance or construction projects, picnicking on our beautiful site, and chatting with Ecovillage members (many of whom have unique skills and experience in everything from permaculture to natural construction, animal husbandry to tool libraries and wellbeing). Your children will love exploring our natural playground, and are most welcome to participate in our activities too.

For information about activities and stalls available each month, check our facebook page.

Tea/coffee, water, and a seasonal fruit platter will be available. Please feel free to bring along your own lunch or afternoon tea to enjoy, or explore the growing options available at our village stalls and juice bar.

Cost to attend any part of the day: Individual $10, Family $20

At other times our front gate is closed so if you would like a private site tour, please contact us.

Please note this is a rural property. We recommend wearing enclosed shoes (not thongs or sandals).

Our mission includes striving for ecological sustainability. We ask that you leave your pets at home when you visit the Ecovillage.

May
11
Sat
Mad About Dirt @ Narara Valley High School
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Calling all dirt- and soil- worshippers, cultivators, regenerators, composters and mud-lovers!

Date: Saturday May 11 2019, 10 am to 4 pm. Put this not-to-missed event in your
2019 dairy now.

Narara Eco Living Network will present a fun and informative day dedicated to “dirt” (mainly soil!).

  • A day that celebrates the vitality and importance of soil-the living carpet we take for
    granted, totally rely on, and which we are losing much too fast!
  • A day of very practical information: soil science and analysis (testing and tasting!),
    composting and worm farms, permaculture and regenerative agriculture, chemistry
    and biology, and getting your hands into dirt.

Talks, demonstrations, hands-on experiences, and opportunities to talk with experts. Presenters include ABC television personalities Angus Stewart and Tino Carnevale, Simon Leake ( SESL, soils author), Prof. Mark Taylor (MacQuarie University), Peter Bacon (Woodlots and Wetlands), Permaculture experts and more.

Venues: Narara Valley High School and Narara Ecovillage, Narara, NSW 2250.

For more information and updates:

Web: http://neln.org.au/mad-about-dirt-sat-11th-may-2019/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NararaEcoburbia/
Richard and Joan Cassels, MAD ABOUT DIRT event organisers.
Mob: (R) 0400 601 668  (J) 0478 636 033

Jun
29
Sat
Talk and Tour – June @ Narara Ecovillage
Jun 29 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Listen to a short presentation and take a site tour. Then spend the afternoon participating in one of our village activities, maintenance or construction projects, picnicking on our beautiful site, and chatting with Ecovillage members (many of whom have unique skills and experience in everything from permaculture to natural construction, animal husbandry to tool libraries and wellbeing). Your children will love exploring our natural playground, and are most welcome to participate in our activities too.

For information about activities and stalls available each month, check our facebook page.

Tea/coffee, water, and a seasonal fruit platter will be available. Please feel free to bring along your own lunch or afternoon tea to enjoy, or explore the growing options available at our village stalls and juice bar.

Cost to attend any part of the day: Individual $10, Family $20

At other times our front gate is closed so if you would like a private site tour, please contact us.

Please note this is a rural property. We recommend wearing enclosed shoes (not thongs or sandals).

Our mission includes striving for ecological sustainability. We ask that you leave your pets at home when you visit the Ecovillage.

Jul
28
Sun
Talk and Tour – July @ Narara Ecovillage
Jul 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Listen to a short presentation and take a site tour. Then spend the afternoon participating in one of our village activities, maintenance or construction projects, picnicking on our beautiful site, and chatting with Ecovillage members (many of whom have unique skills and experience in everything from permaculture to natural construction, animal husbandry to tool libraries and wellbeing). Your children will love exploring our natural playground, and are most welcome to participate in our activities too.

For information about activities and stalls available each month, check our facebook page.

Tea/coffee, water, and a seasonal fruit platter will be available. Please feel free to bring along your own lunch or afternoon tea to enjoy, or explore the growing options available at our village stalls and juice bar.

Cost to attend any part of the day: Individual $10, Family $20

At other times our front gate is closed so if you would like a private site tour, please contact us.

Please note this is a rural property. We recommend wearing enclosed shoes (not thongs or sandals).

Our mission includes striving for ecological sustainability. We ask that you leave your pets at home when you visit the Ecovillage.

Sep
28
Sat
Talk and Tour – September @ Narara Ecovillage
Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Listen to a short presentation and take a site tour. Then spend the afternoon participating in one of our village activities, maintenance or construction projects, picnicking on our beautiful site, and chatting with Ecovillage members (many of whom have unique skills and experience in everything from permaculture to natural construction, animal husbandry to tool libraries and wellbeing). Your children will love exploring our natural playground, and are most welcome to participate in our activities too.

For information about activities and stalls available each month, check our facebook page.

Tea/coffee, water, and a seasonal fruit platter will be available. Please feel free to bring along your own lunch or afternoon tea to enjoy, or explore the growing options available at our village stalls and juice bar.

Cost to attend any part of the day: Individual $10, Family $20

At other times our front gate is closed so if you would like a private site tour, please contact us.

Please note this is a rural property. We recommend wearing enclosed shoes (not thongs or sandals).

Our mission includes striving for ecological sustainability. We ask that you leave your pets at home when you visit the Ecovillage.

Oct
27
Sun
Talk and Tour – October @ Narara Ecovillage
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Listen to a short presentation and take a site tour. Then spend the afternoon participating in one of our village activities, maintenance or construction projects, picnicking on our beautiful site, and chatting with Ecovillage members (many of whom have unique skills and experience in everything from permaculture to natural construction, animal husbandry to tool libraries and wellbeing). Your children will love exploring our natural playground, and are most welcome to participate in our activities too.

For information about activities and stalls available each month, check our facebook page.

Tea/coffee, water, and a seasonal fruit platter will be available. Please feel free to bring along your own lunch or afternoon tea to enjoy, or explore the growing options available at our village stalls and juice bar.

Cost to attend any part of the day: Individual $10, Family $20

At other times our front gate is closed so if you would like a private site tour, please contact us.

Please note this is a rural property. We recommend wearing enclosed shoes (not thongs or sandals).

Our mission includes striving for ecological sustainability. We ask that you leave your pets at home when you visit the Ecovillage.