Mikala Dind

Marg People, Uncategorized

What drew me to Narara Ecovillage What was that drew me to NEV?  … I was moved to speak with Lyndall after her talk at an Open Day and flag my interest in finding out more about the village. While I’m not sure of the correct order of events, I do remember that I attended a working bee (or two) …

Know More about Owls!

Lincoln Uncategorized

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 …

Ecovillage receives grant to rejuvenate Visitors Centre

Lincoln Uncategorized

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

Lincoln Uncategorized

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

Narara Ecovillage’s John Talbott to speak at housing forum

Lincoln Uncategorized

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.    

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!

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 …

Open day – 27th Feb + Modular Homes.

Lincoln Uncategorized

Dont forget to put this in the calendar. Gates open at 1:15pm. And at 4:30 pm the talk this month from our friends at the Narara EcoLiving Network is “Modular Homes: the sustainable homes of the future?”. A presentation by Built Smart Modular Homes of Lisarow. An introduction to modular homes, their advantages, and how to work with a modular …

Open day 31st Jan + Birds of Narara

Lincoln Uncategorized

Originally posted on the Narara Ecoliving. Richard Cassels, bird enthusiast, archaeologist and ecovillage member, has enjoyed birds around the world, excavated extinct ones and been recording the living birds of Narara on a weekly basis for the last 2 ½ years. He will talk about “ Living Dinosaurs: The Birds of Narara, and what they are up to” at 2.15 …

2016 Open days announced.

Lincoln Uncategorized

The open days are great on 2 fronts. It allows people to come and visit the Narara Ecovillage, have a tour of the site and hear about the history of the project mostly from the founder Lyndal Parris. After the village tours / talks the Narara Ecovillage Network host a topical talk on the month. We’ve seen sustainability officers from …

Next open day on Sat 28th Nov.

Lincoln Uncategorized

Our next open day is coming up! Saturday 28th of November. Come along to hear a presentation on the history of the project, a guided tour around the land, some light refreshments then stick around for our monthly talk from Mark Donohoe on “Sustainable Environments and Optimal Health.” Dr Mark Donohoe is one of Australia’s most experienced and best known …

Many hands make light work.

Lincoln Uncategorized

At the village we have at least 2 working bee’s a month. With so much land to maintain, council requirements for use and to get ready for building there’s always something to do. The major working bee’s normally tackle the hard work. The type of work is determined by our Site Management team and could involve: Chainsaw work from any of members that …

Our trial Sunday open day.

Lincoln Uncategorized

We trialled a different format today and for those that came along we’d love to hear your feedback. What did we do differently? Well for one we held the Narara Eco Village open day on a Sunday instead of the usual Saturday. We brought the start time forward to 11am and ran the project presentation first. I think this last …

October open day on Sunday 25th.

Lincoln Uncategorized

Some folk have told us that Saturday’s can be tough to get to our open day! So this October we’ll hold the open day on Sunday. Sunday 25 October Open Day tours and our Network Talk of the Month 10.30 a.m. Registration, tea and sandwiches. 11 a.m. Presentation on Narara Ecovillage Project, followed by questions. 12 p.m. Site tours. 1 …