just opened for the 30th year!! I feel so lucky to have this international festival just 25 minutes down the road. Every year we aim to be there to immerse ourselves and family in an amazing wealth of creative talent and be inspired.
This year, Evan and I will be leading 3 workshops in the Children's Festival as part of our community work through the Ethos Foundation. Come and say g'day if you are planning to be there. We are billed as Ethos Kids. This is the blurb from the festival brochure:
Morag and Evan are passionate permaculture people. Their focus is local food, ecovillages, community gardens and greening education, having taught permaculture in 20 countries.
- SUN 27 DEC Big Ideas 3:30PM - Making a mini-wicking garden
- TUE 29 DEC Far Out 2:30PM - Eco-cubby building
- THUR 31 DEC Edge 1:20PM - Arty Seeds
This is the program description for our Mini Wicking Bed session tomorrow:
We spent the day preparing resources for our workshops and dropping them off at the site. We use local natural and recycled materials.
We gathered bamboo for the cubbies from a friends garden at Crystal Waters, and I washed and prepared milk containers for the mini-wicking gardens. I've been collecting them from the community over the past few months. Tomorrow before I go I'll harvest and take in fresh herbs and perennial cuttings for the children to plant.
|Evan carrying in the little bamboos for the children to decorate their cubbies.|
|Hugh was a great helper bringing in some of the bamboo for the eco-cubby workshop. |
The giant turtle water mister will be a very popular spot in the heat tomorrow.
|Our stash of materials tucked away for use in Ethos Kids sessions over the next few days.|
|The children were super excited to be at the festival site - the amazing spaces that have been created, and the musical vibe that is starting to hum, the gathering of new friends to be met and played with.|
|I love how the festival food stalls offer such great food - so many organic, fair trade, raw and healthy food options. The kids look forward to the summer fruit slushies - a welcome cool treat on hot festival days - in biodegradable cups with biodegradable straws.|
|The paints and crafts are waiting for the kids - Monty wanted so much to delve in today.|
|Brightly coloured hand made decorations are everywhere. The whole festival site looks amazing.|
Labels: community, education, ethos foundation