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Craft skills, resource management and farming. Whats old is new.
Skill up at your leisure now, or your peril later.
For all the details head to Festival HQ - Fair Harvest.
Timetable Subject to Change - We are reskilling people management to :)
The Program (start times only )
please remember it is subject to change
10am Wool spinning with Mrs Winkle
10am Bookbinding with Molly Coy
10am Ricotta cheese making with Ros Garstone
10am Spranging (predates knitting) with Jane morrow
10am Hat making with Pam Townsend
10am and 2pm Piano singalongs with Sue and co
10am Numerology with Alex Hawthorne
10am Orchard net repairs with Sandy Winkle
11am Weaving watsonia leaves into table mats with Catherine River
11am Scything with John Banister
11am Beekeeping with Luke Fulton
11am Life drawing with Anita and co
11am and 3pm Poetry reading with Miranda Aitken
11:45 Ginger beer making with Debbie Chambers and Nona
12pm Basket weaving with Cynnamon Aeria
12pm Hula hoop dance performance and workshop with Nicole Browne
1pm Grafting, budding and pleaching with Peter Coppin
1pm Ukulele making with Phil Anderson
1pm Herbal tinctures and potions with Rachel Pontin
2pm Weed identification with Charles Otway
2pm Horse hoof trimming with Caro Exner Seegar
2pm The Hoots brass festival band with Dave Rastrick and co
2pm Leather plaiting with Shell
Also (with no set start times) we have:
Splicing and whipping ropes with Jim Matan, facepainting with Peppa Lane
Painting honky nuts with Jules, Whip cracking with Stewart
Weaving bamboo with Bee, Stitching on Hessian with Gay Taylor
Holistic farming with Tahu
Cost ……. $20 per car
Time …….10am – 4pm
Dress…….in the sprit of things
Bring…….a picnic and picnic rug (though we will have food for sale as well)
Oh and don’t forget we’re having a fabulous sundowner the night before featuring Charlie MgGee and Tony Lane……..
Sundowner Tickets $15 at the gate
What a weekend!
Transition Launch Online is packed with imaginative ways to delve into the practice of Transition showing you how to set up, run and grow a Transition Initiative. It is also useful for people who have recently become involved in Transition and want to develop the essential skills and insights to help their Transition Initiative become a success.
Churchlands High School Fundraiser - Good2Grow
PermacultureWest will be helping spread permaculture centric gardening advice and information on Saturday 6th September, 8am – 2pm at Churchlands SHS grounds, off Lucca St in the Good2Grow market place.
Apart from being a garden products based fundraiser there will be lots of stalls and information from the following groups. We look forward to meeting some of your there.
The Mindarie Regional Council will have information about composting, wicking beds and other ways to deal constructively and productively with your household waste.
You will get the chance to see the new City of Stirling bin set up and have a chance to ask questions.
Plus a lovely activity….make a pot, plant a pot. Which can then be taken home to plant with your new soil and fertiliser and mulch!
Kim Frankowiak will have his Worm Farms if you would like to purchase one or talk about yours!. He is great to have a chat with about many things waste. There may even be a chance to win a worm farm!
Permaculture West will be have lots of information and ideas. Charles Otway and his team will be able to answer your burning questions. And Carole Gorby will be around to share her love of spiders with the curious among you!
Environment House will also be set up to chat, bringing along their collection of items that ‘do it better’. Go in their draw for a great prize!
Stay tuned for more info!
The Great Bee Cull (Fundraiser for the Environmental Defender’s Office) - We invite you to join us at the Great Bee Cull fundraiser (www.trybooking.com/flfw)
Come along for a great evening of entertainment.
A live hypothetical about bees, sharks and overreactions
Every year 10 innocent Australians die from bee stings
But it was after the tragic death of a good looking and very popular 24 year old hiker that the Premier knew he had to protect the community from these predators.
So, he announced a series of “Parkland Bee Management Zones” with baited nets in popular urban parks. Inspired by Geoffrey Robertson, Strictly Hypothetical uses fictional scenarios to explore real world issues. Join our live, unrehearsed panel with MC Elisa Williams.
Our panelists include:
Dr Martin Drum - Lecturer in Politics at Notre Dame University
Natalie Banks - Founder of No Shark Cull WA
Catrina Aniere - CEO of Millennium Kids Inc
Tiffane Bates - Apiary Manager at Centre for Integrative Bee Research
Tickets $30, $25 concession online. Book a table of up to 6 for $140. Or $35 on the door. Book via: www.trybooking.com/FLFW
Join us for a great night out and help support the Environmental Defenders Office (it's legal aid for the environment)
Food and drinks available
For more information, contact Majella 9221 3030
Sponsorship and Fundraising Donations Discussion
The Environmental Defender’s Office is planning a major fundraiser for 12 September 2014.
The Environmental Defender’s Office (www.edowa.org.au) of Western Australia (Inc) is a non-profit, non-government and politically independent community legal centre, specializing in public interest environmental law. It’s legal aid for the environment! Their services include:
* Providing community group and individuals with legal advice and representation on environmental issues
* Promoting environmental law reform
* Undertaking community legal education
The EDO had all their Federal funding cut without warning just before Christmas last year. For this reason, fundraising is essential for the EDO to continue to provide free legal services and to undertake litigation to protect WA’s unique environment.
Our major fundraiser for 2014 will be ‘The Great Bee Cull’ event on Friday 12 September.
Please consider supporting this event with your donations and come along on the night. It would be greatly appreciated if any bulky donations could be delivered to the Environmental Defender’s Office WA (Inc) Suite 4, 544 Hay Street, Perth. However, if this is not possible for you, we will make an alternative arrangement.
Vouchers or small items can be posted to the above address too. Feel free to include any promotional brochures you would like displayed.
I can be contacted on 0422 460 598 or email@example.com if you would like to discuss this further.
Regardless of whether you can help with a prize, we invite you to join us at the Great Bee Cull fundraiser (www.trybooking.com/flfw)
More information from Jane Genovese, Fundraiser Coordinator
EDO WA, M: 0422 460 598
Domestic Meat Pigeon system for offers.
After eighteen years we are reluctantly giving up our meat pigeons, and want to pass the system on to someone.
Pigeons are a great source of meat; they breed almost year round, they are very hardy, their manure is the highest in N and P, and they taste great!
Available near Dunsborough are 14 birds (if you are quick!), watering system, two galvanised bins for feed and grit, with some contents.
A separate sale might be one or two cages; inspection might is needed, as they would need careful handling and relocation.
Contact Warwick at 0447 994 885 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Research/Experiment opportunities - LOOKING FOR SOME INTERESTING TECHNICAL DESIGN WORK?
Four projects are underway that could benefit from YOUR knowledge, skills, and involvement.
Your involvement could contribute to a project for a Diploma in Permaculture, a building block of your learning, part of a degree programme, and could even make some money!
1. Building a low rpm generator/motor for a domestic flywheel electrical storage system.
2. Building an ultra-efficient stationary rocket stove.
3. Building two ultra-efficient masonry stoves.
4. Building an ultra-efficient barbeque.
I am happy to provide some funding, a strategic resources depot for some materials, a 4.9 star venue for meetings and overnight stays, my research to date.
I am seeking collaborators for prompt but thoughtful action: I can not do it all myself!
Expressions of interest to email@example.com please.
Which project is of interest, what knowledge and practical skills do you offer, etc.