Fair Harvest to host festival for a sustainable future

The Fair Harvest Festival of No Waste is back on again this month,with a huge range of entertainment, sustainability discussions, speakers, workshops and delicious Fair Harvest eats on offer. 

Held onsite at the Burnside permaculture farm, the festival aims to provide new ideas and solutions for living a waste-free lifestyle.

“Everywhere we look is waste and often it’s just plain depressing, but this festival is all about celebrating the great things that people are doing to create less waste,” Fair Harvest’s Jodie Lane said.

“It’s one big exciting challenge that people are tackling from every possible direction and thankfully many of them are giving up a day in their busy lives to come and share it with us.

“’m so grateful to everyone who has said yes to being a part of the day, because this is exactly the sort of thing that will inspire others.”

Charlie McGee of the Formidable Vegetable Sound System will be on deck for a sundowner set, while Sarina Lewis will host a poetry slam and workshop and Fair Harvest’s Dorothee Perez chats compost shower building.

Upcycling, sustainable food, cultural sustainability and weaving tutorials are also on the long list of family-friendly activities. 

The Festival of No Waste kicks off at 10am on Sunday November 26.

Tickets ($20 adults, $15 unwaged, $5 kids) available at www.fairharvest.com.au

Check out the full progam:

Entertainment and talks

12 noon Salt Water People talk with Sea Eagle, Cultural Sustainability with Waalitj a Wadandi Custodian

1 pm Jeff Pow from Southampton Homestead “using all the chook”

2 pm Guest Speaker Jane Milburn  “Rethinking Clothing Culture”

3 pm Poetry slam with Sarina Lewis (poetry workshop with Sarina 10.30am – midday)

4 pm Charlie McGee (Formidable Veg) perma-funk sundowner

Fibre and Clothing

“Stitched Up” mending group – making mending into art

Sari Bennet upcycling

Simply Love babies and toddlers up-cycled clothing

Rag rug weaving

Augusta Creative Recycling group

Rope/Paper weaving with Cynamon

Paper Making with recycled materials

Plait and chat with Coral Hillier

Soil and Garden

Compost Shower building with Dorothee Perez from Fair Harvest

Compost making with Bee Winfield from Merri Bee Organics

Worm Farming with Margaret River Organic Farmer

Biochar with Biochar Network of WA inc

Garden Junkies -using preloved ‘junk’ to spice your garden up with Shelly and Werner

Education and Kids

Augusta Margaret River Shire Waste Education stall

Recycled Instruments with Tony Lane and Kids

Jelly fish making out of recycled materials (for kids of all ages ) with Kyllie and friends

Plastic Free July

Make your own glue (and then Christmas cards) with the CWA


Fermenting everything in your garden with Connor and Marta from “Back to Nature”

Jindong Pork – Using the whole pig

Southampton Homestead – Using all of the chook

Jarrahdale Primary School glut gleaners

Hemp and Healthy – chocolate making

Packaging and Cleaning

Undisposed – items that reduce the need for plastic in everyday life

Bespoke – handmade produce bags by Willow and Wisk

Make your own cleaning products with the CWA

ENJO cleaning products

Timber and Forests

Margaret River Woodsmiths

West Australian Forest Alliance – Forests for Life

Shelly Mathey handy woman


Margaret River Clean Community Energy Group


Composting Loos and Waste Water systems with the Water Wally


Bike Repairs with Lindsay

Bike Recycling with Brian


Margaret River TAFE sculpture group

Kashmir Rouw Sculpture