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