Ecotopia 2021

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Ecotopia 2021

Ecotopia Earth Festival – celebrating Sustainable Living, and the Finale of Permaculture Week!

Save the Date! Sunday March 28th, 10am-4pm at ECOSS – 711 Old Warburton Rd, Wesburn.

Adults $15, Concession and First Nations $10
Kids by donation

Extravaganza of Earth Friendly demonstrations.
Silvertine BioDynamic Market Garden Tours
Guided tours of ECOSS
Yarra Valley Bee Group – Bee Talk
Tiny Houses on Display
ERL Storytime
Launch of ECOSS ‘Crops for Community’ program.

Live Music on Solar Powered stage including the fabulous:
Dr Jazz
Neesy and friends
The Dreaming Space Circus
The Anecdote
Kofi & The Yarra Valley Drummers
And more!
Eco Market including delicious healthy food and drinks.
Local NFP information stalls.
This event will be streamed live to air.
All proceeds will go to replacement of shed roof and new classroom for community use at ECOSS

Aunty Kim Wandin- Wandoon

Aunty Kim is our local Wurundjeri/ Woi Wurrung Elder.  We are very grateful to have Aunty Kim as our advisor, helping us to navigate our way to being as culturally aware and proactive as possible.  Aunty Kim will Welcome us to Country- a privalige that we acknowledge, and feel honoured to receive.

The Anecdote:

The Anecdote are a compelling, virtuosic, tenderly poetic and fire-spirited acoustic trio. With cello, trumpet, percussion and songs lived and breathed…

The Dreaming Space Circus:

Dr Jazz

Neesy Smith

Yarra Valley Drummers:

Lily and King

Tiny Houses 2 Go:

YV Bee Group

Permaculture Yarra Valley


Industrial Design Students from RMIT will be showcasing their projects undertaken at ECOSS.

Eastern Regional Library- Storytime

Michael Morrison

Mike has had an interest in permaculture for at least 40 years, with his first introduction to it by Bill Mollison showing off cabbages growing under Nasturtiums on a NZ TV interview. He was extremely impressed by that and has followed ever since with strong interest.

He has been an environmental inventor for the past 30 years and has done a lot of work processing food into dry powders. A lot of this work involved producing fertilisers from waste.

Mike now feels like he has gone back to the beginning and is starting afresh. He is currently in a very privileged position of creating a new garden applying permaculture principles. The garden will feed a very large family.

Now more than ever he is starting to appreciate the living communities in the soil, plant and animal world and just beginning to appreciate how they all work together.

10am- 10.30am Tunes
10.30am – 10.45am
Welcome to Country and Story
10.45am – 11.30am
The Dreaming Space
11.30am – 12.15pm
Neesy and friends
12.15pm – 12.30pm.
Mayor  Fiona McAllister
12.30pm – 1.15pm The Anecdote
1.30pm – 2.15pm Lily and King
2.30pm – 3pm YV Drummers
3.00pm – 4.00pm Dr Jazz
Simon Oats MC
The Coop
11:00am Tiny House Talk- Tiny houses 2 Go- Ric Butler
1:00pm YB Bee Group
RMIT Presentations
Permaculture Talk, Mike Morrison
Kathryn Goldsmith
YB Bee Group – The Coup – 1pm

I’m a time poor, middle-aged woman who became a newbee beekeeper a few years back. Together with running a business, raising two teenage kids and training a husband, caring for a recalcitrant dog and a flock of feathered friends on a suburban block in Melbourne, what could possibly go wrong with my new venture? Well, just in my spare time, I wrote a book about all the things that can go wrong, and I would love to share my journey with you. Take time out from your own hectic life, to have a laugh about someone else’s. Become immersed in the amazing world of bees, whilst at the same time following the journey of my garden revolution. Along the way I re­flect on life, and in particular the lessons my grandmother and my children have taught me. I hope to make you laugh, and probably make you cry too. I’d love for you to join me – it would BEE wonderful!

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