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Q.  What do giant pumpkins and Tiny houses have in common?

A.  They will both be present at this years Spring Fair, on our beautiful site here in Wesburn.  This years Spring Fair will be focussed around Sustainable Building Techniques and will be the launch of Tom Neils Sustainable Building Workshops here at ECOSS.

Activities will include: viewing and having the opportunity to ask all the questions you have about Tiny houses.  There will be at least 1 on site- hopefully more.

Alvyn Williams- Soft Loud House Design- has created a new company, “smallisbeautiful.com.au” which is preparing designs for sale of kit and pre-built tiny buildings and the bits and pieces they need to make life work.  Alvyn will be speaking at the Spring Fair.

Murray Goodchild- also building a Tiny House may/may not have his here on display- but WILL be holding a workshop on how to make your own Rocket Fuel Stove!  You will get to make yourself a tiny rocket fuel stove to take home!

Tom Neil will be introducing his ‘Sustainable Building Workshops’ which will start the weekend after the Spring Fair.  Tom will be introducing to you Straw Bale, Hemp and Lime, Cob, Poured Earth and Rammed Earth.  Come and enjoy learning all there is to know and sign up for his workshops.

Yarra Valley Bee Group https://www.facebook.com/YarraValleyBeeGroup host their gorgeous Bee Hives here at ECOSS.  They are always a hive of information, including all the latest news and information regarding bees and beekeeping.

PUMPKINS!  ECOSS will be giving ECOSS Members (memberships taken on the day) free giant pumpkin seedlings for you to raise at home and enter into the Giant Pumpkin Competition at Ecotopia Junction Festival 2016- (date TBC)

Smoothycycle fun! Come and pedal your own Smoothy, get fit, get hungry and satisfy the hunger all in one activity! Support the Great Forest National Park and see how much energy it takes to produce a divine smoothy. Thanks to Yarra Ranges Council for donating this bike for our community use.  See the information desk on the day to enquire about hiring it for your community group!

Spring Vegetable Seedlings, Come and purchase your spring vegetable seedlings on the day, perfectly in time for planting.  You can check out our shop and all our organic fertilisers and potting mix etc…

There will be plentiful delicious and healthy food, including ECOSS woodfired pizzas, Chai tent, The Good Brew Crew with Kombucha, beer and cider, Popcornia, and Organic Sausages.  Come and enjoy the stage entertainment, be inspired and check out all the amazing developments happening at ECOSS.

Stage line up:

David St Maur Shiel – Introduction to ECOSS

April and Tom-  beautiful violin and cello

Tahu Dubs- Maori cultural dub reggae/dancehall

Alvyn Williams speaking on Tiny Houses

Sound Mandala- Kora and tabla players

talk- What’s happening at ECOSS

Marlee Nebauer rocks out

Update from Great Forest National Park

Club of Rome- psychedelic rock.