Natural Building Workshops – Commencing 12th October

SBwebYarra Valley ECOSS is proud to present our unique Natural building workshops.

Well known local Natural Builder Tom Neil and Martin Croydon will be hosting the series of workshops currently scheduled for October 2017.





Our straw bale workshops will run on three weekends:

1st weekend (October 14th and 15th): laying bales; cutting bales and tying them together and applying chicken wire.

2nd weekend (October 28th 29th): first render coat

3rd weekend (November18th 19th ): final render coat.

Cost: $100 per person per day with a $100 discount if you book and pay for all  6 days.

Time: 8 am till 4 pm 

Participants will be able to learn everything they need to know to to carry out a similar project for themselves. We will be converting a steel truss frame shed 10 metres by 8 metres into a straw bale construction and rendering it . There will be a professional carpenter, steelworker and renderers on site to help and pass on their knowledge.

Tom can be contacted on: 0447384738 or via Email:

Spring Fest 2017

September 24th, 10-4pm

Come and see what has happened at ECOSS! From Pottery to Tiny Houses, Bio-Dynamic Farm to Earth Building.  Join a tour and talk, eat healthy delicious food, shop the eco market and bring your kids for special activities for them.  There will be live music and dance including:

$5 entry.  Stallholder Application form here: StallApplication Spring Fest 2017stall info 2017


Gatherings of Fashion, Upcycling and Reimagining

Cire Services and ECOSS present: Industry Taster Workshop Series- Number 2! With Renee Nowad. Introduction to Fashion Upcycling and Creative Imagining with Wool Embroidery.  Extend the life of your woollens with visible on trend mending, Reinvent your winter woollens with creative embroidery, learn basic embroidery stitches, design and layout techniques, BYO wooly garments for Upcycling. Sunday 23rd July, 10am-1pm, $25.  Discounts apply for booking for the whole series of workshops.  On the last Sunday of every month. Bookings and information contact Cire on 5967 1776, or email

School Holiday Lantern Making Workshops – River of Light Winter Festival

School Holiday Lantern Making Workshops – River of Light Winter Festival Create your own beautiful lantern for the River of Light Winter Festival in Warburton on 29th July 2017! School Holiday Lantern Making Workshops for children age 7+ Tuesday July 4th – 11:00am – 2pm Sunday July 9th – 11:00am – 2pm Sunday July 16th – 11:00am – 2pm Hosted at The Coop, Yarra Valley ECOSS, 711 Old Warburton Road, Wesburn 3797. Cost: $5 each (includes all materials for lantern) Lunch Available BYO Parent/Guardian Phoebe Lines – 0434 633 599 Sam Watson – 0423 140 689