Formidable Vegetable Sound System for Permaculture Week 2020

Event description:

Sat 29th Feb 2020, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

$10 – $25 AUD

Come along for an evening amongst the vege’s with Formidable Vegetable Sound System!

Permaculture funk-swing for a changing world.

“So infectious that the most ardent climate sceptic would have trouble staying still”- Sydney Morning Herald.

With a wheelbarrow full of dirty electro radish-beets, crusty jazz ukulele, swingin’ strings and hyperactive horns, Formidable Vegetable are here to sow the garden of your mind with seeds of future-resilience in the funkiest way possible.

Having planted their tendrils into every corner of the globe from Glastonbury Festival to the United Nations (who acclaimed them for “singing about the important issues of the world”), Formidable Vegetable is using their quirky brand of musical activism to de-pave the problems and grow fertile, abundant solutions in their place.

Over the years, they have become a favourite on the Australian and international festival circuits, having played at some of the biggest events in the world alongside Radiohead, Tame Impala and The Rolling Stones.

Realising that music is one of the best tools for learning and inspiring new behaviour, frontman Charlie Mgee has dedicated his musical mission in life to composing fun tunes on a ukulele about creating the kind of world we want to live in.

At any given time, Formidable Vegetable consists of Charlie Mgee on uke and vocals, Mal Webb on slide trumpet & trombone, Kylie Morrigan on violin & Winx on beets.

https://events.humanitix.com.au/formidable-vegetable-sound-system-at-ecoss

Ecotopia Earth Festival 2020

Save the Date for the Amazing Ecotopia Earth Festival 2020! Stallholder Application forms will be December 1st- sign up for our newsletter or facebook for alerts as to when we open for applications. This Ecotopia will host the famous ‘The Valley’s Got Talent’ show,   Upcycling  Art Exhibition by ECOSS Disabilities groups, 2 Stages, large Eco Market, Waste Free Festival, The Dreaming Space Circus, Eastern Regional Library Flexi Van, Healing Haven, Healthy Food. The Anecdote, Tapes Band! Stallholder Applications:
Stallholder Application
December. Thanks to generous sponsorship from Yarra Ranges Council for enabling this event to go ahead. Thanks to Cire Community Services for sponsoring The Dreaming Space Circus show at this festival!

Red and Blue Gathering

What is Red and Blue Gathering?

A participant run, permaculture inspired gathering focusing on establishing thriving, sustainable communities and food growing systems to prepare for a range of future scenarios we may face in the next 50 years 

The gathering will host a range of workshops, discussions and events focused on the background, skills, technology, systems and cultural issues surrounding preparation for these scenarios including: Permaculture Theory, Transition, Prepping, Food Growing, Practical Skills, Community, Food Systems, Refuge Design, Trigger Points  Special Preps, Speed linking for Preppers

The event is being held at ECOSS eco education center at Wesburn in the Yarra Valley.

Funds raise support the host site ECOSS,  Climate Emergency campaign group CACE, and pays for running the event.

Early bird tickets close 17th of October

Second round tickets close 18th of November

For the full program and all other information please visit the Red and Blue website https://www.redandbluegatherings.net/victoria-2019.html.

Landcare for Singles wetland planting day at ECOSS

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Lc4Singles19

Landcare for Singles 2019 is brought to you by Yarra Ranges Landcare Network together with partners – Yarra Ranges Intrepid Landcare, Yarra Valley Ecoss & Yarra Ranges Council with funding from Australian Geographic and Melbourne Water – for which we are truly grateful!

The Event is about having fun, getting down and dirty to take part in a worthwhile environmental project and who knows, maybe meeting that special someone!

We are raising awareness of the great work Landcare does in bringing communities together to tackle environmental issues. We are providing an opportunity for people aged 18+ to take part in an outdoor event which requires a medium level of fitness.

Morning tea and lunch will be available.

Being Spring we suggest you come prepared for any weather – wet weather gear, hats, sturdy footwear-gumboots are recommended.


Bring your fancy gumboots to win a prize for the fanciest!

 

Kick Ass Climate Activists

KickAss Climate Action #2 Kick Ass Climate Activists meet at Yarra Valley ECOSS every second Tuesdays. (Aug 13th & 27th, September 10th).  All welcome to come along!

Currently they’re developing a Climate Change Art Exhibition for the ECOSS SUN FEST on September 21st 2019.  They’re also mobilising a lot of local students to meet them at Lilydale Train Station before the global strike on September 20th. 

West African Immersion 2019

Immerse yourself in West African Culture for an afternoon of African Drumming with Bassidi Konè and African Dance workshops to follow! 

Then Dance into the evening with Kofi Kunkpe, Yarra Valley Drummers with Special guests Bassidi Konè & Valanga Khoza.

Event Times:

Saturday 12th October 3pm-9:30pm

3.00pm-4:30pm: African Djembe Drumming Workshop.

5:00pm-6:00pm: African Dance Workshop.

6:00-7:00: Dinner Break

7:00pm: Concert with Kofi Kunkpe, Yarra Valley Drummers, Bassidi Konè & Valanga Khoza.

Pre-Sale Ticket Prices:
Full Day-$35 Conc. $45
Drum Workshop-$15 or $20
Dance Workshop-$15 or $20
Concert-$10 Conc. or $15
Kids under 15 FREE