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 info@cire.org.au

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 phoebelines@gmail.com Sam Watson – 0423 140 689 sam.watson.13@gmail.com

Heritage Fruit Tree Grafting Day & Scion Swap

The summary:
What:  Talks, demonstrations and amazing fruit trees for sale.
What part 2: Have a tour of ECOSS and all the Amazing new projects underway! When:  This Saturday 15th July 2017.  Times:  10:30-2:30 for fruit trees. 1pm for Tour.
Where:  Yarra Valley ECOSS   (Click for maps:)  711 Old Warburton Rd, Wesburn VIC 3799 Why:  The most delicious, unique and cheapest fruit trees anywhere!
How much: $5 entry,  Fruit Trees $15, less if you DIY.  Scions $5
Lunch Available for purchase on the day.
The full details:
Greetings all,
The annual Heritage Fruit Tree Grafting event is happening again at ECOSS this July. The amazing Neil Barraclough (& friends) will again bring an incredible collection of heritage and rare fruit trees varieties that you can make perfect for your soil and location. Imagine: Apples, Pears, Cherries, Peaches & Plums with real flavour in your backyard!
We’ve again joined forces with Yarra Valley ECOSS, which is a brilliant venue, with loads of inspiration in their gardens for you to enjoy and dream. Click for Google maps, but the address is 711 Old Warburton Rd, Wesburn VIC 3799  Parking is limited on site, please park in Wesburn Park, directly opposite ECOSS. The venue will suit us no matter the weather, but ideally we will be outside, so dress accordingly.
  • At 10:30 Neil will provide a brief talk and workshop on the grafting process and purpose.
  • From 11am-2:30pm you will be able to select your own favourite varieties, or bring one along you’d like to save; we will either instruct you in how to do it, or do it for you as you wish.
  • ECOSS is also hosting the grand tour on the day, come and check out the Indigenous Reconciliation Fire Pit, the Koori Cubby, the Earthbag Cubby, The Coop, the Community Garden, BioDynamic Garden, Pottery Studio and more!
  • Delicious lunch options will be available.
  • Tea and Coffee will be available throughout.
  • Costs: $5 entrance fee, Trees $15, Scion $5.  Orders for Multi-graft Trees will be taken on the day for later delivery, and selected advanced trees may be available.
  • Five grafting kits will be available for purchase $30, including tape and knife.
This day is being run in partnership with Rare and Heritage fruit tree network.. Plants and seedlings grown in their organic nursery will be for sale.
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Gatherings Of ….

Cire Services and ECOSS have partnered to bring you a series of Gatherings of…..  This program offers tasters into the Creative Industries.  Held at ECOSS on the final Sunday of the month. Sunday 25th June 10am-1pm  we will have Botanical Dying and EcoPrinting with Vicki Basdeo! Sunday 23rd July- Fashion Repurposing and Upcycling with Renee Sunday 27th August- Felting Wildling bags with Zephlyn Neilsen Sunday 17th September- Creative Scriptwriting with Patrick Van Der Werf Sunday 22nd October- Repurposers and Upcyclers with Murray Goodchild Sunday 26th November- Basic Organic Gardening Principals with Tobias Mager and Josh Tucker. Bookings and Information: Contact CIRE on 03 5967 1776  or email info@cire.org.au Discounts apply for booking for all 6 workshops!        

Felt Boot Making with Zephlyn

Handmade Felt Boots : created by you Come along and join a fun Saturday playshop with a bunch of other makers to create your very own felted boots! When : Saturday 1 July 2017 10am – 4pm Where : Ecoss Coop Space : 711 Old Warburton Rd Wesburn 3799 Cost : $150 including all materials required Who : you and everyone else, suitable for beginners. It will be a fun supportive experience. You’ll learn a lot and leave with a pair of boots! What to do now : email or ring Zephlyn to book your place and pay a $50 deposit to ensure your place as they are limited! zephlyn33@gmail.com or 0429 778 277  

Ecotopia Junction Festival 2016 April 10th

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The Recycled Fashion Parade was another hit this year with 3 categories- Trash Fash, Boutique and Kids, and a panel of celebrity judges.  Famous german fashionista Hans Allover came all the way from Berlin to MC again- we are so lucky!

There was kids games, snakes and reptiles and a silent disco in a huge transparent inflatable bubble!  As well as this there was a beautiful healing area with a red lotus bell womans tent, mens tipi with activities, and other astrological readings and healing modalities including JING.

In the museum there were blacksmiths and a giant pumpkin competition and futsal in the basketball court.

So much gratitude for all the participants and members of the community that made this day wonderful!