Save the Date! ECOSS Sun Festival will celebrate Cultural Rituals and Celebrations of the coming of the Sun and Equinox in the southern hemisphere.
We will have information on a host of alternative new technologies, traditional hand skills, large eco market, the Great Ecological Race, Bio-Dynamic Market Garden Tours, Clay Play with Community Pottery Studio Yarra Valley, Tiny Homes on display, live performances including Japanese Childrens Choir, Yarra Valley Drummers, Will Tait and Brendan Jones opening the Dr Annie Yoffa signage Project, Bushfire Commemoration Activity, Wood Carving, Mexican Sun Ceremony, Indigenous Opening and Acknowledgement, Youth Climate Change Art Exhibition, The Dreaming Space Circus,
Entry $10 Full, $5 Concession, kids under 18 FREE.
2009 Victorian Bushfires Commemoration and Community
At ECOSS we wanted to host a place whereby community could acknowledge that we live in a bushfire prone area and pay respects to those affected by the 2009 Victorian Bushfires. We have done this by looking at ways to host introspective space, and practical skills for Bushfire Safe Building techniques and preparedness.
Tom Neil hosted a Bushfire Safe Building Workshop on Saturday 30th March, beginning with a talk at ECOSS, including a Fire Safe Building Presentation and guest speakers from CFA, and continuing on to Site Tours in the Valley of Bush-Fire Safe buildings. This was a very interesting day, well presented and ran well.
We have been developing a memorial at ECOSS by Community members using Community Pottery Studio Yarra Valley and Relab. Vickie Basdeo- (RELAB), has run 3 creative sessions at: PEACE FARM tomato festival, 7 Sisters Festival, and Ecotopia. These sessions focussed on creating ephemeral art with the 2009 Bushfires in mind, gathering pieces purposefully designed together with Lucy Pierce’s clay artwork for the final memorial space opening which will be at the Ngulu Festival on 26th May at ECOSS.
The official opening will occur at the Ngulu Festival on May 26th at ECOSS.
Introduction to working with green timber.
Harvest wood and use hand tools in an outdoor undercover setting to produce either a stool or ‘Jimmy Possum’ chair or begin a traditional ladderback chair.
Lunch and snacks provided. No previous experience necessary.
Fee $300 for the weekend.
Here’s all the details for Ngulu Festival.
Ticket link: https://events.humanitix.com.au/ngulu-festival
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/390262231553644/
Ngulu Festival Honouring Sorry Day & The Indigenous Community
Sunday May 26th 1-5pm.
Ngulu Festival presented by Yarra Valley ECOSS & Sponsored by The Victorian Government Multi Cultural Commission. Is the Official Opening for the ‘Woiwurrung Translations signage’ displayed around ECOSS to help preserve the critically endangered Woiwurrung language of the local Wurundjeri people.
The day will comprise of Indigenous performers such as Kutcha Edwards.
Welcome to Country with Aunty Kim Wandin
Wayapa Wuurrk workshop and more….
2ndBushfire-Safe Building Workshop Poster
Please book in for our next Bushfire Safe Building Workshop at Ecotopia.
You’re invited to our Free volunteer lunch at ECOSS. Tuesday March 12th at 12.30pm.
5 day courses in traditional chair ‘bodging’. Make a unique long lasting chair from a tree to finished product.
No previuous skill in woodwork required.
Course Fee $750. Includes all tuition and materials, lunch and snacks.
Contact Tom 0447384738 or email@example.com
Presenting the Inaugural ‘The Valley’s Got Talent’ at Ecotopia 2019- Past, Present, Future.
We are excited to open the opportunity for the community to show off their talents on stage at Ecotopia 2019! There’s great prizes to be won and heaps of fun to be had!
Follow the link for information and Application form.
The Valley’s Got Talent Information and Application form