The Valley Market-ECOSS

Every Friday at ECOSS, 3:00pm-5:00pm

Buy local produce with Vege’s, Fruit, Eggs, Cheese, Chocolate, Honey, Preserves & more…

The Market is situated on the Village Green or under the Coop shed roof if weather is bad. Whilst at the market, please respect Social Distancing rules & remain 1.5m apart from others, do not use the market as a social gathering & please wear a mask & sanitise hands on arrival.

This market is designed to support local producers, and local people in accessing delicious, healthy food – outside of a supermarket environment.

Due to the popularity of the market, we request that you do your shopping and leave straight away to enable management of our small carpark, and reduce the numbers of people on site at a time.

On Saturday mornings at ECOSS – Melganics will be selling excess produce on site at ECOSS.

You can pre-purchase bulk cleaning and household products via Have Your FIll- see FB. For pick up at the market.

DURING THE COVID-19 SHUT DOWN ECOSS will not be facilitating any programs or events. Community Gardens remain open-see details:

ECOSS Community Gardens will be open for our regular volunteers only. We cannot accept new volunteers at the moment, as we cannot properly induct new volunteers.

Current volunteers must adhere to our Strict Regulations, including signing in and out, the Cottage is not available for use. Outside toilet access is available, please bring your own thermos and gloves. Hand Sanitiser is spread around the site for your use.

Social distancing MUST be adhered to.

Thanks for all your help at ECOSS, we look forward to the day when we can celebrate all your work again!

Any queries, please contact:

The Valley’s Got Talent 2020! Cancelled Due to COVID-19, but we will run it again either during the year or at Ecotopia next year!

Yes it’s back. The return of THE VALLEY’S GOT TALENT in 2020 to our own Ecotopia Festival!! 

As amazing performers in our debut year of 2019 for this incredibly fun event we want to see if you are keen to enter again, with a new and exciting act. There are only 10 places available so if you are interested apply via the link below asap to secure a place. 
If you want to be in it again but don’t have your performance ready with any details, do still contact me so I can hold you a spot while you let the creative juices flow and we can fill in the info down the track. 
What will be different this year is;

  • No judges or scoring this year, instead we will have words of affirmation as feedback after your performance 
  • Every performer will get a prize as a gift of appreciation 

Looking forward to hearing from you again and having some serious fun!! See the flier attached and follow this link below to apply

The Valley's Got Talent Show at Ecotopia Earth Festival 2020.


Sadly due to the current situation with Covid-19, Ngulu Festival has been postponed. We are assessing the situation and hope to re-schedule later in the year.

Event description: Ngulu Festival is The Official Opening of the Woi Wurrung Creation Story Mural that is in the process of been created at ECOSS.
Thank you to Yarra Ranges Council- Arts and Heritage Community Grant for Sponsoring this project.

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

Landcare for Singles wetland planting day at ECOSS

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.