Replenish Our Planet Living Festival

Saturday, 16 November 2019      9:00am to 5:00pm

Replenish Our Planet Living Festival

The Festival - Saturday 16th of November in Koroit Botanic Gardens, South West Victoria.
Self Drive Sustainable Tours - Sunday 17th of November

Festival Day November 16th is designed to be a fun-filled, uplifting and experiential day. You can listen to keynote speakers; engage with a broad range of exhibitors; participate in activities and workshops; eat amazing, healthy food; and relax to the sound of talented local musicians.

Enjoy a great day out with family and friends, and reconnect with nature in the beautiful Koroit Botanic Gardens. 

Seven Villages for you to Explore

The festival is seeking to educate and demonstrate in the following key categories: 

  1. Community Living:   Education in Networking, Skill Sharing, Gardening, Backyard Food Production, Bee Keeping and how to get Back to Basics. The Economic Benefit of buying local, storytelling and sharing of the wisdom.
  2. Hand Crafts:  A variety of traditional trades and crafting, including Natural Fibre Dyeing, Recycling, Spinning, Traditional crafts, Up-cycling, Weaving, Woodworking, Basket Weaving, Carving, Market Stalls  & lots more.
  3. Health & Wellbeing:  Natural Health Practices, Natural Foods, Wellbeing through Nature, Sustainable Consumerism, Benefits of Organics and Wholefoods for your better health and wellbeing.
  4. Homemaking:  Demonstrations on Cooking, Fermenting, Mending, Preserving, Sewing, Repairing, Recycling and Upcycling.
  5. Natural Building:  Demonstrations in Lime, Hemp, Mud, Stone, Timber, Straw, Wood and Tiny Houses.
  6. Sustainable Energy:  Alternative Technologies, Electric Car, Solar powered Pumps, Pedal Powered Appliances, Solar & Wind Power. ROPLF will be powered by renewable energy.
  7. Sustainable Farming:   Sustainable Food Production, Organic Growing, Permaculture Principles, BioDynamics, Alternative Farming Methods and Innovations along with "Regenerative Farming" and "Natural Sequence Farming".


Entertainers:  Tom Richardson, Zucchini Clan, Gabby Steel, Triptych, The Seisiun
Demonstrations:   Alpacas, Building with Hemp, Environmental Art Display by School Children, Spinning, Loom Weaving, Knitting, Crocheting, Basket Making, Mending, Straw bale building, Subpod Composting, Tai Chi, Water Divining, Yoga
Mini Workshops:  Nature Art, Sonic Harmony Sound Healing Therapy, Making Seed Bombs, Beach Trash Jewellery Making

Sunday Self Drive Tours November 17th - Showcasing sustainable homes, gardens and business in our communities. The tour will provide further inspiration and the opportunity to ask questions of individuals who are already living more sustainably and self-sufficiently. An example of the properties that will be open for inspection is Nature's Way Eco Sanctuary, Winner of the 2018 Environmental Sustainability Award.

Replenish Our Planet Living festival aims to build the capacity for sustainable living in our region. Many people are already committed to protecting and enhancing the environment in which they live, though they lack the knowledge and practical skills to Make a Change to a truly sustainable lifestyle.


Please visit the Replenish Our Planet Living Festival website for full details.


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