The 10th annual Canberra Harvest Festival returns to the Canberra Environment Centre on Saturday 24th March. One of the biggest events on the Canberra region’s environmental calendar, the Harvest Festival is an annual celebration of local food and producers from the ACT food bowl.
Permaculture is a design process based on systems-thinking which can be applied to a range of different contexts including community and business initiatives, food production, management systems, architecture and lifestyles. By adopting a holistic approach, permaculture emphasises the need to work with nature instead of going against it to promote abundance and resilience. Amongst other things, this involves observing patterns in natural systems and using these patterns to inform design.
If you’re feeling a little heavy in your belly, you could be missing all of the wonderful probiotics that kombucha can provide! Healthy, fun, simple and inexpensive to make, a batch of home-brewed kombucha is a fantastic way to introduce beneficial gut bacteria to your body.
The Eco-Elves Night Market showcases and celebrates local, handmade, eco-friendly, fair-trade and up-cycled gifts. Eco-minded shoppers return each year for the diverse array of stalls, the local food BBQ, live music, the lake views at sunset and the family-friendly atmosphere.
Keeping a beehive in your backyard allows you to harvest your own honey and greatly improves the pollination of your garden crops. It is quite simple to get started and not the least bit scary. Canberra has a thriving community of backyard beekeepers, who all provide their own delicious honey.
Textile artist, Sally Blake will give a general introduction to plant dyeing and the different techniques available, as well as a short history of the practice. This will be followed by a demonstration on how to make and apply plant based dyes using acacias and eucalypts.