Summer 2019 Village Experience Weekend

23–24 Feb 2019 AEDT

Narara Ecovillage, 25 Research Road, Narara NSW, Australia Map

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At Narara Ecovillage we welcome visitors on the last weekend of every month from January to November. The tried and tested half-day Open Day format gives a wonderful first glimpse and introduction. Requests have been made by those drawn to living in our community to spend more time getting the feel of this magical place and getting to know members of the Narara Ecovillage Cooperative - those of us lucky enough to be intending to live here.

So … in the spirit of trying new things, we are planning to extend our welcome in 2019 with four Village Experience Weekends. In line with the seasons, we hope to be open up our land each quarter: 23/24 February, 25/26 May, 31 August/01 September and 23/24 November.

The cost for the weekend (entry to both days) is $25 per adult. Kids are free and there is a $10 discount for NELN members and concession card holders.

On Saturday 23 February we will be offering a ‘hosted’ program of activities:
9.30 Registration and Refreshments
10.10 Acknowledgment of Traditional Owners
10.20 Welcome and Presentation plus 1st Q&A
11.00 Guided Site Tour (Stage 1 and Stage 2 land)
12.00 Lunch – BYO food and 2nd Q&A
1.00 How to Build a Healthier Kitchen for Your Family and the Planet: Free presentation and time to meet Druce Davey of Greener Kitchens
He will give advice on design and construction using environmentally-responsible materials and manufacture. Please let Lyndall know if you are attending and would like to talk to Druce about your particular needs: Druce believes that for every budget there are better and healthier choices
1.00   Children's MADness: creating animals and plants out of glorious mud at the playground
2.30 Community in Action Walk and Talk (glimpses of building community connections across generations and through challenges)
2.30   Mini workshop: Making bath bombs, toothpaste and other bathroom essentials without chemicals.
3.30 Time to Choose: Options will include a visit to Candy's Earthship (optional, pre-paid tour for 15 places), visit to the bee hives, a walk in Strickland Forest, putting your tent up, reading and relaxing with a cuppa, self-guided exploration, a glimpse of Sociocracy in action or shopping for our shared evening meal
5.00 Preparing to Share: setting up for a summer salad-centred community meal
5.30 Sharing our Fare: all visitors and members are welcome to come and contribute
7.00 Evening Conversations: informal gatherings at the campground or Members Lounge where a short film or TED talk might be shown to focus our thoughts.

Sunday 24 February is an opportunity to slow down and simply join members and friends of the ecovillage in what they love to do.

Members will post details of what they are up to on the Notice Board. Opportunities to be part of community life might include:

Heart Meditation with Kerrie
Gosford City Farmers Market with Sharyn
Tai Chi with Meng
Scribbly Gum Food Forest working bee with Deb and the ‘permies’
Morning Tea and yummy cakes (donations welcome)
Enjoying our dedicated Quiet Space for a Listening Circle with Rob, Scilla et al
Helping the Food Growing Group with the next steps in the Trispan resurrection
Joining in with Children’s Activities

Check out all the latest program highlights here:

Overnight camping stays are available at $10 pp. at our camping area. Registration in advance for camping is recommended as places are limited.

Choose from many other options to stay for the night at the Ecovillage or nearby in the Accomodation Guide here:

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