THE OFF-GRID GURUS TENT
Come sit in a yurt and enjoy a personal and informative hour with one of our Off-Grid gurus. Here about their personal experience off-grid and get in-depth tips on how to best plan or transition to your off-grid life.
NOTE: This is a first in-best dressed activity. The yurt only holds around 30 people, so best to arrive early for sit down time with your selected gurus.
Where: Look for the yurt between the Home & Building and BushCraft areas – See Off-Grid Guru’s Tent on the site map.
|OFF-GRID GURU’S NAME||TOPIC||TIME|
|Sahaj Dumpleton – The Off-Grid Elder||40 Years Living Off-Grid||10 – 11am|
|Kristen Turley – Creative Off-Grid Family||Off-Grid Family Life||11am – 12pm|
|Micheal O’Connell – ATA member, East Timor Solar educator||DIY Solar Setups||12 – 1pm|
|Dean Farago – Off-Grid Inventor and Brains Trust||Beyond Solar – Inventive Off-Grid ideas||1- 2pm|
|Sahaj Dumpleton – The Off-Grid Elder||40 Years Living Off-Grid||2 – 3pm|
|Micheal O’Connell – ATA member, East Timor Solar educator||DIY Solar Setups||3 – 4pm|
|Open conversation hub for all||General Off-Grid Chat||4 – 5pm|
THE CONVERSATIONS HUB
Intimate chats with amazing people.
This festival is all about interactions and what better way to learn and interact than with a good ol’ chat. Come along to the conversation hub to sit and chat with some wonderful people with a vast array or experience, knowledge and wisdom.
Each session will begin with presenters giving a talk on their chosen topic, you’ll have the opportunity to sit back and learn from their insights and experiences. Sessions will then end with question time, open discussions and general conversation about the topic.
Where: See Conversation Hub in the Alternative Farming area on the site map.
|Sarah McQueen – A more mindful way.||Let’s chat about raising our kids sustainably. |
How can we help preserve the planet for future generations and educating the current generation with joy and kindness?
Join mindful mum, Sarah McQueen, to hear about how she’s taking on the challenge of being a single mum with joy and environmental consideration.
|10.00 – 10.45am|
|Dean O’Callaghan – Good Brew Company||Fermentation for Life|
Take an in-depth look at the art of brewing complex ferments and symbiosis with the lively and energetic Dean O’Callaghan, hear about his journey into fermentation and learn to take health & wellbeing back into your own hands.
|10.45 – 11.30am|
|Andrea O’Donnell – Gaia Soul Healing||Animal Communication. |
Join holistic animal healer, Andrea O’Donnell, hear about her connection with animals and learn how communication heals?
|11.30am – 12.15pm|
|Natasha Stafford – Beingreen Permaculture||Soil Health & Composting|
What is healthy soil? How can I improve the soil? Making and using compost products.
|12.15 – 12.45pm|
|David Arnold – Murrnong Farm||The path to self-reliance – retrofit or start anew? |
Designing for household self-reliance, productivity, and resilience, with permaculture. Want to have a more sustainable household? Have less debt, more control over
your time, and higher home productivity? What is the best choice for you and the environment; to create your own off-grid ‘paradise’ or retrofit an existing dwelling?
|1.00 – 1.45pm|
|Natasha Stafford – Beingreen Permaculture||The word on water.|
How can I save water on my property, right now? How can I plan for future water management?
|2.00 – 2.30pm|
|Chelsea McNab – Yarra Valley ECOSS||The Good Life – permaculture, earth building, farming, community and education. |
Come site with Chelsea and learn about the amazing Yarra Valley ECOSS and all of the incredible volunteer run projects and opportunities they have underway, including: Signing the site in Woi Wurrung, Ecotopia, bicycle upcycling, large solar installation projects and more.
Chelsea will also give you an insight into her personal life living in an off-grid community. She has been part of the Moora Moora Cooperative Community for 15 years enjoying the beauty and challenges community life.
|3.00 – 3.45pm|