Intimate chats with inspiring people!
The Off-Grid Living Festival is all about interaction, 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.
Hosted by: Sarah McQueen
Price: ALL FREE, ALL DAY. No bookings required.
10am Kylie Bright Bright’s Bites Creating a positive learning environment for your dog, what you put in is what you get out. Join Kylie as she shares her passion for pet health and dog training, teaching you the importance of using sustainable, local and non-toxic foods to teach behaviours. NOTE: this is for humans only, unfortunately dogs aren’t allowed into the festival.
11am Owen Davis Snowy Mountains Eucalyptus Oil Age is no barrier to creating an entirely off grid and ethically sound small business. Learn how Owen and Karen live off the beaten track high in the Snowy Mountains, where they sustainably hand harvest and distill naturally occurring eucalyptus, to create organic essential oil. Sample their products and hear about life in the Ngarigo High Country. All it takes is patience and a little bit of Alpine Alchemy!
12pm Annmarie Beatty & Ben Scott Defying Gravity Home Educators Curious about whether homeschool would be right for your family? Join Annmarie and Ben as they take you on an insightful journey into the life of a homeschool parent. With a focus on Home/Life Education and other Alternative Education options. They will cover the options to educate your children away from the Schooling system from a Mum and Dads perspective. How it is done, how to create a business whilst Home/Life educating and How keeping your children home longer can prevent many mental health and learning issues later in life. You have more choices around your child’s education. Through coaching & education you will gain clarity & confidence, because everyone deserves to live their best life.
10am David Arnold Murrnong Farm David Arnold distils his 30 years of permaculture thinking and living to discuss the various systems that we interact with (perhaps depend on), which systems we might want to get off, and which we might want to get on.
11am Natasha Stafford Beingreen Permaculture Would you like to have your own veggie patch? Don’t know where to start? Haven’t got much time? This talk covers: Where best to put your patch; what the soil should be like; explanation of pH; different approaches to setting up; crop choice and rotation; planting by the moon; techniques to save time.
12pm Eli Beke Wedge and Edge Woodcraft Whilst carving a spoon on stage, Eli will discuss the safe and effective use of hand powered tools, which he believes play an important role in shaping and responding to material world around us. Drawing from his experience as a maker, Eli will demonstrate how the eyes, hands and heart come together in wood carving to create a functional object of beauty, and how the practice of handtools ties into the way we live in the world as creators and carvers of our own realities.