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Act-Belong-Commit Permaculture Fest

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by Douglas Sutherland-Bruce (subscribe)
Douglas has been a professional food writer since 1986. He is also an award-winning actor and director in Community Theatre and has been for many years. His blog may be found at: www.urbaneguerilla.wordpress.com
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Live music, roving artists, educational and unique stalls
Wondering what the Permaculture in Permaculture Fest is? Just head down the Permaculture path at the Festival, and you will find all the answers you are looking for.

WA's inaugural Act-Belong-Commit Permaculture Fest will bring sustainability, organic gardening and food producing, as well as health and wellbeing groups together to share their stories and inspiration with the public in a celebration of all things worth doing.

Permaculture Fest, Act-Belong-Commit, Formidable Vegetable Sound System, David Holmgren, Josh Byrne, Robyn Clayfield


Permaculture Fest will showcase best practice in sustainable living and demonstrate how Permaculture (permanent agriculture and permanent culture) based thinking and action naturally leads towards a healthy and, more importantly, regenerative future.

Well-known Permaculture teachers and authors David Holmgren, Robin Clayfield and Graham Bell will hold talks at the festival. Local ABC Gardening presenter and author, Josh Byrne, and the creators of Ecoburbia, Living Smart and Project Bunbury will also share their inspiring stories.

Charles Otway of PermacultureWest and Terra Perma said: "It's a free event welcoming anyone wanting to get more out of life, grab this opportunity to walk, talk, eat, play, and learn about sustainable living with all of Perth's community groups in one place!"

Permaculture Fest, Act-Belong-Commit, Formidable Vegetable Sound System, David Holmgren, Josh Byrne, Robyn Clayfield
Wastless Panty, Mundaring will have a stall at the Permaculture Fest (Photograph courtesy Permaculture Fest)


There will be loads of family fun with a children's nature play area and activities; waste and reuse education; recycling and re-skilling; urban agriculture; garden design, forgotten crafts and trades being demonstrated and on sale; music; entertainment, and even the Swan Valley Adventure Centre's high ropes course and flying fox will be open.

PermacultureWest wanted to hold this festival to celebrate and share the great work community groups are doing every day in WA.

Permaculture Fest, Act-Belong-Commit, Formidable Vegetable Sound System, David Holmgren, Josh Byrne, Robyn Clayfield
Formidable Vegetable Sound System (Photograph courtesy Formidable Vegetable)


The festival will close with the infectious, funky sounds of Formidable Vegetable Sound System.

Led by charismatic Permaculturalist, Charlie Mgee, the band has recently returned from a world tour and is launching Grow Do It Album.

Permaculture Fest, Act-Belong-Commit, Formidable Vegetable Sound System, David Holmgren, Josh Byrne, Robyn Clayfield
Duck Duck Goose will be selling ice creams at the Permacuture Fest (Photograph courtesy of Permaculture Fest)


Permaculture Fest is on Sunday 2 October between 10am 4pm at Swan Valley Adventure Centre, (formerly Swanleigh) 58 Yule Road, Middle Swan.

A free shuttle bus service will be running approx. every 1fifteen minutes from the Midland Train station from 10am to 4pm, with last bus leaving at 4.45pm.

Permaculture Fest is a plastic and smoke-free event. Attendees are encouraged to BYO mug or water bottle for free water refills.

This event is proudly sponsored by Heathway Act-Belong-Commit, LotteryWest, and City of Swan.

For more information visit their website or Facebook page - Permaculture Fest.

Permaculture Fest will kick off the 13th Australasian Permaculture Convergence, a 3-day conference providing world-class training in Permaculture. For details of the Convergence head to the website.

Permaculture Fest, Act-Belong-Commit, Formidable Vegetable Sound System, David Holmgren, Josh Byrne, Robyn Clayfield

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Why? Sutainable living practices, recycling and reskilling
When: 10:10am to 4:00pm
Where: Swan Valley Adventure Centre, 58 Yule Ave., Middle Swan
Cost: Free
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