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Plant like nobody's business, Dance like no one's watching
Sustainable Families Fair Saturday 12th April 12 pm - 8pm
Getting "Back to Basics" is becoming a big idea, gaining momentum through communities world wide, and it's important to understand that what's driving this desire is not only a wish for a better world for future generations, but a need for one as well.
Regardless of whether you're a denier or a supporter in this "Climate of Change", there is absolutely nothing wrong in taking steps to make our lives more sustainable and to tread a little more lightly. Finally we get to a place where the whole really can become greater than the sum of its parts; because back to basics living inspires individuals and brings communities together. Returning to the family patch is the key; we score big time when we are not only caring for our children, but showing them how to care as well.
This will be an inspiring event. A celebration of grass roots ideas, sustainable living, thinking locally, and growing your own veggies. A unique effort, that not only creates a better, more thoughtful future, but brings us all back together. It is fostering these bonds that will heal individuals, families, and communities and help create a way of life that, for many, offers that integral sense of achievement and well being.
Tamsyn Rosenberg from Get Real International - image courtesy of Brad Wagner and Get Real
Return to the Family Patch has been organised by Tamsyn Rosenberg, founder of Get Real International. The fair was originally designed to celebrate the launch of their teaching community veggie plot, but has burgeoned to include mini workshops on fermenting, starting your own veggie patch, green smoothies, organic gardening, relaxation, yoga, and meditation.
There will be all sorts of entertainment and something for all ages, pony rides, jumping castles, petting zoos, rock climbing, live music, workshops, and rides.
Part sustainable living festival, part music festival Akova Onemaneightinstruments will be there too! This is the man whose vibe is described by Chris Lambie from Forte Magazine as "most welcome at any summery festivalů any act to get people dancing 'like no-one's watching' is always welcome in this crazy world". Akova will be supported by upcoming teen band Mercury Moon, it's gonna be hot!
Gardening for Real - image courtesy of Return to the Family Patch Fun Fair
This event is completely free but to help them cater you do need to register online, almost 600 tickets have already been booked, at time of writing, and they have to cap it at 1000 due to Council regulations, so get in quick! Parking details, venue details and directions will arrive with your tickets.
Good clean family living - image courtesy Brad Wagner and Get Real International
This is a great way to be together as a family during the holidays, it will help you spend quality time with your kids while learning life skills that will always be appreciated. Plus the music and the atmosphere in general will knock everyone's socks off.
Start your own family plot - image courtesy Brad Wagner and Get Real International