Prepare • Adapt • Regenerate • Re-imagine
It’s not hope we need, but courage to effect change
Rise with the birds for hands-on projects in the cool of the early morning and again in the late afternoon. Participate in real-life permaculture solutions for food growing in extreme conditions, biochar and sol regeneration, native forest & habitat restoration, preparing for bushfire and natural disaster, survival technologies and bamboo projects,
During the heat of the day, retreat indoors to explore aspects of climate reality, adaption planning, earth connection, living with climate grief and the power of community in action. Each afternoon the creative space will host workshops on handcrafts, forgotten arts and survival skills from string-making & weaving to bamboo utensil whittling and soap making. The evening program will include cultural regeneration activities and creativity through music, poetry and visual artwork. Open Space sessions scheduled for participants to share their skills, passions, talents and ideas with each other.
Yummy Healthy Food: Breakfasts and lunches will be catered by Abundance Café chef, Melian Fertl, and evening meals will be communally prepared. Meals feature local and organic produce prepared with love to nourish body and spirit and celebrate the life that sustains us. Some food will be cooked in a solar oven.
WHEN: 5pm Fri 10 – Wed 15 (late), January 2020
The camp starts on Friday evening at 5pm with orientation and welcome dinner. Participants can arrive on Friday afternoon to set up camp. Bring camping gear, practical clothing & footwear, sun hat, musical instruments, natural insect repellent and natural personal hygiene products.
Camp fee $495 includes free camping (Fri – Wed), full catering, all activities and special guest instructors.
(NB The true cost is $875, but we are donating our time and energy to offer this at an absolute rock-bottom price)
Limited ‘Fair Share’ scholarships: Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering before or after the camp to offset part of the fees.
Who should join the camp? Anyone from 18-35 years of age concerned about what is happening who wants to practical skills to make a difference as an empowered change maker,
Robyn Francis has been walking the talk for over 4 decades as an organic gardener, permaculture pioneer, teacher, activist and community facilitator, sharing the legacy and wisdom of her ancestral roots, traditional cultures and the modern environment and permaculture movements in over 14 countries. She is also a singer-songwriter, artist, author, an avid gardener and cook and enjoys a simple and creative lifestyle. Robyn lives at Djanbung Gardens where she has created a ecological sanctuary of biodiversity and regenerative living, located less than 1km from Nimbin village. During this camp she will be joined by some amazing local artisans and activists who will share their skills, experience and inspiration.