Wild Skills Workshop with Diego Bonetto + Leafy

Reconnecting with the primal skills of our ancestors is nourishing, invigorating, and fun! The skills you’ll learn on this family-friendly weekend are ancient art forms practiced by all cultures around the world for countless generations. These skills are a powerful way to revive our connection to the earth. Join renowned forager Diego Bonetto and Bushcraft … Read more

Adaptation for a Hypothetical Scenario

Contribute your ideas, and listen to experts, about how we can adapt before an inevitable climate change disaster in the Blue Mountains. Isolated for over three months, without grid electricity, how could we survive, and even thrive, with the right preparation? Dr Roy Tasker, Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at Western Sydney University and the Chief … Read more

Imagining & Developing a Wellbeing Economy for the Blue Mountains

Imagining & Developing a Wellbeing Economy for the Blue Mountains Together An Action for Community and Environment (ACE) workshop for the Festival of Resilience. Is it possible for us in the Blue Mountains to survive the uncertain future we face with climate change?  Perhaps even to thrive? We think we can!  Join us as we … Read more

Growing Food – Growing Community

Growing food can be a source of sustenance, employment, community and also a vehicle to share the joy of nature, community and life. This is fantastic opportunity to hear from leaders in community gardens, urban farming and community supported agriculture. Plus hear about the latest council guidelines for setting up a community garden. With Manu … Read more

Lithgow Equinox Foraging Workshop

Join us on the equinox to learn about edible wild food. Wild edibles identification workshop You will never look at your backyard in the same way again after taking part in this workshop. Join wild food expert Diego Bonetto on a 2.5 hours stroll in the park and learn about the most common edible and … Read more

Farm It Forward Growing Local Food and Community Workshop and Tour

Join us at 9.30am until 12.30 pm for a comprehensive tour of the main FiF Headquarters and how-to workshop by FiF Coordinator Manu ! Location: Clear View Parade Hazelbrook (see ticket link for more info) In this three hour morning/afternoon session, you will learn: Why backyard and community farms are vital to a resilient future … Read more

Mid-Mountains Garden Festival

The Mid-Mountains Garden Festival has been an annual Spring celebration of beautiful gardens in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney since 1984. It will celebrate its 36th Festival in 2022 on 10-11 September and 17-18 September. The Festival raises much-needed funds for the students at Hazelbrook Public School, bringing the school, broader community and like-minded … Read more

In the press – Festival reimagines future

Published in the Blue Mountains Gazette 14 September 2022: HOW do I start a community garden? Is zero waste really possible? How would we manage if our roads were cut off by natural disaster? What could a wellbeing economy look like in the Blue Mountains? These are some of questions that will be explored at the … Read more

Mid-Mountains Garden Festival

The Mid-Mountains Garden Festival has been an annual Spring celebration of beautiful gardens in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney since 1984. It will celebrate its 36th Festival in 2022 on 10-11 September and 17-18 September. The Festival raises much-needed funds for the students at Hazelbrook Public School, bringing the school, broader community and like-minded … Read more