Here’s a real treat for locals, a fun family concert – ‘Western Australia’s Formidable Vegetable Sound System (FVSS) are the world’s most triumphant experiment in ecological electro-funk-swing, busting out energetic, quirky mashups of speakeasy-style antique-beats with live ukulele, hyperactive horns and the principles of permaculture…’ And they’re coming to Freshwater Creek! Friday 13th April 5 – 9.30pm. Have a fun filled night out, dancing to permaculture tunes in The Farmer’s Place garden and celebrating all the goodness in our community! Geelong Sustainability and Transition Streets Geelong are proud to be making this a Zero Waste Event.
FVSS played recently at the National Permaculture Conference in Canberra. In February they played for the launch of David Holmgren’s new book ‘RetroBurbia’ at the Sustainable Living Festival in Melbourne.
Organisers tell us ‘This outdoor event and will go ahead rain, hail or shine. Just not lightning… cos that’d be dangerous. Please come dressed suitably for a Freshwater Creek Autumn evening. BYO picnic rug! The Farmer’s Place is a licensed venue, so please don’t BYO food or drinks. Food stalls will be onsite with a range of fresh, local, seasonal and sustainable treats.
‘Tickets from $10 for adults & $40 for family (plus booking fee). Please note ticket booking and availability is managed by The Farmer’s Place.’
Geelong Sustainability host a wide variety of events throughout the year, including monthly informative ‘Green Drinks’ sessions at Beav’s Bar. They’re a dynamic and passionate community group focused on sharing information, building community resilience, advocating for the environment and supporting effective action. https://www.geelongsustainability.org.au/
Transition Streets is an initiative which brings neighbours together to explore ways of reducing their environmental impact while building a more connected neighbourhood. Transition Streets are emerging throughout Geelong with the aim to make homes and even streets more energy efficient, less resource dependent, more self-reliant with food, less wasteful, healthier, safer and more enjoyable places to live.
Story: Jacqui Bennett. Photo: Supplied