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Mending with Boomerang Bags @ Footprints Ecofestival

Whites Creek Valley Park

Drop in and learn how to mend, darn and refashion clothes.We can show you how to mend or make minor repairs to clothes from home or from the Clothes Swap - skills that you can use again and again to save loved but damaged items from landfill. Boomerang Bags Inner West is a volunteer group […]

Mending and clothes repair with Boomerang Bags @ Footprints Ecofestival

Whites Creek Valley Park

Drop in and learn how to mend, darn and refashion clothes.We can show you how to mend or make minor repairs to clothes you've brought from home or picked up from the Clothes Swap - skills that you can use again and again to save loved but damaged items from landfill. Boomerang Bags Inner West […]

Australian Native Bees @ Footprints Ecofestival

Whites Creek Valley Park

Learn about Australian native bees with the Australian Native Bee Association.Introducing native solitary bees of the Sydney region, including how to create a habitat friendly garden to attract solitary bees for increased pollination. You will learn about the difference between solitary and social native bees and the importance of native bee diversity to local ecology. […]

Food Forest Tour @ Footprints Ecofestival

Whites Creek Valley Park

Discover the many varieties of plants at the Whites Creek Valley Park Food Forest and the permaculture-inspired design of this forest“What’s growing in the Food Forest and what are the Permaculture techniques behind it?” Gillian Leahy, Volunteer Coordinator of Whites Creek Food Forest will take you on a tour of the food forest describing the […]

Buying Organic Food @ Footprints Ecofestival

Rozelle Bay Community Native Nursery

Learn about the benefits of organic food with the the Organic Buyers GroupWelcome to the world of purchasing organic and sustainable food while saving money and building community. We will explore different models of obtaining food in the city now, without having to use a supermarket. Presented by the Organic Buyers Group, a community owned […]

Energy efficiency retrofit of your home @ Footprints Ecofestival

Whites Creek Valley Park

We'll show you how to do an energy efficiency retrofit of your homeTired of huge power and gas bills? Come and learn a range of simple things you can do to make your home cheaper to run but also much more comfortable to be in. Presented by Graham Hunt, Architect and Sustainable Design Consultant and […]

Sustainable Fashion Show and Talk @ Footprints Ecofestival

Whites Creek Valley Park

Slouge founder Joanne Gambale shares her ecofashion tips.Using items from the Footprints Clothes Swap, Joanne Gambale will host a fashion parade to demonstrate how she would style some of the items swapped on the day, explaining the concepts behind each one. She'll address colour combinations and pattern clashing, questions of stylish layering in warm climates, […]

Natural Areas Tour @ Footprints Ecofestival

Rozelle Bay Community Native Nursery

Discover the diversity of natural areas at Whites Creek Valley ParkInner West Council’s natural areas program currently includes 21 hectares that are being restored to create biodiversity corridors across the Inner West. As part of this program bushcare volunteers have helped restore natural areas at Whites Creek. Join Council’s Senior Volunteer and Projects Officer Adam […]

CANCELLED: Natural Areas Tour @ Footprints Ecofestival

Rozelle Bay Community Native Nursery

Discover the diversity of natural areas at Whites Creek Valley ParkInner West Council’s natural areas program currently includes 21 hectares that are being restored to create biodiversity corridors across the Inner West. As part of this program bushcare volunteers have helped restore natural areas at Whites Creek. Join Council’s Senior Volunteer and Projects Officer Adam […]

Growing Greens @ Footprints Ecofestival

Whites Creek Valley Park

Learn how to grow your own delicious, health greens with Pocket City FarmsLearn how to grow your own delicious, healthy greens with Pocket City Farms. It’s always a good time to grow your own leafy greens. Hear how you can do it in your own big or small space garden. Presented by Pocket City Farms, […]

Making Bags from tees @ Footprints Ecofestival

Whites Creek Valley Park

Make a handy bag from an old tee-shirt.Got an old tee-shirt? Give your (or someone else’s) beloved old tee a second life – bring it along to our stall and learn how to turn it into a reusable bag in under 15 minutes. No crafty skills needed. BYO old tee-shirt. We'll have some spare tees […]

Brain on Nature Podcast Journey @ Footprints Ecofestival

Whites Creek Valley Park

Hear from the makers of Brain on Nature podcast about the making of the episode Rewilding with the Mudcrabs.Rewilding with the Mudcrabs tells the story of the Mudcrabs, a group which restores bushland along the Cooks River. Hear from Sarah Allely and Olivia Rosenman, audio producers and journalists who explore the relationship between humans and […]

Regenerating the Cooks River with the Mudcrabs @ Footprints Ecofestival

Whites Creek Valley Park

Hear from the makers of Brain on Nature podcast about the making of the episode Rewilding with the Mudcrabs.Rewilding with the Mudcrabs tells the story of the Mudcrabs, a group which restores bushland along the Cooks River. Hear from Sarah Allely and Olivia Rosenman, audio producers and journalists who explore the relationship between humans and […]

Wild Foods, Wild Ideas @ Footprints Ecofestival

Whites Creek Valley Park

Ziggy's Wild Foods will show you what's growing on your doorstep!A conversation about wild foods, foraging, and why the most incredible ingredients you’ve ever tried are already growing at your doorstep. Ziggy’s Wildfoods creates the most incredible, award-winning, one of a kind and expertly-crafted seasonal ferments, hot sauces, beverages, condiments and more, from the hand […]

Sustainable Collaborative Housing @ Footprints Ecofestival

Whites Creek Valley Park

Learn about a local Eco-village project with Sydney CohousingImagine living a more sustainable life with a community of other people - in the inner city! Cohousing could reduce our environmental footprint and increase our quality of life. We'll look at some examples from other parts of Australia and discuss our idea for starting an 'Eco-Village' […]