The Village Continuum

Peter

 

The Village Continuum Gathering 2015 is live! Friday to Sunday, November 13-15, at Hollyburton Park organic farm, 45 minutes from Melbourne.

This will be the second year of this event, featuring an awesome selection of workshops in traditional skills and crafts, taught by an amazing, wonderful, group of facilitators. I am once again privileged to be a part of it, and will be teaching natural movement and meditation alongside my old buddy Craig.

The farm is beautiful, with at least ten kinds of animals running around all over the place, and old converted Bedford house-trucks parked here and there. They’re a bit of a hub for the home-schooled or “un-schooled” children in the region, so lots of free-range kids running around everywhere too. Madeline, the oldest daughter of the family, is 20, and has already set up her own highly successful business raising thousands of chickens, crowd-funded an industrial egg-cleaning machine, and sells organic eggs and chickens around the region. She got two chickens when she was six, and has doubled her flock every year. Smart kid.

Workshops and activities on offer this year include:

– Leather craft

– Longbow making

– Blacksmithing

– Arrow making

– Knife making

– Felting

– Fermenting

– Shoe making

– Permaculture principles

– Mowing with a scythe

– Natural building (Cob/mud brick)

– Doona making

– Spinning and dyeing

– Cordage and basketry

– Foraging and survival skills

– Fire making (with friction, and flint)

– Juggling and circus skills

– Acroyoga and balance

– Art of relating

– Natural movement

– Tiny house building!

It’s going to be great. Check out the website at http://thevillagecontinuum.com.au/ or the facebook event.

Here are Lars and Kate, who have been organizing the event this year, talking about some of what’s on offer:

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