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2011 Barham River Festival April 30th – May 1st Program.

Barham River Festival

April 30 – May 1 2011

Great Ocean Wines Events Venue

3km along Barham River Road, Apollo Bay


Come and celebrate the Barham River, the water source that sustains our environment and community, across 2 days of workshop, speakers and activities.

Saturday workshops – April 30

12.00 – 4.00 Stage 1 Pole Roundhouse Construction Work with the local permaculture community to build a pole roundhouse.

1.00 – 4.00 Revegetation Impact Assessments with Nick Romanovski A field trip with Nick Romanovski to assess the impact of Landcare revegetation works at the Barham River backwash and demonstration site. Bookings essential.

2.00 Join Vasili Kanidiadis for an informative afternoon at the Apollo Bay Community Garden in Costin St

Sunday workshops – May 1

10.00 Stage 2 Pole Roundhouse Construction –  Celebrate National Permaculture Day with the raising of the Pole Roundhouse.

1pm Indigenous education workshop Learn about local Indigenous Food and Culture with Richard Collopy

1.30 80% Local Food Workshop Andrew Lucas will work with attendees to examine issues surrounding a target of 80% local food production

2.30 Electrofishing Demonstration See electricity used to stun fish allowing populations to be sampled. Participants will be bused to the site. Sponsored by the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority  

Sunday Speaker Program

10.15 Reporting Back – Steve Reddington, Andrew Nixon and Simon Pockley will update us on outcomes from the previous festival and future plans

10.40 Welcome to Country with Richard Collopy

11.00 Nick Romanovsky reports on the results of Saturday’s revegetation assessments

12.00 Special Guest Vasili Kanidiadis presenter of Vasili’s Garden, will join us again to explore his inventive garden management techniques and delicious ways of preparing and storing garden produce

1.10 Introduction to 80% Local Food Workshop Andrew Lucas will kick of his workshop with a short presentation

1.40 Lizzie Corke from the Cape Otway Conservation and Ecology Centre will update us on the issues our native wildlife face.

2.40 Fruits of the Forest Presentation on growing edible fungus

3.50 Kylie Dixon from the CFA will present on bushfire preparedness

Other things to see and do    

Visit the Apollo Bay Market and Apollo Bay Farmers Market onsite at the venue on Sunday, listen to music from local artists, have a cup of coffee and cake or buy lunch from the community food stalls. Browse a variety of fascinating displays. Entertain your kid with a kids art canvas and activities tent.    

~ by SOLN on April 21, 2011 .

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