WA’s inaugural Act-Belong-Commit Permaculture Fest on Sunday 2 October will bring sustainability, organic gardening and food producing, as well as health and wellbeing groups together to share their stories and inspiration with the public in a celebration of all things worth doing.

Permaculture Fest will showcase best practice in sustainable living and demonstrate how Permaculture (permanent agriculture and permanent culture) based thinking and action naturally leads towards a healthy and, more importantly, regenerative future.

Well-known Permaculture teachers and authors David Holmgren, Robin Clayfield and Graham Bell will hold talks at the festival. Local ABC Gardening presenter and author, Josh Byrne, and the creators of Ecoburbia, Living Smart and Project Bunbury will also share their inspiring stories.

“It’s a free event welcoming anyone wanting to get more out of life,” said Charles Otway of PermacultureWest and Terra Perma. “Grab this opportunity to walk, talk, eat, play, and learn about sustainable living with all of Perth’s community groups in one place! We will have loads of family fun with children’s nature play area / activities; waste and reuse education; recycling and re-skilling; urban agriculture; garden design, forgotten crafts and trades being demonstrated and on sale; music; entertainment, and even the Swan Valley Adventure Centre’s high ropes course and flying fox will be open”.

“We (PermacultureWest) wanted to hold this festival to celebrate and share the great work community groups are doing every day in WA,” said Charles Otway.

Still wondering what the Permaculture in Permaculture Fest is? Just head ‘Down the Permaculture Path’ at the Festival, and you will find all the answers you are looking for.

The festival will close with the infectious, funky sounds of Formidable Vegetable Sound System. Led by charismatic Permaculturalist, Charlie Mgee, the band has recently returned from a world tour and is launching Grow Do It Album.

Permaculture Fest will kick off the 13th Australasian Permaculture Convergence, a 3-day conference providing world-class training in Permaculture. For details head to www.apc13.org

Permaculture Fest is on Sunday 2 October between 10am – 4pm at Swan Valley Adventure Centre, (formerly Swanleigh) 58 Yule Road, Middle Swan. A free shuttle bus service will be running approx. every 15 minutes from the Midland Train station from 10am to 4pm, with last bus leaving at 4.45pm

Permaculture Fest is a plastic and smoke free event. Attendees are encouraged to BYO mug or water bottle for free water refills.

This event is proudly sponsored by Healthway Act-Belong-Commit, LotteryWest, and City of Swan.

For more information visit www.permaculturefest.org.au or Facebook – Permaculture Fest. To arrange an interview with Permaculture Fest MC Charles Otway call 0466 633 275 or Permaculture Fest Manager Georgina Warden by emailing: festival@permaculturewest.org.au. Enquiries about Australasian Permaculture Convergence to Dr Ross Mars – 0439971213

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