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Find out here about all the free workshops, all day activities, kids zone, walking tours & more!

Book-in Workshops (free)

Up-cycle your Christmas gifts this year and make your own cards, wrapping, tags and gifts in the up-cycling workshops at the festival from natural ingredients and recycled materials.


 

 

 

 

Re-Craft It! DIY Body Scrub & Butter

Make luscious body butters and invigorating coffee scrubs from used coffee grounds with Lou DeMattia. These little beauties will make great gifts heading into the festive season. BYO jars and we’ll supply the rest.

Sessions – 2
Duration – 30
Book your tickets session 1session 2.

Re-Craft It! Beeswax wraps

Learn how to make your own beautiful, reusable and natural food wraps with Louise Hardman, the founder of The Plastic Collective. Beeswax wraps are not only eco-friendly but also very practical! Whether you want to wrap your fruit and vegetables, cheese and ham sandwich, a loaf of bread or simply cover a bowl – beeswax wraps are the perfect fit. These little beauties will make great gifts heading into the festive season.
You are welcome to bring your own special fabric, but we will be prepared with a festive supply.

Sessions – 2
Duration – 45 mins
Book your tickets session 1session 2.

Re-Craft It! Get Creative with Pallet Wood

Up-cycling is a great way to repurpose discarded objects or materials to create something new. Join local artist and maker Wood by Whale and learn how to make your very own ocean inspired pallet wood wall hanging. These will make great gifts heading into the festive season. This small group learning session is suitable for curious beginners and folk who love to make and create and want to explore new skills. All materials supplied.

Sessions – 3
Duration – 45 mins
Book your tickets session 1, session 2, session 3.

Re-Craft it! Living Christmas Wreaths 

Get a jump start on Christmas and make beautiful, Living Christmas Wreath’s with Bianca for your front door!

Sessions – 1
Duration – 60 mins
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Re-Craft It! Succulent Terrariums

Come along and learn the art of succulent terrarium fun with Bianca! Learn to design your very own terrarium from every-day, every-home items such as jars and tea cups decorated by you! These little beauties will make great gifts heading into the festive season.
BYO jars and/or tea cups, we’ll supply the rest.

Sessions – 1
Duration – 45 mins
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Re-Craft It! DIY Festive Season supplies 

Make all your festive season supplies this year! Easy peasy beautiful tags, cards and decorations, all from repurposed home items.

Perfect for the busy, multitasking superheros and creative at heart. If you want to tick a few boxes off your festive season must do list all in a short 60 minute tutorial with our local re-craft it extraordinaire Rachel this is a do-not- miss opportunity to ‘make it’ this year!
All materials supplied, however if you have some lovely paper, cards or jars bring them along and we’ll supply the rest!

Sessions – 1
Duration – 60 mins
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Re-Craft it! Creating a Sustainable Festive Feast

The festive season is a time for gathering family, friends, giving and… lots of eating. But the ham, prawns and pudding don’t come cheap and it is estimated Australians spend $7.6 billion on food in December alone. And research shows that up to 20 per cent of this is wasted. This session is quite simply the 101 on buying, prepping, cooking and re-using what’s left this festive season.

Sessions – 1
Duration – 45 mins
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Fermentation essentials

Join Tom for a mini fermentation tutorial, demonstration and tasting of some enzyme filled goodies including the Aussie Kraut and a kid friendly milk kefir drink.

Sessions – 1
Duration – 45 mins
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The Alchemy of Herbal Teas

The resurgence in tea culture has un-earthed a tiny little loophole in our society and its precious – Time. And should you dig deeper beyond black or green tea, there’s a world of remedies to discover. Create your own blend in this interactive workshop where you get to create your own herbal tea to take home with you. All materials supplied. Please  BYO jar 🙂

Sessions – 1
Duration – 45 mins
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Green Cleaning & Personal Products

Join Waste Not Bello superstars Alison and Donna and learn how to make easy peasy, totally cheap day to day essentials form toothpaste, dry shampoo, the most outrageously excellent deodorant and an all-purpose festive season cleaning liquid to spruce up the house ahead of your gorgeous gathering this year.
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Boomerang Bags

Pop in to this all day sewing bee, see firsthand how to cut and sew canvas bags from the clever, dedicated and passionate volunteers from our local group. Festive season Boomerang Bags will be on sale too.
No bookings required.

Community Information hub

The Sustainable Living Festival is created in beautiful collaboration with so many passionate community groups, individuals, organisations and business that are doing really cool stuff in our community all year round – the Community hub is a massive tribute to what’s going on in your backyard. From Sewing bees, creek clean-ups, free workshops, advocacy and campaigns. Learn more about the faces behind our environment and community who make our paradise home and how we can get involved and support them.
No bookings required.

Book-in Cultural Tour (free)

Gumbaynggirr Bush tucker & Cultural Tour

Wander the banks of Coffs Creek- learn about bush food & stories from the dreaming to old camp & more with Uncle Mark Flanders.

Sessions – 1
Time: 11:40am – 12:40pm
Duration – 60 mins
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All Day Activities & Kid-friendly Creative Zone (free)

Enjoy the buzz and exciting hive of all day kid-friendly pop in workshops, activities and interactive play spaces – for the young and young at heart – everybody welcome!

Storytime

Sensational sustainable storytelling with Coffs Council Library
All day. No bookings required. Just drop in!

Pot your own seedling & feed the Mulch Monster

The friendly Mulch Monster is nothing to be scared of, find him and feed him at the festival! Learn the who, what, how, when and why’s of waste disposal.. Then get down to earth and pot your very own take home seedling – with Coffs, Woolgoolga & South Coffs Community Gardens.
All day. No bookings required. Just drop in!

Creek Creature Kingdom – craft workshops & creative play space

Work alongside amazing local artists to create your own creatures out of recycled materials & add to the ever growing installation & interactive fun zone.
All day. No bookings required. Just drop in!

Fairy Garden

Frolic amidst this magical wonderland & build your own take home fairy garden too.
All day. No bookings required. Just drop in!

Sustainable Silly Season Craft Space

Make your own eco-friendly Christmas cards & decorations.
All day. No bookings required. Just drop in!

Coffs Coast Circus

Hoops, mats, mini-tramp = big fun!!
All day. No bookings required. Just drop in!

Recycling Challenge Game

Can you beat the clock & get waste in the right bins for a way cool prize? Presented by Coffs Harbour Animal Rescue Trust (CHART).
All day. No bookings required. Just drop in!

TerraCycle information & collection point

Find out all about this new way to recycle! With Woolgoolga Public School.
All day. No bookings required. Just drop in!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Pant…pant…pant..what a do-fest!” All of this and MORE to come so stay tuned!

Our Living Coast is a joint project of the Coffs Harbour, Bellingen & Nambucca Councils