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Come along to Harmony Festival and explore Planet Coffs!

You won’t need a passport this March 31st – Harmony Festival is the biggest and most colourful multicultural event on the Coffs Coast!! And it’s back with a new, immersive sustainability space – Planet Coffs!

Planet Coffs is about our shared connection to this beautiful place we all call home and how to care for country. And it’s full of fun, kid friendly sustainability activities to re- connect us all to the wonders of our natural world.

Planet Coffs is part of Harmony Festival 2019.
Sunday March 31st from 9.30am until 2.30pm @ the Coffs Harbour Botanic Gardens.

Things to explore in Planet Coffs

Planet Coffs is a nature based, kid friendly activity zone. You can pop in and pop out at any time during Harmony Festival. Here are just some of the highlights:

1. The Cardboard Village

Have you ever wondered what your own utopia would look like? What would it be made of and who would be there with you? The cardboard village is a creative cardboard wonderland where you can construct, decorate design and explore what elements are needed to sustain everyone’s village.

2. Make a curtain of Origami Whales

Learn how easy it is to make an origami whale and in doing so learn more about the majestic whales that visit the Coffs coastline every year. At Harmony day we will be aiming to make 10,000 origami whales to raise awareness about the threats to whales and their marine habitat, including plastic pollution.

3. Build an insect hotel

Bugs and insects play an essential role in the web of life and like us they need a place to call home. We will be running kid friendly DIY insect hotel making sessions all day. You can make it and take it home with you and give insects somewhere to go in your own backyard.

4. Plant a Seedling

Learning to garden is a lot of fun and an exciting opportunity to understand what plants need to grow. Come along and plant a seedling that you can take home. And while the little ones are enjoying being green thumbs, adults can learn about the important part our home green waste bins play in keeping items out of landfill, and how they too can use the compost created.

5.Create a coastal emu costume

Coastal emus are a special population of emu that was once in abundance between Arrawarra and Evans Head across Yaegl, Bundjalung and Gumbainggir country. Come and create a coastal emu costume for the Harmony day parade and learn about this beautiful and locally significant creature.

6. Enjoy Story time

Judy and the Library team will be running a very special puppet themed story time session within Planet Coffs.

If you would like to volunteer at this event we would love your support! Please email our Harmony Day volunteer coordinator or register your interest. For more event information visit the 2019 Harmony Festival event page.

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