10am Medicinal plants – Jill Meredith
Jill is a Woy Woy-based naturopath and herbalist. Her talk will demonstrate easily grown herbs for your back garden that have many family care and medicinal uses.
11am Growing organic vegies – Adam McCall, Adam’s Garden.
Adam will be talking about pursuing your dream backyard garden to sustain the household.
12noon Bushtucker – Jake Cassar
Jake is a conservationist, bushtucker teacher/trainer, reconciliation activist and singer-songwriter. Jake will be showing you local busher tucker plants for food and natural medicine.
1pm Back garden permaculture – Mark Brown & Kate Beveridge, Purple Pear
The ethics and practical principles of introducing permaculture to your own back garden.
10am Richard Weller (Climate Future): climate change update
The latest on climate change, and how it affects the Central Coast.
11:15am Wolf Messthaler & Nigel Hancock: Beyond Zero Emission
Learn how renewable energy can power Australia.
12:30pm Joachim Muller: Central Coast Community Energy
Building our own community-owned solar or wind power station on the Central Coast.
1:30pm Ian Garradd: Energy-saving homes
Reduce your electricity bills and greenhouse gas emissions.
Solar cooking demonstration
See solar cookers in action and learn how to make your own solar cooker. On the playing field.
The Woytopia Festival is plastic-bag free. Nearly all waste is recycled or composted. (Previous festivals generated less than one household red bin of general waste!) Cold drinks vendors will use compostable cups or operate a 50c can deposit/refund scheme.