CelebrATE! 5 – 7 May 2018

CelebrATE! permaculture music and food
CelebrATE! a long weekend celebration of permaculture, music and food
CelebrATE! a long weekend celebration of permaculture music and food

CelebrATE! 2018

A long weekend celebration of Permaculture, Music and Food.

CelebrATE 2018 included:

– ALL meals (homegrown local produce cooked by fantastic local chef from Blackant Gourmet!)
– Camping for two nights
– Permaculture based hands on workshops
– Q & A with Geoff Lawton
– Fantastic performances
– Music jam for everyone
– A guided tour of the permaculture demonstration site “Maungaraeeda”, home of Tom and Zaia Kendall and the PRI Sunshine Coast Inc.
(individual day and performance only tickets also available)

Read about CelebrATE! 2017

See photos of CelebrATE! 2018 at bottom of page


Saturday 5 May 2018:
from 12 noon: Arrival and set up camp
1.30pm: lunch and welcome
2.30pm: farm tour with Tom Kendall
5.00pm: afternoon tea & vocal workshop with Mal Webb
6.30pm: dinner
7.30pm: Mal Webb and Kylie Morrigan

Sunday 6 May 2018 (International Permaculture Day!):
6.30am In the nursery with Jason Davies
8am: Breakfast
9am: Food Forest with Geoff Lawton
10.30am: Morning tea and Q & A with Geoff Lawton
11.30am: Looking after your chooks with Amanda Moore
1pm: Lunch
2pm: Biodigester: making biogas with Tom Kendall
3.30pm Afternoon tea
4pm: Join the jam with Linsey Pollak
6pm: Dinner
7.30pm: The Unusual Suspects

Monday 7 May 2018
6.30am: Urban Permaculture with Jason Davies
8am: Breakfast
9am: Preserving and Fermenting with Jodie Williams
10.30am: Morning tea
11am: Composting with Tom Kendall
12.30pm: Lunch and departure



Geoff Lawton
Geoff Lawton is a world renowned permaculture consultant, designer and teacher. He first took his Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course in 1983 with Bill Mollison, widely considered the “father of permaculture.” Geoff has undertaken thousands of jobs teaching, consulting, designing, administering and implementing, in 6 continents and over 50 countries around the world. Clients have included private individuals, groups, communities, governments, aid organizations, non-government organisations and multinational companies.

He has currently educated over 15,000 students in Permaculture worldwide. These include graduates of the Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course and courses focused on the practical design of sustainable soil, water, plant, animal, energy, structures, legal and economic systems… read more
Ted talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ccJuwC6Ntw

Tom Kendall
A permaculture farmer with over 40 years farming experience and a broad acre agricultural background, Tom is co-founder of the PRI Sunshine Coast Inc and PRI Luganville, Vanuatu and runs PDC courses and Permaculture training on his Permaculture Demonstration Site “Maungaraeeda”. Tom regularly co-teaches Permaculture Design Certificate courses with Geoff Lawton and has taught Permaculture courses in Australia and overseas. He is part of Geoff Lawton’s Permaculture Sustainable Consulting team and does regular consultations for personal land holders as well as not for profit organisations and government departments in Australia and overseas… read more

Jason Davies
Jason’s passion is designing Permaculture properties from unit patios and suburban house lots to acreage. He has a solid background in horticulture, running his own landscaping business for many years. After doing his Permaculture Design Certificate at the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast Inc. he embraced permaculture and now does regular consultations,  designs and maintenance for small and larger properties. His passion is bringing Permaculture to smaller spaces and his background is growing plants from seed. Over the CelebrATE weekend he will share his knowledge on both with you.

Amanda Moore
Amanda has extensive experience looking after chickens as she bred different breeds for several years. She now focuses primarily on providing housing for chickens in the form of domes which will be on display on site.
In the workshop she will discuss and show the following:
– Chickens’ role in a permaculture system (role, benefits, breeds)
– Creating rotational chicken cells, fixed and mobile. What are they for and how do they function?
– Fermenting food for chickens, what is it? How to do it? Benefits to chickens.
– Permaculture plants that provide food for chickens.
– Homegrown protein sources.

Linsey Pollak
Linsey has a reputation for making and playing instruments made from rubber gloves, carrots, watering cans, chairs, brooms, bins, and other found objects. He has worked as a musical instrument maker for over 30 years and has designed a number of new wind instruments as well as specialising in woodwind instruments from Eastern Europe (having studied Macedonian bagpipes in Macedonia). He has specialised in designing and making marimbas and other tuned percussion. His ongoing obsession combines much of this: Making music more accessible to the Community through musical instrument  making and playing workshops.
WEB: www.linseypollak.com

TEDX talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BISrGwN-yH4

Jodie Williams
Jodie is a qualified chef, who has worked in Noosa’s food industry for more than 25 years. Jodie’s love of the country, animals and cooking has led her to Kin Kin. Mayan Farm allows her the opportunity to produce culinary delights – from paddock to plate.
Jodie’s Black Ant Gourmet range of dips and condiments use as many locally grow ingredients as possible. Black Ant Gourmet uses Mayan Farm’s own grown free range beef, duck, chicken and pork in their catering business.  She has given new life to the bones of the original Kin Kin General Store with clever design to keep in with Kin Kin’s country theme and never-less-than-extraordinary food.  It’s a hive of creative expression with all food being free range and no spray as well as organic coffee. Jodie’s catering business Black Ant Gourmet will provide all the food for CelebrATE!

Mal Webb
Around the world and into your gob, vocal explorer and songwriter Mal Webb takes you on a lip to lung journey through the physics, physiology and phrivolity of all the sounds a face can make. Sideways yodelling, beatbox/mouthdrums/vocal percussion, harmonics/throat singing, mic technique, looping, advanced clapping and vocal distortion (without hurting) are all explored on the way to being a band with your voice and the lead singer too. Check out his TEDX talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skzyx1jpod4

Mal Webb & Kylie Morrigan
Vocal adventurer, multi-instrumentalist and looping beatboxing songwriter Mal sings his brain provoking songs using all sorts of vocal techniques, guitar, mbira, slide trumpet, trombone, chromatic harmonica and a loop recording pedal called Derek. And Kylie (who’s played with Orchestra Victoria and the likes of Stevie Wonder and Barry White!) provides violin and voice in a perfect balance to Mal’s nutsness. Their arrangements are intricate and playful. Imagine Einstein, Dr Seuss and Paganini making pancakes.
WEB: http://malwebb.customer.netspace.net.au/MalAndKy.html

The Unusual Suspects
A 25 piece street band – 8 drummers, 6 saxes, 3 trumpets, a clarinet, a tenor horn, 2 trombones, a sousaphone, an ipod, a xylophone, a cittern and a cumbus. Unusual music in unusual times and in unusual clothes. Balkan, funky dance music for dancing in the streets (or anywhere really).
Their repertoire begins with Balkan Gypsy style pieces exploring dance grooves in varied time signatures. From their traditional Balkan pieces to their high energy originals, the Unusual Suspects are sure to get any crowd moving! Unusual beats, unusual sounds, unusual instruments, unusual looks, unusual people…
Started in 2012 by Linsey Pollak and based in the Sunshine Coast hinterland town of Maleny, this exciting band has very quickly built a strong local following, playing in the street and for Weddings, Parties ….Anything!
WEB: www.unusualstreetband.com



When: Saturday 5 May 12 noon until after lunch on Monday 7 May (labour day)
Weekend and Day tickets available.
Ticket sales finish on Wednesday 2 May for catering purposes. No tickets will be sold after Wednesday 2 May!
Please note: Maungaraeeda is a drug, chemical, smoke and alcohol free property. Children welcome under parental supervision.

Where: In the picturesque Noosa Hinterland, Queensland. 93 Golden Gully Road, Kin Kin.

Please bring:
– Your tent and camping gear for season ticket holders: mattress, sleeping bag, pillow, torch, towel.
– Clothes that can get dirty
– Gumboots, raincoat
– A water bottle, filtered water is available.
– Your favourite cup/mug for tea, coffee and other drinks. If you prefer your own cutlery to the wooden ones provided, please bring them. Also bring a tea towel so you can wash and dry your own cup and cutlery after use and put them in a safe spot. Even better, mark them with your name!

All meals, workshops and performances are included in the entry price as per ticket.

Food forest workshop with Tom Kendall

Black Ant Gourmet is the local catering solution from Kin Kin. They make incredibly tasty and wholesome meals at the Kin Kin General Store, mostly with locally sourced and/or grown produce. The local Mayan Farm supplies much of the meat used for the meals. For CelebrATE, Black Ant Gourmet will be using food produced at Maungaraeeda, home of the Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast Inc. All meals are cooked from scratch, with no preservatives, flavours, colours or other nasties added. We have a choice of Meat and Vegetarian meals, which needs to be specified when booking. Tea, coffee and some cool drinks are also supplied, and morning and afternoon snacks. Filtered drinking water is available.

Food is served on biodegradable plates and with wooden cutlery, which will be composted on the property.



Saturday 5 May:

Afternoon tea with Mal Webb
Exploring the physics, physiology and phrivolity of every sound a face can make.

Sunday 6 May:

In the Nursery
Get your plants off to a good start with Jason Davies
Pots, potting mix, fertilising and seed and seedling care.

Food Forests
Building a self sustaining food forest with Geoff Lawton
Design, preparation, planting out and maintaining. Followed by a Q & A with Geoff over morning tea.

Feathered Friends
Looking after your chooks with Amanda Moore
Feed, supplementation, breeds and breeding and housing of your chickens.

Biodigester: making biogas
Making gas with waste
Tom Kendall explains the workings of the biodigester which makes biogas (main cooking fuel at Maungaraeeda)

Join the jam
Australian music icon Linsey Pollak leads a jam where everyone can play! Join in the fun with a variety of percussion instruments.

Monday 7 May:

Urban Gardens
Handy hints for small spaces with Jason Davies
Garden beds, container gardening, small animal systems and plant species for the small space.

Fermenting and preserving
Learn to make Saurkrauts, Chutneys and Jams with Jodie Williams
Quick and easy ways of processing food to increase shelf life and yummy-ness!

How to make active compost with Tom Kendall
Compost full of life, made with your own local materials.

Everyone had a fantastic time at CelebrATE! 2018! Please find some photos of the event below. Tickets for CelebrATE 2019 (with a preliminary program listing) will go up for sale by the end of 2018. Please join our newsletter if you would like to stay up to date with news about CelebrATE and/or our other events and activities.

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