Traditional Skills and Useful Crafts : The South Coast Field Days


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We are so happy to announce that the following skills will be showcased at the South Coast Field Days - Sept 23- 24th 2017 at the Cobargo Showground:

Bush BBQ making | Blacksmithing | Bullocky training | Candle making | Cheesemaking | Food Fermentation | Guitar Making | Hides Tanning | Knot tying | Leatherwork | Making your own fertilisers | Market gardening | Mushroom Growing | Natural Beekeeping | Natural Building | Natural Dyeing | Natural Land Healing | Natural skin care | Plant Propagation | Scything | Sheep Milking | Spinning | Spoon Carving | Story Telling | The art of Composting toilets | Traditional Bush Foods | Traditional Foods and Ferments | Traditional Japanese crafts | Traditional Tools | Using chickens in your permaculture system | Weaving

No dogs allowed on premises except for participants in Sheep Dog Training School.

 

LOCAVORE CONTEST

We invite local food growers and local food chefs to be part of the locavore challenge. Contestants will be given a mystery bag of local food on Saturday and they have until Sunday lunch time to produce a spectacular meal for lucky people who will be served the food in the Pip Permaculture Magazine Speakers tent. Food has to be cooked in a commercial kitchen but it doesn’t have to be professional chefs.

Enquiry and application to info@southcoastfielddays.com.au

JUNIOR COMPETITION AT THE SOUTH COAST FIELD DAYS!

ENTER NOW!

$450 worth of Amazing Prizes!

The Theme: ‘Traditional Skills and Useful Crafts’

Under 18’s and Under 12’s are invited to enter this competition.

For more information go to our competition page.

SPATULA MAKING WITH THE SPOONSMITH

We are so happy to announce that The Spoonsmith will be doing 1/2 day spatula carving/making workshops.

Jeff starts with sustainably sourced trees and uses only simple hand tools and a sprinkling of lost ways to make a range of soulful goods. Come check him out and learn how to make spatulas from trees!

Booking essentials at www.spoonsmith.com.au/

 

BEEKEEPING

Come meet Adrian Iodice from Beekeeping Naturally and learn about practicing natural, sustainable, biodynamic beekeeping and how to restore ecological integrity to our agricultural systems, beginning with the pollinators – the Bees.

Adrian will be talking at the Pip Permaculture Magazine Speakers tent as well as presenting and selling his own Kenyan Top bar hives.

 

NATURAL BUILDING

Massimiliano Guerrisi from Gaia Range sustainable permaculture farm will be demonstrating the art of LIGHT STRAW CLAY SLIP.

Come and learn from his experience!

 

WEAVING & SPINNING

with The Bega Valley Weavers.

 

BLACKSMITHING

We are so happy that Iain Hamilton from Mother Mountain Forge, our local blacksmith and knife maker, as seen on River Cottage Australia, will be doing workshops at the SCFD. He has been smithing for over 15 years and is one of only 10 full time knife makers in Australia. Come check him out!

   

THE REMAKERY at THE SOUTH COAST FIELD DAYS

The Cobargo Creators Centre are presenting a space for making things from waste materials Where you will be re-using, re-purposing, reinventing, reducing waste, making stuff, sharing your skills and ideas & having fun!

 

CHILDREN ACTIVITIES

  1. Leather work - Saturday 2pm – 4pm. Sunday 2pm – 4 pm. Children to make key rings – cut out and stamped, or bookmarks.
  2. Plant Propagation - Sunday 10am – 12pm. Children will sow seeds into toilet rolls, punnets, swell jiffy pots and sow vegetables for their garden. Then they can make cuttings of rosemary, salvia and daisy that do not require chemical plant hormones.
  3. Tiny House clay building - Saturday 2pm – 4pm - Sunday 2pm – 4 pm. Children to make small clay houses on a supplied piece of plywood. Roof material brush wood.
  4. Beeswax Candle making - Saturday 10 am – 12pm - Sunday 10am – 12pm. Non-toxic Candles. Dipping candle wicks into melted Beeswax coloured with food dyes.

Children will keep everything they make!

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SCFD GUESSING COMPETITION

How well do you know old farm and household items?

Well, you will have a chance to test your knowledge. A number of items will be displayed for you to guess their name or their use.

Gold coin entry. Prizes for the most correct entry and also for the funniest answers!

Display will be in the Pavilion so don't miss it!

 

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BUSH DANCING

Saturday Sept 23rd - Cobargo Hall - 7.30pm


 

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