Ideas for Participating

Our ethos is to aim for healthier, more conscious, earth-friendly and sovereign ways of living and thriving

To this end – these are the some of the topics and skills we are looking for:

Let us know what you have in mind so we can add you to the list of What’s On.

EARTH SKILLS
basketry, pottery, foraging, knife and sheath making, knife sharpening,  blacksmithing, archery, fire making, bow and arrow making, weaving, cordage, making shelters out of natural materials, axe handling and sharpening, dowsing, carving, ground kilns

OFF-GRID OPTIONS
pedal power, solar power, wind turbine, water turbine, biodiesel genset, clay pot cooler, hessian fridge, gas cooker, sun cooker, hot boxes

NATURAL BUILDING SKILLS
cob building, sand bag or earthship ideas, wood houses, ecobrick building, bush shelters, how to build a greenhouse, an off-grid cooling system, a rocket stove, rainwater collectors

HEALTH SKILLS
food as medicine, fermentation, medicinal plants, nutrition, natural healing, first aid, home birthing

HOMESTEADING SKILLS
bee-keeping, permaculture, energy resources, bio-fuel, gardening, composting, compost toilets, knotting, aquaponics, natural cleaning products, bio-construction, bio-filtration, bicycle maintenance, re-cycling and up-cycling, creation and repair of clothing

GROWING SKILLS
soil rejuvenation, worm farming, urban gardens, vertical gardens, food forests, companion planting, composting

COMMUNITY SKILLS
community building, basic human interaction, conflict resolution, how to make ecovillages sustainable and profitable, co-ops/trusts/ etc

SOCIAL CHANGE
campaigns, causes, activism, eco-villages, conspiracies, common law, micro-nations, freeman movement, alternative economies, cryptocurrencies, homeschooling, minimalist living, entheogens

HEALING AND EMPOWERMENT SKILLS
body work therapies, energy and sound healing, circle sharings, workshops on relationship healing,  empowering and awakening sessions, sound journeys, meditation, conscious dance, circle sharings

MOVEMENT SKILLS
martial arts, yoga, poi, pilates, conscious dance, stretching, hula hooping, juggling

ART SKILLS
eco-art. process art, live art, paper making, craft

PERFORMANCE AND MUSIC
poetry, theatre, how to play musical instruments, singing skills, dance, poi, fire dance, puppetry

CHILDREN
story telling, creative play, educational fun, challenges for teens and tweens

You don’t need to be a qualified expert, even if you just love the subject, come and share your passion 

Other ways to participate

SELL SOMETHING AT THE MARKET
Bring something to sell at the daily no-money market:  snacks, jewelry, second-hand clothes, art, crafts, healing potions, natural cleaning products, anything you are willing to sell for Talents (no money at all please – if we don’t try, we don’t learn the art of money-free living)

MAKE FOOD
Everyone loves to eat, you can cook a big meal to sell for Talents, have a tea and cake tent, or a coffee cafe, sell fruit or veggies or other things people may need in the village

ENTERTAIN
Sing your song, share your poetry, play your guitar, bring your band, show a movie, put on a play, bring your playlist

 

   

You can choose to either gift your offering, barter, or use the Talent Exchange. If we can trade without Rands, we learn valuable lessons in getting by without the money system.

We do ask that everyone who comes to the Gathering joins the Talent Exchange so that we can all trade with each other. This does require a commitment to honour your trades, so please read the Talent Exchange page to ensure everything is clear.