Practicing Resilience in a fast changing world
Learning Clan is knowledge and skills exchange. A call to those who can offer talks or workshops on maximising self reliance, resilience, natural building, natural medicine, ancient crafts, off-grid power options, food growing skills, seed saving, medicinal plants, healing, etc.
Building inter-community bonds
The idea is to live in community, sharing knowledge, trading, living on the land, taking care of waste responsibly, and using the available spaces to hold talks, offer workshops, demonstrations, discussions towards increasing our preparedness and self sufficiency.
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We trade with each other without money or banks or cashless armbands or credits cards – nada!
We gift, we share, we swap and we use the well established Community Exchange System also know as the Talent Exchange. You can earn ‘Talents‘ by offering something at the Festival and then use them to buy the offerings of others.
We have a pop-up market at the end of each day
The market is a great way to connect with each other and helps to boost a sustainable village economy… anything you want to offer for Talents, (not money) bring it along. …. clothes, crafts, food, veggies, snacks, tea, music, performance, etc (think natural, handmade, organic, minimal packaging, up-cycled, etc)
We unplug from eskom and plug into the sun
Going off-grid is a great opportunity to think of creative ways to generate power: how to light up your camp, cook food, charge your cell phone. And consider how you would cope in a blackout. (not an unlikely scenario )
We honour the earth that nurtures and provides
A sacred fire is lit in ceremony at the start of the festival and tended throughout the week by a firekeeper. An opportunity for singing songs of prayer and gratitude to Spirit… whatever that means to you. We respect the natural surroundings and take care to do no harm.
We aim for no impact and zero waste
We practice waste responsibility – if you bring it in, take it out. There are no bins to take this responsibility away from you. All food waste is composted. Non recyclables are eco-bricked. We separate our own waste and take it back to our own recycling depots at home. We do our best to send nothing to landfill and leave the forest spotless.
We swim, play, dance, sing, laugh and relax
It’s not all hard work and focus. The Clan has many wonderful musicians, singers, performers, drummers and dj’s, so there is always something to entertain or get dancing to. Anyone can add to the mix with games or theatre or fire dancing etc.