November 4, 2011

a little bit of handmade…

Well… there’s quite a bit of handmade going on at the market tomorrow… amongst them is Michele!

She will be selling cards, heatbags, children’s scarves, hair ties, teatowel aprons (might have to pick up one of those!) and beautiful dolls all made from recycled materials.

November 4, 2011

Barwon Water – talk at 1:30pm

After a bit of lunch you might want to sit down and have a chat with Peter from Barwon Water.

He will be presenting at 1:30pm inside. – Talking about

Waterwise gardening using our Plant Selector on-line guidance package;

Water availability/restrictions;

Rainwater tank rebates;

 Other water efficiency assistance packages available to Barwon Water customers.


Should be interesting!

See you tomorrow

November 3, 2011

Where are we? and food, food, food.

What’s a festival without food!

On offer – kangaroo sausuages, home-made vegie burgers on La Madre Bread, pancakes, soup, cupcakes, muffins, raspberry and apple cake (yum!) homemade biscuits, gingerbread men, freshly squeezed orange juice -and of course lots of fresh produce from the food swap.

I’m sure there’s more that I have forgotten… but plenty to go around – so come along and have a special treat!

Looking for us – we are at 31 Douglass Street, Herne Hill

have a look at this google map reference to locate us

November 3, 2011

A little coffee, a little dancing….

We’re pleased to welcome David – who be selling organic  fairtrade tea, coffee and hot chocolate.

Sounds great.

And for those looking for a little something to do once they have  coffee in their belly Monica will be hosting Nia dance in the wooden hall  between 12- 12:30pm – head on over and work up an appetite!

Nia is a holistic fitness practice that allows you to tap into your creativity and discover new ways of moving.
The Nia Technique blends movements and concepts from Dance Arts, Martial Arts and Healing Arts with vocal sounding and self-expression into dynamic routines set to uplifting music from around the world.
With a philosophy rooted in “The Joy of Movement,” Nia teaches people of all lifestyles to choose Pleasure as the path toward physical, mental, spiritual and emotional health.
With a “More-Gain, No-Pain” philosophy, Nia is suitable for all bodies, all ages, all genders and all fitness levels, delivering a fun, effective and life changing practice for all walks of life.
Everyone is welcome to participate. No experience or fitness level required. And dancing will be barefoot.
If you are interested in being involved in Nia regularly -have a look here
November 1, 2011

Stock up on Fairtrade at ecofest

This Saturday is a good day to do some ethical buying.

We’re lucky to have the lovely Rae come over from St Lukes and host a stall of well priced fair trade goods.

A range of coffee, tea, chocolate, rice and other goodies will all be waiting for you to take them home!

Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. By requiring companies to pay sustainable prices, Fairtrade addresses the injustices of conventional trade, which traditionally discriminates against the poorest, weakest producers. It enables them to improve their position and have more control over their lives.

Want more info about why buying Fair Trade is important – pop over here.

November 1, 2011

Sarah Clarkson Nutritional Medicine

Come and have a chat with Sarah about all things nutritional, have a browse through the couple of books she has available –  including the informative ‘The Chemical Maze’, talk over green choices in the home and maybe arrange for a more in depth consult.

(ooo – 4 days to go!)


So – if you are over our side of town – you may have noticed two other markets being advertised as well as Ecofest.
We say – what a great occasion to make a big day of it – Make sure Ecofest is on your list and then get along to Ashby Primary School Market Day and Convenant  College Market & Fair
Some details about both of them below
Ashby Primary School Market Day
off Pakington Street , enter via Waratah Street or Lawton Avenue
Handmade, Vintage, Sustainable, Unique
Homemade products and crafted goods include Crocheted Articles, Wall Photos, Headbands, Cards, Badges, Magnets, Stationery, Homewares, Accessories, Toys. Also Coffee, Cakes, Jams, Biscuits, Chutneys and Tasty Treats. Enjoy Harley Rides & Big Slides.
Covenant Market and Fair
Creamery Road, Bell Post Hill
Craft Market, Silent Auction, Cafe and Food Court , Entertainment, Cakes & Preserves, Face Painting, Roaming Reptiles, Games & Displays, Art Exhibition, Books & CDs (new and used), Car Wash, Rides & Activities, Trash & Treasure, Mrs Pickapocket, Clothing Bazaar, Remote Control Aircraft Display
November 1, 2011

Trinature at Ecofest

Tri Nature products are environmentally sustainable, cost effective cleaning, skin care and aromatherapy products. Proudly 100% Australian owned and made!

Tri Nature products are developed from sustainably sourced plant and vegetable extracts, are not tested on animals, are environmentally friendly and are in recyclable packaging.

Karen from Tri Nature encourages us to consider the toxicity of the chemicals found in our household cleansers and skin care products. What we use to clean our homes, clothes and ourselves has a direct impact on our health and the health of the natural environment.

You can find Karen on facebook here.

Or on the web at

October 31, 2011

Geelong Group ABA at Ecofest

The Australian Breastfeeding Association’s Geelong Group will be hosting a feed and change room for parents with babies. There will be breastfeeding counsellors available for advice and information to take home. Come and say hi!

This will be in the middle of the market space inside – with a small play room where your toddlers might be able to have a bit of a crawl while you feed.

For bigger kids there are some activities to get involved in – head out the back to the fenced in playground to see what you can get up to.

October 30, 2011

Ecofest presents… The Evening Cast!

We’re really pleased to announce that Festival favourites The Evening Cast will be playing a lunchtime set at ecofest.

Come along between 12:30 and 1:30 to listen to The Evening Cast play their upbeat lilting pop masterpieces with boy/girl harmonies while you chow down on your Kangaroo sausage or Vegie burger with freshly squeezed O.J.

October 30, 2011

Zazen Essential Water

Come along next Saturdayand chat with Tiz about the zazen water filtering systems.

The zazen akaline water systems is designed specifically for Australian and New Zealand water supplies.

Along with the Akaline water systems, there will be stainless steel drink bottles, shower filters and replacement filters.


For more info check out their website