23 November 2023

Reflect, connect and celebrate at ErinEarth's Festival of Stories to mark the end of 2023

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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ErinEarth manager Kirsty Cole says the centre hopes to finish 2023 with gratitude and reflection. Photo: Shri Gayathirie Rajen.

ErinEarth is inviting everyone to its end-of-year festival to hear stories and celebrate 2023 with the launch of its updated windmill.

ErinEarth is a sustainable living education centre and volunteering community that showcases a waterwise native plant garden and organic vegetable growing.

The Festival of Stories will be held this Saturday (25 November) in the ErinEarth gardens.

ErinEarth manager Kirsty Cole said the festival would be a slower-paced event to finish the year.

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“We’re going to tell some stories to fill people with awe and wonder,” she said.

”There will be some gentle storytelling with children and adults and Indigenous stories.

“There will also be plenty of craft activities to reflect and connect where we’ve all come from. There will be something for all ages to enjoy.

“Our windmill panels have been updated to a more modernised version of the universe story, which will also be launched on the day.”

Kirsty said ErinEarth had had a big and busy year with the celebration of its 25th anniversary.

“We’re trying to finish the year off with a bit of gratitude and reflection time,” she said.

”We would love for everyone to come back and finish the year off with our last festival.

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ErinEarth volunteer and gardener Eltan Mestan. Photo: ErinEarth.

”It’s about the quiet contemplation time. Come and have some reflection time in the garden. We’re still going to have our plant sales.

“We won’t be doing formal tours of the garden but enjoying the activities we have dotted around the garden.”

The windmills will be launched at 10 am, while storytelling stations will hold sessions at 10:30 am, 11:30 am and 12:30 pm. ErinEarth’s mud hut will be transformed into a snug space where families can enjoy magical storytelling.

Visitors can enjoy barista-made hot drinks with sweet-treat boxes. ErinEarth’s famous vegetable or beef burgers and sausages will be available for lunch.

The festival will run from 9:30 am to 2 pm. Entry is free.

For more information, visit the ErinEarth website.

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