Pecha Kucha in the Park
The Arts Building can’t wait till the fall for another Pecha Kucha night so a special one is taking place on Saturday evening, Aug 25th in Shirley Macey Park. Check out the Arts Building website to see previous events and speakers. If you have a story to tell in 20 images, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Live and Learn
Come and experience the One Straw Society’s powerful mentor-ship program for yourself on the Synchronicity Festival grounds all day long – learn some skills you never knew you needed, or some you’ve always dreamed of doing, from your neighbors! That’s right, we’re surrounded by wisdom and Live and Learn is helping you find it.
Mentors leading workshops at Synchronicity include:
Rashmi Singh runs a small food business in roberts creek, www.curryinthecreek.com. Rashmi loves to teach and she has combined it with her love of home style Indian food. Her special joy is seeing the children emboldened by the chance to enhance their palatte and be exposed to diversity through their food experience. Her committment is to create community through food. Working and supporting local farmers markets (rob’s creek) and organic businesses on the Sunshine Coast. Her demo will be the preparing, cooking and eating of Pakoras.
Seed saving is a fun and easy to learn skill. For countless generations people saved and planted the seeds that fed them, and we can too! Maria Hunter has been saving seeds and growing the seed company, Dragonfly Seeds, for 15 years in Wilson Creek. She loves to share her enthusiasm for seeds, plants, teaching, and learning. Interactive demo will include basics of harvesting, cleaning, drying and storing seeds. Bring your seeds and questions if you have them.
Synchronicity Sustainability Plan:
- There will be a bike lock-up zone on site, as well as a prize draw for all festival-goers who cycle to the park.
- Our Festival is located a short 20 minute walk from Upper Gibsons. Visit the transportation page for information about getting to Upper Gibsons via public transit.
- The Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCRD) will be providing free water stations for all festival-goers. Please bring your own water container as there will be no bottled water sold on site.
- The SCRD will also have an information booth at the Festival about how we can lower our local water usage.
- Our community sponsor Direct Disposal will be providing on site recycling and organic waste disposal.
- Working in collaboration with our community partners the Arts Building and the SCRD, the festival is setting up an interactive and informative Zero Waste booth for children and parents, building installations out of recycled goods.
- Professional artists will be on-site with their own recycled art installations.