Festival of Forgotten Skills

Sunday November 29th 2020

Time for another festival favourite the “Festival of Forgotten Skills”, we are super excited and this year Sharna Pinkney and Sarah Reid are taking on the organising.

This festival will also be the final event for Live Local Month as part of the Local is More campaign and will culminate with a sundowner with local music and lots of fun. Please read Sharna’s post below and have a think about how you could get involved!

The Festival of Forgotten Skills is Back.

Well, hasn’t 2020 been an interesting year…

We have been faced with various challenges and uncertainties, as well as some very important reminders and lessons.

When the entire world as we knew it was interrupted, we had to creatively adapt.

People were forced to slow down and move from the quick and convenient lifestyle they were used to, to become more self-sufficient, and community focused.


We had to resort back to the ‘old fashioned’ way of life.


So of course, we couldn’t think of a more fitting theme for the Fair Harvest festival this year, than that of ‘Forgotten Skills’.


We are so excited and grateful that we can come together as community, to share wisdom, resources, skills and inspiration. These annual festivals are one of our favourite days of the year!


We are putting the call out to anyone who has something that they would like to contribute to this event. This broad theme can cover a diverse range of skills from mending, fixing, growing, preserving, creating to storytelling and play.


In the spirit of Fair Harvest permaculture principles, this festival is about encouraging and promoting a more sustainable way of life.


So if this sounds like something that sparks your curiosity and excitement… then please fill in the form with your ideas and we will get back to you with more details.


“In the rush to return to normal, use this time to consider which parts of normal are worth rushing back to” – Dave Hollis


You can check out past festivals for more ideas here;


2012 Festival of Forgotten Skills

2013 Bee Fair

2014 Festival of Forgotten Skills

2015 Beanie Festival

2016 Festival of Fibre

2017 Festival of No Waste

2018 Festival of Catch and Store Energy 

Festival of Forgotten Skills 2020

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