Home' Woodford Folk Festival : Programme 2013-14 Contents Talks
The goal of this non-profit organisation
is to help the Australian music
scene become a practical leader in
sustainability - cutting energy use
and waste streams, using renewable
energy, and showing audiences how to
go green while still having fun.
CHANGE YOU CAN DANCE TO:
WHY GREENING THE MUSIC
INDUSTRY IS SO IMPORTANT
Katie Noonan, Austep Music’s
Asher Christophers and FourPlay’s
Tim Hollo, three founders of Green
Music Australia, lead a discussion on
greening the music scene – from how
and what, through to why our small
industry can make a big impact.
MON GREENhouse 12NOON
Heather is a Phd candidate and the
convenor of the E-photojournalism
major at the Queensland College of
Art. Her current research is focused on
THE A MATTER OF TIME
This project investigates the
experiences of eight lesbians who lived
in Queensland during the conservative
socio-political era of the mid-to-late
twentieth-century and how that has
informed who they are today.
FRI Greenhouse 6:00PM
Heather is a shamanic healing
practitioner, trainer and is a published
author, generous with her knowledge.
Signs, symbology and story telling.
Share personal, magical stories
and become aware of how signs
and symbols can inspire a more
spiritually connected, conscious and
WED Blue Lotus 2:00PM
Helen founded Street Food Australia.
A mature-aged architecture graduate,
she decided that her ethics, dedication
to sustainability, and visionary
approach to design could be put to use
in a social enterprise, bringing food to
NEW FOOD ECONOMIES:
FROM FARMERS TO FOOD
BIKES (AN ADVENTURE STORY)
Creative food economies describe the
emergence of vibrant sectors of small-
to-medium sized food enterprises
adaptively catering for rapidly
changing consumer preferences.
SUN GREENhouse 2:00PM
Helen Schwencke &
An ecologist, Helen has been involved
in invertebrate conservation since
1986. She is the founding President of
the Butterfly and Other Invertebrates
Club. Helen is co-author of Create
Christopher has spent the past decade
as a field crop entomologist with
the NSW Department of Primary
Industries. Working on a locust plague,
he became infamous for publishing a
locust recipe cook book Cooking with
Woodford’s butterfly plantings are
host to a great number of butterfly
species, all known and identified
by our resident butterfly expert and
enthusiast, Helen Schwencke.
SAT - TUE General Store 8:00AM
INSECTS BY NIGHT
Meet the usually unseen insects
(invertebrates) of Woodfordia attracted
by special lights at night. Led by Helen
Schwencke and Christopher Carr,
bookings are absolutely essential.
Phone 0423 127 492 on the day you
wish to attend.
SAT - MON General Store 7:15PM
Roy is a past president of Birds
Australia and has been monitoring
the birds of Woodfordia since the
purchase of the property. He is
generous with his ornithological
knowledge, so much so, that he hosts
early morning bird walks.
EARLY MORNING BIRDWALK
Roy Sonnenberg has an affinity
with the wonderful winged species
of our planet. Join Roy on a series
of delightful walks in the cool of
the mornings around Woodfordia’s
500 acre property. Roy will help
you identify sights and calls of bird
species, and share plenty more
twitcher’s trade secrets to identifying
nesting, habitats and humorous
anecdotes about bird watching.
SAT, MON, WED General Store 6:00AM
Csilla is a homeschooling mum of
five, author, and a homeschooling
HOME SCHOOLING: THE
Csilla and her family embarked
together on a journey off the beaten
track - by staying at home together.
As a family, they speak from personal
perspectives of adults and children of
the experience of homeschooling.
SAT Blue Lotus 5:00PM
Ian is a good sort to have around
these parts of Woodfordia, a former
high court judge, singer/songwriter
and guitarist, his talents are perfectly
suited to keeping the unruly mob of
the great debate in order.
THE GREAT GREEN DEBATE
Kate Jones, Dr Benjamin Law, Fiona
Scott Norman, Jo Bragg and Rod
Quantock will reflect and rebut on
the year that has been to address
the old adage ‘That every cloud has
a silver lining’. Hosted by the firm
hand of Ian Dearden, who will gladly
sort the ‘wheat from the chaff’ when
discerning fact from ‘near to fact’ spun
by our great intellectual and comedic
heavyweights of Woodfordia.
SAT Concert 4:45PM
Ian is a 5th generation Australian
herbalist, founder of, and passionate
about Australian bush flower essences.
For well over thirty years Ian has been
researching, developing, teaching and
writing about his essences. He is the
author of five books and runs workshops
regularly in over thrity countries.
HEAL WOUNDS AND MAKE
The plants and the trees absorb much
energy. Ian White will show how the
essences made from their flowers
can be used to heal your wounds and
empower your life.
SAT Blue Lotus 11:30AM
CONNECT TO THE
Ian will discuss the scope of the light
frequency essences and their specific
relevance in your life today. Come
and learn about flower essences
for the good health of you and your
TUE Blue Lotus 12:45PM
Jo Bragg, Peter
A heritage consultant, an
environmental lawyer and a researcher,
Peter Marquis-Kyle, Jo Bragg and
Margie Barram make a formidable
team when approaching environmental
policy and legislative issues.
SAT Concert 4:45PM
SPYING, PRYING, FOI-ING
Let Jo, Peter and Margie take you
spying and prying in free and legal
ways to explore how to counter the
misinformation marketed to greenwash
destructive activities. Hear intriguing
examples of obtaining Freedom
of Information from successful
SUN GREENhouse 1:00PM
Jackie Trad MP
Jackie is a member of the Queensland
Parliament and is the Shadow Minister
for Transport, Environment and
Heritage Protection, Small Business,
Consumer Affairs and the Arts. She
lives in West End, Brisbane with her
husband and two children.
THE FIGHT TO KEEP URANIUM
IN THE GROUND
Join Jackie Trad MP as she addresses
an issue close to her heart, and
worthy of the attention of the greater
TUE GREENhouse 12NOON
Homeopath, wife, mother and healer,
Jane will take you through the process
of menopause and how women can
transition powerfully and positively.
SAILING THROUGH MENOPAUSE
Explore how everyone’s experience
of menopause is unique and how
homeopathic medicine may support
this major life transition.
FRI Blue Lotus 11:30AM
HOMEOPATHY TO THE RESCUE
How homeopathy helps in trauma,
emergencies, accidents and the
everyday stress of living. Learn how to
support you and your family.
TUE Blue Lotus 3:15PM
Jeff is a filmmaker, writer, media
education consultant and director
of Tigermonkey Productions. He
specialises in creating stories and
documentaries that delve into the
underground and undercurrents of
people and place.
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