Starting out as a weekend where a band of committed volunteers gave their time and toil for the planting of trees, The Planting has become more than a working-bee. The joyful activity of planting trees and being in the outdoors vies with the programme of talks, presentations and performances.
Dig a little deeper than the everyday and explore The Planting festival’s programme. You’ll find this year’s programme has something for everyone.
Camp, chill and connect. Get your outdoor fix and immerse yourself into the spirit of the festival, the community and the beautiful setting of Woodfordia.
From native lime eclairs to home prebiotics to making your own skin care products, there is a range of hands-on workshops for you to devour.
Create a Huglekultur garden, build a biochar oven or troubleshoot your homebrew. There’s something for everyone to get their hands busy with at The Planting.
Music, comedy, films, a science game-show and toe-tapping music by Old Man Leudecke (CAN) and a host of stellar musical outfits for you to explore each evening.
Artists, scientists, economists, community workers and plenty more. Come and hear the experts in their field on a wide range of topics from soils to sustainable art. Be part of a festival community in conversations about our world and life’s possibilities.
Delve into our masterclasses and discover vocal technique and creative expression with Darren Percival; bamboo building artistry with Wang Wen-Chih and Cave Urban; or musical instrument making masterclass with Linsey Pollack.
From building a forte to face painting, becoming a frog hero to playing with clay there is plenty for the kids to indulge in at The Planting.
Gather to help plant trees and contribute to environmental projects on the festival property Woodfordia. The tradition of the community tree planting at Woodfordia has brought shade, habitat, insect populations, biodiversity and has transformed the Woodfordia landscape. Enjoy planting alongside your fellow Festival patrons and add to the legacy of over 100,000 trees planted in 22-years.