New Heating and Energy Management Options for your Home

“New Heating and Energy Management Options for Your Home”. Sunday 27 August 2017, 1.30 to 3 p.m. at the Narara Ecovillage Visitor Centre.   Glenn Day, National Sales Manager NSW/ACT, Stiebel Eltron (Aust) Pty Ltd. will speak on “Smart Hot Water Management”. Stiebel Eltron is a company based in Holzminden, Germany that manufactures central heating products such […]

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Creating a Spirit-lifting Garden

  Olga Blacha will give the monthly Network talk at the Narara Ecovillage on Saturday 22 July 2017 at 4.30 p.m.  Her topic is “Creating a Garden that Lifts the Human Spirit”. Olga Blacha,  MA Landscape Architecture, Horticulturalist is Owner of Sustainable Natives Plant Nursery, Somersby, NSW. Olga writes: “ We […]


Learn about the Smart Grid

Saturday June 17 2017. Village Open Day. Site tours from 1.30 pm., Presentation and Q and A on the NEV project from 3-to 4 pm..NB The Village Welcome Day, previously planned for this day, has been postponed to September to allow time for all systems to be up and running! 4.30 […]

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Camino Narara? A Spiritual, Sculptural and Meditative Trail.

At 1.30 pm on Sunday 28 May,  7 speakers will discuss their ideas for a “Narara Camino”, a sculptural and meditative trail. This follows the May 2017 Narara Ecovillage Open Day tours and presentation from 10.30 a.m. to 1 p.m.   Following the presentations and discussion from 1.30 to 3 […]


Ageing Healthily

Ageing Healthily: monthly Open Day Talk. March 25. 4.30 to 5.30 pm., at the Narara Ecovillage, 25 Research Road, Narara, NSW 2250, following the site tours and project Q and A (1.30-4 pm.). Dr. Catherine Rickwood and Dr. Karen Bridgman, of Three Sisters Research, will talk on “Ageing Healthily and […]

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Natural Buildings and Passive Design

Sunday 26 February 2017, 1.30 pm. at the Narara Ecovillage Visitor Centre. More on the hot topic- Passive Solar Design & cool and strong Rammed Earth houses   1.30 pm. “Passive solar design and other sustainable building features that are good for the planet and the wallet”. Paul Zaia, AspectZ Architecture & […]


Surveyors and Ecovillages

January 2017 Network (NELN) Event. January, Sunday 22, 1.30 pm. at the Narara Ecovillage Visitor Centre. “Surveyors, Ecovillages and New Trends in Residential Living”. Why is the Surveyor General interested in ecovillages? Come and find out! Steve Bishop, Registered Surveyor with Chase Burke and Harvey Surveyors, will report on his […]

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“Frontiers in Sustainable Home Building”

Sunday 20 November, 1.30 – 4 p.m.at the Narara Ecovillage Visitor Centre. The Network invites you to its end of year function, a Mini-Ecoburbia afternoon of presentations and discussions on the theme of “New Frontiers in Sustainable Home Building”. Presenters will be: 1.30 p.m. Sam Vivers and Simone Pieta from […]


Ecovillages and Co-housing: Recent trip to Europe and North America.

Saturday 24 September 2016 The monthly Open Day (tours, tea and talk) runs from 1.30 to 4 pm.  At 4.30 p.m. the monthly Network talk will be given by Lyndall Parris, on Ecovillages and Co-housing: Recent trip to Europe and North America. You will remember her- Lyndall Parris the founder of […]

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Deep Ecology and the Conservation of Rainforests

Saturday 22 October 2016 The monthly Open Day (tours, tea and talk) runs from 1.30 to 4 pm.  At 4.30 p.m. the monthly Network talk will be given by John Seed, on Deep Ecology and Rainforest Conservation. John Seed www.johnseed.net is founder of the Rainforest Information Centre www.rainforestinfo.org.au . Since 1979 he has participated […]