Upcoming Events

Date Event
Sunday 21 May
How to get a functional, beautiful and uplifting house
Workshop presented by Narara Ecovillage Community Architect Kirsten Hay.
Sunday 21 May 2017 from 10am – 1pm in the Narara Ecovillage Visitor Centre.
Lyndall Parris: “I loved it and am going to attend again!”
Come and enjoy creative, inspiring, pragmatic ideas and images to incorporate into your house design. Morning tea provided. Please bring a working lunch to enjoy at the completion of the workshop … this will be fun! Cost: $ 60 per person, $55 for NELN members, free for Co-op members who attended Kirsten’s previous presentation. Bring a friend!
Please register now. Don’t miss out; this will be the last presentation of this kind.
RSVP – Lyndall Parris: 0419 279 711 or lyndall@nararaecovillage.com
27 May Compassionate Communication Workshop by MindtheGap!

Two day workshop based on the principles of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) running over two consecutive Saturdays at Narara Ecovillage, Central Coast NSW on 27th May and 3rd June 2017. (If you can’t make this one there is another on the weekend of Sat 19th & Sun 20th August).Come and discover the world-renowned methodology that helps to defuse conflict, strengthen ability to inspire compassion, and also to respond compassionately to others and to ourselves. For more information on NVC visit: https://www.cnvc.org
This foundation course being offered covers the basic theory and combines lively discussion with ‘take home’ practical tools. See the attached flyer for more details.To book or to come along to a free intro night contact Alex Norman
0425 329 089 / Alex@mindthegapnvc.com/ FB: MindTheGapNVC


Sunday 28 May

Spiritual Trekking, Cosmic Walks, Sculpture Trails and the Great North Walk: a range of speakers explore the potential for creating a “Narara Walk Experience”.

Morning mist at NEV

With John Seed (Deep Ecology Cosmic walks, “Yatras”) and speakers on the Caminos of Europe and the NSW Great North Walk.

Commencing at 1.30 p.m., this follows the Open Day / Ecovillage Project presentation (which takes place from 10.30 am to 1 pm).

7 speakers will discuss their ideas for a “Narara Camino”, a sculptural and meditative trail.

Around the world there are many ways of “Deep Walking”: Cosmic Walks, Yatras (silent walks), the Caminos of France and Spain, sculpture and art trails, the Five Lands Walk: the landscapes of Cambodia and S.E. Asia are filled with Buddhist shrines and temples; in Greece you find little shrines under trees and beside streams; there are heritage walks, museum interpretation trails, and various great Nature Discovery walks that we have done in National Parks in Australia, New Zealand and North America. And these trails are used for processions and festivals, marches and dancing. Can we incorporate the best elements of all of these in some new format at Narara?

Following the presentations and discussion from 1.30 -3 pm, there will be a (optional and weather –permitting) guided walk to the magnificent Arboretum.

The cost to attend this session and any other part of the Open Day is $10 adult, $20 family, free to members of the Narara Ecovilage Co-operative and the Narara Eco Living Network. It is not necessary to book in advance.

Camino Trev and Scilla


Dave Parris mountain bike trip

Dave Parris mountain bike trip

Sculpture trail Tasmania


Saturday 17 June
Village Open Day.
Site tours from 1.30 pm., Presentation and Q and A on the NEV project from 3-to 4 pm..

4.30 pm. Talk by Dave Parris on the Narara Ecovillage Smart Grid.

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!


Saturday 22 July. Open Day 1.30 to 4 p.m. Network Talk details to be announced, 4.30 to 5.30 PM, Community Dinner follows at 6 p.m..

Sunday 27 August. Open Day 10.30 to 1 pm. Network Talk details to be announced, 2 to 3 PM.

Saturday 23 September. Open Day 1.30 to 4 pm. Scilla Sayer, “Healing with Horses”, 4.30 to 5.30 PM, Community Dinner follows, 6 pm.

Saturday 28 October. Open Day 1.30 to 4 pm. Network speaker: John Moriarty, “Aboriginal Art, Community and Business”. 4.30 to 5.30 PM, Community Dinner follows at 6 pm.

Sunday 26 November. Open Day 10.30 to 1 p.m. Network speaker Rhonda Chang, “Chinese Herbal Healing”, 2 to 3 PM.

Saturday 16 December. Open Day 1.30 to 4 pm. Network speaker: Andrew Olivier, “The Global Ecovillage Network”,  4.30 to 5.30 PM, Community Dinner follows at 6 pm.


  • All events are at the Narara Ecovillage, 25 Research Road, Narara, unless otherwise indicated.
  • You do not need to register to attend the Open day or Monthly Network talk. You usually do need to register for paid-admission workshops, but this will always be specified.
  • Cost to attend any part of the Open Day :(unless specified above) individual $10, family $20 (Includes option to hear Monthly NELN Talk). All parts of the Open Days are free to members of NELN and NEV, and those who have paid to attend the Open Day. Community meals ( if listed above): no cost if attending Open Day or NELN Talk. Please bring some food to share. E.g. a salad, soup, bread and cheese, fruit or a dessert.
  • NB Membership of NELN allows you to attend all Open Days and Monthly NELN Talk, and provides discounts on special workshops and tours. Annual membership costs individual $20, family $40. Join Now!