Events & Workshops
Harmony Park Housing Coop
Tues, 25 Sept, 6.30-8.30pm
Around the world, more & more people are engaging with ways of living that don’t just house people but build homes. Homes that are part of strong, connected & resilient communities. Homes that are well designed & affordable, both to purchase & to live in.
The contemporary trend towards co-operative style housing models, also known as ‘self-made cities’ or ‘baugruppen’, is coming to Singleton. It provides a unique opportunity to build a community that is by future residents, for future residents. We are looking for 6-12 households to join this exciting new resident-led development.
Are you interested in exploring a new way of living?
Want to live in an affordable, sustainable home that has both privacy & a sense of community?
Come along to this information night to learn more about the project & how you can be a part of it. Click here for more information.
Cost: get your FREE ticket
Venue: Singleton Sports & Community Centre, 24 Cavender Street, Singleton, WA 6175
Grow & Thrive in Residential Community Living – Sociocracy
Mon, 22 Oct, 6.30-9pm
As a social species, humans have a deep desire & need to belong. We do better together yet many of us live in households of one or two. How do we balance our social & individual needs? How do we create communities where people feel safe & secure & can grow & thrive?
Green Fabric joins Gina Price from the The Sociocracy Consulting Group to explore these fundamental questions.
Sociocracy is a governance design system that builds trust & allows us to contribute with our own voice, in our own way & from our own experience. In this experiential workshop you will get a taste of how Sociocracy can optimize group intelligence & wisdom while retaining individual perspectives & contributions. Observe how engagement & buy-in are a byproduct of design.
Cost: $35 / concession $25 (email us for your discount code)
Venue: The Meeting Place, 245 South Tce, South Fremantle
When groups & organisations are clear on purpose & together in decision-making, they surprise themselves at what they can do & how good it feels to do it.
Gina Price values people working in harmony, accessing group wisdom, listening for leadership & taking responsibility. She has been practising Sociocracy for over 10 years. She is inspired by long polar nights enlivened by the dancing lights of the aurora.
This event is part of our Sustainable Community Building & Living Series.
Green Fabric Networking Event
Thurs, 8 Nov, 6-8pm
This informal night is about creating connections for future opportunities. You’ll hear from Green Fabric Professionals Members & our projects organisers. They’ll be lots of time to talk to them regarding their involvement in the community living sector & how you can become involved.
This is a bi-yearly event, kindly supported by The Local in South Freo. Nibblies provided, drinks available for purchase at the bar.
Cost: FREE, remember to get your free ticket so we can cater for numbers
Venue: The Local Hotel, South St, South Fremantle
PAST EVENTS & WORKSHOPS
SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY BUILDING & LIVING Series
In our Sustainable Community Building & Living Series we learn about & from the people that made projects a reality &/or call them home. We will hear from professionals that assist groups along the way, they will share their wisdom, & inspire us to realise our own dreams.
Future dates to put in your diary are: 6 August and 22 October. All events will be held at The Meeting Place in Fremantle, 7-9pm.
Different Financial Models for Community Living
Tues 20 Feb, 2018
All around Australia various financial models have been used to realise community building & living projects. Finance & funding is the topic most people ask us about regarding projects. In this event Eugenie took everyone on a journey, traveling to places both close to home & across borders to find out, from a financial perspective, how these projects became a reality.
Housing Co-operatives: What, why & how
Tues 1 May, 2018
Co-operatives have been around for a long time; traditionally in farming, wholesale and retail. There is a growing interest in the co-op model, especially in housing. In this workshop Eugenie Stockmann & Elizabeth Cheong provided a brief history of co-ops & discussed their characteristics, such as values, principles, decision making, ownership & responsibility. We stepped through some of the basic how-to’s in forming & running a co-op, & shared a number of international & Australian examples.
Learning from DECOHOUSING, Denmark, WA
Mon 6 Aug, 2018
Paul & Pam from The DecoHousing Denmark Group, shared with us lessons learnt, riches enjoyed & the journey they’ve been on in bringing this co-housing community into being. Paul believes it’s the largest hempcrete development in the Southern hemisphere, so we did talk about this a bit to.
It was great to share their experience in this Residential Community Living Project that has become a reality.
The Summit is the key event of the Social Impact Festival 2018, hosted by the Centre for Social Impact UWA.
Social Impact Summit
Thurs, 19 July & Fri, 20 July
The 2 day Social Impact Summit was designed to inspire & empower, bringing together aspiring & experienced leaders of social change & innovation. It moved far beyond just talking – it was a carefully designed journey for learning & co-creating our future together.
Green Fabric offered a highly sucessful interactive workshop looking at ‘Community Led Developments & how can we make them happen’ as part of this SI Summit – ‘Operating Models for Well-being & Sustainability’ section.
Wed, 18 July
The 2nd “Sustainable Built Environment” event organised by the United Nations Assoc of Aust WA Branch (UNAAWA).
This was a Sparker Event for the Social Impact Festival 2018
Green Fabric Professional Networking Event
Thurs, 19th April 2018
This informal night was all about creating connections for future opportunities, to learn more about Green Fabric, it’s Professionals Members, our projects and where we are heading. It gave everyone a chance to meet the Green Fabric Professional Members and talk to them regarding their passions in this industry and how they can enter into future collaborations together.
This was our first bi-yearly Networking event, kindly supported by Brickworks Design Studios in Perth.
Albany Collaborative Housing Workshop
23-25 June 2017
Albany Cohousing was a newly formed group of people working towards developing a cohousing project in Albany, WA. They invited Eugenie from Green Fabric to work with them and facilitate a workshop that would help the group towards realising their vision of a housing development that is designed to be ecologically efficient, maximise positive interactions between residents include some shared facilities, incorporate shared food gardens.
While in Albany, Green Fabric facilitated a workshop for the City of Albany, surrounding shires and other Government departments on Infill Development and Collective Building Groups which was attended by around 25 people.
Living Together, Living Better – workshop series
In collaboration with Meriam Salama from The Henry Project, Green Fabric hosted the successful ‘Living Together – Living Together Workshop Series. Over three Sunday afternoons, these half day workshops provided participants with a taste of what community living is like and whether it may be for them. The video is an impression of this series.