Events & Workshops
Hami Hill Home Open – Tours & Workshops
Sun, 18 May, 10am – 4pm
Join Chris Ferreira & expert guests around the famous ‘Hami Hill Sustainable Home’ to learn everything from intelligent garden layout & natural air-conditioning, to solar-passive design & creating a productive & nature-play inspired backyard.
PLUS hear about Chris’ exciting sustainable infill development; showcasing how we plan to have 4 homes & 40 trees all in the one space! (Yes, Green Fabric is working with Chris and the team on this.)
There are tours and workshops all day. Make sure to check out the program.
Green Fabric will be co-facilitating the following workshops:
PLANNING YOUR OWN ‘INSPIRED INFILL’ (2.15 – 3pm)
Hemp Building Symposium
Wed, 24 July, morning
A one off event designed for Builders, Architects, Designers, Engineers and Developers who would like to learn more about the various techniques in using industrial hemp as a building product.
The event will feature three speakers who have worked in developing their techniques and products:
We will also hear from consulting agronomist Rob Edkins.
More event details and on line booking will be available for this unique and special event in early May 2019.
Cohousing Conference, Portland (OR)
30 May – 2 June 2019
Build it – Live it – Sustain it
Eugenie will be speaking at this conference which is held in the US.
She will be sharing what she has seen and learnt in the US at an event at the Bodhi Tree in Mt Hawthorn on 6 August, and ask the question, what does it take to get a cohousing community built here? – see below.
Cohousing – Living the Dream
Tue, 6 August, 6:30 – 8:30pm
There is increasing recognition that living in community can be a better, healthier option. Combating loneliness and the opportunity to share resources are among the benefits mentioned frequently.
Eugenie, founder of Green Fabric, recently attended the Cohousing conference in Portland Oregon to connect with fellow professionals and residents to discuss and learn more about what it takes to build it, live itand sustain it.
Starting with what cohousing is, at this event Eugenie will share stories and lessons from the conference and also the 500 Communities Program through which she is affiliated with cohousing guru Katie McCamant from Cohousing Solutions.
Cohousing is redefining the American Dream. Can it also redefine the Australian one? What will it take to build a cohousing community here?
@ The Bodhi Tree, 1/416-418 Oxford St, Mt Hawthorn
PAST EVENTS & WORKSHOPS
The ‘Green Swing’ Tour
Sat, 23 Feb, 4-6pm
SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY BUILDING & LIVING Series 2018
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 share their wisdom, & inspire us to realise our own dreams.
All 2018 events were 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.
Grow & Thrive in Residential Community Living – Sociocracy
Mon, 22 Oct, 2018
Gina Price from The Sociocracy Consulting Group, gave participants of this workshop, a taste of how Sociocracy optimises group intelligence & wisdom while retaining individual perspectives & contributions.
We had a range of participants; some already living in community, some hoping to live in community & others not really sure at all. We looked at our challenges & fears as well as what we get from living in community.
Green Fabric Networking Event
Apr & Nov 2018
This informal night is about creating connections for future opportunities. You’ll hear from Green Fabric Professionals Members & our projects organisers. It gave everyone time to talk & share their involvement in the Sustainable Community living industry and how they can enter into future collaborations together.
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 2018
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 2018
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
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.