I’ve been planning for it since May 2013 and it’s taken up almost every spare moment of my time since January this year, but yesterday was the day when all that planning became reality, when all the hard work paid off and people flocked to the Grove Library to take part in the Less is More Festival. And yes, they flocked!
The final programme looked like this:
The attendance was amazing. There was standing room only in many sessions and queues at the doors. It was great to see so many people interested in sustainability and conscious living, who wanted to learn new skills, get inspired and meet like-minded people. All the workshops were free, but if people wanted to give something back we ran a Bring and Share cafe and people could bring a dish – and you should have seen the spread!
I love our venue too – the Grove Library let us take over their great space for one day a year; in fact they truly embrace it! Not only that, but the grounds are beautiful, and I love the words at the entrance…
I didn’t get a chance to take as many photos as I would have liked, and some of the rooms were too full to get in and actually take pictures! I’ll share the few that I managed to take. I hope it gives you some idea of the things that went on.
I really want to thank all the presenters who gave up their time to share their knowledge and skills, all the volunteers who helped the day to run so smoothly, the Earth Carers team for providing support in the run up to the festival and on the day and to the awesome people of Perth and beyond who came to learn, to connect and to be inspired! You all made the day amazing : )