A twist on the old Jerry Maguire line, but that was how Ben and I felt when we visited the Macedon Sustainable Living Festival at Woodend yesterday. It was fabulous!
Truth be told, I saw a young girl with a badge with that quote on it and liked it so much that I had to repeat it here.
As the festival title suggests, the sustainable living festival was a showcase of all things sustainable living. I was very impressed with the size of the event, even though it was so far out of Melbourne. It was a good substitute for the SLF Big Weekend that is usually held at Federation Square, but it was bumped off by the International Cricket Cup that took over the venue. It’s just not cricket.
Anyway, we arrived at 10am, paid our token entry fee and chatted to so many cool people and ate lots of great vegan food.
But the highlight for me, and this may sound a bit morbid, was to discover a coffin that was perfect for a guy like me.
Yes, it is a big wicker basket coffin. Let the entire world know that when it is my turn to say goodbye, this is what I want to laid to rest in. Simple, practical, and it won’t cost the earth. If you are interested, you can find further info at naturalgrace.com.au
Ben’s highlight was Edgar’s Mission where he got to talk to Timothy the Wether. It was fun to watch them both having a chat.
I am not sure if Timothy was that impressed, but he seemed happy enough.
Whilst waiting for one of the presentation (which actually got cancelled), we decided to go for a walk around Wooden. Down one of the back streets we found a little shop, more like a mini-mart called Nature’s Garden. It stocks 100% quality Organic Produce. I bought a large organic Royal Gala apple that tasted amazing, and Ben couldn’t understand why there weren’t shops like this everywhere.
In fact, on the way home that was all he talked about. It impressed him so much that it was the first thing he told Kim about when we arrived home, how Nature’s Garden was so cool, and that the mini-mart on the corner of our street should be just like it.
All in all, we had a great day, talked to some very interesting people, and enjoyed some fresh air and good food.
What’s not to like about sustainable living?