The Hulbert Street Sustainability Fiesta September 22 and 23 2012 10am – 4pm
For over five years now Hulbert Street, a local street in South Fremantle has hosted a Spring Sustainability Fiesta. Last year nearly 6,500 visitors enjoyed the weekend, so don’t miss out this year!
Local Hulbert Street residents will again be showcasing their homes and gardens. Learn about anything from worm farming to preserving, ginger beer making to bike maintenance, refashioning to becoming a compost queen! A carefully selected blend of nearly 70 food, artist and sustainable product stalls add to the colour and energy of the Fiesta.
Last year the focus for organisers was on “resource recovery”. Several washing up stations reduced the need for take away drink containers, and all food plates were compostable. We recommend you bring your own cutlery plate and mug to the Fiesta!
There will be three new programs introduced to the Fiesta this year. Our Sustainable Transport Project aims to reduce the number of people driving to the event, encouraging visitors to leave their cars at home and walk, ride or catch public transport. A team of volunteers will be available to greet cyclists and valet park their bikes – the first bike valet parking ever in Fremantle!
Entries are already coming in for the First Ever Hulbert Street Preserving Competition. A local preserves display and competition aims to bring a “country show” feel to the sharing of these old skills that are becoming more popular.
Our Refashioning Project will feature local “remaking” fashion, culminating in a fashion show of items created during the Fiesta. A team of volunteers with sewing skills will be on hand to help you design you own garment, and a photo booth will mean you can take home a reminder of day and garment.
Helpers are still needed for this year’s Fiesta – from entrance greeters, to open home guides, buskers to speakers at the Show and Tell Tent, there is something for everyone. The goal for volunteers is to aim for each person to donate just two hours of their time. Please contact Shani Graham on firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.