The Nest at Fair@Square 2016

The Nest
The Nest: Creating a healthy home for you and your family – a sanctuary without the toxins. This free event will host workshops and presentations/talks for parents of young children and parents-to-be who are renovating or refurbishing their home and want strategies to help them on their way. No matter how big or small your project – These workshops and talks will help you know where to start, what to avoid and introduce you to some of the healthy options.  Most sessions will run for 30-40 mins including time for questions.
Eco Store
 
SESSIONS ARE FREE but to guarantee a spot, book in advance and enter a draw to WIN 1 of 5 Ecostore gifts worth at $50 each.
 
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Saturday 3rd December Program [Go to Sunday 4th December Program]

11.00am – 11.30am WORKSHOP – Kyrstie Barcak (A Fresh Legacy)
‘Grow Just One Thing’

The first step in a fresh food journey.
If you want to start your own vegetable garden, and create fresh healthy meals for your family in less time with less stress then you’ll enjoy Kyrstie’s talk.

SESSION ONE IS FREE but to guarantee a spot, book in advance and enter a draw to win 1 of 5 Ecostore gifts worth at $50 each.

ABOUT KYRSTIE BARCAK  REGISTER FOR SESSION 1

Kyrstie Barkack 

12.00pm – 12.40pm TALK – Vinita Baravkar (Bhumi Organic Cotton)
‘Create an Organic Sanctuary for Your Little Ones’

Bhumi Organic Cotton, will discuss the differences between organic cotton textiles and conventional textiles, and the impacts of these fabrics on our little ones.

SESSION TWO IS FREE but to guarantee a spot, book in advance and enter a draw to win 1 of 5 Ecostore gifts worth at $50 each.
ABOUT VINITA BARAVKAR  REGISTER FOR SESSION 2

Vinita Baravkar 

1.00pm – 1.40pm TALK – Bronwyn Bennett (Creating Healthy Spaces)
‘Renovating or redecorating your child’s room? What you need to know before you start’

Creating Healthy Spaces, will chat about the health hazards in your homes and the strategies you can implement to create a healthy nursery, bedroom and playroom.

SESSION THREE IS FREE but to guarantee a spot, book in advance and enter a draw to win 1 of 5 Ecostore gifts worth at $50 each.

ABOUT BRONWYN BENNETT  REGISTER FOR SESSION 3

Bronwyn Bennett 

2.00pm – 2.40pm TALK – Antony Di Mase (Dimase Architects)
‘Working with an Architect to achieve your healthy home’

This talk will focus on the architectural design process. It aims to explain the key milestones along the way and how to best engage with your architect to make the experience rewarding and enjoyable. Understanding how to put together a project brief, setting realistic expectations and making sure that the important aspects of your needs are met in the project outcome. Using nothing more than a whiteboard and whiteboard marker – Antony will explain how to make sure your project is sustainable and rewarding. The format will be interactive and give you the opportunity to ask questions and gain information that will assist you in your building project.

SESSION FOUR IS FREE but to guarantee a spot, book in advance and enter a draw to win 1 of 5 Ecostore gifts worth at $50 each.

ABOUT ANTONY DI MASE REGISTER FOR SESSION 4

Antony Di Mase 

3.00pm – 3.40pm WORKSHOP – Danielle King (Green Moves)
‘Water wise, kid wise. Smart water use. What can you do to be smarter with water when renovating?’

As parents with young children, what can you do to be smarter with water at home when renovating?  Find out how to ‘build in’ water savings, ask about appliances (who wants a shower you don’t get wet in!) and what can you put into your own home to help save our most precious resource. This is an info/workshop session so be prepared to participate.  You’ll leave with an action list customised for your home to help get things moving.

SESSION FIVE IS FREE but to guarantee a spot, book in advance and enter a draw to win 1 of 5 Ecostore gifts worth at $50 each.

ABOUT DANIELLE KING REGISTER FOR SESSION 5

Danielle King 

4.00pm – 4.40pm TALK – Melanie Van Kuyk (Melvk)
‘Creating an intentional space that grows with you and your baby’

Humans are not static beings: we move, we change and we grow. As our families evolve, so do our needs. Learn how to create an intentional home that enhances the wellbeing of both mama and child.

SESSION SIX IS FREE but to guarantee a spot, book in advance and enter a draw to win 1 of 5 Ecostore gifts worth at $50 each.

ABOUT MELANIE VAN KUYK  REGISTER FOR SESSION 6

Melanie Van Kuyk 

Sunday 4th December Program

11.00am – 11.40am  TALK – Monica Meldrum (Whole Kids)
‘Unjunk it’. It’s time to create a junk-free childhood.

Monica Meldrum, believes kids should have a childhood where they are free to explore, free to discover and learn, and free to be kids. Come and learn how to Junk the Junk.

SESSION ONE IS FREE but to guarantee a spot, book in advance and enter a draw to win 1 of 5 Ecostore gifts worth at $50 each.

ABOUT MONICA MELDRUM REGISTER FOR SESSION 1

Monica Meldrum 

12.00pm – 12.40pm  PARENT WORKSHOP – Alanna Quigley (Baby Babble)
Learn to communicate with your baby using “baby sign language”

Baby Babble, will teach you the skills to communicate with your baby from around six months old using Auslan (Australian Sign Language) to reduce frustration and tantrums.

SESSION TWO IS FREE but to guarantee a spot, book in advance and enter a draw to win 1 of 5 Ecostore gifts worth at $50 each.

ABOUT ALANNA QUIGLEY  REGISTER FOR SESSION 2

Alanna Quiqley

1.00pm – 1.40pm  TALK – Megan Norgate (Brave New Eco)
‘Designing for Children’

DESIGNING FOR CHILDREN- Creating a healthy, low impact home that’s adapts to a families changing needs. Typically homeowners make a lot of changes to their homes throughout their children lives, trying to adapt their spaces to allow for the their growing families. Over Megan’s career she has worked with hundreds of families to identify the best way to maximise their space and retrofit and renovate their homes in a resourceful and low toxicity manner to be healthier and more efficient to live in. In this talk Megan will explain her design approach that will help you to create homes that delight children and make life for busy families easier, encouraging creative play and an adventurous robustness to a family home. She will also talk about how to make sure your home supports your families wellbeing – down to every last detail to ensure your interior environment is keeping you physically well whilst providing a welcome respite in a busy world.

SESSION THREE IS FREE but to guarantee a spot, book in advance and enter a draw to win 1 of 5 Ecostore gifts worth at $50 each.

ABOUT MEGAN NORGATE REGISTER FOR SESSION 3

Megan Norgate

2.00pm – 2.40pm TALK – Vinita Baravkar (Bhumi Organic Cotton)
‘Create an Organic Sanctuary for Your Little Ones’

Bhumi Organic Cotton, will discuss the differences between organic cotton textiles and conventional textiles, and the impacts of these fabrics on our little ones.

SESSION FOUR IS FREE but to guarantee a spot, book in advance and enter a draw to win 1 of 5 Ecostore gifts worth at $50 each.

ABOUT VINITA BARAVKAR  REGISTER FOR SESSION 4

Vinita Baravkar 

3.00pm – 3.40pm TALK – Sam Buckby (Smarter Buildings)
‘Smarter Homes the Smarter Way – Learn how to create a home that is safe to live in, sustainably efficient and simple to use.’

Do the terms “Home Automation”, “Smart Technology” and “Radiation emitting WiFi” worry you? You’re not alone! Join Sam for an awesome presentation on how you can have a Smart Home without the complexities.

SESSION FIVE IS FREE but to guarantee a spot, book in advance and enter a draw to win 1 of 5 Ecostore gifts worth at $50 each.

ABOUT SAM BUCKBY REGISTER FOR SESSION 5

Sam Buckby

4.00pm – 4.40pm TALK – Bronwyn Bennett (Creating Healthy Spaces)
‘Renting? Learn how to create a healthy nursery, bedroom and playroom, even though you are renting’

Creating Healthy Spaces, will chat about the health hazards in your homes and the strategies you can implement to create a healthy nursery, bedroom and playroom.

SESSION SIX IS FREE but to guarantee a spot, book in advance and enter a draw to win 1 of 5 Ecostore gifts worth at $50 each.

ABOUT BRONWYN BENNETT  REGISTER FOR SESSION 6

Bronwyn Bennett