Festival aims to teach sustainable life skills

Viva La Resilience co-ordinator Barnaby Nichols at Perth City Farm. Picture: Marcus Whisson d411861
Viva La Resilience co-ordinator Barnaby Nichols at Perth City Farm. Picture: Marcus Whisson d411861

Workshops demonstrating skills such as fixing bikes, growing food and repairing furniture will be on offer at Viva La Resilience on December 8.

Organiser Barnaby Nichols said the festival aimed to highlight how people could make their lives less reliant on fossil fuels.

‘The festival it here to inspire people to be able to do things themselves and hopefully generate a new way of saving money and their energy,’ he said.

‘Pairing the networking opportunities, skills learned and wisdom shared from this event, we can contribute to a world with fewer wars fought over resources, with more support for sustainable and ethical business practices, and with a greater sense community and individual empowerment.’

The festival will also feature speaker, local music, food and entertainment.

Viva La Resilience runs from 11am to 3pm at Perth City Farm, East Perth.