WTF is GG23?
The 8th rendition of a grounded gathering
that jump started
that some people call a movement.
(it is not a cult.... promise!)
a high vibe,
down to earth,
good old fashioned,
permaculture action party
(despite the fancy new age name - the practice is ancient!)
(giving what your soul is craving)
a syntropic symphony
of social synchronicity
(sounds stupendously special doesn't it!!)
our sacred connection
to country, community & culture
(that is our mission statement FYI)
WANT IN ON THE ACTION?
here is how you can play with us...
RETREAT & BUSH SCHOOL
five day fully catered immersion
gives you and the kids an opportunity
to drop in to your body, slow down,
reconnect and truly get grounded.
three day fully catered gathering
where all the fun, music,
booty-shaking shenanigans and
collaborative action happens.
keen to help out?
If you feel the call to be of service
please fill out the form below.
music, workshop, demo?
If you have something special to share
please fill out the form below.
THE RETREAT & BUSH-SCHOOL:
27-31 AUG 2023
A five-day, fully-catered immersion
to give you and the young ones time and space
to drop into your body, tune into the land, and
connect with the people around you.
The 52-acre Grounded Hub,
Cedar Waters (fka Famunity)
is a hive of community activity.
As a retreat participant,
you get the exclusive opportunity
to learn the theory behind the projects on site
and gain real-life experience on the ground.
The retreat & bush-school is
capped at 15 participants
to create the perfect group container
required for a truly transformative experience.
On offer for the Permaculture Retreat:
+ Permaculture Ethics w/ Grounded Crew
+ Mainframe Design w/ Rupert Faust
+ Fermentation w/ Erin Barry
+ Successional agroforestry w/ Suvi
+ Barefoot Beekeeping w/ Owen Noonan
+ Natural Building w/ Jaye Irving
+ Morning Yoga w/ Fleur-desiree
Parallel to the permaculture retreat,
our Jarjums Bush School
draws upon Steiner philosophies
with a program that provides a beautiful balance of activities to
nurture the development of the young self –
through head, heart, hands and spirit.
Perfect for retreat participants,
volunteers or invited crew
who have young ones 6-12
and want to bring them along for the week
THE ACTION PARTY:
1-3 SEPTEMBER 2023
As the retreat and bush school wind down - the weekend action party cranks it up a notch or three with;
People-Powered Permaculture Action
Catered community meals from Fri dinner --> Sun lunch
Workshops, Talks and Demonstrations
Live & Electronic Musical Performances
Ceremony and Ritual
Framed by five elemental spaces facing the sacred central fire.
EARTH: Kitchen, Food, Nourishment.
FIRE: Kids (Big & Small), Play, Movement.
AIR: Stage, Sound, Dance, Singing.
WATER: Teahouse, Herbs, Healing.
HEART: Tipi, Ceremony
And tucked out the back,
in a world of its own,
is the legendary TRADIE TOWN.
An interactive operations centre
where you get hands-on with tools
and techniques that support you
living on and off the land.
(2022 was a factory line - pumping out a dozen top bar hives!)
We are over the full moon to be announcing to you what we have lined up in the way of choooonz!
return to to throw down with
us for the first time since 2017.
To back it up we've enlisted a bunch of our favourite local live acts and DJ's.
Freestyle Mafia - Dooz - Lucky Prophet -Cecilia Caleandro
Akela Bloom - Bass Fairy - Brother Beans - Drop Bear - Chilacayote - Earthworm - Elementary Hifi - FloydTown-Zorbit - Fractal Flow - Rudekat - Shen - Tranqwill
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the weekend action party included in the retreat pass price?
Yes! The Retreat Pass price includes all camping and meals for the week of the retreat and weekend of the action party.
Are meals included in the action party price?
Yes! All meals from Friday dinner -->Sunday lunch are included in the action party price.
What's the story with kids?
We love kids and the family friendly vibes ensures they are included. If they are under 16 - then kids are free for the action party. If they are over 16 then they count as an adult.
Are there toilets and showers at the site?
Yes! Our site is very well set up to accomodate campers and is well equipped with drinking water, compost toilets and a hot shower.
Do I need to bring my own camping gear?
Yes. There are no accomodation options on site so you need to bring your own set up.
Is there are swimming spot?
Yes - but due to liability considerations this is not officially offered as part of the gathering.
What's your refund policy?
We can offer full refunds (minus $40 admin fee) up to 7 days before the event start. Less than 7 days before, during or after the event there are no refunds - but we can do a name transfer.
What's your drug and alcohol policy?
We care not so much what you consume - but more how it affects your behaviour and impacts others. We foster a respectful family-friendly village-culture.
What's your COVID policy?
Is that even a thing anymore?
Who is Grounded?
Grounded is not-for-profit community organisation with the mission
to regenerate our sacred connection to country, community and culture.
We do this through live events, social enterprise,
regenerative living hubs and online educational content (coming soon).
Ready to get Grounded?
your mind, body & soul will thank You