Creative blacksmithing project entices Woodfordians

By Connie Savage Woodford Folk Festival attendees are re-imagining the possibilities of what they can build out of everyday junk. Paradijsvogelstraat (Bird of Paradise Street) uses the tools of blacksmithing, sculpture, recycling, gardening … [Read more...]

The Menstrual Revolution

by Jade McGarry “Half the world menstruates, so we may as well talk about it.” So says Fiona McKeague, member of the ‘Menstru-Revolutionaries,’ a team of women working to innovate the menstrual process and eradicate the internalised shame … [Read more...]

The Poets Breakfast – the most fulfilling meal of the day

by Jade McGarry 'Campbell the Swaggy' graces the stage at the Poets Breakfast Photo cred: Dylan Crawford Making an audience feel emotionally vulnerable by a group of strangers at 8AM in the morning is a tough gig, but the folk at the Poets … [Read more...]

Fitzroy River in the Kimberley Region is “still under a lot of threat,” says Dr Anne Poelina and Dr Barry Traill

By Connie Savage Source: Woodford Artist ImageSource: Connie Savage Conversations at Woodford Folk Festival turned solemn when Dr Anne Poelina and Dr Barry Traill discussed the challenges of gaining long-term protection for the Kimberley … [Read more...]

Butterflies for Biodiversity

By Connie Savage The famous butterfly walk at Woodford Folk Festival Photo by Connie Savage Wandering around Woodford Folk Festival you may have noticed areas with large colourful signs emblazoned with the message: ‘RESERVED FOR … [Read more...]

From Tent Cities to Tree Tops: The lives of Grassroots Activists

by Elizabeth Foster Jim Kay shows how a tree-sit protest is done at the Woodford Folk Festival. Photo by Elizabeth Foster @Fooster_Rooster You’d be hard strapped to find a music festival more environmentally conscious than the Woodford Folk … [Read more...]

The Environmental Community of Woodfordia

by Jade McGarry The plant a tree for five dollars initiative is one aspect of the Woodford Folk Festival's environmental emphasis. Photo by Meg Williams-Dell @dead_milk_photography The roots of the Woodfordian ideology are grounded in its … [Read more...]

Vanuatu: greener grass and a bluer sea

MONIQUE PUEBLOS With the challenge of what appears to be an ever-growing plastic ocean, a Pacific Island nation is on-board with doing their part in conserving the earth by reducing their plastic. Committed to protecting its marine life and … [Read more...]

Farmers struggle through drought

Farmer Graham Wilson

MICAELA ABOODY The current drought across Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and inner Western Australia has left cattle and crop farmers struggling to keep their farms viable. Farmers and support organisations have said while the current … [Read more...]

The Gold Coast’s Dreaming Mountain

JAKE GALLAGHER Jingeri Wallal Wahlu - Welcome! The ‘Dreaming Mountain’ Jellurgal at Burleigh Heads is a must visit if you want to learn more about the culture and traditions of the custodial owners of this land, the Yugambeh people. The Gold … [Read more...]