Astral Harvest Music & Arts Festival

Permaculture and Plant Medicine for Emergency Preparedness

How can we be prepared for unexpected circumstances?
Is it possible to prevent some unforeseen situations from occurring?

"Preparedness always beats response" -Rosemary Morrow

We live in a changing world where anything is possible.
This can include all things amazing and awesome and also some things tragic and overwhelming.

Join Kym Chi for this dynamic workshop where she explores how we can become more adaptable, more prepared and more responsive to the unexpected using Permaculture and Plant Medicine. We will look at prevention and response using holistic methods founded in natures design.

- Explore the basics of Permaculture.
- Understand how Permaculture can support you to become more resilient to change and disaster.
- Learn about plants and simple medicinal preparations that can help you to be come more adaptable to stress and that can save your life in dangerous situations.
- See a demonstration of an Herbal First Aid and Emergency Kit that holds important items key to survival in different situations.
- Take part in discussions, interactive games and design activities.

Kym hopes that this introductory and informative workshop will leave you with a sense of empowerment and confidence to become more comfortable with the unknown and the unexpected while learning how we can better care for the earth, ourselves, each other and create a better world for the future.

Kym Chi is a dedicated advocate of earth stewardship, people care and regenerative action for future resilience. Her main efforts are as a creative facilitator, artist, healer, medicine woman and community builder.

To date; Kym has received 3 certificates in Permaculture Design, completed multiple teacher trainings, taken a variety of advanced trainings and completed a Diploma in Permaculture Education. With a love of learning, she continues to take courses that grow her understanding of the natural world.

Through her stewardship of a deepened connection with the environment, Kym wishes to inspire creative self expression and value centered living to enrich and create healthy and abundant habitats and communities. With a focus on Social Permaculture and preparedness, Kym strives to mentor others on their life path and focusses on ways to support organizations and communities to become more resilient

Kym lives on the Sunshine Coast where she teaches and mentors in Permaculture, runs a holistic healing practice and has previously acted as the Food Systems Network Coordinator for the Lower Sunshine Coast through One Straw Society.