Come and join the library, and perhaps, join the team as a volunteer!Ballarat Tool Library

The Ballarat Tool Library is a volunteer-led initiative that provides access to the tools needed to repair and care for your home and belongings while saving you money from having to buy new tools you may only use once or twice.

We provide a local library of tools - both used and new - garden tools, construction tools, kitchen tools, woodworking tools and artist tools. If it’s a tool we’ll try and stock it as we grow and expand!

Dale Boucher ConsultancyEnvironmental Experts
Boucher Consultancy is based in central Victoria and offers a range of sustainability services to government, commercial business and households. With over 12 years experience in the sustainability sector, Boucher Consultancy can help to reduce costs and lighten your environmental footprint through a range of audits, renewable energy generation, and energy efficiency advice and reporting.

Boucher Consultancy is also a consultant for BREAZE Energy Solutions who supply and install Solar PV systems, batteries and heat pump hot water systems.

Bardee Super FlyTransforming food waste into protein and fertiliser with insects

Probiotic Superfood for Plants

Bardee's range of nutrient-rich organic fertilisers are formulated with black soldier fly frass and ingredients to maximise plant growth, improve soil microbial diversity, and activate natural plant defences to pests

Protein - eg Pet food

Hypoallergenic pet food ingredients with essential amino and fatty acids for high palatability and a healthier immune system

iHempThe next few decades are pivotal for mankind as climate change impacts are felt and food production and water usage are forced to become innovative.

iHemp Victoria Inc will have educational information about innovation, sustainability and best practice that will reduce carbon footprints by promoting the growth of Industrial Hemp.

local Buninyong

We have some passionate locals in our village full of knowledge and resources, always asking questions and collaborating with the experts in the industry. Pick their brains! Ask them any niggling questions you might have about sustainable building.

What's it like to live in a high performance house?
What are some of the costs?
Would they do it again? If so, what would they do differently?

10:00 - 11:00 - Yanabeelbuild - Straw Bale House
Hand built local Straw Bale house.
Jess & Bryan

12:00 - 13:00 - Healthy High Performance home for the family.
Justin Weyers is currently building an Architecturally designed High Performance home to Passive House Principles.

A healthy home for his family free of dust mites and pollen focusing on Air tightness, triple glazing, moisture management, maximum insulation with a HRV. Come and hear his journey, see the plans and his building samples and ask anything you want. Always happy to share his new found passion and growing knowledge on his sustainable journey.

13:00 - 14:00 - Finding North - Aspects of Sustainability
At Finding North, we believe that everyone has the ability to make changes which improve how we live sustainably. Based on honest and independent service we hope to help others achieve this for themselves. Andrea Mason.

02:00 - 02:30 - All the locals together.
All the 'Ask a locals' in one spot to share knowledge with each other. Join the discussion.

14:30 - 15:30 - Joe Boin



Dynamite Bicycles BuninyongOur local Bike Shop! Cass and Trent - If you don't know these guys, you should!

Healthy activity, riding bikes!

 All things two wheels - Road bikes, Mountain Bikes, Electric Bikes.

A huge range of equipment and clothing for riding.