My name's Kate and I am the founder of Creative Collectives Australia.
We are all about connecting people for community living and creative collaborations and offering workshops in self-sufficiency that make sustainability fun.
I attended the Ecovillage Training Course at the Findhorn Foundation in 2009 and have since been establishing community living environments in Australia.
This started with an underground urban community in a warehouse in Melbourne. That was very exciting and creative but was missing the nature element. We've now made a 'tree change' and established a community on a small hobby farm just 50 mins from the city. This is now the head quarters of Creative Collective Australia our new initiative to help the growth of community living and self-sufficiency.
I am a designer, homesteader, events organiser and community inspirer. I love to create spaces that inspire people to work together, explore new ideas and have a whole bunch of fun in the process.
Primary interests: Social; Culture; Ecology
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Australia’s Self-Sufficiency and Community Living Network. Connecting people for a fun sustainable future. We are all about Collective Culture and focus on making sustainability fun through workshops, networks and creative collaborations. Our resources and events are designed to make a sustainable impact through collective activity – life is hard and boring if you’re doing it all on your own, so I say “let’s all team up and have fun”. We believe that the greatest change a person … Read more
- Date: 6 – 27 October 2015
- Location: North East Victoria, Australia
20 days. 20 acres. 30 people. In a secret natural location in North-East Victoria. Daily challenges, activities and adventures. Take a break from society and create your own world together. Date: 7th – 27th October (finishing with a full moon party) Location: A secret valley in North-East Victoria, Australia. • Develop a deeper understanding of nature by delving into its intrigues through observation and participations. • Learn about the local history, surrounding secrets and ancient … Read more
- Date: 13 July 2014
- Location: Australia
Creative Collectives and New Earth Systems for life are very proud to present this special event: This will be a chance to get up-close and personal and gain an in-depth insight into the the issues David Holmgren is most passionate about. During his presentations he will uncover new perspectives to keep permaculture activists ahead of the game. “The interactions between Climate Chaos, Oil Shocks and Economic Contraction is confused in the minds of the public and policy makers alike. The … Read more
- Date: 29 – 31 May 2014
- Location: Australia
The School of Self-Sufficiency (May Workshop Weekend) Communal Camp-out, Learn new skills and get amongst nature for the weekend. This is a unique program that allows participants to learn 8 new skills over one weekend from a variety of self-sufficiency categories whilst camping out and experiencing community living at one of our farm or outback locations. We invite eight great teachers to come along and pass on their specialty skills and/or knowledge in a two hour session each. Some … Read more
- Date: 24 – 27 April 2014
- Location: Australia
This month were celebrating the art of having fun and taking hobby’s to the next level. An important part of Self-Sufficiency is CRAFT; making the things you want or need on your own, for home use, to sell at markets for extra money or to barter for other goods. APRIL WORKSHOP WEEKEND Date: 25th – 28th April (All workshops held on Sat-Sun, Friday and Monday are optional for people who want to come and relax on the property, set-up camp early etc.) Facilitator: Kate Marsh, founder of … Read more
- Date: 27 February – 2 March 2014
Communal Camp-out, Learn new skills and get amongst nature for the weekend. This is a unique program that allows participants to learn 8 new skills over one weekend from a variety of self-sufficiency categories whilst camping out and experiencing community living at one of our farm or outback locations. We invite eight great teachers to come along and pass on their specialty skills and/or knowledge in a two hour session each. Some classes will be very high energy, hands-on and practical and … Read more