This weekend, the Guba team metamorphosed from permaculture facilitators, builders & farmers into Cafe pundits for Bushfire, a local Arts & Music Festival based in Swaziland. We undergo this huge transition in order to bring locally produced, fresh, healthy food to the festival goers & raise awareness of the work we do in the surrounding communities. Everything we use – from our seating to our food – is guided by the permaculture ethics: Care of the Earth, Care of People & Surplus Share.
Our focus this year was to promote two key messages: slow & local. The slow movement works to promote everything that is local. It’s an important message for our consumer-driven time. We have the buying power to influence how our communities thrive or decline.
The festival was a feast for the ears, eyes & soul! Well worth looking up if you’re ever in the region (www.bush-fire.com). Our once a year vegetarian Cafe sparked huge demand from our Swazi-based customers for a permanent Cafe, but these permaculture facilitators, builders & farmers are happy to be back to delivering skills training in our communities…at least for now!