May 16, 2009
Energy Cafe Spring Banquet
Filmed and edited by Francisca Bancalari
click the link below to read all about it! a great ‘Spring Banquet’ Review by Kate Towerzey
A big thanks to everyone who brought food to share and set the field alive with community spirit!
Rubber Tyre Stage (and sprung dance floor!)
designed and constructed by Dave Richter.
Bike Power sound system with ‘Magnificient Revolution’
Check their inspiring blog for news and updates this summer! Thanks guys!
Dr Realgood – local rhythm and blues band
Great set! first live ( solar powered) band to play at Energy Cafe !
Solar Panels loaned by Ken Boak
Worked perfectly – only a couple of blips when a cloud passed over the sun!
Cooking areas and other off grid demos
Burger Bar hosted by Florian -a specialist in outdoor kitchen and cooking choreography! who made a special trip from Berlin to construct the bar and cook! Top! The Oil drum Barbeques were made and welded beautifully by Chen.
Energy Cafe sprouts – amanda’s speciality added an extra nutritious crunch!
Fire circle – South African Braai
Anna and Alan demonstrated how to make one in just over an hour!- sourcing bricks, earth and pebbles on site
Fuel: Locally felled birch and ash – thanks for chopping Ray! – then a communal feast of roasted pumpkins, squash, corn and sweet potatoes .
Copper fire pit – loaned by Kerrie
intimate set up for food sharing, frying, grilling, roasting.
Wild food area /around the millstones – Nettle and mint tea was the most popular!
Swirl Stove made by Andrew Heggie
Brilliant fuel-efficient invention (runs off wood chips, sawdust pellets) that kept the water boiling into the night
Bio Diverse power station – designed and constrcuted by Shaun, Termite low impact construction. Fitted with water harvester ‘pitted olive’….
provided 24 hours of washing up water!
Vertical Strawberry Tower – designed and constructed by Tak Hoshino
With bike wheel wind turbine and umbrella water harvester
Energy Cafe Shelters
Love Shack Tipi area
Lynn Saunders from the Magic Music Box and team – check out : funky puppets
organised loads of arts and crafts activities – in true spring festival style…
Giant bubble making, face painting to a sunset dragon procession .
Marquee loaned by Sherilee- A tranquil space for watching the sun set.
Willow bender – made by Shaun, Sherilee, Amanda and Polly
Great for the night time crashers! Six fit comfortably.
Landrover Tent – Ideal for two
birch bread boards made by Peter !
Sun stove –loaned by Ken Boak
Runs off waste wood – ideal for heating up homemade dishes. and making fried eggs breakfasts
Solar air balloon demo with Eileen at 12 noon
To be continued!!