Field Day 2019

Waste. How hard can it be? A day of environmental exploration, foraging, walks, workshops, performance... and a waste audit.

Join us for a day of fun guided walks, foraging, performances and activities all about reducing waste. Explore the challenges we face in our day-to-day lives in winning the war on waste. Gather tips from our young waste leaders from Kiama High and contribute to our waste audit. Lets see how much rubbish we generate in 4 hours!

And don’t forget its Bundanon Open Day too. Take a wander through the historical Bundanon Homestead, Arthur Boyd Studio and gardens.

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Please note, in light of the theme, printed copies will not be available at the event. A large schedule and map will be available in the event hub. We encourage you to view and download on your devices before event day.


Skip dive the bush: Foraging walk with Diego Bonetto a.k.a The Weedy One
Learn to identify wild edibles in the bush and from your garden. Upcycle seasonal treats. You will never look at weeds in the same way after participating in this walk. You can even bring in samples of weedy plants from your garden for possible ID and uses.

Diego Bonetto is a weed forager, artist, storyteller and an expert on identifying the nutritious plants that grow under our feet that most people call ‘weeds’. Take a walk in the park and discover the edible and medicinal plants that grow around us. Learn about the role weeds play in repairing and building soil. Find out how they have been used for food, craft and natural remedies. Discover ways to safely harvest from the urban wild and enrich your diet with vitamins and minerals. www.diegobonetto.com

Tidal Yoga with Monica Mudge
Wander through the paddocks to the Bundanon Beach for marine waste education through games, yoga and stories. Learn the simple steps you can take in caring for our marine environments.

Monica Mudge is owner and founder of Tidal Yoga, Milton and Education Manager for National initiative Take 3 for the Sea. She is a passionate advocate for environmental education and participation, and through Tidal Yoga nurtures healthy minds, bodies and souls through the practice of yoga, mindfulness, connection to self, community and the environment. www.tidalyoga.com.au

Subterranean Waste Blues: The Bundanon Story
Bundanon Trust’s Head of Operations Richard Montgomery will lead you down the river walk track to our revegetation site. Learn about the ways in which the Trust offsets carbon omissions and the challenges we face in being green.

The Dump Zone: Performance by Eton Gorge Theatre
Up in the Bundanon Ampitheatre a kangaroo and ranger deal with a “dumping” crises. Local species are becoming threatened, including the Golden Bell Frog, The Ground Parrot and the Eastern Pygmy Possum. Take the 15 minute walk up the hill to find them and be entertained by puppets and interactive opportunities to solve issues of illegal dumping, litter and actions we can take to prevent this damage.

Eton Gorge Theatre develop and present unique and bespoke solutions for entertaining and thought provoking theatre. Their ethos revolves around important environmental issues. Their narratives are layered with relevant environmental messages that are delivered in a fun and engaging way. Commissioned by Shoalhaven Waste Rangers Unit in 2016, The Eaton Gorge Theatre Company have developed this 45 minute show that looks at litter and illegal dumping, and the impact of wildlife specific to the Shoalhaven area. www.egtc.com.au


HOW HARD CAN IT BE? Join us over lunch for a forum with young waste warriors from Kiama High. Hear their story after appearing on ABC TV’s War on Waste. Share tips and tricks with these young ambassadors and unpack the challenges we all face in contributing to a waste free future.

WASTE AUDIT – We want your rubbish!
Where are the bins you ask? We want you to collect and save your rubbish throughout the day and contribute to our event waste audit. Lets see how much waste is actually made (and saved) in a one day – 5 hour event and where the rubbish should end up.


Beeswax is amazing! Did you know it has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. In this workshop you will create a re-usable, waxed cloth to be used many times instead of plastic wrap. (Please note this workshop uses hot irons.)

Waste and recyclables can be transformed into beauty. Learn weaving techniques to upturn materials into tiny vessels.

Screen print your very own reusable Bundanon Trust Boomerang Bag to take home and pass on

Ever wanted to know what to do with kitchen scraps? Kimchi is well-known for its probiotic properties, but it’s also packed with other health benefits including heart health, boosting your immune system and reducing inflammation. Liza from Forage – Jervis Bay will show you how to take everyday kitchen scraps and transform them into delicious, spicy, good-for-your-gut kimchi.Liza will also have a range of fermented products to purchase and eat at home. Your gut will love you!


This Field Day you will be treated to the amazing tastes from Mirritya Mundya – Indigenous Twist Catering. Based in the Shoalhaven, Mirritya Mundya (meaning ‘hungry blackfish’) combines wholesome homemade cuisine with bush tucker and native flavours.

Low & Slow BBQ Vego Box

Stuffed native ricotta peppers served with choice of 2 sides:
-Warrigal green potatoes
-Myrtle slaw
-Native thyme mac & cheese

Pulled Pork Roll
Wild ginger & myrtle BBQ glazed 14 hour apple pork butt
served w/ myrtle slaw

Desert Lime tart – $5
Choc Davidson plum tart – 2 for $6
Chocolate wattleseed brownies – $5

Lemon Myrtle – $5


Serving a selection of delicious Hyper Hyper coffee, hot chocolate and tea.


A reminder that Bundanon Trust does not sell bottled water. Please bring a re-usable water bottle with you to all our events.Bring your favourite from home, grab one of our 100% compostable bio-cups or buy a stainless steel Bundanon Trust bottle as a keepsake.There will be water stations across the site for refills.

Plastic water bottles, unlike natural materials, don’t break down. Instead, they disintegrate into tinier and tinier plastic pieces, polluting our rivers and oceans, threatening vulnerable wildlife, and making their way up the food chain and onto our plates.

We appreciate your support in protecting the environment.

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$12 full price, $8 concession, children under 16 free. Cost includes entry to Bundanon Open Day.




Cash only event

Dates & Times
28/04/2019 Bundanon

Bundanon acknowledges the Wodi Wodi and the Yuin, of the South Coast region, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.

In Dharawal the word Bundanon means deep valley.

This website contains names, images and voices of deceased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.