The Festival for the Forests is a two-day event (Saturday and Sunday) with a public VFA launch at 2pm on Sunday.
The Victorian Forest Alliance is a new alliance of long-time grassroots forest groups that was incorporated in October 2021. The VFA aims to protect and restore native forests in the state of Victoria by developing effective strategies to facilitate interaction and collaboration between environmental groups. The alliance brings together all groups actively protecting native forests in Victoria no matter what their geographical location and shows solidarity with First Nations Peoples by developing meaningful relationships that amplify First Nations voices and cultural values.
This public launch event includes an art exhibition/ auction/ fundraiser, live music, banner making, footpath art, video screenings, and more.
1pm Emily McCarthy
1.30pm Mat Morgan
2pm Launch of the Victorian Forest Alliance
2.30pm Belly Savalas
3.30pm Jess Mahler Trio
4.20pm Drive South