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All those macas and the Festival of Love

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It’s 50 years since David and Chris McIlrath planted 3,500 macadamia nut trees in Main Arm and it’s time for a celebration.

This season’s organic nuts have not been harvested so it is a harvest festival where festivalgoers can pick five kilos free as part of their festival entrance fee which is payable in the new paper money being launched at the Off-Grid Macadamia Festival of Love, to be held at Macas Camping Ground where The Elders of Gaia will be discussing how to get back the many freedoms recently lost and get sanity into local, national and global management.

‘We’ve all noticed how much more of the established currency we need to buy the same items that cost much less years or even weeks ago,’ says Chris McIlrath. ‘Why is that? The manipulation and control of humans by a few super-powerful corporations via ‘established’ control mechanisms has now become obvious to hundreds of millions around the world with protests larger than any time in history.’

‘The Off-Grid Macadamia Festival of Love, is a forum to air and polish solutions without getting bogged down in the minutiae of the pervasive problem’, says Chris.

The off-grid reality of nearly all of the hundreds of acres of the venue will impress and inspire those who attend. They will: experience the perfect drinking water filtered and UV’d on site from the venue’s own water supply; eat the best nuts on earth; see the timber tiny home made from hardwood regrowth trees milled on site; and enjoy the uplifting wonders of nature with air shows from flocks of birds that fly among the trees planted long ago.

A huge number of wise people have left the cities to have a more natural life in the Northern Rivers and the festival is an opportunity to share workable ways of living happily,’ says Chris.

The festival will be held from Friday, April 26 to Monday, April 29 at Macas Campground, 1156 Main Arm Road.

For more information phone 6684 5211 or 0421 022 740.


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