Boonah's environmental festival bounces back

CROWDS gathered to Boonah in celebration of the seventh World Environmental Day Festival.

Guests enjoyed the creative workshops, arts and craft displays, live entertainment and food stalls on Saturday, July 15 at the The Outlook Training and Resource Centre.

The event promoted the best of the Fassifern Valley while aiming to inspire visitors to live a more sustainable lifestyle.

Visitors learnt about composting, worm farming and aquaponics as well as learning to rings out of spoons, body scrubs and bath bombs.

Entertainment will included local poets, dancers, singers and an acrobatic performances.

The town’s successful festival has bounced back since last year’s cancelled event due bad weather that struck Boonah with strong winds and heavy rain.

Boonah Organisation for a Sustainable Shire secretary Julie Jackson said the festival was successful.

“The whole day was truly tremendous and organisers are very happy with the result of the day,” she said.

“After the disappointing cancellation of last year’s festival due to the extreme weather, Saturday's event bounced back as strong as ever with a large crowd of around 800.”

Ms Jackson said visitors from across south-east Queensland had high praise for the festival.

“The event showed people to make a difference in their every day actions and educating them about sustainability in a fun way,” she said.