~ Australia, January 20-23, 2017 ~
ReGrowth is a non-profit, electronic music and arts festival where participants are encouraged to regenerate degraded land by planting trees on location in Australia. Its early beginnings were in 2004, when a diverse crew of individuals with a deep desire to bring environmental awareness and environmental action to youth culture, worked together to deliver the Regrowth Festival in 2005. In that 1st year, upon a stunning rural property, several hundred people danced, discovered, connected, shared knowledge and planted 2000 trees. Along with the saplings planting in 2005, the following years has seen the festival evolve and grow into a 4 day family friendly event involving live and electronic music, performers, workshops, healing, kids space, markets, art, and most importantly re-generating degraded land through large scale revegetation projects.
Planting trees at the Regrowth Festival is about more than just healing the land. For many, it is first opportunity to partake in a sucessful hands on activity to help the environment. It can leave a lasting impression of empowerment on those involved and helps forge a vital re-connection with the land. The Regrowth Festival and other associated RE-GEN events have been responsible for planting 70,000 trees, shrubs and ground covers across 4 different sites thanks to the active involvement of participants.