3rd - 5th of May at Woodfordia, Queensland

Search, discover, imagine, create, celebrate, plant, grow — join us this year at The Planting.

The Planting is a celebration of cultural expression through music, dance, art and folk lore and the nurturing of our forested parkland. Held at Woodfordia from the 3rd to the 5th of May 2019, The Planting hosts a diverse, informative and inspiring programme intended to contribute to the ever-growing global environmental and consciousness movement.

Come along with friends and family to plant trees, attend workshops, listen to talks and of course enjoy the music!









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Forest Woodfordia

Evolved from the planting project encompassing various specialised planting and land rehabilitation projects. While some passionate folk still focus on planting, there are several projects under the Forest Woodfordia umbrella which include orchids, bamboo, cycads, butterflies, soil regeneration, composting, fungi, biochar as well as the TreeHugger weekends. The grand vision of Forest Woodfordia is to learn about and increase Woodfordia’s biodiversity, which may lead to teams focusing on creating habitat for and studying particular species of animals as well.

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Recent News and Articles

The Planting Programme is Revealed – 2019

We are so delighted to share the programme of workshops, field trips and entertainment with you for this year’s The Planting Festival. Joining us onsite at Woodfordia, you will have the opportunity to get your hands dirty by planting trees, get creative in workshops, grow and learn with talks and panels, and get your feet…

Find New Species at The Planting

The Planting has received support from an Advance Queensland, Engaging Science Grant provided by the Queensland Government. The funding will support Woodfordia’s BioQuest – engaging patrons with bio-experts in biodiversity research, using the QuestaGame mobile app as a biodiversity research and mapping tool. Woodfordia – home of The Woodford Folk Festival – was once a…

Learn By Day, Play By Night: Ten Reasons To Attend The Planting

The Planting is a multi-layer festival of talks, forums, workshops, music, food, films, ceremony, and environmental projects — a weekend of community, cultural and intellectual exchange.  A smaller festival by design, The Planting is all about people coming together, getting their hands dirty, making things, cooking things, singing, nurturing the environment, preserving Woodfordia’s natural beauty…

Things To Do At The Planting

Starting out as a weekend where a band of committed volunteers gave their time and toil for the planting of trees, The Plantinghas become more than a working-bee. The joyful activity of planting trees and being in the outdoors vies with the programme of talks, presentations and performances. Dig a little deeper than the everyday and…

A Programme of distinctive classes led by masters of their craft. Gain skills that will form a foundation for future practice and experimentation.

Acrylic Painting

Circus Essentials


Common People Dance Project AKA Rock Eisteddford

Hat Making (Millinery)

Rhythm Workshop