The Frugal Forest is a Frugal Arts Inc project, supported by One Off Makery and based in Pappinbarra, NSW. It involves artists, musicians, scientists, schools and community across the Mid North Coast. To date over 1170 people have contributed, from making leaf litter to designing massive palm trees, creating soundscapes and videos or building websites. The aim: to create an arresting and immersive forest installation, entirely from stuff that was headed for landfill. Why? Because a forest is a living example of an endlessly sustainable zero-waste system, in which waste is an opportunity and there’s no such thing as a dump. In a world of dwindling resources and a growing waste problem, we could learn a lot from that.

There are all sorts of ways you can get involved: come to a workshop, see the show, find us on Facebook, or explore our free education kit.


9 September 2017 – 30 Jan 2018: Sea Acres Rainforest Centre, Port Macquarie. EXTENDED! NOW ON TIL JUNE 10TH 2018

Guided group tours available on request: contact Sea Acres on 6582 3355.

For upcoming workshop dates, visit Frugal Arts or find us on Facebook.