The festival is hosted by Transition Newcastle in partnership with Permaculture Hunter, Hamilton Public School, One Just World and the Family Action Centre at The University of Newcastle.

We are very grateful for the generous funding we received from UnitingCare Ageing (Hunter, Central Coast, and New England) and the support of our sponsors.

Opening CeremonyThe inaugural festival was held in 2010, was the vision of Tom Toogood and was organised by Permaculture Hunter Region Inc., with assistance from Permaculture Research Institute and Transition Newcastle. It was sponsored by great local companies, and had the assistance of around 50 Volunteers.

The first Fair Share Festival in 2010 was the vision of Tom Toogood from Permaculture Hunter. According to Tom, its aim was to

Explain and promote community and family-friendly alternatives (like co-ops, community barter, micro-business loans, community banks and mutual aid societies) to the current “greed is good” economic skullduggery that produced the global financial crisis.

It was driven by three principles “Care for the Earth, care for people, and share the surplus.”

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