Entheogenesis Australis presents
'Garden States Microdose' Webcast series
An encounter with a selection of Australian Ethnobotanical and Psychedelic Minds.
Upcoming webcast April 28th 2022 – 8 pm AEST (Melbourne)
For the Love of Weed and Justice: Celebrating 30 years of MardiGrass
The 14th Microdose Webcast will head north, partnering with the Nimbin Hemp Embassy to explore the origin and evolution of the long running MardiGrass Cannabis law reform protestival. We will be joined by a panel of local plant freedom fighters to take a trip down memory lane and discuss some of the highs and lows of this passionate grassroots movement. After the panel, there will be a short live Q&A.
Dr Liam Engel will also be stopping by to keep things green with a discussion of Cannabis concentrates and vaporisation. Liam will follow on from EGA's Cannabis Concentrates Reference Guide, emphasising a harm reduction approach amidst modern cultures of Cannabis consumption.
MORE ABOUT NIMBIN MARDIGRASS
For 30 years MardiGrass has aimed to expand the mind as much as that special weed herself, and continues to provide a space to inform, learn, agitate, inspire and connect in this massively important green revolution to overgrow the government! 2022 is the 30th year of MardiGrass and our friends at the Cannabis Broadcasting Network have created a precious documentary of this important and enduring force for drug law reform in Australia. You can watch it online for free here: https://cannabisbroadcasting.com.au/mardigrass/
For more information about the protestival, check out their website: https://nimbinmardigrass.com/
Bio: Michael Balderstone
Michael Balderstone abandoned a successful career as a stockbroker to look for a deeper meaning in his life. He settled near Nimbin thirty-odd years ago and has been involved with the HEMP Embassy and MardiGrass since they began. He is also President of the federally registered political party, the Legalise Cannabis Party. He’s passionate about injustice in all forms but in particular the war on drugs, believing drug use should be a health issue and not a fight over who gets to profit from pain.
Bio: Miss Guidance
Having attending MardiGrass since the late 90s, in 2011 Miss Guidance started helping with the MardiGrass conference, AKA the Hemposium. Miss Guidance also volunteers at the Nimbin Hemp Embassy and is a member of Entheogenesis Australis.
Bio: Neil Pike
Neil Pike is a musician, video-maker, life-time activist and professional weirdo. He is an active proponent of Optimistic Cynicism™, and lives in the rainforested hippy warrens surrounding the rural Australian town of Nimbin. Raised by peace activists in the ’50s & ’60s, he has been making music and causing trouble since the early 1970s, involving himself in a range of causes from environmental protection to various social justice issues. Neil is the founder and Grand Authenticated Bush Turkey of the Pagan Love Cult inc, probably the longest running contemporary psychedelic music group in Australia. He is a multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter who has performed at gigs & festivals extensively all around the world. “The best thing about being the Grand Authenticated Bush Turkey” says Neil “is that only other turkeys take you seriously”.
We invite the Australian ethnobotanical and psychedelic community to ongoing Garden States Microdose webcast series taking generally taking place on the last Wednesday night of each month at 8:00 pm AEDT (Melbourne) until our next major conference can return. Registration for Microdose Webcasts is free, but donations are encouraged where possible to support EGA's important work (booking fees may apply).
The webcasts will cover a variety of topics from the field of Ethnobotany and Psychedelic and sustainability. The webcast will be produced and hosted by a variety of folks active in the community including but not limited to Nick Wallis (Enpsychedelia), Miss Guidance (From EGA), Jonathan Carmichael (President of EGA) and Elen Jones of The Nimbin Herbs Experience. The content will be made up of panels, guest lectures, interviews, short film segment etc. and go for around 1 to 1.5 hours.
Each webcast will stream any new videos from the Seedlings Video Project as part of the monthly show. The Seedlings Project is ongoing, so please consider making a video submission any time. You can also subscribe to our YouTube channel via the following link: Entheo TV.
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The Entheogenesis Australis (EGA) team
Planting seeds for the earth, body and mind