A new event will take place in Koroit this weekend with the Replenish Our Planet Living Festival.
We take a look at what is in store.
READY TO GO
Organisers of the Replenish our Planet Living Festival are excepting more than 3000 people to attend the inaugural staging of the event.
The festival will be held in the Koroit Botanical Gardens on Saturday.
Festival chair Tina Stubbs said the team behind the festival was bursting with anticipation.
"We are really excited, tickets are selling online like hot cakes which is a great start," Ms Stubbs said.
"We have had a lot of local people buy tickets and also from all over Victoria and even Queensland."
Ms Stubbs said plans were to hold the festival biannually.
She said Saturday's event had a clear theme.
"It is all about making a change by learning to live more sustainably," Ms Stubbs said.
"There are so many ways to make a positive difference and at the festival we will have experts in place that people can talk to and help them achieve their goals."
Four presentations will take place on Saturday in the main marquee from keynote speakers.
Helen and Hugo Disler will speak about regenerative farming.
Erin Rhoads is a prominent eco-lifestyle blogger who specialises in the push for plastic-free and zero-waste living.
Environmental designer and author David Holmgren will be a festival drawcard.
A co-originator of the permaculture concept, Holmgren's work has led him to be inducted as a Green Lifestyle Awards Hall of Fame member.
Peter Andrews is considered an environmental pioneer through the development of the Natural Sequence Farming (NSF) method.
Through this work, Andrews has found a way to transform degraded, drought stricken landscapes into viable farming land.
Festival patrons will not have to look far in their search for information and nourishment with more than 100 stalls in place on Saturday.
These stalls will be set up in different sections across the gardens.
These sections will include handcrafts, health and wellbeing, community living, home making, demonstrations, food and coffee, farming and energy, kids play, sustainable living and the presentation marquee.
While food and beverages will be available, festival organisers are encouraging people to get in the spirit of the event by embracing BYO.
Items such as keep cups, cloth carry bags and water bottles will be welcomed with open arms, with an aim to keep waste from the event to a minimum.
Live music will be part of the festival with a main stage operating from 9.45am to 5.30pm.
Warrnambool roots musician Tom Richardson will headline the bill.
He will be supported by Gabby Steel, The Sesiun, The Zucchini Clan, Brett Clarke and Paul Kelly, Oriel Glennen, Triptych.
ON THE ROAD
An extension of the festival will take place on Sunday with a self-drive sustainability tour.
This tour will include five properties across the district.
These addresses will include 66 McSweens Road, Rosebrook, 632 Princes Highway, Illowa, 155 Rounds Road, Port Campbell, 2133 Cobden Road, Port Campbell, Warrnambool Community Garden, Grieve Street.
Koroit resident Cassie Carroll is the festival's volunteer coordinator and has been busy assembling her team.
"We have had a really good response to our call for volunteers," Ms Carroll said.
"We have plenty to help out on the Saturday but we need more to help on Friday, between 10am and 7pm."