EPISODE 4: Nimbin - Australia's "alternative" capital


A Nimbin guide on getting "Alternative"


The Aquarius Festival in 1973 put the village of Nimbin on the world map. Nimbin has since developed into a colourful, vibrant community that leads the world in sustainable living, multiple occupancy dwelling, medicinal cannabis and permaculture practices among other innovations.


In episode four we continue our look at Nimbin and talk to psychologist Dr James Alexander, Permaculture pioneer Robyn Francis, HEMP activists Michael Baulderstone and Andrew Kavasilas as well as hear Nimbin locals tell their stories.


We hear how Nimbin has developed into an activist community and how it’s often misrepresented in mainstream media. And we learn about the annual Mardi Grass and its evolution.


With music clips from Herb Superb, Formidable Vegetable Sound System and Simon and Garfunkel amongst others, the show is both entertaining and thought provoking.


Narrated by Peter Miller and Mim Handley




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