Lesbians on the Land - Golden Bay - 12-Nov-1995
The idea for Lesbians on the Land came from the 1995 Lesbian Studies Conference when great interest was shown by a number of lesbians in alternaltive life styles. The event was staged over a weekend on Felicity's farm in Golden Bay when 22 lesbians from all over NZ and including one from Holland attended.
The weekend was practically orientated with lessons in chainsawing, workshops on alternative housing and energy; and natural/holisitic health. Site inspections included visits to houses that had been built single-handed by women, including one in a remote site with no electricity, and a motel using composting toilets.
The first event was enthusiastically recieved by those attending who are already planning next year's. The weekend finished up with a great social occasion in which the visitors were joined by locals and 40 lesbians gathered in a local hall.
From an interview Henry James had with Felicity Stacey-Clark 3 November