Probably the most exciting event happening this weekend, the three-day Green Festival will take place at Kokkoya Organics, an urban farm in Yangon.
The festival begins Friday evening and will showcase three short documentaries by Yangon Film School. The films discuss the beauty of recycling, environmental concerns around Nga Moe Yeik Creek, one of Yangon’s important waterways, and the need for preserving trees.
The second day sees a number of talks and workshops by Hla Day, Doh Eain, Poe Ferments, Snakes of Myanmar and so on. If you love biking, sign up for a tour with Uncharted Horizon. It costs Ks30,000 per person and comes with a bike, helmet and guide.
The tour will begin the next day at 9am and the venue is Kokkoya. From that point, explore interesting neighbourhoods and hidden back-alleys in Thingangyun, Dawbon and Thaketa townships. The tour will last around 4 hours and end at Kokkoya. The water, cold drinks and snacks will be provided!
If you just want to chill and walk on the farm, join the permaculture farm tour with cocktails.
The last day is all about having fun while gaining knowledge. Also, bring your children since they have yoga for kids. If you have useless stuff lying around the house, you can bring them and trade it for new upcycled items at ChuChu.
Myanmar Ocean Project, Prevent Plastics Myanmar and Thant Myanmar will also give informative lectures on the environment.
These are just some of the highlights and you will discover more at the event. You can shop for fresh and organic groceries since Farmers Market will be there on Saturday and Green Market Sunday.
For more information check their website.