It might sound like a cliché, but its true, we are all from the woods!
At least in the sense that our bodies and minds once where formed by the natural elements in close contact with all other living creatures around us.
We want Into the Woods to give us a feeling of coming home, to be a place where we can reconnect with nature, with ourselves and with the people we meet.
The idea is simple, lets hangout in the Woods for a couple of days and laugh, dance, sing, create, eat, talk, play and much more.
Into the Woods – a state of mind.
To go Into the Woods is as much a state of mind as it is being there physically. The ways to enter the woods differ depending on from which direction and place we arrive. We want everyone who comes to the woods to be able to find their own way. Your way is the right way!
Different paths to go Into the Woods.
The festival will take place from Monday to Sunday. The first part of the week you can sign up for a vast range of different courses leading up to the second part of the week filled with music, drop in handcraft workshops, lectures, activities, yoga and much more. You choose if you want to stay the whole week or just the second part of the week. Food is included and served at set times for breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the week. And we are planning for some really cool toilets too!
Courses 1-3 days: Between Monday 5/8 – Wednesday 7/8 you can sign up to take part in different handcraft or outdoor courses and activities. You’ll get more information about the practicalities sometimes during the summer before the gathering.
Co-create: Sign up to be part of one of the co-creation projects. Or apply to lead a project yourself! Read more in Co-create.
Hangout in the Woods: Between Thursday 8/8 and Sunday 11/8 you can hangout in the Woods and try drop-in handcraft, have a stroll down to the mindfulness area, or go to the amphitheater and dance to the music or listen to the lectures. Or just venture into to the woods and have a sit-down with someone you cross path with.
Check out the map!
That we belong in nature. That we are a part of nature and nature is a part of us. We think that listening to the birds, watching a caterpillar cross the path, creating something with our hands, eating great food that is good for us and the planet, hanging out with great people, all with the trees as our roof, makes it easier for us to reconnect with nature and act within our core values.
We strive to make a sustainable festival!
One of the most fundamental challenges in our time is how we, as humanity, can come together to live, prosper and develop our society in a sustainable way that allows the ecosystems and nature that we are a part of to do the same. We want Into the Woods to be a positive force for change, where we together explore ways to live in a more sustainable way.
Everything starts with taking care of our own shit!
Everything starts with taking care of our own shit, literally and figuratively speaking. 🙂 We want into the Woods to be a place where everyone helps everyone to remember this, to take care of the site and to feel a responsibility for the nature that gives us the opportunity to make Into the Woods. We want to leave the site even better than we found it.
We want Into the Woods to be a place where you feel that you are a contributing, participating participant, co-creating the festival with everyone else. There are of course many ways to participate and contribute to the festival, except from dancing, playing, building or just being you. You are more than welcome to assign for a work shift or two when you buy your ticket.
Jamming with food
The food served at Into the Woods is a result of local chefs jamming with the best ingredients you can find in the area, right there in the woods. We support local producers and have a collaboration with them from before they order the seeds until it ends up on your plate. Eating in the woods takes time and therefore food is served at set times when everything else stops, for you to have time to really taste and feel what you have in front of you. We want to minimize food waste and avoid disposables like plates and glasses. Therefore everything is cooked fresh and you will have to bring your own plate, cup and cutlery. There will be washing up stations available. You are always welcome to lend a hand to the kitchen crew. Lets help out to make this the most sustainable and delicious food ever served on a festival!
There are lots of beautiful campsites around the lake. Find a nice spot to camp in one of the designated areas for camping inside the woods. At a central site at each area you will have access to toilets and water. Its also possible to rent one of our tree-tents or luxury camps. More info at tickets.
How to get Into the Woods/get around
There are buses to Unnaryd. Plan your trip at www.sj.se. Closest bus stop is Unnaryd Ödegärdet. From there it is only a 2 km walk through a lovely landscape before you enter the festival site. We are able to organize pickup from the bus stop to the woods, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The area of the festival stretches around three kilometers, a great distance for walking. But it can also be good to have a bicycle. We will have a place for parking close to the site but will not accept any cars driving around in the area during the festival.
Here are a list of our biggest challenges in making Into the Woods sustainable. If you have an idea of how we can meet our challenges don’t hesitate to contact us!
- Off grid electricity.
- Waste management.
- More to come…