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What’s on at the Mullulm Community Gardens this week? How can you get involved?
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Hi there all you green thumbed Mullumites (and surroundites),

Here’s your cram-packed update for this coming week. The MOST exciting thing by far is our annual food festival LIVING FOOD, LIVING SOIL FESTIVAL SAT 27TH OCTOBER 10-4pm. Understandably most of the activity this week will be in preparation for the festival next weekend, so please roll up your sleeves and get involved in the lead up to next Saturday and on the day. Please promote the event through your friends, family and social networks to help make it a huge success.
Living Food, Living Soil Festival Poster
Here’s how you can help and who to contact:
Share the FESTIVAL POSTER ON FACEBOOK (http://www.facebook.com/groups/127824320569660/?fref=ts)
Volunteers in the lead up and on the day Contact Pippy on 0411 835 663
Entertainment contact email Sarah Jane Potts at sarah-jane@skaramooj.com
Promotions contact Sarah Jane McGrath 0415 167 284
Stall holders (food and Info) email Kirsten Redmod at sacredgreen3@gmail.com

Contact the FESTIVAL COORDINATOR Sainttina on 0402 170 846 for more info on how you can get involved.

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THIS WEEKEND:

SAT 20TH (TODAY!!)
MCG GENERAL MEETING 11am – 12.30pm (special date due to festival).
All Welcome. Come along and contribute. Tea and nibblies after.

Kinesiology Sessions (http://gallery.mailchimp.com/e2d39506a7a20e224ef6aaa5b/images/Mullum_Ad_2_3version.jpg) 18th-20th click here for more info

SAT 20TH & SUN 21ST Wild Feast Cooking Workshop
Mullumbimby Community Gardens 10am-3pm,
Wild Feast is a weekend cooking, eating and celebration using produce directly harvested from the garden and forest. Andrew Carter and Bunya Halasz share their passion for local, fresh, organic seasonal abundance and sustainable cooking techniques. Learn the art of eating in the Here and Now.
Cost – $100.00 (Conc $90.00). Additional materials cost of $15.
Bookings (http://www.acebyron.org.au/index.php?action=course&course_action=list&cat=LIVING+%26+WORKING+SUSTAINABLY&subcat=WILD+FEAST )
Enquiries – (02 6684 3374)

SUN 21ST- International Seed Freedom Fortnight of Action
Seed Savers is holding an Open Garden Day
Demonstrations of growing and making your own curry powder/paste ingredients, Perennial vegetables, seed collecting, self-seeding plants, and root crop staples, See seven types of clumping bamboo, some with delectable shoots, Herbal teas (we are a teabag-free zone) from the garden, Chickens and mulberries as companions, Orchard planted in themes of continent-of-origin.

All designed on Permaculture principles. Tours every half hour (on the hour and on the half-hour) with Michel or Jude Fanton.
Where: 13 Old Bangalow Road, Byron Bay.
When: 8am – 3pm.
Cost: $5.

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THIS WEEK AT THE GARDENS…

TUESDAY 23rd
* Volunteers Day with Communal Lunch (for volunteers or by donation) @ 1pm, All Welcome, Contact Volunteer Coord: Pippy on 0411 835 663

* LIVING SOIL LIVING FOOD FESTIVAL PREPARATION-10-1pm, 1-4pm at the MCG

1. Elders Rotunda Beautification any donations of climbing plants, herbs, decorative flowers and sturdy but comfortable outdoor furniture are welcome.
2. Safe Seeds-in the Sales Area, Preparation for seed sales; collection, cleaning, sorting, packing, labelling
3. Smart Arts – in the Learning Curve Creating and painting: Flags for on site, signage, artwork mural on toilets, festival signage for Stuart Street

All workshops are easy sit down, undercover, water, tea and lunch provided @ 1pm, chat and work together in a creative volunteer environment. Email Sarah Jane @ hippichild@gmail.com (mailto:hippichild@gmail.com)
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WEDNESDAY 24th
* Qi Gong 9.15-10.15am ($2 donation), @ MCG, Contact Kaye 6684 4248

* LIVING SOIL LIVING FOOD FESTIVAL PREPARATION, 10-1pm and 1-4pm, Communal lunch provided at 1pm

1. Safe Seeds-in the Sales Area, Preparation for seed sales; collection, cleaning, sorting, packing, labelling
2. Smart Arts – in the Learning Curve, Creating and painting: Flags for on site, signage, artwork mural on toilets, festival signage for Stuart Street.

All workshops are easy sit down, undercover, water, tea and lunch provided @ 1pm, chat and work together in a creative volunteer environment. Email Sarah Jane @ hippichild@gmail.com (mailto:hippichild@gmail.com) email Sarah Jane @ hippichild@gmail.com (mailto:hippichild@gmail.com)
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THURSDAY 25^th
* Volunteers Day with Sharon Gibson, come and help out with the numerous fun activities going on in preparation for the Food Festival, Text Sharon on 0434 190 730

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FRIDAY 26^th
* MCG Site Preparation for festival, last minute VERY IMPORTANT jobs to be done… Contact Jeanette on 0412 322 255 or just come down to help out there will be plenty to do.

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SATURDAY 27^th
MULLUM COMMUNITY GARDEN ANNUAL FOOD FESTIVAL
LIVING SOIL, LIVING FOOD FESTIVAL 10am-4pm (http://gallery.mailchimp.com/e2d39506a7a20e224ef6aaa5b/images/Living_Festival_jpg.jpg)
Fun, food, activities for adults and kids, key speakers, workshops, info stalls music and much more… for ALL the family! Don’t miss out on this FANTASTIC day!!
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SUNDAY 28^th
Biodynamic Farming Working Bee
Shearwater, the Mullumbimby Steiner School and Biodynamics Northern Rivers join hands…
When: Sunday 28^th, 1:30-4:30pm.
Meeting point: Car park of the Rosewood Cottage, 200m past the new school, Hall 349 Left Bank Road Mullumbimby.
We’ll start with an introductory talk on the basic principles of Biodynamic Agriculture, working with planetary rhythms and BD preparations. There will be; restoration of the Dairy Bails, work in the school farm such as pruning, mulching, composting and a mix of 500 made and spread over the land.
More info 6684 3223.
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UPCOMING COURSES/ EVENTS

Mum and Bub Permaculture Course with Sharon Gibson
Come and learn permaculture and organic gardening in a baby friendly setting.
We will learn the basics of growing food using permaculture principles.
Topics covered include the foundations of organic gardening, compost basics, natural pest control, no dig gardening and much more. Our morning will be guided around the needs of the little ones so we will start with practical projects in the morning and then come into the deep shade to continue as the day heats up.

When: 23th Oct- 27th Nov 7am -10am
Date: 6 Tues mornings 23th Oct – 27th Nov
Cost: $180.00
Course held at the MCG and other venues. Call 66843680 for more info.
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Natural Bee Keeping (http://gallery.mailchimp.com/e2d39506a7a20e224ef6aaa5b/images/natural_bee_keeping_workshop.jpg) with James Creagh (Nimbin Natural Beekeepers Group)
When: Sun 4th Nov, 10am-4.30pm
Where: Mullumbimby Community Gardens, Stuart Street
Cost: $50
Taking about 15 people only, so bookings are required
email: mullumbees@gmail.com (mailto:mullumbees@gmail.com)
phone: 0402438833
More Info CLICK HERE (http://gallery.mailchimp.com/e2d39506a7a20e224ef6aaa5b/images/natural_bee_keeping_workshop.jpg)

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ORGANIC GARDENING FOR BEGINNERS with Sharon Gibson
Learn how to plant and maintain a productive vegetable garden using organic principles. Find out how to convert your lawn to food using no dig methods. Improve your soil, sow seeds and choose the right plants for our climate, as well as learn strategies for dealing with common pests and diseases. All held in an inspiring back yard.
When: 3 Sat, 27th Oct-10th Nov 9am – 1pm Mullum
Cost: Concession: $108 Full fee: $120
Special! Discount of 25% when two or more enrol together in the same course.
Conditions Apply

For more Sustainability Courses through the Byron Community College (http://www.acebyron.org.au/index.php?show_section_id=3&action=courses) LOOK HERE (http://www.acebyron.org.au/index.php?show_section_id=3&action=courses)
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