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What’s on at the Mullum Community Gardens this week? How can you get involved? Read on…

Dear Members, Volunteers and Friends of Mullum Community Gardens,

Here is your weekly update…

Thank you to all who came to the MCG AGM for 2012 on Wednesday last week. We now have a new Management Committee and an Onsite Management Team! This will lessen the work load for the Managment Committee and allow the people on the ground at the MCG and those participating in POD’s to have more of a say in the day to day activities and decisions being made on the ground.

2012-2013 MCG Management Committee

The new Management Committee for 2012-2013
Our new Management Committee consists of; Greg Dutton (Members Rep), Jeanette Martin (Coordinator), Cherie Hughes (Secretary), Martin Hartmann (Public Officer & Treasurer) and Sarah-Jane Potts (President) and one vacancy remains for another members representative.

2012-2013 Onsite Management Team
The first Onsite Management Team for 2012-2013

Our Onsite Management Team so far consists of Pippy Wardell (Volunteer Coordinator), Cecile Charrue (Chook POD), Terry Gray (Site Manager), Anneke de Graaf (Herb Spiral & Communications), Eva Matthews (Compost POD), Tim Bowden (Nursery), Andrew Carter (education POD), Sharon Gibson (Education POD) and Rameshwar Drew (Biochar POD). Any extra expressions of interest, please come along to our first meeting this Saturday (24th) 2pm-3pm at the Elders Rotunda.

* A group of local enthusiasts are hoping to form a Food Co-op in the Byron Industrial Estate and are looking for more motivated people to get involved.
Contact Alice Moffett for more info at ( (Please note there was an error in this email address last week, this has now been fixed)
* Bales of straw available onsite for $5.50. Please pay using the FFA donation boxes, so mulch can be delivered regularly by Byron Tree Service.
* Biochar is now available at the Safe Seeds Shed $10/kg.
* Minutes from all MCG General and Committee Meetings are available on request. Please send an email to ( with the subject line “Committee/General Meeting Minutes Request” if you’d like to receive them.
* To contribute weekly update and monthly e-newsletter content, email or call 0420 379 860 by Wednesdays 5pm (for the following weekly update) and by the last Wednesday of the month for the following monthly newsletter.



Volunteers Day with Communal Lunch (for volunteers or by donation) @ 1pm, All Welcome, Please note Pippy won’t be there this week but the lunch will go on so come on down!
The office is open from 10am-4pm, so Tuesdays are also a great day to come down and sort out allotment, membership paperwork or payments.
Qi Gong 9.15-10.15am ($2 donation), @ MCG, Contact Kaye 6684 4248

Management Committee Meeting 6.30pm
Contact Sarah-jane Potts 0415 034 024
Volunteers Day with Sharon Gibson and the permacultrue POD, come along, help out and learn from Mullums local budding permaculturalist guru’s, Text Sharon on 0434 190 730​.
MCG (Regular) GENERAL MEETING 11am-12.30pm
All Welcome. Come along and contribute. Tea and nibblies after.
Office is open 10am onwards, Pippy is onsite for volunteers and members of the public.

This will be the first meeting for this group post 2012 AGM. Anyone who is regularly involved on the ground at the MCG or with a POD should join the group to contribute to discussion and decision making for the day to day workings of the gardens. Ideally we should have AT LEAST one representative from each POD on this group.
Come along or contact Anneke at for more info or to get involved.




STRAWBALE GARDENING with Sharon Gibson 1 Mon, 3rd Dec
Growing in straw bales allows vegie gardeners to harvest large yields in poor soil conditions. Learn this inexpensive and labour saving way to garden and build soil at the same time. Compost building and use of organic preps for feeding plants is also covered.
9:30 am – 1:30 pm Mullum
Concession: $36 Full fee: $40

Ornamental Kale
Eva planting in Food For All

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