Mullum Gardens Weekly Update Email

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What’s on at the Mullum Community Gardens this week? How can you get involved? Read on…
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Dear Garden Lovers and Green Thumbs,

Here is your weekly update with a few extra reminders …

Don’t forget our AGM is on Wed Nov 14^th and we’d love you to come (see calendar below for details). Click on POSITIONS AVAILABLE below to see position descriptions and if you are interested in one or more of the positions fill out a NOMINATIONS FORM (http://gallery.mailchimp.com/e2d39506a7a20e224ef6aaa5b/files/Nomination_form_2012_13.pdf) and hand it into the office or email it to mullumcommunitygarden@gmail.com (mailto:mullumcommunitygarden@gmail.com) BEFORE Wed 14^th November.

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS AVAILABLE FOR 2012-2013- (CLICK ON LINKS TO SEE DESCRIPTIONS)
BOARD (MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE)
1) President (http://gallery.mailchimp.com/e2d39506a7a20e224ef6aaa5b/files/President.doc) , 2) Treasurer (http://gallery.mailchimp.com/e2d39506a7a20e224ef6aaa5b/files/Treasurer.doc) , 3) Secretary (http://gallery.mailchimp.com/e2d39506a7a20e224ef6aaa5b/files/Secretary.doc) , 4) Members Representative (http://gallery.mailchimp.com/e2d39506a7a20e224ef6aaa5b/files/Members_Representative.doc) , 5) Public Officer (http://gallery.mailchimp.com/e2d39506a7a20e224ef6aaa5b/files/Public_Officer.doc)

STRATEGIC PLANNING TEAM
1) Strategic POD description (http://gallery.mailchimp.com/e2d39506a7a20e224ef6aaa5b/files/Strategic_Planning_POD.doc)

ADMINISTRATION
1)Accounts Manager (http://gallery.mailchimp.com/e2d39506a7a20e224ef6aaa5b/files/Accounts_Manager.doc) , 2) Book keeper (http://gallery.mailchimp.com/e2d39506a7a20e224ef6aaa5b/files/Bookkeeper.doc) , 3) Membership Coordinator (http://gallery.mailchimp.com/e2d39506a7a20e224ef6aaa5b/files/Memberhsip_co_ordinator.doc) , 4) Chief Communications Officer (http://gallery.mailchimp.com/e2d39506a7a20e224ef6aaa5b/files/Chief_Communications_officer.doc) , 5) Allotments Manager (http://gallery.mailchimp.com/e2d39506a7a20e224ef6aaa5b/files/Allotments_Manager.doc) , 6) Volunteer Coordinator. (http://gallery.mailchimp.com/e2d39506a7a20e224ef6aaa5b/files/Volunteer_Co_oridnator.doc)
ONSITE MANAGEMENT TEAM
1)Site Manager (http://gallery.mailchimp.com/e2d39506a7a20e224ef6aaa5b/files/Site_manager.doc) , 2) Site POD description (http://gallery.mailchimp.com/e2d39506a7a20e224ef6aaa5b/files/Site_POD.doc)

PROMOTIONS
1)Promotions POD description (http://gallery.mailchimp.com/e2d39506a7a20e224ef6aaa5b/files/Marketing_and_Promotions_POD.doc)
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
1)Research & Development Description (http://gallery.mailchimp.com/e2d39506a7a20e224ef6aaa5b/files/Research_Development_POD.doc)

Click here to see the Draft ORGANISATIONAL CHART (http://gallery.mailchimp.com/e2d39506a7a20e224ef6aaa5b/files/Mcslee_MCG_Org_Chart_Draft.doc) (Draft) (http://gallery.mailchimp.com/e2d39506a7a20e224ef6aaa5b/files/Research_Development_POD.doc)
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
* 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 moffet.alice@yahoo.com.au (mailto:moffet.alice@yahoo.com.au)
* MCG AGM is on Wed 14th Nov ALL WELCOME. Position descriptions above, please check them out and fill out a nominations form (link above) for expressions of interest
* 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 mullumcommunitygarden@gmail.com (mailto:mullumcommunitygarden@gmail.com) 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 annekedegraaf3@gmail.com 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.

Artichoke flowers
Artichokes are in full bloom at the gardens
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WHAT’S ON THIS WEEK?

TUESDAY 13^th
Volunteers Day with Communal Lunch (for volunteers or by donation) @ 1pm, All Welcome, Contact Volunteer Coord: Pippy on 0411 835 663
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.

PRESENTATION AND DEMO ON MYCELLIUM,10.30am @ MCG
Come learn how to set up and grow shittake mushrooms at the MCG.

CHOOK PEN EXTENSION WORKING BEE 10-3pm @ MCG
We will be EXTENDING THE PEN on the south side so we need all the help we can get! Everyone is VERY welcome!
Come along with family and friends, lunch provided as every Tuesday for volunteers ! Contact Cecile on 0434 156 117
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WEDNESDAY 14^th
Qi Gong 9.15-10.15am ($2 donation), @ MCG, Contact Kaye 6684 4248

MCG ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 6-9pm
Civic Hall, Mullumbimby ALL WELCOME, dinner, nibblies and tea and coffee provided.
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THURSDAY 15^th
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​.
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SATURDAY 17th
MEETING OF THE ELDERS @ Elders Rotunda 10am-11.30pm
If you are 55 or elder, come gather to discuss the direction, design and approach to growing and developing the elders garden, surrounding the elders rotunda. We want this to be a special, comfortable and relaxing place for our elders to meet, socialise, garden and enjoy which means we need your input and guidance.
Bring a plate, something to share, tea and coffee provided RSVP to Pippy 0411 835 663.

Office is open 10am onwards, Pippy is onsite for volunteers and members of the public.
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SUNDAY 18^th
Natural Bee Keeping Workshop @ MCG 10am-4.30pm
Taking about 15 people only, so bookings are required
You will learn:
* About bees
* How the hive works
* Safety aspects of working with bees
* Pests and diseases of bees
* Natural beekeeping
* Top Bar Hive
* Demonstration of building hive boxes
* Building frames
* Attaching wire and foundation to the frames
* Where to and how to set up a hive
* Ways of Introducing bees to your box
* Opening a hive
* Looking for brood, honey, queen cells, drone cells

Cost: $50
email: mullumbees@gmail.com (mailto:mullumbees@gmail.com)
phone: 0402438833

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UPCOMING COURSES

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
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Ornamental Kale
Eva planting in Food For All

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