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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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Weekly Update 14th-20th JAN 2013

Dear Mullum Garden Lovers,

Here is your weekly update for this week (January 21st -27th).
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Letter from Pippy- Our Volunteer Coordinator

Hullo,
Pippy Wardell
We have had a wonderful start to the New Year with a couple of workshops already and bountiful feasts on Tuesdays Volunteer Day. The Bee workshop on Sunday was buzzing and Dirt Club on Wednesdays is going gangbusters. We are looking forward to year full of interesting workshops and activities. So stay posted to get the news first from the newsletter.

I am in the process of implementing new communication streams. We now have a big purple diary in the office that is the current communication book. I am asking everyone (especially pod leaders) to write jobs that you need done and other important communication events in the book. I will be at the garden Tuesdays and Saturdays and I will be checking the book on those days when we have lots of willing hands looking for things to do. o help coordinate volunteers and answer any inquiries. You all know I a love a good chat.

I am also in the process of researching and defining best practise for volunteers and facilitators in workshops and other events at the garden. All the updated government requirements are in the filing cabinet in the office and include information, such as, police checks for working with the seniors and children, OH&S standards. This will give us a foundation for developing comprehensive programs for all ages. I will run an information session in a few weeks and I am researching a first aid course for volunteers.

Do not worry the fun will not be lost. Jeanette coined a new phrase for coming year “We Reap What We Sow’ so lets sow love, community, happiness and prosperity, as well darn good tucker.

I want to thank all the volunteers who make the garden the wonderful place it is and bring so much dedication love and joy with them to the garden everyday. I am learning so much!! I am sure that by the end of the year I will have so much knowledge my mind will physically expand. I feel very blessed to be meeting and hanging out with so many amazing people, you make the difference, A BIG THANKYOU.

I hope to see you soon in the garden,

Cheers,
Pippy
Volunteer coordinator;
0411835663

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
* 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 the MCG Board and Onsite Managment Team meetings are available on request, as well as published in the following e-update.

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Produce from the gardens

** JANUARY 21st-27th
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TUESDAY 22
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.

Dirt Club Facilitators Training- help prepare for and learn how to help facilitate DIRT CLUB and get your child in for a discounted rate.
10am-12noon @ MCG
Contact Sainttina on 0402 170 846

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WEDNESDAY 23
Qi Gong 9.15-10.15am ($2 donation), @ MCG, Contact Kaye 6684 4248

Dirt Club-School Holidays kids activities
Cheri and Saintina will be running holiday activities for children, called Dirt Club!
Time: 10-3pm, $30 full day, $20 part day
Contact Sainttina 0402 170 846

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THURSDAY 24
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 26
Onsite Management Committee Meeting 2pm, Elders Rotunda, Contact Sainttina on 0402 170 846
Office is open 11am onwards, Pippy is onsite for volunteers and members of the public.
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Delicious Garden Salad for volutneers lunch

** UPCOMING WORKSHOPS/ACTIVITES
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Dirt Club-School Holidays, January 2013
Cheri and Saintina will be running holiday activities for children, called Dirt Club! If you have one or more kids and you’d like to get them into Dirtclub at a discounted rate, come along to the Dirtclub facilitator’s training sessions on the Tuesdays before each Wednesday club day from 10-12noon and learn how to be a facilitator. CLICK HERE (http://gallery.mailchimp.com/e2d39506a7a20e224ef6aaa5b/images/Dirt_club_flier.jpg) to see the program in detail.
Wednesdays 9^th 16^th& 23^rd
Time: 10-3pm
Cost:$20 1/2 day / $30 full day, Conc for families.
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Saturday 2^nd March, Jerry Colby Williams forum discussion
As part of the ongoing Living Soil Program, Jerry Colby Williams has confirmed he will be leading a forum discussion. The talk will also include community Q & A. More info closer to the date.
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