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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 Friends of Mullum Gardens,

Here’s your (belated) weekly update of activities at and notices from the Mullum Community Gardens. Apologies for the late posting.
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Volunteers ‘Harvest Celebration’-Its party time!!

Mark this date! Tuesday, 26th February 2013, at 1:30 pm, till 4pm (sunset at the latest) is the Volunteers ‘Harvest Celebration’. This is an invitation to volunteers and members. We’ve all been working hard so lets celebrate the bounty from the garden and the beauty of our lives here in the Byron Shire.

Bring something yummy to share to add to the Tuesday communal lunch so that we can make this an afternoon of feast and celebration in the rotunda.

If you are a musician or know one come along with your instruments. A small boom box would also be welcome. Reggae, dub chill, ambient, rhumba samba, etc (no house or heavy techno, no country, no commercial crap). We’ll keep the music choice smooth and sensual.(in keeping with the theme of the year of the snake, ‘sensory aliveness’).

Anyone who would like to help with decorations and cooking, or any other enquiries
Contact Pippy; email pippyrose@yahoo.com.au (mailto:pippyrose@yahoo.com.au) or phone 0421 926 785.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS / NOTICES
* MCG Board minutes from the latest meeting (11th Feb 2013) are available HERE (http://gallery.mailchimp.com/e2d39506a7a20e224ef6aaa5b/files/board_minutes11_03_13.pdf)

* Promotions Pod seeking donations of: working sewing machines, overlockers, broken umbrellas, torn colourful tents to make the outdoor flags and bunting, pieces of colourful cotton fabric (at least 1/2 metre) for aprons & bags. Anyone interested in joining this creative group please contact Bec on 0449667511

* Cert III Permaculture course begins on March 13th. Only two places left. Enquiries to Byron Community College 6684 3374.

* 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.
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Koonyum Visions Permaculture Workshops (http://gallery.mailchimp.com/e2d39506a7a20e224ef6aaa5b/files/workshops.pdf)
Integrated Permaculture, Sat 23rd Feb, $85, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea included.
Plant Guardians and Holistic Seed raising techniques, Sat 9th March, $85, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea included.
Wild Food Harvest, 16th March,$85, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea included.
MORE INFO CLICK HERE (http://gallery.mailchimp.com/e2d39506a7a20e224ef6aaa5b/files/workshops.pdf) or go to www.koonyumvisions.com
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THIS WEEK…
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MONDAY 18
Yoga Class 9.15-10.15, $5 donation, deceptively simple, ‘seduces’ your body no forcing, Contact Pippy Wardell 0421 926 785
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TUESDAY 19
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.
Mums & Bubs play group is back on Tuesday mornings 10am -12pm. This is an informal play group for mothers and toddlers who would just like to get together in the garden to play and have fun. Participants can also stay till 1:30 and have lunch with the volunteers (for a donation).

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WEDNESDAY 20
Qi Gong 9.15-10.15am ($2 donation), @ MCG, Contact Kaye 6684 4248
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THURSDAY 21
Volunteers Day with Sharon Gibson and the permaculture 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 23
Office is open 11am onwards, Pippy is onsite for volunteers and members of the public

Onsite Management Team Meeting 2pm, Elders Rotunda, MCG
Contact Sainttina 0402 170 846

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Photo: Motherwort, medicinal herb
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NEW EVENTS & UPCOMING ACTIVITIES AT MCG
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Yoga in the rotunda Monday mornings 9:15-10:15am, All ages and levels welcome (till it gets too cold). BYO yoga mat, comfy clothes, water bottle and blanket. Pippy has been teaching yoga for over 30 years in India, NY, Brazil, Bali and Northern Rivers, her style is feminine and deceptively simple.”I like to embrace the joy of yoga.” If it’s raining hard then we’ll move to Jeanette’s house. Contact Pippy on 0421 926 785 or Jeannette on 0412 322 255 for enquiries/directions.
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Cert III in Permaculture (Accredited Course)- The Certificate III in Permaculture is a hands-on Nationally Accredited qualification providing the essential knowledge and skills for those seeking employment in the permaculture field. It goes deeper into permaculture principles and practices giving participants the confidence to develop and maintain effective permaculture systems in urban and rural settings. This course prepares participants for opportunities in permaculture, sustainability education and ecological farming.There’s only 2 positions left. For more info CLICK HERE (http://www.byroncollege.org.au/accredited-training/full-qualifications/permaculture/)
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Saturday 2^nd March, Living Soil – Living Future Forum with Jerry Colby Williams, 1-5pm

As part of the ongoing Living Soil Program, Jerry Colby Williams will be leading a forum discussion including community Q & A, local experts, cob oven pizza’s, sweet treats and great company on Saturday March 2nd 1-5pm at the Mullum Gardens . For a sneek preview at the event line upCLICK HERE (http://gallery.mailchimp.com/e2d39506a7a20e224ef6aaa5b/files/Living_Soil_Living_Future_flier.pdf) .
Entry is by donation.
Contact Sainttina on 0402 170 846 or email mullumcommunitygarden@gmail.com
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