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What’s on at the Mullum Community Gardens this week? How can you get involved?
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Weekly Update 11th-17th

Dear muddy garden lovers,
Here is your friendly weekly reminder of whats on this week at the Mullum Community Gardens.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS/NOTICES
* Please note** The Plant Guardians & Holistic Seed Raising workshop (due tomorrow Sat 9th) at Koonyum Visions has been cancelled this week due to weather and mud, stay tuned for later announcements of it going ahead.
* Allotment holders- If you haven’t made it down to the gardens in a while, please check your plot soon as some structures were blown down and much produce is awaiting being picked.
* Bale Twine causes grief!! Please collect and store your bale twine responsibly, it creates huge problems for whipper snippers and wildlife.
* Donations of Hardwood needed to finish(weather proof) the tools shed container roof. Please contact Terry with any supplies on 0466 691 721.

* 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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Photo:Jasper modelling his sustainable rain hat

REGULAR ACTIVITIES
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MONDAY11th
Yoga 9.15-10.15am, $5 donation, deceptively simple, ‘seduces’ your body no forcing, Contact Pippy Wardell 0421 926 785
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TUESDAY 12th
Volunteers Day with Communal Lunch at 1pm. Contact Pippy on 0421 926 785
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).

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.
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WEDNESDAY 13th
Qi Gong 9.15-10.15 am ($2 donation), @ MCG, Contact Kaye 6684 4248

Funding Workshop
Location: Conference Room Byron Shire Council Offices Station Street Mullumbimby
Time: 9:30am – 1 pm
9:30 – 10:30 General Talk on all the types of funding currently available to individuals &/ landcare groups.
10:30 – 10:40 Land for Wild Life & Koala Connections Info
10:40 – 11:00 Morning tea
11 – 1 pm Q &A with specific applications including help with maps, plans and partnerships.
Bookings or more information: Wendy 02 6626 7028 or email wendy.gibney@byron.nsw.gov.au (mailto:wendy.gibney@byron.nsw.gov.au)
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THURSDAY 14th
Mums & Bubs Permaculture 8-11am with Sharon Gibson
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FRIDAY 15th
Mums & Bubs Permaculture II 8-11am with Sharon Gibson
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SATURDAY 16th
MCG office is open 11am onwards, Pippy is onsite for volunteers and members of the public.

Byron Shire Chemical Free
Landcare Working Bee
8:30am-12:30pm, morning tea 10:30 am
Meet at Brunswick Heads, (south of the surf club) at the fire track gate. If you come later,
walk along the dog walking beach, heading South, towards Byron, about 250m and look
for us on the dunes pulling Bitou.
Please wear boots, long sleeve shirt, a hat, gloves and bring water to drink and
some morning tea. Nadia 0478272300 or email byronshirechemicalfreelancare@gmail.com (mailto:byronshirechemicalfreelancare@gmail.com)
(mailto:byronshirechemicalfreelancare@gmail.com)
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Photo: Tuesdays Communal lunch

** UPCOMING EVENTS & ACTIVITIES
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Koonyum Visions Permaculture Workshops (http://gallery.mailchimp.com/e2d39506a7a20e224ef6aaa5b/files/workshops.pdf)

**CANCELLED Plant Guardians and Holistic Seed raising techniques (Sat March 9th) due to weather and muddy conditions

Sat March 16th Wild Food Harvest, $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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Build a Chook Tractor
Sick of all that weeding, fighting pests and hauling bags of manure? We can use chickens in our gardens and orchards to work for us.
They love to scratch and will gobble up every weed, seed and bug and their poo makes a wonderful fertiliser. Come and learn how to build chook tractor at the Mullum Community Garden
date: Sat 9th March
time: 9am -3pm
cost: $60/conc $48
More Info (http://enrol.byroncollege.org.au/)
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Organic Gardening for Beginners
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 to deal with common pests and disease. All held in an inspiring back yard.
date: 3 Tues 12/3/2013-26/3/2013
time: 9.30-2.30
cost: $149/concession $119
More Info (http://enrol.byroncollege.org.au/)

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