MCG Weekly Update April 22-29

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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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MCG weekly update April 22-29

Dear Friends of Mullum Gardens,
Here’s your weekly update of “Whats On” at the MCG this week…

Here’s an inspirational short (3 min) video about inner city food growing…
“Gardens build community. Period.” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dhdAgLPMUQ&feature=player_embedded)
says Ron Finley who plants beautiful food producing gardens in South Central Los Angeles.
He describes moments of connection with random neighbours who stop to smell the roses, pick the tomatoes and even contribute plants.
The footage speaks for itself, showing how this simple shift in thinking about the space results in a profound transformation. It brings dignity, beauty,
peace and REAL FOOD where there is none.
“They call areas like this throughout the US “food deserts”.
I thought, why not have food forests?”
Amen Ron Finley! Keep it growing!
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Check out MCG’s new facebook site, follow us, like us, share us and enjoy! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mullumbimby-Community-Gardens/424223888008?ref=hl
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ANNOUNCEMENTS/NOTICES

* For those of you who missed out on the Mosaic Workshop (http://gallery.mailchimp.com/e2d39506a7a20e224ef6aaa5b/files/mosaic_paver_flyer.pdf) on Saturday, we’re doing it again this Tuesday April 23rd to make MORE beautiful stepping stones for the children’s garden. More details below.
* Anyone with good photos from the community garden, events, workshops, their plots etc, please send them directly to annekedegraaf3@gmail.com so they can be incorporated into the new website which is currently been built.Thank you to those who have forwarded photo’s so far, keep them coming 🙂
* New Volunteer Opportunity: Are you a flower gardener? We’d love you to help plant out a beautiful flower bed between the girls and guys poo palace at the gardens. Contact Volunteer Coordinator, Pippy at pippyrose@yahoo.com.au for more info.

* We need people interested in the children’s garden to come forth and join the POD, contact Jeanette on 0412 322 255

* Affordable Hairdressing- trims and easy cuts by appointment and by donation contact Cecile on 0434 156 117
* French lessons coming to the gardens- contact Cecile for more information on 0434 156 117

WANDERING DEW, Commelina cyanea is on the rampage at the gardens. It is a native plant and serves a purpose in the right place but in the vegie patch it can be a nightmare. Please pull it out around your plots and anywhere else you come across it in the gardens and dispose of it properly. Pippy has set up piles covered in black plastic so ask her if your not sure where to put it. Here’s a photo to help identify it…
Wandering Dew, Commelina cynea

REGULAR ACTIVITIES
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MONDAY 22nd
Yoga 9.15-10.15am, $5 donation, deceptively simple, ‘seduces’ your body no forcing, Contact Pippy 0421 926 785
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TUESDAY 23rd

Mosaic Workshop (http://gallery.mailchimp.com/e2d39506a7a20e224ef6aaa5b/files/mosaic_paver_flyer.pdf) 10-3pm, Come make a beautiful, unique stepping stone to add to the MCG’s Children’s sensory garden. Lunch and light refreshments provided.
Adults: $10, Kids:$5

Volunteers Day with Communal Lunch at 1pm for a $2 donation. Contact Pippy 0421 926 785

Qi Gong 9:15 -10:15, gold coin donation to assist the biodynamic pod.
We do a Korean form called the Eight Treasures, It is a
sequential system approximately 1000 yrs old. Contact Kaye 6684 4248
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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THURSDAY 25th
Mums & Bubs Permaculture 8-11am with Sharon Gibson
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FRIDAYS 26th
Mums & Bubs Permaculture II 8-11am with Sharon Gibson
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SATURDAY 27th
Site Committee Meeting 2pm, Elders Rotunda, Contact Sainttina 0402 170 846
MCG office is open 11am onwards, Pippy is onsite for volunteers and members of the public.
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Check out MCG’s new facebook site, follow us, like us, share us and enjoy! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mullumbimby-Community-Gardens/424223888008?ref=hl
Photo: Revamp of Montse’s Plot

Photo: Gordo’s watermelon

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