MCG Monthly June Update

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What’s on at the Mullum Community Gardens this month? How can you get involved?
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MCG Newsletter June 2013

Dear Friends of Mullum Gardens,

Here is your timely monthly newsletter for June. Don’t forget, memberships and annual allotment fee’s are due by June 30th. We may have the website sorted to process online transactions before the end of the month and if so, I will let you know with an easy link to it in the next week or so, but in the meantime, you can renew your membership and allotment fee’s at the office. Please bring the correct money if possible, and make sure you fill out a new membership form for 2013-2014. Thanks so much for your continued support, we hope you will stay with us into 2014 (and bring a few friends along too :).
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** Announcements
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* The Living Earth Festival 2013: Now in pre-production for Sept 1^st
The Living Earth Festival will bring together leading edge local and national experts in the fields of sustainability, new ecology, community building, local economics, indigenous wisdom, inspired healing and art, new paradigm science and more. To get involved in the pre-festival team, contact Sarah-Jane Pott’s @ sarah-jane@skaramooj.com (mailto:sarah-jane@skaramooj.com)

* Permaculture chook update- If you have any food scraps, or if you are weeding your plots please throw over the fence into the chook yard. (please no egg shells, nut grass or madeira vine!) Just check the sign on the fence as from time to time we will move the girls and we will stop throwing materials in for a week before we move them on to the next site. Thanks, Sharon.

* Biochar Request- To those people on properties who have burn piles to light this winter, Don Coyne would like to put a special 44 gallon drum full of feedstock (such as wood or macadamia shells, etc.) in there to make char. If you are interested please contact Don 0459 175 729.

* Biochar available 1kg bag for $10 from the MCG Safe Seeds Shed.
* Tuesday communal lunches are now a minimum donation of $2 for the lavish spread. This will help sustain Pippy and help replenish supplies so that we can afford to keep it going 🙂
* We need people interested in the children’s garden to come forth and join the POD, contact Jeanette 0412 322 255
* 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. ·
* 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

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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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** Regular Activities
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MONDAYS (office closed)
Yoga 9.15-10.15am, $5 donation, deceptively simple, ‘seduces’ your body no forcing, Contact Pippy 0421 926 785

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TUESDAYS (Daily Supervisor 9am-4pm : Pippy Wardell 0421 926 785)
Volunteers Day with Communal Lunch at 1pm for a $2 donation. Contact Pippy 0421 926 785

Qi Gong 9:15 -10:15am, 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 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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WEDNESDAYS (Daily Supervisor 9am-4pm: Eva Matthews)

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THURSDAYS (Daily Supervisor 9am-4pm: Terry Gray)

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SATURDAYS (Daily Supervisor pm-Eva Matthews e: matthewseva@gmail.com)
1st Sat from 1-5 PM is the next charring, Contact Don Coyne: 0459 175 729
4th Sat Site Committee Meeting 2pm Elders Rotunda MCG, Contact: Sainttina: 0402 170 846

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SUNDAYS(office closed)
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Sharon Gibson at the Permaculture Film Festival

** June Calendar
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Organic Gardening for beginners
8th June (starts)
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 for dealing with common pests and diseases.
All held in an inspiring back yard.

Time: 9.30-2.30
Date: 3 days 8/6/2013 – 22/6/2013
Cost: $149 or $119 conc
Contact: byron college
66843374
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** FARMING EARTH & SKY – WHAT IS QUANTUM AGRICULTURE?
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9th June, Sun 2013 10-4pm

In its “Living Soil” series, the Mullumbimby Community Garden is next hosting a
Quantum Agriculture workshop.
Quantum Agriculture is reported to bring results including:
• Larger denser root systems
• Less insect and fungal problems
• Better drought and frost resistance
• Thicker pastures carrying more stock,
• Increase fruit size, taste, colour and shelf life,
And more
Key note speaker, Hugh Lovel is a multi disciplinary scientist, author and farmer. He
will show how Quantum Agriculture can bring living, self regenerative humic soils
into balance with the atmosphere using biodynamic preparations and patterns.
Also, Shabari Bird,will run a session on ferments for soil fertility and herbal fertilisers,
herbicides and insecticides. With over 30 years experience with biodynamics, and
currently operating a Quantum Agriculture consultancy in partnership with Hugh,
Shabari is wealth of knowledge.
Hugh and Shabari will offer their wisdom and experience in this lively and informative
workshop on:

SUN 9th June, 2013 10-4pm
at the Mullumbimby Community Garden,
southern end of Stuart Street, Mullumbimby NSW.
Cost: $40(conc avail on request)

Lunch and refreshments are included (with Vegan and Gluten Free options)

More info: www.quantumagriculture.com
Bookings: mullumcommunitygarden@gmail.com
Contact: 0412 322 255
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** “The Lazy way to increasing Soil Fertility – Let nature do the work” (http://gallery.mailchimp.com/e2d39506a7a20e224ef6aaa5b/files/Living_Soil_Living_Future_flier_Phil_Dudman_Final2.pdf)
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Saturday June 15th, 2013
Phil Dudman

Following the success of Mullumbimby Community Garden’s Living Soil Living
Future Forum in March when seventy people braved the floods and torrential
rain to learn about composting and soil fertility, our winter session will
hopefully be drier,equally informative and entertaining.

The day will commence at noon with a composting workshop with our
Permaculture guru, Sharon Gibson.

At 3pm our key note speaker, Phil Dudman (ABC radio’s Saturday morning
Gardening presenter) topic will be “The Lazy way to increasing Soil
Fertility – Let nature do the work”.

Phil understands the constraints our busy lifestyles and he wishes to share
his vast experience and to help bring success and enjoyment to your winter
gardening activities.

People are also invited to bring their gardening questions to present to
Phil and our panel of local experts who will share their passion and
knowledge to answer issues such as “What can I grow in winter? and “How do I
prune my fruit trees?”.

This forum will be held on Saturday June 15th, 2013 at the Mullumbimby
Community Garden, at the southern end of Stuart Street.

Entry is by donation and hot food and drinks will be available at the Mullum
Community Market and also on site.

Enquries: 0412322255, mullumcommunitygarden@gmail.com (mailto:mullumcommunitygarden@gmail.com)
This event is supported by the Australian Government’s Caring for Country
program.

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