MCG Weekly Update 27 May-Jun 3

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What’s on at the Mullum Community Gardens this week? How can you get involved?
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MCG Weekly Update 27 May- June 3

Dear Friends of Mullum Gardens,

Here’s you’re somewhat belated weekly update, apologies. Please note I will make a concerted effort to get these emails out on THURSDAY nights for the following week. Content deadline is WEDNESDAYS 5pm for the following week. The next email will be for the entire MONTH of June ( going out this Thurs) so please forward content, announcements, workshops, meetings etc to For events that need ongoing promotion in advance, please make this clear in your email request. Thanks, Anneke ๐Ÿ™‚

In Stephen Ritz’s class in the Bronx, edible greens are growing up the wall, the kids are teaching each other to grow food on rooftops, and even serving the cafeteria and selling to the community. This is one of the most passionate presentations on Nextworldtv, an example of a radical shift underway in one of the poorest congressional districts in the US.

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Permaculture chook update- Sharon Gibson
The chooks in the permaculture backyard would welcome any scraps from members compost! They have been busy scratching, weeding, fertilising and feasting on bugs in the banana circle garden for 6 months and have now been moved nearby where they are clearing a future planting site. 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.

Check out MCG’s new facebook site, follow us, like us, share us and enjoy!


MON 27th (office closed)
Yoga 9.15-10.15am, $5 donation, deceptively simple, ‘seduces’ your body no forcing, Contact Pippy 0421 926 785
TUES 28th (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).
WED 29th (Daily Supervisor 9am-4pm: Eva Matthews)

SAT 31st (Daily Supervisor pm-Eva Matthews e: ( )
SUN 1st June (office closed)

Sharon Gibson at the Permaculture Film Festival


Kulchajam Food Coop Grand Opening Event โ€“ All Welcome
Friday May 30th (This Friday)

The Kulchajam Food Cooperative is officially opening on May 30th with a full day of festivities, workshops and more. Become a member, eat some great food, shop, enjoy food workshops and awesome music! Join MC Mae Wilde and local musicians Tim Stokes, Murray Kyle, DJ Groovyland and late night Club Sacred (DJ Kelly Lynch and She J) for a 100% local feast and wholesome wonderland coop fundraiser. Come in the day to join the coop, shop, and learn more about how you can be a part of it:

12 PM Group Volunteer Induction: be part of the first round of member/volunteers to join CO*OP Kulcha
12:30 PM Shared Lunch and Food Swap – bring your excess produce to share!
6 PM Grand Opening Fundraiser $10/$20 or become a member and get in free!
* Opening Speech by Author and Whole-foods TV Chef Janella Purcell, Farmer Stories & Food Workshop
* Tasting Plate featuring foods by suppliers to the CO*OP designed by Local Food Consultant and Chef Alison Drover
* Music from 7pm with:
Tim Stokes, Murray Kyle, DJ Groovyland, Club Sacred (tribal jungle and live percussion with special guess DJ Kelly Lynch and She J)
* Local Food Exhibition
* Gift Prizes for Members, Become a member ( between now and the at the Event to be in the running.
Plus more to be announced!
Get involved – what food do you want? How do you want to be involved? What is the best way for groups to work together for our common goals?
Learn more and get involved today
xoxoxo from all the Team
Alice Moffett
p: 0431 649 091
e: (

“The Lazy way to increasing Soil Fertility – Let nature do the work” (
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.

For enquiries contact
Jeannette 0412322255
Or email (
This event is supported by the Australian Government’s Caring for Country

2012 Mullumbimby Community Garden Inc, All Rights Reserved
Our Mailing Address is: PO BOX 149 Mullumbimby, NSW 2482

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