MCG July Newsletter

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What’s on at the Mullum Community Gardens this month? How can you get involved?
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MCG Weekly Update June 24- July 1

Dear gung-hoe, groovy gardeners,

Here’s your July newsletter. Reminder that content contributions for these emails is due every Wed 5pm for the following week. Send clear emails with all details directly to annekedegraaf3@gmail.com. Thank you 🙂
Mullumbimby Community Gardens presents……
the 3rd annual LIVING EARTH FESTIVAL –
September 1st, 2013
@ Mullumbimby Community Gardens
10am – 10pm

Our community participants will join this year’s very special guests from ABC TV – Costa Georgiadis and Jerry Colby Williams in public forums that address the most pressing issues facing gardeners and consumers today.

Mullumbimby Community Gardens President Sarah-Jane Potts explains “The Living Earth Festival happens once a year, in nature’s full glory, on the first day of spring. There’s a lot of talk about sustainable solutions, but who’s got the time? This festival is about infusing our lives with tangible possibility and practicality. It’s a fertile opportunity to spring out of winter and celebrate being creative, alive and skillful on our beautiful planet, with our children’s bright future in our hands.”

Full program to be announced soon.

Calling all engaged, engaging, committed, excited, inspired, knowledgeable, experimental, experiential people of all ages to get on board and get involved in the upcoming 3rd annual LIVING EARTH FESTIVAL. This is the first callout to the community to contribute their talents and present their passions in this multi-faceted 12-hour extravaganza that will feature cutting edge experts from the worlds of sustainability, innovative technologies, organic farming, indigenous wisdom, holistic healing, original music, art and crafts, new paradigm science and education and hopefully things we haven’t even thought of as yet!

We’re seeking;
* Volunteers to assist before and during the festival
* Community & Business Groups to create fantastic floats for the Living Street Parade
* Stall Holders of local foods and food products, crafts, new technologies
* Street Performers, Musicians, Artists

Please Call Jonathan Fae 0411 087 783 or email jono@jonathanfae.com (mailto:jono@jonathanfae.com) for more information.

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** Here’s a few interesting links to check out regarding pesticides and chemicals…

Codex alimentarius- International Food Standards (http://www.codexalimentarius.org/)
Primary Industry Farm Chemicals Info (http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/farm/chemicals)

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Announcements
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* Site Management Meeting Minutesavailable here (http://gallery.mailchimp.com/e2d39506a7a20e224ef6aaa5b/files/Site_Management_Minutes_May_2013.pdf)

* Daily Supervisor’s away- Pippy Wardell will be away on Tues the 2nd of July and Terry will be away on Thurs 11th of July. Any members and/or volunteers happy to fill these roles on the day, please call Jeanette on 0412 322 255.

* Biochar Request- To those people on properties who have burn piles to light this winter, Don Coyne would like to arrange (either bring to you or you pick up) 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.

* Cob Oven Pizza’s will be made for this Tuesdays communal lunch. It is now a minimum donation of $2 for the lavish spread but free for volunteers. This will help sustain and help replenish supplies so that we can afford to keep it going 🙂

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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 (S/visor Pippy Wardell 0421 926 785, 9am-4pm)
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

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WEDNESDAYS (S/visor Eva Matthews 9am-4pm: )

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THURSDAYS (S/visor: Terry Gray 9am-4pm: )

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SATURDAYS (S/visor: 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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Sat 29th June Site Management Committee 2pm

Tues PIzzas for lunch

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July Calendar
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Sat 29th June 2pm Site Management Committee Meeting, Contact: Sainttina: 0402 170 846
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Sat 29th June 9am-1pm, Byron Shire Chemical Free Landcare Group Meeting

Aerial spraying of toxic pesticides in the Tyagarah Nature Reserve will start on the week of 15th of July.

Byron Shire Chemical Free Landcare is meeting this Saturday, the 29th of June, to discuss an alternative proposal for National Parks aerial spraying of Tyagarah Nature Reserve and other parts of the Shire Shores.

If it is raining we’ll meet on the surf club veranda, if not, we will do some Bitou primary work and then have a discussion at morning tea about the NP aerial spraying of our shores with toxic pesticides. Meet at Brunswick Heads, (south of the surf club), at the fire track gate, on Saturday the 29th of June, from 9 am to 1:00 pm, morning tea at 11 am. If you come later, walk along the fire track, heading South, towards Byron, about 150 m, turn east and look for us on the dunes. We will be there, chatting and chopping Bitou Bush.

Please wear boots, long sleeve shirt, a hat, gloves, bring water to drink and some morning tea. Children are welcome with parental supervision. More info call Nadia 0478272300 or email
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Tues 2nd July- Cob Oven Pizzas for communal lunch 1pm, $2 donation for public, free for volunteers.
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Mon 8th July- Next MCG Board Meeting, 6.30pm venue TBC, Contact Sarah Jane Potts 0415 034 024
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