Weekly Update 15th-22nd July

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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 July 15-22

Dear friends, family, contacts, volunteers, new members, old members, and yet-to-become members,

Here is your weekly update from the gardens, but first… a quick reminder to renew your membership and allotment fee’s. Our vibrant and eclectic gardening community continues to flourish and develop due to the contributions given by members and guests to share knowledge and energy for a more sustainable future.

Become a MCG member and join us! Here’s some incentives to get you motivated!
You will receive:
* A welcome pack for new members, including information about history and the development of the MCG
* Regular e-updates, e-newsletters and access to meeting minutes
* An introductory packet of seeds, collected from our gardens
* 20% discount on workshops, courses and regular guest speakers
* Eligibility to register on the allotment waiting list
* Voting rights at the AGM, and the opportunity to get involved on the Management Committee
* Our gratitude for your contribution 🙂

Most of all, you will know that you are contributing to a locally grown non-profit organization that seeks to encourage and foster sustainability practices. A garden that continues to be a place to gather, learn and celebrate “Healthy People and a Healthy Planet”.
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THE LIVING EARTH FESTIVAL September 1st, 2013

A Community Celebration with Lifestyle Solutions
10am – 10pm, Stuart Street, Mullumbimby Community Garden
with special Guest Speakers Costa Georgidis and Jerry Colby-Williams of ABC TV

Entry by Donation

The community is abuzz with the myriad activities planned for the 3rd annual event at the thriving Mullumbimby Community Gardens, on Sunday, September 1st, the auspicious first Day of Spring, and Father’s Day! With dozens of workshops on innovative, sustainable technologies, food growing, preparing and sharing, experts such as Costa Georgidis and Jerry Colby-Williams in forums and demonstrations, especial workshops for kids, local crafts, circus, performance and so much more, it’s time to mark the date, and explore how one and all can participate in this exciting festival.

One of the grander new initiatives of the Living Earth Festival is the timely re-introduction of the Parade. As past sponsors of the historical “Chincogan Fiesta”, the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, Rural Fire Service and the Byron Shire Council have again united to partner with the Mullumbimby Community Garden to present the ‘Living Community Parade’.

The re-named parade will commence at 10am and weave a colourful path from the heart of Mullumbimby to the Community Gardens. Parade co-ordinator Jeanette Martin invites “community groups, schools, businesses and individual creative citizens to participate in the parade by creating any and all kinds of motorized or human-powered floats with music, dance, performance, costumes, banners and imaginative activities to electrify and unify our community. We expect that the actual parade will journey from start to finish for about 45 minutes, and each participant will be offered a free position in our ‘Living Community Village” at the festival. They’ll be able to set up an information stall to promote and fundraise for their organisation or school or business, using their float if they wish, to form a dramatic backdrop and unique environment for all to enjoy.”

All those interested in being a part of Mullumbimby’s history in the Living Street Parade can contact Jeanette via her email (http://mullumcommunitygarden@gmail.com) or by phone –66844876 or 0412322255. There is also information and applications forms on the website (http://mullumbimbycommunitygardens.org/) .

The Living Earth Festival is funded solely by Sponsors for this entry-by-donation event. All proceeds will be used to build a Community Kitchen and forward the Sustainable Education Centre at the Mullumbimby Community Garden. There are numerous levels of sponsorship, and terrific opportunities for Sponsors to promote themselves via this event. Please visit the website, and contact: Greg Dutton: greg@skaramooj.com (mailto:greg@skaramooj.com) or 0411125939

Join our Living Earth Festival Facebook page (https://m.facebook.com/TheLivingEarthFestival)

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Announcements
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* 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.

* June Board Meeting Minutes available here (http://gallery.mailchimp.com/e2d39506a7a20e224ef6aaa5b/files/board_minutes_080713.pdf) .

* 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.

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** This Week
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MONDAY 15th (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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TUESDAY 16th (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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WEDNESDAY 17th (S/visor Eva Matthews 9am-4pm: )
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THURSDAY 18th (S/visor: Terry Gray 9am-4pm: )
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SATURDAY 20th (S/visor: pm-Eva Matthews e: matthewseva@gmail.com)
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SUNDAY 21 (office closed)
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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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