Important Update- Festival Countdown week Aug 26-Sept 2

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This is countdown week until the Living Earth Festival! Find out how can you get involved…

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MCG Festival Count-down Week Aug 26-Sept 2

Dear Friends of Mullum Gardens,

This week is ALL about the Living Earth Festival down at the gardens…so read on, spread the word, come and help in the preparations, meet some new friends and connect with your community! The festival falls on the first (official) day of Spring and Fathers Day… so if you’re not sure what to do with your dad, or your kids on the day, this fabulous festival will guarantee a fun day for all!
Calling out to all festival angels. Volunteers Needed!

If you can spare some time on the Saturday 31st August for set up or on the day of the festival 1st September. You will be rewarded with yummy food and good vibes.
Please email Sue Thomas our volunteer coordinator or call 0401 046 805.
OR To contribute please visit the FACEBOOK page–



Here is the FULL, updated program for the Living Earth Festival for 2013. Click on the images below to see larger versions.

Street Parade (
In the spirit of the historical Chincogan Fiesta, the Mullumbimby Chamber of Commerce invites you to come and cheer on our “Living Community Street Parade” on Sunday September 1st at 10am.This colourful collection of floats, fire trucks, bands, circus performers and marching community organisations will travel from the Council chambers
carpark, along Burringar Street, then south down Stuart street to finish at the Living Earth Festival being held at the Mullumbimby Community Garden.

Kids Activities:
Here’s the finalised program for the kids activities at the festival…looks VERY exciting. Click HERE ( to preview.

Biochar Preparation:
There will be a Biochar Fest as part of the Living Earth Festival on Sunday September 1 with a morning speaker programme, kiln workshop programme in the afternoon and a bonfire charring in the evening. If anyone would like to get involved there will be working bees on Saturday August 17 24 & 31 to get prepared.
Contact Don on 0459175729 or email ( for further details.
Allotment Competition! In case you haven’t heard, there is a comp on for best allotment to be judged on the day of the festival. We are looking to create luscious little oasis’ in the allotments section for the spring, and NOW is the time to rip out the weeds and mulch before the warmth gives the weeds a run. Don’t forget for your paths too, pulling weeds and sheet mulching is the way to go. Prizes include free allotment next year, seedling and plant hampers, and the über kudos of having the most awesome garden :+) So get down and dirty in your allotments, and enjoy the last of winter. Cheers, James.

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** Announcements
* Old boot donations for a planting workshop being held at the Living Earth Festival. There is a collection box at the entrance to the gardens. Contact Dianne on 0415 498 753.

* Biochar available 1kg bag for $10 from the MCG Safe Seeds Shed.

* Chooky, chooky, chook, chooks… Do you want some but can’t have them at your place? All’s you need is 30 minutes free per week and a love of our feathery little clucky friends! Join our Chook Pod today and help look after our beautiful flock in return for cheaper eggs, new friends and the love of the clucky ladies (and spunky rooster). Eggs for sale (50c ea or $5.00 a dozen) collect from the ‘eggs shed’ and pay in the honesty box. Chook POD is looking for donations of timber and corrugated iron for the new chook shed. For any things chooky call Cecile on 0434 156 117.

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Whats on this Week?


Tues 27 August
Chook Pen clean up, Contact Cecile on 0434 156 117
Herb spiral spruce up, Contact Anneke on 0420 379 860
Festival grounds preparation, Contact Sue Thomas 0401 046 805

Thurs 29 August
Festival Grounds preparation, Contact Terry 0466 691 721

Sat 31 August
Biochar working bee, festival preparation
Contact Don, 0459 175 729

Sat 31 August
Festival set up, ALL volunteers needed and very Welcome,
Contact Sue Thomas our volunteer coordinator or call 0401 046 805.

Sun 1st Sept
Living Earth Festival ( , @ MCG 10am-10pm
(fathers Day, 1st Day of Spring)
Street Parade 10am

Food For All Signage


MONDAYS (office closed)

Yoga 9.15-10.15am, $5 donation, deceptively simple, ‘seduces’ your body no forcing, Contact Pippy 0421 926 785

Volunteers Day with Communal Lunch at 1pm for a $2 donation. Contact Sue Thomas our volunteer coordinator or call 0401 046 805

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

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

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

SATURDAYS (S/visor: pm-Eva Matthews e:
1st Sat Biochar charring, 1pm Conact Don, 0459 175 729
4th Sat Site Management Meeting 2pm Elders Rotunda

SUNDAYS (office closed)


BACKYARD CHOOKS with Sharon Gibson

Keeping chickens in the backyard is fun and easy. They eat our kitchen scraps, will happily scratch up every weed, seed and grub as well as give us eggs and manure for our gardens. This workshop will cover every-day care, feeding, popular breeds, problem solving and housing. Keeping even a few chooks has many benefits for living a more sustainable lifestyle.

“Clear and concise information, tutor very friendly and easy to talk to, knows her subject” – Joelle

“I love this workshop” – Manuela

“Really interesting, so much material too much to cover in a short time!” – Christine

“Great to have low cost, practical solutions”

Cost: $60 ($48 conc)
Sat 7th September
Time: 9.30-3.30pm
Byron Region Community College

Phone: (02) 6684 3374

Email: (


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