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MARCH NEWSLETTER 2015

Costa wearing our MCG shirt at the recent Eat Buy Grow rally in Melbourne on Feb 18th.
Dear Friends, Members and Volunteers,

Welcome and thank you to our three new daily supervisors, Sol (Tuesdays), Stuart (Thursdays) and Sanden (Saturdays). We now have daily supervisors for Tuesdays (Sol & Sue), Wednesdays (Eva), Thursdays and Saturdays!! And a big thank you to all who came to the last Site Committee Meeting on Sat Feb 28th.

Our Worm farm POD is plodding along nicely, preparing to split the first bed this week (Tues, March 3rd, 7am), our nursery will be getting some more love very soon and we have three sources of compost being made onsite (we can never get enough!).

Come along to our Film Screening Tuesday evening (details below), funds raised go to the gardens and check out all the other fantastic activities and workshops coming up.

Enjoy 🙂
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FILM SCREENING FUNDRAISER – EDIBLE CITY grow the future (http://www.ediblecitythemovie.com/)
Tues, March 3rd, 6pm, at Council Chambers Mullum
Edible City (2014) Poster

Come along and be inspired by a film that emphasizes the importance for community to unite around good food. The Mullumbimby Community Gardens is hosting a screening of the inspiring film ‘Edible City’ on Tuesday March 3rd at 6:00pm.

“EDIBLE CITY digs into unique perspectives and transformative work—from edible education to grassroots activism to building local economies—finding hopeful solutions to monumental problems.”

Through first hand accounts, ‘Edible City’ inspires how growing food is fun, community-building, and one of the most “sustainable” acts which we can personally carry out.

Hot food, drinks and fresh popcorn will be available. Child-friendly
$5 – Adult, Children free or by donation

Growing to share – Sharing to grow

**Volunteers needed for set up, serving food and pack up, please contact Evan Anderson on
keelingturn@gmail.com (mailto:keelingturn@gmail.com) or 0410 984 358.

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Restorative Circles will be held at Songline,
9am-5pm on Wed March 4th,
4 Buckleys Rd, Tyagarah

Karl Steayert is a Community Catalyst. He is passionate about co-creating learning experiences and communities that contribute to peace, justice, and sustainability. A certified trainer in Nonviolent Communication (NVC), he has over 20 years experience in facilitating international groups – from universities to eco-villages.

The creator of Restorative Circles, Dominic Barter, trained him in this approach to Restorative Justice grounded in NVC, that started in Brazil, and is now used worldwide.

It brings together the three parties to a conflict – those who have acted, those directly impacted and the wider community – within an intentional systemic context, to dialogue as equals. Participants invite each other and attend voluntarily.

The dialogue process used is shared openly with all participants, and guided by a community member. The process ends when actions have been found that bring mutual benefit.

Restorative Circles are facilitated in 3 stages designed to identity the key factors in the conflict, reach agreements on next steps, and evaluate the results. As a circle form, they invite shared power, mutual understanding, self-responsibility and effective action.

The contribution we would enjoy to receive to support Karl and expenses, is $120 for the day. At the same time, I understand Karl supports a gift economy and is thus open to accepting payment in line with community group’s affordability.

Please consult your community as to what funds may be available and call or email me to discuss possible payments. My telephone number is 66847262 and email: paulettenvc@gmail.com (mailto:paulettenvc@gmail.com) .

Please see flyer attached. (https://gallery.mailchimp.com/e2d39506a7a20e224ef6aaa5b/files/Karl_2015_1_1_.pdf)
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New Flow Hive Honey (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/flow-hive-honey-on-tap-directly-from-your-beehive) is an easy access, no mess, honey extraction Bee hive invention!! For any bee hive enthusiast, this is a revolutionary breakthrough!. Check out the link below… We may need to get one for the gardens!
Hive Flow https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/flow-hive-honey-on-tap-directly-from-your-beehive

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Worm POD UpdateFront Cover
HeresIssue #3 (https://gallery.mailchimp.com/e2d39506a7a20e224ef6aaa5b/files/Early_bird_tIssue3.pdf) of their “Early Birds” newsletter. For those early rising wormy enthusiasts, come down at 7am on Tuesday March 3rd to help split the first bed of worms.

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Astrology Talk Circle
Astrology Talk Circle was running in 2014 and is keen to start up again for 2015. It is always the first Sunday each month in the Elders rotunda. All levels of astrology interest are welcome, (as are supervised children).
Your input would add direction. Text Kaye for a call back on 0411429942 or just turn up. (1^st Sun of Month every month, 2-4pm Elders Rotunda)
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HARMONY DAY
Saturday 21st March
Save the Date as we’ve a diverse bunch of performers and entertainers coming to the garden to celebrate the great diversity of people who call Australia home.

We’ll also have Sharon Gibson to take us on a tour around the garden and introduce some of the cultural plants of the place and demonstrate how to cook some delicious foods with them.

A free community event and free morning tea. Cob oven pizzas will be available for lunch.

Save the Date!
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Feldenkrais (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feldenkrais_Method) for Gardening (Tuesdays 9am)
Aches and pains can certainly affect how enjoyable daily life is. Freely available movement leads to an improved quality of life. With activities done with awareness, you can retrain patterns that cause pain or discomfort regardless of your current level of ability.
Learning is happening all the time. Feldenkrais is a means for self-discovery through the felt sense based on wisdom and backed by science. Exploring one’s abilities with an attitude of patience, curiosity and non-striving often lead to increased capabilities and a better relationship with yourself.
From a class, you’ll feel easier movements, freer breathing, and a calmed nervous system. Further benefits include better balance, improved coordination, manual precision, alleviation of tension and abatement of pain. You’ll be a closer approximation to the potential within you.

The teacher, Brent Shaub, is a 17-year chronic pain survivor following a car accident. Feldenkrais has been integral to his recovery. Last month he founded a local Feldenkrais studio in the Mullum CBD called move easier. He offers weekly classes, individual sessions, and case studies in hopes to unravel chronic conditions. A bio and pictures at http://moveEasier.com.au. (http:)

Donation classes are held at the Community Garden every Tuesday at 9:00 AM in preparation for the volunteer day. Everyone is welcome; no prior experience necessary. Classes will focus on the hands, fingers, arms and handling.

3/104 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby CBD (across from Mitre 10, next to Betta Living)

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Site Management Meetings (next 28th March, 2pm)
For all those who are actively involved in ongoing projects on a regular basis at the gardens, (POD members, FFA gardeners, Social Enterprize owners, Daily Supervisors, regular Educators) we would like to invite you and encourage you to attend our monthly Site Management meetings. This is an opportunity for you to communicate your projects needs and to keep informed and in touch with the team on the ground. Our next meeting will be held on Sat 28th March, at 2pm-3.30pm (sharp) in the Rotunda or (the learning curve).
Hope to see you there 🙂
More info: Anneke 0420 379 860.

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Newsletter Contributions
Content is welcomed and appreciated for this monthly e-update (as long as it’s relevant of course). Simply send an email with all content & SPECIFIC DETAILS (times, dates, contact person and details) directly to annekedegraaf3@gmail.com by the 5pm of the last Wednesday of the month for the following months email. Thank you 🙂

Current contributors… if you have content in the regular activity section, please be sure to inform me if details change month to month.
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Check out MCG’s facebook site and website,follow us,like us,share us and enjoy! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mullumbimby-Community-Gardens/424223888008?ref=hl
www.mullumbimbycommunitygardens.org (http://mullumbimbycommunitygardens.org/)
ANNOUNCEMENTS
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Meetings Minutes
Site Management Feb 28th (https://gallery.mailchimp.com/e2d39506a7a20e224ef6aaa5b/files/Site_commitee_meeting_minutes_Feb_2015_1_.pdf)
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SNAKE ALERT
Their out and about now, so take care and be aware. If you spot any snakes onsite, please be sure to let the daily supersivor know.
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Water consumption reminder
During this wet season, we hardly need to water. Please be conscious if you use water at the gardens for the Food For All section, Private Allotments, or Social Enterprize, that we pay for our water. So ensure that you turn all taps off and only use what abnsolutely need. Thank you 🙂
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Voice of the Garden!
Our new gardening magazine, straight from our very own garden. Keep your eyes peeled for this special, free, but very valuable gardening resource, it’s out on the streets now! We have created a gardening magazine that you and our community can pick up and take home with you. The Voice will be out seasonally (next 1st September). We’re always looking for more inspiring gardening and health material. So please, feel free to write us an article. Send to: learn@mullumbimbycommunitygardens.org (mailto:learn@mullumbimbycommunitygardens.org) . Let’s share the voice!
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Garden Goodies
For sale:
eggs- 50c each or $5 for a dozen
mulch- $6 (for onsite plots only)
chicken poo- $3 bucket or $7 wheelbarrow
biochar- $10 bucket
seedlings- $3 punnets, $5 pots
food for all- by donation
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The Gardens Wish List:
The garden is in need of a few bits and pieces…
If you have any of the following that you don’t need, please bring to the garden! But please don’t just drop it off, do come and ask whereto put it first.
-egg shells (the chickens will eat them to build up their calcium)
-cardboard
-newspaper
-food scraps (for the chickens and worms)
– quality building material

WANTED- Daily Supervisors
It is a fantastic leadership role that is vital to the team morale and growth of the garden.
Please contact Hannah: learn@mullumbimbycommunitygardens.org (mailto:learn@mullumbimbycommunitygardens.org) or 0403 685 869 for further details.
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WANTED- Site Manager
If you have a few days spare in your week, are handy on the tools and like working with a diversity of people, get in touch with us, you may be just what we’re looking for.
Please contact Hannah: learn@mullumbimbycommunitygardens.org (mailto:learn@mullumbimbycommunitygardens.org) or 0403 685 869 for further details.
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EVENTS/ WORKSHOPS (http://mullumbimbycommunitygardens.org/event/)
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FILM SCREENING – EDIBLE CITY grow the future
Tues, March 3rd, 6pm, at Council Chambers Mullum

Come along and be inspired by a film that emphasizes the importance for community to unite around good food. The Mullumbimby Community Gardens is hosting a screening of the inspiring film ‘Edible City’ on Tuesday March 3rd at 6:00pm.
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Worm Bed Dividing
Tues 3rd March, 7am
Contact Sam 6684 2340 or 0411 725500
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Restorative Circles (https://gallery.mailchimp.com/e2d39506a7a20e224ef6aaa5b/files/Karl_2015_1_1_.pdf) will be held at Songline,
9am-5pm on Wed, March 4th,
4 Buckleys Rd, Tyagarah
Contact: paulettenvc@gmail.com
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HARMONY DAY
March 21st, 10am @ MCG
Come join us for a morning of
cultural music and entertainment.
Followed by a garden tour of the
diverse plants from around the
world and a cooking demonstration.
Morning tea and pizza lunch.

This is a day of cultural respect for
everyone who calls Australia home.
In partnership with Byron Shire Council.
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Flyer Flag Hand Painting Workshop (https://gallery.mailchimp.com/e2d39506a7a20e224ef6aaa5b/files/Flyer_Flag_Hand_Painting_Workshop.pdf)
April 10th, 10am-2pm
A great workshop for home and small business flags – festivals – community advertising – campaign helpers –promotions – protest flag making. Workshop 1 will create a free flag for the community gardens (Personal Flag Blanks to paint are available to purchase on the day – $18)

RSVP: 1st April
BYO: Lunch and Water / Refreshments – Notebook and pen – Clothes to paint in.
Cost: Only $22 – Workshop Printed Notes – $2 extra

Numbers limited to 10 persons only!
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There’s plenty more exciting workshops
coming up, check them out on the web: http://mullumbimbycommunitygardens.org/event/
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REGULAR WEEKLY
ACTIVITIES
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MONDAYS (office closed)
Mullum SEED Board Meeting-
1st Mon (of the month)
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TUESDAYS
8-9am Worm Care Time-
We feed and nurture our worms
in the early morning light.
Contact Sam or Jacqui on 6684 2340

10-4 pm Volunteer Day- with Sue & Sol as
Daily Supervisors: vege gardening,
mowing, building, nursery, seed
saving. Free Lunch for volunteers,
Thank you Loretta (by donation for public)
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WEDNESDAYS
10am-3pm Volunteers day
with Eva as Daily Supervisor
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THURSDAYS
Stuart as Daily Supervisor
9am onwards- Children’s Playscape
The Children’s Garden is underway to
becoming a natural learning playscape
with a performance platform to entice
the performers big and small to share!
Volunteers are welcomed to take part
in this creation and are needed to
gather materials and undertake creating
this space already underway!
You may wish to come and plant food,
paint, create stone paths or play music
and there is always something to create.
Come create for the fun times for the little
folk of our community!
More Info : Paul on 0431 868 449
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SATURDAYS
Volunteers Day- from 10am
Daily Supervisors: Sue Disney(0429 197 648) and Sanden

Vegan Picnic in the Garden
2nd Sat of the month
@ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
BYO meal to share
Meet @ Rotunda
By donation 🙂

Site Management Meeting
(4th) Sat March 28th, 2pm
Contact Anneke 0420 379 860
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SUNDAYS
Astrology Talk Circle
1^st Sunday of Month,
2-4pm Elders Rotunda
Gold Coin Donation
Text Kaye: 0411429942

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