MCG May Newsletter 2015

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MAY NEWSLETTER 2015

Site Management Meetings (next 23rd, May 1.45pm)
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 25th April, 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 newsletter@mullumbimbycommunitygardens.org 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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ANNOUNCEMENTS
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Meetings Minutes
Site Meeting April 25th 2015 (https://gallery.mailchimp.com/e2d39506a7a20e224ef6aaa5b/files/SITE_COMMITTEE_MINUTES_April_25_2015.pdf)
MullumSeed April 16th 2015 (https://gallery.mailchimp.com/e2d39506a7a20e224ef6aaa5b/files/Minutes_MSEED_04162015.pdf)
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Positions Available
Volunteer Coordinator (https://gallery.mailchimp.com/e2d39506a7a20e224ef6aaa5b/files/Volunteer_Co_oridnator_v2_May_13_1_.pdf)
Food For All Manager (https://gallery.mailchimp.com/e2d39506a7a20e224ef6aaa5b/files/Position_descripton_Food_for_All.pdf)
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Feldenkrais classes have been moved to 3:30 on Tuesday Afternoons as opposed to Tuesday mornings
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Water Use on Site @ MCG
Please ensure you turn all taps off once finished using them as we are PAYING for the town water, And please supervise your children to ensure none are left on accidently.
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Dogs at the Gardens
All dogs must be on leash within the gardens & NO dogs are to be allowed inside the childrens garden, due to a traumatic recent dog bite incident. Please respect these rules for the enjoyment and inclusion of everyone. Signage will be installed shortly onsite.
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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
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
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EVENTS/ WORKSHOPS (http://mullumbimbycommunitygardens.org/event/)
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Dirt! The Movie- Film Night
Tues May 5th (TONIGHT)
6pm, Byron Shire Council Chambers,
Station Street, Mullumbimby
More info: Sandi Middleton 6626 7305
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Miso Making Workshop
Sat May 16th,
9am-1pm Saturday
Cost: $45
MCG Members: $40
Contact: Ko Oishi , 0432 071 539
e: knowledgempower@yahoo.com
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BioChar 101 Course (https://gallery.mailchimp.com/e2d39506a7a20e224ef6aaa5b/files/Bio_char_101.pdf)
Sat 22 & Sun 23 May
9:30am-3:30pm, @ MCG

YOU WILL LEARN:
How to sample and test the physical and chemical properties of soil
How to improve soil using additives
How to make and apply Bio-char

Full Fee $190
Concession $170
* Fees include workbook and all course resources

For bookings contact:
Byron Community College
ph: 02 6684 3374
e: admin@byroncollege.org.au
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Check out the full calendar of workshops and events here
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

9am-2pm Volunteers Day- Sol as
Daily Supervisors: vege gardening,
mowing, building, nursery, seed
saving.
Communal Volunteers Lunch provided

3.30pm Feldenkrais in the Garden
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WEDNESDAYS
9am-2pm Volunteers day
Eva as Daily Supervisor
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THURSDAYS
9am-2pm Volunteers Day
Stuart as Daily Supervisor
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FRIDAYS
8am-2pm Volunteers Day
Mike as Daily Supervisor

Bio-char @ the gardens
Volunteer Friday mornings up the back in the old the recycling bays. You will learn, what bio-char is, what are it’s uses and benefits, how to make it, how to apply it and how to make your own kiln. Come along and join us from 8-12 Noon. Free off the grid coffee & tea provided.
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SATURDAYS
9.30am-12.30am Volunteers Day
Sanden as Daily Supervisor

Site Management Meeting
(4th) Sat May 23rd, 1.45pm
Contact Anneke 0420 379 860
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SUNDAYS
Astrology Talk Circle
Text Kaye: 0411429942

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