MullumSEED friends, projects and partners : news and activities | June

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MullumSEED friends, projects and partners :  news and activities.

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Hi members, volunteers, participants and everyone who supports MullumSEED and the Mullumbimby Community Gardens.

Read on, there are some great upcoming events and activities.

We look forward to engaging, educating, sharing and growing amazing activities, food, plants and community with you.

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Did you know that Mullum S.E.E.D Inc is a not-for-profit volunteer based charity which aims to build a respectful, supportive and resilient community with interactive activities based around sustainability and environmental awareness. Our partnered projects include :

Check out the amazing work being doing by our partners and projects

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Mullum SEEDs Presidents Report : 
There is some truly amazing and inspiring work being done in the Byron Shire and beyond that highlights some exciting progress in the fields of sustainable living, healthy lifestyles, local food and community.  The impressive list of projects and partners to MullumSEED continues to grow, our amazing Mullumbimby Community Gardens must be seen to be believed and new community gardens within the shire such as at Suffolk Park are progressing.  Exciting times.

Our innaugural Northern Rivers Community Gardens Convergence was a huge success with nearly 30 Community Gardens Committee members and support from all over the region including; Tweed, M’bah, Ballina, Lismore, Lennox, Suffolk Park, Ocean Shores
 A great event to bring together participants from all the community gardens and association in the Northern Rivers together.  
Did you know there are over 20 Community Gardens in the Northern Rivers!
We are excited to announce that we will continue to develop this network and will be building this network into a bi-annual event.
For more info : president@mullumseed.org.au

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MullumSEED Inc – Membership Time : Show your Support


Did you see the amazing artwork that our friends at the Byron Shire Echo put together for us to celebrate our work at MullumSEED and the
Mullumbimby Community Gardens?

Grab a copy of this keepsake and pin it to the fridge or download a copy now.


Thats right its membership time!  Your contribution makes a huge difference to the success of our community organisation and enables us to continue to support the community gardens and other amazing organisations that partner with MullumSEED Inc.

Head to http://mullumseed.org.au/get-involved/ for more information or email admin@mullumseed.org.au
Come down for a chat and for membership forms visit the office Mon – Friday 9-2


Byron Shire Chem Free Landcare

Byron Shire Chemical Free Landcare’s next fortnightly working bee will be on Saturday, the 17th of June, from 9 am to 1 pm, at Brunswick Heads Crown Land Reserve site. Meet at the end of South Beach Road fire track gate, not far from the Surf Club. We will be working on the front dune, doing Bitou Bush seedlings.

This month we also will held an event on the 12th of June, public holiday, at Federal Community Preschool. We will be removing Duranta, another popular nursery plant, that has become a environmental weed. It’s seeds are highly poisonous to pets and children, with one death of a 2.5 year old being recorded in Queensland. We will prune it and remove with the tree poppers. All welcome to come and help, I have 10 pairs of loppers to share. Thick leather gloves, as it has large thorns.The Pre school is located at 898 Binna Burra Road, FEDERAL NSW 2480.

Please wear boots, long sleeved shirt and long pants, a hat, gloves, and bring water, rain coat and some morning tea. Tools and first aid kit will be provided. Please call 0478272300 to find us if you come later.

www.byronshirechemicalfreelandcare.org
Nadia de Souza Pietramale
Project Coordinator
0478 272 300


Shara Community Gardens

Hello friends.  Shara Community Gardens in North Ocean Shores is a beautiful social meeting place.  Many locals, families and children come and play, hang out and relax. 

We grow organic food which neighbours can pick, and some private plots as well. 
There is a wonderful large table and benches for picnics  and we currently have a local chef offering pop-up lunches. 

BUT WE DON’T HAVE A TOILET!  PLEASE HELP!
Click here to pitch in through our crowd-funding campaign

Shara Community Gardens is a not for profit community association formed to assist/educate members & local community in sustainable living practices.
If you live in Ocean Shores / South Golden or surrounds and would like to be involved – then get in touch!

https://www.facebook.com/Shara.Community.Gardens/
www.sharacommunitygardens.org



Mullum Mens ShedMullum Mens Shed AGM is on Friday June 23 5pm at Byron Community College, Mullumbimby.   Above the Repair Cafe.
They are holding a Pizza fundraiser at the Byron College on July 1 starting at 12 30pm. Pizza, drinks live music and filmmakers to do a shoot for our crowdfunding pitch.
Contact : mullumenshed@gmail.com

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Mullumbimby Children’s Garden Group

 

Never too young to push a barrow…

A couple of little ones sorting out their wheelbarrow loads last week in the Children’s Garden. 
Any grandparents out there who are looking after pre-school age grandchildren are welcome to come along on a Monday afternoon at 2pm to the Children’s Garden area.
A great opportunity for the kids to play and socialise, to introduce them to gardening and food-growing, and to meet other grandparents.
Call Megan on 0421 736 419 or just turn up!


Mullumbimbees Natural
Beekeeping Group

 Is making its home at the Mullumbimby Community Gardens with the next regular monthly meetings to be held on Saturday 1st July 9am

Meet at Mullumbimby Mommunity Gardens on the south end of Stuart St Mullumbimby
We will discuss the possibilities that the bee group can offer such as how to structure ourselves into a fully functional and practical group that offers support systems for new beekeepers, membership structure,hosting of guest speakers to increase bee education and awareness of bees role in the ecosystem, etc.
We will look at having an equipment shed at the gardens that offers access for members to extracting equipment, smokers, bee suits and even books and dvds on natural beekeeping.
We will also inspect the hives that are already on site and discuss their care and the maintenance and how to improve the area to be an informative example to visitors of the gardens of a natural apiary


Future Feeders – Young Farmers Project

Harvesting the Sun
The next step in this exciting Future Feeders project development getting the solar system almost complete for the urban aquaponics project.

Combing photosynthesis with photovoltaics is a pretty awesome way to be taking free energy and converting it into food. 

This has been made possible with amazing support funding from the Santos Organics staff charity, Flo Gardens Aquaponics and
Hayman’s Electrical for their support with these awesome new generation solar panels.


GET INVOLVED
Do you have awesome computer skills, experience in newsletter campaign management, creative flair and desire to support our amazing MullumSEED and Mullum Community Gardens orginsations?
Voluntary Position :  Newsletter Campaign Manager – Editing and content.
Email expressions of interest to Joel @ secretary@MullumSEED.org.au with an example of your recent work.



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