The students of Mullumbimby High and Shearwater Steiner got together for the last month of school and completed a 12 day intensive Certificate 2 Permaculture Course which culminated in a PermaBlitz which kick-started the new Ocean Shores Shara Community Gardens, here’s a small peek at what they achieved.
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- Mullumbimby Community Garden
Contact: Jeannette Martin
02 6684 4876
0412 32 2255
- Shara Gardens – community gardens in Ocean Shores
- Byron Farmers Market – Thurs 8-11am
Contact: Mike Stack
02 6687 1137
- Bangalow Farmers Market – Sat 8-11am
Contact: Donald Reishi
02 6687 1137
- New Brighton Farmers Market – Tues 8-11am
- Mullumbimby Farmers Market – Fri 7-11am
Contact: Judy MacDonald
02 6684 5390
Mullumbimby Community Garden has recently received funding for local food projects.
Organic Farm Share – is the first of its kind – a complete local food system, growing, processing and distributing fresh organic food to members (owners).
The Organic Farm Share model challenges current practices of food production & distribution and simplifies them. Organic Farm Share aims to regenerate land, supply highly nutrient dense food & minimise environmental pollutants.
Landshare in the UK has successfully matched landowners with gardeners in need of a garden plot.
Landshare brings together people who have a passion for home-grown food.
It’s for people who:
- Want to grow veg but don’t have anywhere to do it
- Have a spare bit of land they’re prepared to share
- Can help in some way – from sharing knowledge and lending tools to helping out on the plot itself
- Support the idea of freeing up more land for growing
- Are already growing and want to join in the community
Landshare came out of TV’s River Cottage. It began when Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall helped some Bristol families grow veg on derelict council land. The experience was so inspiring that River Cottage decided to see if it would work nationwide. Now Landshare is a national movement of more than 50,000 people.
It began with the tiny seed of an idea – and it’s growing and growing.
Landshare International is now looking to start similar projects around the globe.