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Backyard Bee-keeping


Develop the confidence to start keeping bees in your own hive and looking after them. Learn about bee anatomy, hive construction, honey extraction, regulations and laws on bee-keeping, pests and diseases.

Introduction to Permaculture


Facilitated by Steve Smith, assisted by Charlie Brennan. See your world with fresh eyes after the Radical Re-design workshop and then consider how to apply it through the lens of permaculture. This workshop is also a stand-alone for those with a particular interest. Steve will cover an introduction to the key concepts of permaculture and design at an individual and community level. Take a walk around town and check out some beautiful examples, then kick off a new permaculture project at the Bellingen Learning Alliance Building space.

Radical Re-Design


Facilitated by Charlie Brennan assisted by Steve Smith. In our quest for better, more sustainable ways of living everything is up for radical redesign. So much that we do is inherited from past times and out-dated paradigms. Participants will explore radical re-design through selected texts and presentation from local crafts-people and their show-cased projects. This is an opportunity to re-design participants’ own projects as well as the new Bellingen Learning Alliance Building. Come away re-inspired!
Cost: $60, includes morning tea

Go Bush! Wild foods and survival skills


Identify wild and native herbs such as chickweed, purslane, fat hen, amaranth and speedwell. Learn how to prepare bulrush, bunya nuts and lemon myrtle for eating and cook wild meats (fish and kangaroo) in clay and coals. Lots of vego food too!
Practice survival fire-making and mat weaving.Pat Collins has 20 years’ experience as a herbalist and is also trained in iridology, reflexology and hypnotherapy. She is a renowned natural therapist, author and teacher and has been caring for the upper hunter community since 1997.
Cost: $75, including lunch

DIY Natural Cosmetics


At this workshop you will learn how to create a natural cosmetic range, including: clays, scrub, cleanser, toner, aloe and comfrey moisturising cream, body butter, nourishing oil, hydrating lotion, nettle hair conditioner and shampoo.
Pat Collins has 20 years’ experience as a herbalist and is also trained in iridology, reflexology and hypnotherapy. She is a renowned natural therapist, author and teacher and has been caring for the upper hunter community since 1997.

Trouble with your garden?

Not to worry, it can't be as bad as this could it? Then again, we have the benefit of abundant summer rainfall.Taken at a remote iron ore mine in WAThe original intention was good but production and mechanical maintenance eventually took precedence, says Michael R.Editors note - good sign though!

Toast Urunga


What: Toast Urunga – Music, Food & Wine Festival

When: Sunday 7 September 2014, 10am – 4pm

Where: Morgo Street Reserve, Urunga, Coffs Coast 

How much: $5 donation, accompanied children under 12 free
For a day of good, fresh food, regional wines, great music and cooking demonstrations in a picturesque outdoor setting where the Bellinger and Kalang rivers meet the sea, make sure you put Sunday 7 September in your diary.
Now in its 8th year, the event is expected to attract many friends and families to Urunga’s scenic riverbank location.

ecofaith bellingen


Over the years a couple of hundred people have visited our small community, which predominantly uses the Christian tradition, and new scientific discoveries, to celebrate God’s presence at work in all people, including humans.
Remember, Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing’s going to get better, it’s not (Dr Seuss).
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Made in Dorrigo


Made in Dorrigo goes Steampunk on Saturday the 12th July in Hickory Street, Dorrigo.
Not only will we be showcasing the artists, artisans, toy manufacturers, cooks, chefs, knitters, woodcrafts, nurseries, farmers and even vodkas and liqueurs of our area, but we will also showcase the amazing creative element of the Steampunk genre, which has a great following in our town!!
Great fun, true country hospitality and unique products to buy!!


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