From 9am til 2pm on Monday the 19th of December, 2012
An exploration (through discussions and practice) of what is YOGA
Developing an understanding of simplicity in movement, breath and
mediation and how they can be easily incorporated into daily life
A vegetarian plate to share for lunch!
A shawl or light blanket
A yoga mat (optional – we will be on carpet)
Cost: $20 Any questions please contact Natalie on: 6550 4577
The workshop will be held at the Community Centre. Due to limited space, please contact Natalie if you are planning to attend (if numbers exceed eight and weather is wet we will relocate to the hall).
Contact Heather for any details 6550 4596.
Accommodation & dinner available @ Winmurra for people involved all weekend.
As above, contact Heather.
Saturday: 10.30am ~ Bamboo dome building workshop with Mark McCarthy. Bamboo structures for gardens, tree-cages, sleep-outs etc. Lunch at the Food club Sat. arvo (bring a plate to share).
Sunday: 9:30am-4:30pm Bamboo propagation workshop with Mark McCarthy at Heather's place (Winmurra Garden, Doyles River).
We are holding working bees to clean up the Bulga Hall grounds - Saturday mornings at 9am till about 12ish, but also any time at all that any one can call in and do a bit of clearing or gardening. Main jobs are: weeding the playground, whipper snipper/brushcutting around the place, and attacking the bamboo. It would be great to get the Hall, and esp the playground into shape for New Years Eve.
The Bulga Hall wants to get the Hall septic tank pumped out, we have a quote of $230/tank from Midcoast Waste, but they won't come up for less than 3 jobs. If anyone else needs their tank pumped out and wants to get together on this, please call Jane on 4402.
Currently there are several grants available:
Non Government Organisation Treatment Grants Program - Dept of Health & Ageing
Closes: 23 December 2011 Purpose: Achieve improved service outcomes and to increase the number of treatment places available.
Community Future Grants - Royal Agriculture Society of NSW
Closes: 15th January, 2012. Overview: The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Foundation (RASF) is offering an opportunity for young people to attract up to $25,000 in funding for a community project in their local area.
Country Arts Support Program
Closes: 10 Feb, 2012. Up to $1,500 for workshops and forums, up to $1,500 for performances and exhibitions, up to $2,000 for artists-in-residence programs, public art projects and cultural directories.
Quick Response Grants - Regional Arts (NSW)
Closes: Ongoing Purpose: To provide a small grants program for regional artists, arts organisations and communities to respond to unique arts opportunities that present themselves at very short notice.
Overview: Grants of up to $1500 are available
There has been some talk about collaboration for the Community Future Grants, to apply for works that benefits both Bobin and Elands communities. Please comment on this post with any comments or suggestions or if you want to be involved. See the GTCC's guide to community grants
Wouldn't be great for our communities to become more sustainable? Improving our local networks and increasing our self reliance methods.
For ideas on what other communities have made possible, check out: http://www.sustainingourtowns.org.au/ and
Local government link on sustainability:
NSW communities -
and see http://manningvalleyproduce.org/index.htm
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The movie night was excellent, and the movie itself surpassed expectations, very thorough and balanced combining the expose of the corrupt world bank and government and the power inherent in understanding the workings of the Universe, combined with people power, the vast 99% of population. The production of the movie was funded by donations. It has great appeal to a broad based audience. In the new year' the Community Centre is willing to make this movie available for private viewing, through our lending library, maximum of three days, with a donation being asked for the privilege. We urge you to allow hope for the future to be part of your understanding.
For a preview, check out:
Helen Hannah has done some telephoning to provide this update:
Regaring news about the Falls area from "Michael" at [Taree] NPWS:
*No dogs are allowed to be walked in a Nat. park, or in a Nature Reserve, which the Falls is now.
*No gate is planned to be on this Park
*When it becomes a Nat. Park there will be:
upgrading of the walking tracks
possible camp site to the left hand side of the road going in
signs will be changed
safety checks on the platforms will be done
Also: they will probably collect data about visitation, and may do a landscape plan after that, as they've been told that there was insufficient parking on some days.
About the kiosk: they will be negotiating with the women who own the kiosk, and are aware of the situation of ownership. Kevin Carter (Manager NPWS, Taree) )wants and expects the kiosk to continue working, and it may be good [Michael said] for the kiosk owners to contact Kevin to get an idea of what they can expect and tell him what they want.
A Nat park will give much better protection against mining leases. That's about all. People can contact the Taree Nat. Parks office on 6552 4097.
Here's one such suggestion, a Radio club to get the mountain wirelessly 'wired' up, so to speak.
The folk most interested, or in need of this probably aren't internet capable most of the time but expressions of interest can be commented here.
All such groups will get their own page, with schedules and contact information, on this site and email groups can be setup accordingly for those wanting such.
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