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There is just so many great things happening we couldn't wait till summer to let you know!

Transiton 2.0 Community Film Screening

Come along to the free community film screening of “In Transition 2.0”. This film is an inspirational immersion in the Transition movement, gathering stories from around the world of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. You’ll hear about communities printing their own money, growing food everywhere, localising their economies and setting up community power stations. In a world that is awash with gloom, here is a story of hope, ingenuity and the power of growing vegetables in unexpected places.

 Venue: Council Chambers, Station Street Mullumbimby

When: Tuesday 5 November 6:30pm

Hosted by Transition Byron Shire  -


Second Hand Saturday - 26 September

Hold a garage sale for free! 

Second Hand Saturday - the biggest day of garage sales on the north coast - is being held on 26 September.  Registrations close tomorrow 17 September at

Households are encouraged to register and hold their garage sale at home, or coordinate a joint garage sale in their street, or with their local school, preschool, community organization or Church. It is free to register and a free listing of your garage sale is included in participating newspapers and on the Second Hand Saturday website.

Second Hand Saturday helps to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill, enables residents to participate in the promotion of reuse and repair, and engage them in an environmentally, socially and
economically rewarding activity. This will be the sixth Second Hand Saturday event NE Waste has coordinated since 2006. Last year, more than 700 people registered to hold garage sales across the region.

Byron Community College Courses November 2013

Backyard Chooks

Keeping chickens in the backyard is fun and easy. They eat our kitchen scraps, will happily scratch up every weed, seed and grub as well as give us eggs and manure for our gardens. This workshop will cover every-day care, feeding, popular breeds, problem solving and housing. Keeping even a few chooks has many benefits for living a more sustainable lifestyle.

 Venue: Sharon's House - 22 Stuart St Mullumbimby

Date: 07/11/2013     9:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Cost: $ 60.00 (Concession $48.00)

 Organic Gardening For Beginners

Learn how to plant and maintain a productive vegetable garden using organic principles. Find out how to convert your lawn to food using no dig methods. Improve your soil, sow seeds and choose the right plants for our climate, as well as learn strategies for dealing with common pests and diseases. All held in an inspiring back yard.

Location: Sharon's house - 22 Stuart St Mullumbimby

Dates:   12/11/2013 - 26/11/2013      9:30 am to  2:30 pm

Sessions: 3 Tuesdays

Cost: $149.00 (concession $119.00)

 All bookings through ByronCommunity or 66843374