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It was a wonderful and organic carnival atmosphere at the Food and Living Soil Festival at the Mullumbimby Community Gardens on Saturday. Hundreds of gardeners and the merely curious visited the gardens to explore what was on offer and learn about see.

Along with the serious dirt-geek stuff like growing thriving food with living soil, Biodynamics, soil diagnosis, composts, biochar, permaculture and sustainability in general, there was plenty to eat and see.

Visitors and the many families were heartily entertained by the Curly Cousins, who sang catchy tunes and a song about the rainbow of food to eat.

One of the highlights of the day was a children’s fancy-dress event, which saw all manner of garden-inspired costumes on display, including the winning entry by Nini (pictured) from Wilsons Creek, who grew a beautiful spider’s web on her face just for the occasion.


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