13.6 C
Byron Shire
April 19, 2021

Mullum community garden’s cafe plan gets a boost

Latest News

Head-on crash car traveling in wrong direction

Police say that two men are in hospital after an accident on the M1 overnight, when emergency services responded to reports of a crash involving two cars near Clothiers Creek

Other News

Suffolk Park Pump Track

We the ‘Engaged Neighbours’, on behalf of the Suffolk Park pump track’s affected neighbours and 300–400 petitioners and letter writers, request Council NOT to continue to bulldoze the large fenced in section of Linda Vidler Parkland adjacent to Baz and Shaz’s shop, close to the houses on three sides.

Holiday letting policy adopted by NSW govt

New state rules on short-term holiday lets (STHL) for NSW, announced late last week, won’t be introduced to the Byron Shire until as late as February next year, as the local housing crisis intensifies.

Getting the right stuff in your bins in the Tweed

Tweed Council is asking residents to be more careful with what waste they put in which bin – a surprising amount of the area's refuse, both recycling and landfill, ends up in the wrong receptacle.

Beware of flood damage scams

NSW Fair Trading is warning consumers about opportunistic tradespeople trying to take advantage during the flood recovery process as the state gets back on its feet.

Local sailor triumphs in blustery Brisbane to Gladstone yacht race

Local sailor Craig Watson battled near gale-force winds on Coopers to have one of his best ever Brisbane to Gladstone yacht races claiming fourth place in line honours.

Rocky Creek Field Day coming in July

As part of the Rural Landholder Initiative, rural landholders in the Rocky Creek area are invited to an Off-stream Watering and Riparian Habitat Field Day.

Mullumbimby Community Garden folk (l-r) Tal Silver, Frederic Garcia, Max Johnston, Jeannette Martin (executive officer) and Marty Johnston with Richmond MP ,Justine Elliot (centre). Photo supplied
Mullumbimby Community Garden folk (l-r) Tal Silver, Frederic Garcia, Max Johnston, Jeannette Martin (executive officer) and Marty Johnston with Richmond MP ,Justine Elliot (centre). Photo supplied

A project by Mullumbimby’s popular community garden to sell its homegrown food at a cafe on site has been given an extra spurt of growth with $12,000 in government funding.

The money will help with the installation of a worm farm, grey water system, plumbing fixtures, sinks and benches so enabling a compliant kitchen to operate at the site.

The funding, announced by Richmond MP Justine Elliot under the Stronger Communities Program, is for the garden’s Mullumbimby Sustainability Education and Enterprise Development (Mullum SEED) will be matched by the enterprise.

Mrs Elliot said a café and catering service using produce grown in SEED’s gardens would operate twice a week.

‘They will prepare cost price lunches for volunteers, low income and homeless people,’ she said.

‘The facility will be available for community hire while also being used for training and the certifying of hospitality students with work experience in their kitchen.

‘I congratulate the Mullumbimby Sustainability Education and Enterprise Development on this important project.

‘The Mullum SEED will match this funding of $12,000 combined with their in-kind contributions bringing the total amount of the project to $26,328 for the Mullumbimby Community Garden project.’

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Housing crisis and Council

Avital Sheffer, Mullumbimby Population growth in this Shire is inevitable like it or not. Those who are being pushed out by the unfolding housing tragedy are...

Flawed plan

Kai Beijerbacht, Mullumbimby For those of you who haven’t been living under a rock, I’m sure you are aware of the ever-increasing housing shortage crisis in...

Affordable myth

Patricia Warren, Brunswick Heads There is a ‘myth of affordable housing’ in Byron Shire. Well may councillors lament the lack of ‘affordable housing’ in Byron Shire but...

Midwife quits

Deb Walsh, Fernleigh It’s become untenable for me to continue working in hospitals. I have quit. I will be deregistered soon by my own choice. Working with...