Deborah Lilly, Mullumbimby
Our dear Judy has passed on. Byron Shire has lost a valiant educator, activist and community leader. It was her inspiration, motivation and dedication that created the Mullumbimby Farmers Market in 2010; the local alternative to the impending arrival of a multinational supermarket.
Judy had an impressive general knowledge and understanding of world politics, the environment and gardening. She was articulate and clever. She cooked exotic meals for her friends, elegantly presented with flowers on pretty tablecloths, with vintage crockery and antique furniture. Her taste was impeccable, her heart generous and her mind sagacious.
In an interview soon after the Mullum Farmers Market opened, Judy explains its unique dynamic, expanding to include locally produced food-related products to keep money circulating within our community.
Vale Judy, I miss you.