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Santos Organics presents Living Community Festival

Sunday September 7th 10am–6pm, 2014

at the Mullumbimby Community Gardens

LivingCommunityFestival-PositveActionForum-posterMullumbimby Community Gardens Celebrates Community with its 4th annual spring event The Living Community Festival. Cultivated with the iconic culture and sustainability consciousness Mullumbimby is celebrated for.

The Santos Organics Positive Action Forum presents keynotes from

  • Professor Ian Lowe  (Australian Conservation Foundation),
  • Clive Hamilton (Australia Institute),
  • Costa Georgiardis (ABC’s Gardening Australia).
  • Behrokh Koshnevis, (3D printing)
  • And we look forward to a Q&A forum exploring ‘How to engage community in sustainability’.

An event packed with learning and community connection, features including the Youth Future Generation Village, the Crystal Castle Healing Village and the Australian Bamboo Society’s Bamboo Sculpture Competition.

Enriching fun and learning for all, workshops will be presented in Permaculture, Biodynamics, Biochar and Sustainable Technologies; whilst the local food, arts and crafts market delivers the quintessential Northern Rivers experience.

Kicking off at 10AM is the annual Living Community Street parade. Brought to you by the Chamber of Commerce, we kick off from council chambers with floats and all manner of entertainment, brought to you by local organisations, schools, and businesses. Join us along the way to Burringbar St and on to Mullumbimby Community Gardens.

LivingCommunityFestival-V5WebParade participants are welcome to set up an info stall in the festival village. Add kids activities, a Jumping Castle and the unmissable Silent Disco it all stacks up to a marvellous day out.

In respect to our neighbours, Parking around the gardens is restricted. Be sure to park at the Mullumbimby Show Grounds, where a free MAGIC Bus ride will zip you to the Gardens. It will be running 9AM to 7PM. The area around the festival is strictly no parking. Please respect out neighbours.

A Limited number of Gold pass tickets for the Positive Action Forum are available here for just $45

General Entry Tickets will be available on the day for $10 for adults

Kids under 12 are free – 12-17yo – by Donation

Mullumbimby Community Gardens

Sunday 7th September 2014


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Program below – click on the image to enlarge


Rail trail debate

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A window of trust

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Conspiracy and pubs

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