Friday, February 14, 2020

boonah women's week lunch

thanks to funding from the QLD government's Office for Women, we are proudly hosting an International Women's Week lunch to celebrate our diverse community of strong women and the valuable contributions they make.

the event will very much be focused on how we can better manage living through the climate emergency with resilience and strength.

this will be a great networking opportunity with guest speakers and facilitated discussion. 

we will be fundraising for the scenic rim wildlife rescue organisation, and also supporting the ipswich women's crisis support centre, and asking participants to bring along an item of non-perishable food or toiletries to donate to support women at risk from domestic violence.

RSVPs are essential as seating is limited.

WHERE: the old church BnB, 438 milford road, milford
WHEN: saturday 7 march 1.30 - 3.30

keep up to date with details on the facebook event

Wednesday, October 30, 2019


our AGM will be held on Sunday 1 December, and you can hear from our exec and subcommittees. 

time and venue to be advised. the AGM will be followed by a xmas celebration.

if you would like to nominate for a position, please complete a nomination form and return it via email by thursday 28 november.

tea and coffee will be provided, and please bring a plate to share.

RSVPs would be appreciated via email.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

community clothes swap

The annual Community Clothes Swap is our celebration of National Recycling Week, and everyone's welcome to come and join in. The event will be held at the Boonah Cultural Centre on Saturday 2 November between 9am and 1pm.

Bring along some clothes, shoes or accessories (men's, women's and children's) and it's free to swap, or it will cost just a gold coin donation to buy.

Upcycled bags will be available to purchase, and there'll be innovative displays and demonstrations on different ways to upcycle textiles, as well as a fabric destash spot to supplement your supplies.

It's also the perfect place to ask questions about recycling, and bring along items for recycling like mobiles and accessories corks household batteries old plastic store cards sturdy fabric, old sheets and curtains, and bras and swimmers for collaborative recycling initiatives.

Right next door to the Cultural Foundation's Book Fest, another great recycling week event with thousands of low cost books.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

event program

Courtyard Stage 

Fassifern Gymnastics Acro Display 9.30
Lilly and Steve 10.00 
Nobody’s Baby 10.30
Official Opening Madam Mulch 11.00 
Tradition of Acknowledgement 11.15 
Centi Pede 11.30 
Ian Gasking Enviro Poet 12.00 
Gypsy Caravan Tribal Dancers 12.10 
Kelsey Berrington 1.00 
Dermot Dorgan 1.30 
Raffle Draw One 2.15 
African Drumming Circle 2.30 
Raffle Draw Two 3.15 
Kylie Castle 3.30

Special Performance
David Rabbitborough with the Vomitor 12.30

Discussions in the Media Room
Transition to Renewable Energy 10.15 
Community Energy 11.30
Sustainable Housing 1.00

Videos in the Media Room
Our Climate Emergency 9.15
Regeneration 1 12.15 
Our Climate Emergency 1.45
 Regeneration 2 3.00

Native Wildlife 10.00-12.00
Junk Orchestra 1.15-2.15 (back marquee)
Magic Tie Dye 12.00-1.30 (grassed entrance way)
African Drumming 2.30-3.15 (courtyard)
Xmas Trees 9.30-10.00, 12.00-12.30 and 2.30-3.00 (near food vans)
Wire Hearts 10.30-11.30 and 1.00-2.00 (near food vans)

Laundry Powder with the Clean Living Clinic 10.00 (undercover area)
Multi Purpose Spray with the Clean Living Clinic 1.00 (undercover area)
Pottery with Melissa and Monica 9.00-4.00 (near food vans)
Plastic Waste Weaving with Gaylene 9.00-4.00 (undercover area)
Days for Girls Components Making 9.00-4.00 (undercover area)
Crafting a Walking Stick with Ron 9.00 – 4.00 (undercover area)

you can find details of our artisan stalls here and the multiprize raffle here

Friday, June 28, 2019

multi prize raffle

our multi prize raffle will be drawn on the day in two separate draws
tickets are $2 each or three for $5, and they're selling now

check out the amazing array of prizes
thanks to the generosity of our supporters

BOSS d.light D330 Solar Light System

Mt Barney Lodge Yellow Pinch Eco-Walk for Four

Terina Smith Recycling Artist Handmade Upcycled Candelabra

$100 Maynards Store Bamboo Package 

Fassifern Gymnastics Term Pass 

Angus McDiarmid Boonahscape Painting

Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk Family Pass 

Marina’s Massage One Hour Treatment 

Noosa Artisan Handmade Piece 

Bee-Cause Wax Wraps Pack

Rata Kai Steamed Pudding 

Sustainable Population Australia Ecology, Economy, Growth Book 

Beautiful Batches Hamper of Handmade Soaps and Body Products 

Twig Designs Handmade Natural Fibre Basket

Redeeming Features Recovered Journal

Eagle Originals Handmade Package

Far Outdoors Produce Bags

Little Deer Studio Handmade 100% Recycled Notebook

Kathy Stumer Chemical Free Local Produce Box 

Chris and Howard Head Chemical Free Local Produce Box 

Fassifern Lighting and Electrical LED Light Package

The Clean Living Clinic Fresh Laundry Powder and Multi-Purpose Spray 

Scenic Rim Lavender Gift Pack

Dr Cameron Murray Game of Mates Book 

SPoilT by Oils Car Diffuser 

BeeJ Products Honey and Beeswax Gift Pack 

Australian Wellness Advocates Doterra Package

Mophead by Linda Handspun Yarn Skein

Earth Wrapping Bamboo Cutlery and Stainless Steel Straw Travel Set

Greg McLaren Tillandsia

Danielle Brown Package

STOP ADANI Ceramic Keep Cup

Kim Simpson Tupperware Prize 

BOSS Calico Bag

Days for Girls Shopping Bag 

Made with Love 2 x XL hot or cold drinks 

Fresh Water Fishing and Stocking Association of QLD Fishing Lures

world environment day festival

See below for a growing list of our participants, and here's what you can to expect to see and do on the day - 

  • Experience a moving tradition of acknowledgement ceremony
  • Choose from the wonderland of original designs created by eco-artists from materials normally destined for landfill - combining recycling and imagination to create practical and beautiful bespoke homewares and artwork, jewellery, bags and clothing
  • See bunting made from grain bags and baling twine, mail boxes and garden ornaments from old gas bottles and garden tools, and loads more
  • Buy from a range of environmentally friendly stalls stocking reusable products like stainless steel straws, shopping and produce bags, water bottles and keep cups
  • Play with the junk orchestra
  • Learn about renewable energy and sustainable housing 
  • Get a discount on your coffee when you use your keep cup
  • Watch some weaving or buy a handmade basket
  • Create a wire heart
  • See some fabulous upcycled art
  • Watch laundry detergent and multi purpose spray being made
  • Try beeswax wraps
  • Interact with the Australian Bush Buddies native wildlife
  • Watch Gypsy Caravan tribal dancers
  • Hear an enviro poet
  • Tie dye a tshirt
  • Spend some time with the potters
  • Create a xmas tree from a discarded book
  • Watch recycled artwork being created from old books and wire
  • Watch components of a Days for Girls kit get made
  • Join the African drumming circle
  • See the thousand flower community made Flowers of the Fassifern tree jumper
  • Choose a spoon, and watch it being made into a ring
  • Get a free tree
  • Buy some art
  • Learn about composting, worm farming, wicking beds, aquaponics and permaculture
  • Learn about native and introduced fish
  • Get tips on recycling from Madam Mulch
  • Talk to wildlife carers about animal rehabilitation
  • Buy some plants and alpaca poo for your garden
  • Get lucky in the multi prize raffle
  • Relax in the community cafe with delicious food while listening to local original musicians.
  • Stock up on fresh chemical free local produce
  • See lots of alternatives to plastic - it can be done
  • Use the 100% compostable crockery and cutlery and use our organics bins
  • Use our reusable crockery and cutlery and wash them up
  • Or better still, use your own plates and cutlery

the program is getting finalised for saturday 20 july, but here's what's happening so far - and this is nowhere near complete :

douglas james aboriginal culture tradition of acknowledgment
fassifern gymnastics club

kelsey berrington
nobody's baby
lunadorn gypsy caravan tribal bellydance
elliott orr talkin' the drum
dermot dorgan

ian gasking enviro poet
lilly and steve
kylie castle
david rabbitborough

junk orchestra with rob davies
magic tie dye
australian bush buddies native wildlife
xmas trees in july with terina smith recycling artist (children)

wire hearts with terina smith recycling artist (adults)
african drumming with elliott orr talkin' the drum

jan mcnicol will speak on -
the transition to renewable energy

community energy, and
sustainable housing

john steley presents RE generation - videos and discussionour climate emergency

artisan stalls
our goat soap
made from alpaca
naked crackers

artists on show
christopher trotter
terina smith recycling artist

ben brain
angus' five minute sketches


nordic cuisine food van
wise wild spice sri lankan vegan
scenic rim soulfood
the curry guys
BOSS soups and sweets
cuppalicious mobile coffee
scenic rim expresso

rata kai

green corner
BOSS plant stall

alpaca poo
freshwater fishing and stocking association
nathan's natives
boonah and district landcare
GREW - grounding, empowering, regenerative, workshops 
kathy's chemical free greens
chris and howard's chemical free produce
paws and brooks nature sanctuary
greg mclaren
bee hotels

social change
days for girls