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

Monday, May 27, 2019

world environment day festival 2019

Save the date for this year's World Environment Day Festival.

It’s happening on Saturday 20 July at the Outlook, Boonah and will again showcase a huge array of exhibitors, workshops, displays, demonstrations, art and performances to celebrate and inspire sustainable communities.

Hosted by the Boonah Organisation for a Sustainable Shire (BOSS), Secretary Julie Jackson explains the global theme for this year’s celebrations is about air pollution.

“It’s about encouraging governments, industry, communities, and individuals to come together to explore renewable energy and green technologies, and improve air quality in cities and regions across the world.”

“Our event always aims to be single use plastic free, and also coincides with the growing Plastic Free July campaign.”

The event attracts many with a focus on sustainability and organisers are keen to hear from people who would like to participate.

“World Environment Day is all about providing people with information through demonstrations and practical application of how to make sustainable changes to their lives. It’s about sharing ideas, old and new, so if you would like to participate on the day as a stall holder, workshop presenter, demonstrator or volunteer, please contact us,” says Julie.

“We have a clear focus on best environmental practice, and an alignment to ecological or social sustainability is essential.”

An exciting program is already being planned with some very topical discussions on the transition to renewable energy and electric vehicles, some great creative workshops and free trees.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

our new exec

belated news, but thanks to everyone who came to our AGM. 

we may not have had anyone nominate at the time, but since the meeting max nominated and we welcome him back as our president. 

thank you to alison hosken for your efforts and support as treasurer for the previous three years. 

our new exec is -

president max gordon
vice president vicki marshall
secretary  julie jackson
treasurer  nita cooper

minutes and subcommittee reports will be uploaded very soon. 

Sunday, March 17, 2019

international day of the forests

together with boonah and district landcare, we'll be celebrating international day of the forests with a morning at the fassifern reserve on saturday 23 march between 8am and 10am.

back in 2011, we planted 2000 trees with the help of a federal grant from the department of environment and support from the scenic rim regional council. 

a community day saw 100 trees planted to kickstart the project. more photos from this great day are on facebook.

these trees were planted to provide a better environment for our local animal and bird species. they've done well, and it's time we went back to check out how they're going. 

we'll walk amongst the site, identifying trees, shrubs and the under-story layer of plants, look for birds and animals, hopefully spotting a koala or two, and learn how to manage weeds. 

everyone is welcome, and RSVPs would be helpful so we can estimate numbers for morning tea. 

please wear closed in shoes, a hat, and bring a water bottle. 

BYO chair, plate and cup would be helpful. 

the fassifern reserve is the picnic area on the cunningham highway near the intersection with the boonah fassifern road.