Monday, March 20, 2017

our community tree jumper project

we're making a tree jumper and everyone is welcome to participate.

our creative subcommittee, the Thursday night creatives, together with lots of helpers are currently making hundreds of flowers crafted from tshirts

making the flowers is a simple process, and just involves a gathering thread, and a few extra stitches to form the rose. no great sewing ability is required.

we aim to have all the flowers made by May when we’ll start sewing them onto fabric in readiness to make it into the tree jumper.

everyone is welcome to join the Thursday Night Creative Group to learn the process.

there's sessions at the Boonah Library on Tuesday March 21 between 10am and 12 noon, and new ones scheduled for April 18, and May 2 and 16, as well as at The Shed on Snunday April 16. We’ll have kits of tshirt pieces, needle and thread ready to go.

the project needs many adult sized tshirts and we’d be most grateful for any donations.

the community tree jumper will adorn a tree or two at this year’s World Environment Day Festival scheduled for July 15, before going to the Jumpers and Jazz Festival. 

if you'd like to get involved by making flowers or donating tshirts, just send us an email or phone Janine on 0458 108 100 or Julie on 0435 992 798.

The Thursday Night Creative group has been meeting since before June 2016, sewing bunting, screen printing tshirts and painting signs for last year’s World Environment Day Festival which was sadly cancelled due to the forecast horrendous weather.

The group meets at the pavilion in the Boonah Showgrounds at the bottom of Oliver Street every Thursday evening between 6pm and 8pm.

Monday, January 9, 2017

check out the recycling register

our online recycling register has been updated with loads of new opportunities to recycle weird and wonderful things that would normally go to landfill.

check it out online, and remember if you do know of any new initiatives that belong on the register, we would love to hear from you.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

mt alford artisan market

We'll be having a stall at the inaugural Mt Alford Artisans Market this Saturday.

The Mt Alford Artisans Market will be held in the beautiful Mt. Alford School of Arts. The art deco hall is situated at the entrance to Mt Alford, a tiny village 10 minutes south of Boonah in the heart of the Scenic Rim.

The market makers are endeavouring to create an environmentally friendly space where there is little to no non recyclable waste. They that people bring their own reusable bags for their purchases. There will also be bags on sale on the day.

The stalls include original artworks, old and new crafts, delicious food, pesticide free produce and delicious home-made food. There will also be live music, demonstrations and activities for children. This market is an ideal place to find unique Christmas gifts.

See the
facebook event for more info.

Friday, October 21, 2016

community clothes swap

 Saturday November 12
 Boonah Cultural Centre
         9am - 1pm

we'll be celebrating national recycling week with the community clothes swap. 

held together with the Boonah Book Fest, it's a great day to learn about recycling and revamp your wardrobe for free.

good quality men's, women's and children's clothing, footwear and accessories are all welcome. it's free to swap, and just a gold coin donation to purchase.

if you contribute by bringing donations, you are welcome to take as many items as you like.

we'll have displays and demonstrations supporting recycling, and we'd love to see you there.

anyone wanting to display or demonstrate some fun recycling ideas is welcome to particiopate. just get in touch via the phone on 0435 992 798 or email.

there's also opportunity to drop in items we collect for recycling. the list is online here.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016


Our AGM which had been rescheduled to Sunday October 16, has now had to be rescheduled again to the following Sunday October 23.

Our president, Chris has been caught in the flooding of the Murray River, and won't be back in time for the 16th. 

so, it's 2.30 for a 3pm start at the Mt Alford School of Arts, on Sunday October 23.

Positions will be vacated and we encourage you to consider a place on our exec.

We are looking for our President, Vice President and Treasurer positions to be filled as current office bearers will be stepping down.

the nomination form can be downloaded from here. 

members and gusts are welcome. 

we'll look at our recent activities, and talk about upcoming projects.

please bring a plate to share. tea and coffee provided.

please RSVP via email to let us know if you can come. 


Our AGM is postponed to be held in the near future. The new date will be set soon.

Our AGM is scheduled for Sunday August 21, to be held in the activities building in the boonah primary school.

Positions will be vacated and we encourage you to consider a place on our exec.

We are looking for our President, Vice President and Treasurer positions to be filled as current office bearers will be stepping down.

the nomination form can be downloaded from here. 

everyone is welcome. 

please arrive at 10 for a 10.30 start where we'll look at our recent activities. 

please bring a plate to share for lunch. tea and coffee provided.

the plan for the day is

10 for 10.30        arrival, meet and greet, tea and coffee   
10.30 - 11.15      presentations
11.15- 11.45       AGM including reports and election of office bearers
12 noon              lunch

please RSVP via email to let us know if you can come. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

our fundraising raffle

thanks to our generous supporters, we are running a multi prize raffle to offset our investment made in this year's world environment day festival which sadly had to be cancelled due to the very bad weather. 

drawn at our AGM on the 21st August, the total prize pool is worth over $1500. 

tickets are $2 or three for $5. we'll be selling tickets at our street stall on Friday 15 July.

here are the prizes:

Mt Barney Lodge Homestead Haven Midweek Stay valued at $640

$100 Maynards Gift Voucher for Bamboo Products

One Hour Massage valued at $70 from Marina's Massage 

Poppi's Pantry $40 Gift Voucher 

Kooroomba Vineyard and Lavender Farm $50 Gift Voucher 

Eat Local Book by Brenda Fawden and Christine Sharp donated by BOSS 

Bunjurgen Estate Vineyard Verjuice 

Janine Gibson Framed Upcycled Original Tea Bag Art 

Scenic Rim Lavender Gift Pack 

Peak Organics $40 Gift Voucher 

Cambodia the Real Experience Upcycled Rice Bag Tote 

Under Sink Water Filter Pack from Tanks a Lot Mate 

Hand Felted Scarf by Gayle Van Der Veen 

KISS Kleaning Eco Travel Cup 

Basket of Herbs grown by BOSS 

Made from Alpaca 100% Alpaca Teddy Bear 

Knitting Nanas against Gas Surprise Pack 

Recycled Chaff Bag Satchel Bag handmade by Erica Bates 

SORT Recycling Precious Digital Earrings 

David Bland Picture Framing $50 Gift Voucher 

David Bland Clock Repairs $50 Gift Voucher 

Organic Mushroom Compost from Ken Rachow 

Six x General Admission Passes to the Scenic Rim Aquatic Fitness Centre 

BOSS Calico Bag