Sunday, June 25, 2017

world environment day festival 2017

celebrating all things sustainable, this year's festival will again showcase fabulous free creative workshops, informative displays and demonstrations, artisan stalls, and great food and local live entertainment.

this is a plastic bag free event.

here's what we know so far about the day:

free creative workshops
junk orchestra
African drumming with Elliot Orr talkin' the drum
native wildlife with the Australian bush buddies
tie dye magic
community poetry

displays and demonstrations
Colchameleon design
Terina Smith Recycling Artist
Days for Girls
the clean living clinic
ready steady thermixing

spinning and weaving

food stalls
pots of produce
scenic rim soulfood
scenic rim eXpresso
cuppalicious coffee
BOSS cake stall
BOSS slow food stall

artisan stalls
Cambodia recycled bags
scenic rim lavender
the shed 
kooroomba gully
Lorenzo spoon artisan
ferrol critter creations
empress tea
JASZ flowers
jim's unique letterboxes
eagle originals
denise summers' upcycled bags

eco stalls
far outdoors
the clean living clinic
ready steady thermixing
scenic rim trail
scenic rim regional council

produce stalls
pamela's kitchen
greenlee farm
BOSS plant stall

community groups
Boonah scout group
knitting nanna's against gas
keep the scenic rim scenic mini galilee basin
bat conservation and rescue QLD

main stage entertainment

douglas james aboriginal culture traditional acknowledgment
fassifern gymnastics club acrobatic performance
kylie castle
fleur wade
rob and jo


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.