Friday, May 28, 2010

bread tags

a collection point will be set up on world environment day for bread tags. these are collected, recycled and replaced with funds for necessary support for a local boy with muscular dystrophy.
I have been collecting all year and I still only have half a bottle !! zillions more are needed. so instead of tossing yours in the bin, please keep them for this worthy cause.
please keep collecting after world environment day. they can be given to pam at blue care in macquarie street, boonah.

madam mulch

madam mulch has beamed into boonah from mearth, a planet with zero waste. she will be making her boonah debut on world environment day with lots of advice on recycling, composting and wormfarming.

she will be running a competition to get the best kids ideas for zero waste.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

signs are up

world environment day banners and signs are now up around town - well one banner has been up for a few weeks now.

one is at the fassifern reserve, the site of the tree planting, one is in myfanwy's paddock at dugandan and another at the entrance to the outlook, our fantastic local partners for this event.

thanks to cherie, who did a beautiful job of painting the signs !! and thank you to david, ever handy and helpful who erected them.

Friday, May 21, 2010

mobile muster

To help Landcare Australia plant more trees and to celebrate World Environment Day on June 5 BOSS has joined MobileMuster’s old phones, more trees campaign where a tree will be planted for every kilogram of old mobile phones, batteries chargers and accessories recycled.

so please bring your old phones, chargers, and accessories in to World Environment Day at the outlook. over 90% of a mobile phone & its accessories are recyclable. the materials recovered can be used to make batteries, jewellery, fence posts and stainless steel.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

partnering with yugambeh museum

BOSS is partnering with the Yugambeh Museum to support indigenous children of Mornington Island. A collection point will be provided at world environment day for good quality winter needs for children, toddlers and babies, such as blankets, jackets, skivvies, jumpers, singlets, beanies, pyjamas, gloves, scarves, socks, shoes and boots.

Your donations would really be appreciated.

Monday, May 17, 2010

tree planting

Recently 103 trees were planted at the Fassifern Reserve, in an effort to reduce the carbon impacts produced by the project. Twenty varieties including specialty timber trees will attract native birds, koalas, insects and butterflies. This revegetation has been supported by the Scenic Rim Regional Council, who provided the site and prepared it for planting.

Thomas Bell and Marty Moesker, from Trees Land Carbon did a fine job of planting the trees at the Fassifern Reserve which is near the intersection of the Cunningham Highway and the Boonah Fassifern Road.

altered art workshop

Drawing heavily on the gothic, Victorian and all things Jules Verne, SteamPunk is a fashion, culture and art movement that came out of the science fiction novels of the late 1980s and early 90s.

Steampunk involves turning something old and useless into something new and exciting using the minimalist of new materials. Turning junk into treasured pieces of wearable art.

Bring along any scrapbooking materials, stamps, stickers, old watches, fabric scraps, photos, bottle tops, old keys, old coins and beading materials, old junk or broken jewellery, silk or dried flowers.

If you have them, bring tools to pull things apart.

Presenters Kris and Melinda Belfield, are very experienced and talented in the craft of jewellery making. Melinda received national recognition in the 2007 Australian Designer of the Year Award sponsored by Beads Etc magazine in conjunction with The Stitches and Craft Show. She took second prize in the Thread Work Artist of the Year section. Kris’ entry in the competition was also selected to tour The Stitches and Craft Shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane that year.

Friday, May 14, 2010

aquaponics field trip

Free catered field trip to Murray Hallum’s Practical Aquaponics at North Maclean. Morning session focusing on the totally organic concept of aquaponics. As recently featured on Kosta’s Garden Odyssey (SBS,) aquaponics uses no chemicals, breeds fish, recycles and uses only about 10% of the water needed for traditional gardening or fish farming.

Sunday June 27, leaves Boonah at 9.30am and returning around 2.30pm after a picnic lunch.

Monday, May 3, 2010

the wonders of bamboo

the wonders of bamboo with john jackson, the rock doctor.

Set amidst a local bamboo grove on the side of a crater, learn about bamboo as a renewable resource and the different uses for different bamboos.

Session includes creating small items from bamboo canes and poles.

Bamboo will be supplied, but please bring tools, such as knives, hand drills, files, fine tooth saws and sand paper.

Originally scheduled for Saturday 29 May, however the rain changed those plans. The workshop has been rescheduled for Monday 14 June 2010, from 12 - 3pm $10 for materials. Session will be catered.

Email to get further information or to register.