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Issue 191 – Thursday 20 March 2014

The community voice Tel 0400 707 778 • PO Box 482, Eumundi Qld 4562 • editor@eumundigreen.com.au • www.eumundigreen.com.au • Copyright © 2013 Husqvarna AB (publ). All rights reserved.

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The Original Eumundi Markets (OEM) has grown from three stalls in 1979 to the 500 plus stalls and the huge crew we have today. An amazing achievement for a market to last so long, and stick to its motto of ‘make it, bake it, sew it grow it.’ Photographed last Saturday by Alain Bouvier, were many of the current stallholders and management team that make the magic happen twice every week! For more on OEM’s history turn to page 10.

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Community Corner Come along and meet your Member for Noosa Glen Elmes MP Listening to you

I realise how hectic life is and how you may not be able to meet me at my Electorate Office. That is why I will be coming to you instead. to catch up so that I can understand the issues that you consider important.

Friday 28 March 2014 from 9.30am until 11am The Fig Tree, Memorial Drive, Eumundi

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Editor's Word on the street is... Desk When my family holidayed in Peregian, we’d always make the journey into the hills, past dinosaur egg mountain, through canefields, dodge the train, park up the hill and follow the crowds to Eumundi Market. I remember the dirt tracks weaving around stalls and the canopy of trees. You’d have to wait for a break in the throng to get down the stairs. I remember the smells; curry, lavender, patchouli. And you’d always find something you HAD to have. I remember following music to the heaving pubs, where people were hanging off the veranda and spilling onto the footpath. Then filling up at the servo before heading back to the beach. For many of us blow-ins, it was the magic of the Eumundi Market that lured us away from the city (or country) to make the hinterland home. It still has that magic, but of course it’s changed too – it’s world famous now after all! When you live here, it can be hard not to take it for granted but I love that my children will have their own magical memories about going to the markets now too. Sacha Hamilton-MacLaren editor@eumundigreen.com.au

Community Diary

Now we’ve had a bit of rain, it’s a good time for Eumundi Rural Fire Brigade to do burn offs in the area. The crew of volunteers recently did a burn off on Solar Rd. Photograph thanks to Wendy Turner.

 All three senior grades of the Cooroy-Eumundi Cougars cricket club have made the semis.  The opening of Ochre’s revamped Medical Centre is planned for early May.  Eumundi based Kids on the Coast has turned 10.  The CWA used the good china for the Discover Eumundi interactive walk launch.  We like having native trees planted on highway median strips.  It’s good to have some regular rain again.  There are more 20-30 somethings moving into the area.  It’s nice and laidback on Wednesdays at the markets – lots of locals.  Experience Eumundi is considering offering a loyalty card for shopping at local businesses.  This year’s NPSS fair has a circus theme.  Footy season has started and kids are signing up with their favourite code.  Doonan servo and convenience store has opened.

Saturday 22 March Verrierdale Rural Fire Brigade training 2pm, Fire Brigade depot, Verrierdale Rd (next to the Verrierdale Community Hall) 5471 1645 Saturday 22 March Starry Nights movie. 6.30pm Eumundi Amphitheatre Memorial Dr. www.starrynights.com.au Sunday 23 March Katie Rose Hospice Long Lunch 11.30am Original Eumundi Market site. 0416 215 877 Tuesday 25 March Eumundi Country Women's Assoc. (CWA) Annual contest & cent sale 9.30am CWA Hall, Memorial Dr 5441 3226 Wednesday 26 March Eumundi Historical Assoc. (EHA) General meeting 6pm School of Arts Memorial Dr. 0407 139 836 Friday 28 March Chamber of Commerce breakfast 7.15am Railway Refreshment Rooms, Lonergan Lane, Eumundi 0402 215 560 Monday 31st March Eumundi Park Recreation and Showgrounds Assoc. AGM 6pm Eumundi Sportsground, Black Stump Rd Tuesday 1 April Eumundi Rural Fire Brigade training 7pm Fire Station, Napier Rd 0408 992 139

ECCO thanks the volunteers who contributed over 100 hours production, collation and delivery work for the last issue of Eumundi Green, including:

Tania Watson Business Spotlight

Johanne Wright EDV update

Bronwyn Jones Books

Melissa Derksen Fairy houses

Anthony Wynne-Hoelsher Music

Max Porter Food

Claudette Betteridge Life on a better ridge

Kon Hepers Nature notes

Sarah Hillhouse Roving reportage

Annie Wilson Gardening

Lisa Williment Reader’s photos

Ros Mayes Reader’s photos

Jessica Law Reader’s photos

Wendy Birrell Heritage

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Bronwyn Pearson Proofreading

Graphic Designer: Rhana Harrison. Sub editor: Judith Pattison. Proofreaders: Alice Jones, Bronwen Pearson, Fran Maguire, Hamish Cameron.

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Published by Eumundi Combined Community Organisation Ltd ● ACN 133 941 278 ● www.eumundicco.com.au For advertising rates and requirements please go to www.eumundigreen.com.au or phone 0400 707 778. Accounts: accounts@eumundicco.com.au or phone 0402 215 560. A yearly subscription is $50 posted. Please phone us for local delivery points or to attend to any delivery requirements. Eumundi Green: by the community, for the community 4000 copies of the Eumundi Green are delivered every fortnight to households, schools, cafés, shops and markets in Eumundi, Doonan, Verrierdale, North Arm, Belli Park, Eerwah Vale, Weyba Downs and Cooroy as well as Noosa Info Centres. This magazine is printed on 100 per cent environmentally friendly, Australian grown and made Grange Offsett paper, except the cover which is printed on Impress Gloss paper which is also environmentally friendly. www.australianpaper.com.au Disclaimer (the fine print): All information in Eumundi Green has been written in good faith based on material, verbal or written, provided by contributors. The editor is not obliged to publish every item of information received nor will all letters and articles submitted be published without change because of layout and production considerations. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information in this publication, the publishers cannot be held responsible for any consequences resulting from omissions or inadvertent errors contained herein. The views expressed therein are not necessarily those of, or endorsed by, the editor or the publisher of Eumundi Green. Inclusion of any material is in no way to be taken as an endorsement by the publisher of Eumundi Green. Any photographs submitted to Eumundi Green are accepted on the basis that approval has been given for publication by the subjects of the photograph. Advertisers upon and by lodging material with Eumundi Green for publication or authorising or approving the publication or any material indemnify the publisher and its agents against all liability, claims or proceedings whatsoever.

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A moveable feast

Eumundi Village Pharmacy Tania Watson

Since moving to Eumundi three weeks ago and setting up his portable combi van stall, new local Lee has been attracting attention. The Chocolate Komberry is just one of the nine VW combi vans in Lee’s collection. He said he had wanted to find a way to turn his passion into his job, so fitted out the vehicle over the last couple of years and gave up the 9 to 5er. Lee said like so many locals, he was attracted to the creative vibe of Eumundi and had always loved visiting and had always wanted to stay.

Q: What and where is your business? We are Eumundi Village Pharmacy and we are located on the corner of Memorial Ave and Etheridge St. Q: How long have you been in business in Eumundi? We celebrated our 10th Anniversary last September.

Main speaker: Chris Sutton, ELearn Australia. A Case Study: Berry township NSW, a Blueprint for Eumundi.

Q: What made you choose Eumundi to base your business?

Supporting speaker: Peter Homan, General Manager Original Eumundi Markets. Building loyalty from discerning shoppers.

I wanted to work in a place where I felt I could make a difference to the health and well being of a community. Over the past 10 years we have worked hard at increasing the range of our medication, home health and health screening services that we offer.

Where and when: Railway Refreshment Rooms, Lonergan Lane, Friday 28 March 7.15am sharp - 8.30am. New members and visitors welcome.

Q: What is the best thing about working here?

New members and visitors welcome.

Without a doubt it is our wonderful customers! Their friendliness, loyalty and sense of community never ceases to amaze me. I love being able to help people and make a difference to their health outcomes. Q: What is the worst thing you’ve found about working here? I rarely get a chance to visit the markets! Q: What would you like to see change in our business district? An initiative that encourages more people to shop locally.

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Business News Prize sponsors needed for Body Art

Sala Thai turns five

The Australian Body Art Carnivale is looking for prize sponsors for this year's event held in Eumundi on 3rd and 4th May. This incredible, annual event attracts around 15,000 spectators over the weekend of entertainment. Carnivale organiser Kerrie Bryant-Adams explained, “We are looking for sponsorship for prizes of each category of competition; brush and sponge, airbrush, face painting, special effects, wearable art, car bonnet art, photography and best model, and are hoping you'll [local businesses] be interested.” Kerrie added; “We also have stall spaces - outdoor market style available.” The Australian Body Art Carnivale are wanting prizes worth around $200. In recognition the event will provide: • Acknowledgement by MC at final parade

• Cross promotion via Facebook • Logo on program (5,000 produced) • Logo on website with link to your website or Facebook page • Logo on e-newsletters with link to your website/Facebook page • Logo on sponsors boards on stage at event • Logo and mention on entry form in prize list • Opportunity to put promotional items, business cards, flyers or coupons in competitor bags (we have approx 150 artists and models compete from around Australia). www.australianbodyart.com.au or contact Danielle Taylor danielle@australianbodyart.com.au or 0403 023 802.

New art gallery opening in Eumundi

Sala Thai owners Jang and John Etheridge celebrated their Eumundi restaurant’s fifth birthday earlier this month with a morning tea for friends and patrons. Jang said she has loved every minute of it and was very thankful for everyone’s support.

Local artist and art lover Jill Reilly is opening a new art gallery on Gridley Rd (behind the Post Office) on 28 March. The Eumundi Art space will feature the studio and works of artist Frances Reilly, Red Desert Gallery, as well as being an agent and exhibiting and selling the wonderful collection of well known artists from the Bill and Sally Cross collection. Jill said they’ll also be selling plants, second hand books and little treasures. Jill said, “We are not having an opening party as such, but a drink will be on hand for visitors.” www.facebook.com/ eumundiartspace



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Community News Councillor Robinson update Meet and greet People from all walks of life came along to my last ‘meet and greet’ at the Eumundi Markets to talk about what is going on in their community. There was a strong interest in Council’s plans to improve the Eumundi terraces, an important area for the town. Other topics of conversation included the usual challenge of parking on market days, and maintenance of parks and gardens in the area. I will be at the markets for my next meet and greet on Wednesday

23 April, from 10-12pm. Councillor Rogerson and I look forward to seeing you there. Eumundi Live concerts I recently met with Eumundi Live organiser Anthony regarding these monthly Sunday concerts. It seems the majority of Eumundi residents are happy with this great event and the high quality performers it brings to town. Attendance numbers are on the rise and there have been many comments about how wellorganised it is. The organisers and council will work together

to review this event at the end of the current six month trial, and will keep the community informed. The events are held in the afternoon on the 4th Sunday of each month – head to the Eumundi Amphitheatre to enjoy some relaxing Sunday entertainment. Eumundi State Primary School Some more good news – Councillor Rogerson has advised me that works have now been done to remove the savage dips at the car park entrance to Eumundi State School. This will

make it safer for vehicles and pedestrians entering the school grounds.

Councillor in Division 9 Cr Stephen Robinson

Eumundi Town Walk Comes to Life Drought declaration for Qld Peter Wellington I recently met with the Hon John McVeigh MP, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and local farming representative, Shane Paulger from Kenilworth, to argue the case for the Sunshine Coast to be drought declared. It was heartening to get word from the Minister the next day that the Government had listened to our submission and declared the Sunshine Coast drought affected. People seeking information on drought assistance packages can go to: http://www.daff.qld.gov.au/ environment/drought/assistance/ new-package Whilst light rain has fallen since this declaration was made, it does not remove the need for the drought declaration. Last week in Parliament we saw the Government and the Opposition reject a bill that Discover Eumundi (DE) launched eight digital stories on iconic places in Eumundi at the CWA building last week. Based on the popular self guided town walk leaflet produced by DE it is envisaged to bring more sites to life in the future. DE manager and project coordinator Wendy Birrell, her staff and volunteers spent over 100 hours researching and collating Eumundi’s information and photographs and working with radio producer and oral historian Hamish Sewell to record Eumundi people’s memories of these places. Wendy said, “It has been very exciting to see these Eumundi stories come alive in short videos, revealing some of the past behind the buildings, places and people, a big thank you to all who participated.” The event, hosted by the Eumundi CWA women, had a fantastic turn out of interested locals. Many had lent their voices to the films and all had great stories to tell. Present on the day were a number of descendants of Eumundi’s early families including; Dick Caplick’s granddaughter Julie Rodgers visiting from Northern NSW, and Dick’s nephew Leslie who drove up with his wife from Brisbane. The digital stories were extremely moving and very engaging – an incredible showcase for our beautiful town. Based on feedback on the day, Hamish will be making some final adjustments to the stories which will then be available online to view. Scan the QR code with a smart phone or tablet to see the completed CWA hall story.  Scan here for a history of the markets

Medical practice celebrates four years

would help our state’s ailing dairy farmers. They were simply asked to put a label on a carton of milk; it would have made the world of difference to our farmers. People buying the Fair Milk brand at the slightly higher price (just 8 cents a litre more), would know that they are helping the state’s struggling dairy farmers, who are fast becoming extinct. A survey by Queensland Dairy Farmers Organisation has shown that most people would be prepared to pay the extra few cents to ensure the milk they consumed was produced in Queensland. Without an increase more dairy farmers will go to the wall. They are disappearing at an alarming rate and even now we are importing milk from interstate. Only the crossbenches supported the Bill.

Staff at Cooroy Family Practice are preparing for a special celebration to mark their four year anniversary. Patients and locals are invited to attend a free community BBQ, to be held at the clinic on Friday 21st March at 6pm. The medical centre offers 100 per cent bulk billing and has a policy of accepting all patients no matter what their social or financial background. This humanitarian approach is thanks to practice owner, Vivianne Dawalibi (pictured centre), who spent two decades working with refugees for the UNHCR and was rewarded with a Nobel Peace Prize in 1981 before moving to the Coast. If you’d like to come along to the BBQ, call Kathy 5472 0064.

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Community News Community of Interest -where do you stand? Johanne Wright, President, EDV Now that the de-amalgamation of Noosa and Sunshine Coast councils is a reality, we often come across the phrase, “Community of Interest”. Particularly as this relates to Eumundi, Doonan, Verrierdale and Weyba Downs (EDV) boundaries. I thought it might be helpful to talk about what this is and how “Community of Interest” affects us, in order to start a new community conversation about our local government boundaries.

most people go for services, belong to clubs, and other community organisations. In close proximity, Noosa, Cooroy and Tewantin offer shopping, medical services, legal services, many fine restaurants of all ethnicities, garden centres, auto sales and service, surf, yachting, rowing and many clubs that serve a variety of interests. Early research in 2006 to 2008, found that the majority of EDV residents took full advantage of these services. We suspect that this is just as true today.

Let’s look at location. If you live in Eumundi you will need to drive 19.6 km to get to the Sunshine Coast council offices in Nambour, or 33.8 km to Maroochydore. Contrast that with 17 km to Tewantin for Noosa council.

Now let's look at links and belonging. Community of interest is much more than geographical proximity, it is also about shared links and values. As one local resident said, “I see us as being part of the Noosa hinterland, we

share common concern for our heritage and the environment and value our lifestyle.” Indeed Eumundi has described itself as; “The cultural heart of the Noosa Hinterland” www. experienceeumundi.com.au. When we asked residents about where they saw their closest ties outside of our own area, it was with places like Cooroy and Noosaville; very few mentioned Nambour or Maroochydore, or even Yandina. Finally, let’s look at representation. Having a community of interest also means having a local government that is able to well represent the interests of all its residents. Not only does proximity make this easier, but also the focus of a

local government attention can play a role. The Sunshine Coast area is growing significantly to the South and the centre of attention is already moved to Maroochydore where the council plan to build the CBD for the “City of the Sunshine Coast”. Noosa’s projected growth is more modest and the stated intention of the new council is to take a whole of shire focus, with deliberate attention being given to all the hinterland areas. This can have benefits for us. It is a conversation worth having! Love to hear your thoughts: edv@westnet.com.au

From Verrierdale Hall it is 25.6 km to Nambour or Maroochydore, via Doonan Bridge and Peregian Springs, it is 30.8 km. But it is just 14.4 km to Tewantin, and Wust Road, Doonan is even closer. Distance alone presents a very strong case to indicate that it is in our interests to belong to a community that is closer to us. Another measure of a strong community of interest is where

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Community News Your Say What you’re saying on Facebook …

Trees removed at night on highways As we left Eumundi Kenilworth Road and entered the Bruce Highway heading north toward Cooroy on Saturday morning, I commented to my wife Sheree that the highway looked clean. Then it dawned on me that all the small trees on the median strip had been removed. There used to be bottlebrush trees along this median strip. They were very good at keeping lights from oncoming traffic out of driver's eyes and they were pleasant to the eyes as one drove along. Sheree went to Nambour this morning and noticed the trees have also been removed from the median strip of the highway between Eumundi and North Arm. It appears this work is done at night. Why have they been removed?


We would like them to be replaced by the same or similar trees. They were a benefit to drivers and the local ecology. Regards, David Black, Eumundi Kenilworth Rd, Eerwah Vale Bergman Equestrian Same here. These trees cost a lot to plant, then the huge cost of removing such established trees now. They blocked the lights at night of the oncoming traffic and stopped cars crossing the median strip if they lost control. The only thing I can think of is if it is to stop drivers hitting them in an accident. They might hit oncoming traffic now. I don't understand why ... it was a beautiful drive before, now an eyesore. We had a car load of locals on the week-end discussing it as well as we drove through thinking it looked awful. Dale, Eerwah Vale. Elizabeth Louise Battersby Yes and hasn't it been very noisy at night!!! Damien Thornley They are all being removed. All the way down to pine rivers, north of Brisbane!


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Ben Crichton Can someone get an answer because I would like to know why too. They stopped the cars that lose control from going in to on-coming traffic. I have seen it a lot. Pat Craigie Why is a very good question? Beau Picken After the accident I seen today going down the highway a six car pileup caused by car crossing medium strip, if the trees were there it would have just been one car and not six! It's a lot easier for cops to catch speeders to now. Kim Morris There were many unhealthy trees and many were becoming smothered in noxious vines. I think it is better without them there so wildlife won't be attracted to the trees... Patrick Smart I have been told they were removed because they are a hazard to drivers - not sure how true this is. I have been told they are not going to be replaced. Also not sure how true that is. Lyndall Lou Jane Dawson I find it very interesting, as only the week before they started pulling the trees down, I passed a roll over heading north 2km before the Eumundi exit. The car was on its side, stopped only by the trees. If it wasn't for the trees, the car would have no doubt travelled over to the opposite side of the rd into oncoming traffic.

Keep up with Eumundi Green and the community in between issues at www.facebook.com/eumundigreen

Waverton Hub concept for Eumundi. Hello all, I am a long time local who would love to receive feedback from those of you who are interested in building a peerto-peer concept for those of us who are approaching our older years; by that I mean anyone aged 60 to 90 years old. I know what you are all thinking - I did the same thing - at the age of 59 I am amazed that I should think about becoming elderly at all. But I must. Life and politics change so quickly; we should be prepared for the future and have a network around us, apart from our family. Because we age does not mean all of us become senile and or deaf, or become reliant on others who do not understand us. Are you interested in becoming part of a large network of intelligent, caring, interesting people, who are your age and who understand and appreciate where you come from? I am pleased to be one of a few people who have been researching this concept and who hope to organise public meetings to discuss the idea of becoming part of a strong

SERVICES & NOTICES Alterations and dressmaking Karyn 0457 232 628 Tickets are on sale for Summer All Over Long Lunch in Eumundi, Sunday 23 March. The event raises funds for the Katie Rose Hospice on Eumundi-Noosa Rd in Doonan. Booking and payment essential. katieroselunchticketsales@ gmail.com or 0416 215 877.

network of likeminded people. Some of you may remember Dr. Fiona McGrath who was our popular GP long ago? Fiona is also passionate about this project. The Hub concept (quoting the Waverton Hub blurb on their website http://wavertonhub. com.au) is all about, “helping each other to enjoy our lives, stay in our own homes for as long as we can, to be as healthy as we can and achieve all this for as little cost as possible.” The Waverton Hub based in Sydney mirrors other concepts running in Great Britain (called circles) and the USA and all have been runaway successes. I would love to hear your thoughts. Please phone or contact me on 54427179 or susankguy@hotmail.com. Rental crisis Eumundi has a rental property availability crisis. There are five vacant houses that were previously rental properties, along with a couple of business properties at the top of town that are in receivership, which has apparently been extended until early 2015. Why can't these be cleared up and rented until next year? I do not know the legalities surrounding this, but it is just ridiculous to see these properties become increasingly derelict. This would solve a few problems in the short term at least. It would provide some local housing, and put a stop to the eyesore that the top of town has sadly become. Trish, Seib Rd, Eumundi.

CWA celebrates birthdays at Sala Thai

A support group for families whose partners work away has started meeting every Tuesday at Cooroy park from 10am-2pm. Open to anyone of any age whose partner works away. Play area for the kids and bring a plate to share. Lisa 5442 5683 or Facebook Happy Families Support Group. $8 per line payable on lodgement either by phone credit card or to ECCO BSB 633 108 Account 138 935 689. See deadline details page 3.

Eumundi CWA members Glenda Marks, Alice Whitby and Patricia Meek celebrated their birthdays with members at the Sala Thai restaurant for lunch. Thursday 20 March 2014

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Community News News in brief Eumundi Park Recreation and Showgrounds Assoc. are holding their annual general meeting on Monday 31 March, Eumundi Sportsground, Black Stump Rd, at 6pm. All Office Bearers Positions will be declared vacant at this meeting. Any interested persons in an Office Bearers Position or becoming a member must apply in writing 14 days prior to the above date and post to:- The President, Eumundi Park Recreation and Showgrounds Association Inc, PO 180 Eumundi, 4562. New members welcome. Eumundi CWA will be holding their annual cent sale and contest day on Tuesday 25 March. The day will begin with morning tea at 9.30am, with the cent sale commencing at 10am. Monies raised to go to the QCWA Public Rural Crisis Fund to assist with drought relief. Verrierdale dance classes run by experienced teachers, have started in the Verrierdale Hall on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 5:30pm. $11 each for the hour lesson. Zoey zoeyg@live.com.au.

Eumundi Community Combined Organistation (ECCO) has recently relocated its headquarters to a demountable in the carpark on Napier Rd. ECCO are asking for submissions for a mural to be painted on its bare white wall. gm@ eumundicco.com.au. U3A Noosa is holding an open day on Saturday 29 March from 9am till 5pm, at 64 Poinciana Ave (opposite the Shell servo), to give people the chance to discover that the motto “Never be lonely; never be bored” means an almost non-stop timetable to cater for the ever-growing membership at U3A. 5440 5500 or www,u3anoosa.org.au.

Noosa to host statewide tourist forum Member for Noosa Glen Elmes has welcomed the announcement that Noosa will host this year’s DestinationQ conference, the premiere annual tourism gathering in the State. Mr Elmes said, “Noosa has an international reputation for its glorious beach and surrounding natural environment with the necessary supporting infrastructure to make any holiday complete. “I could think of no more fitting place to hold a tourism conference, and I look forward to helping the businesses and people of Noosa show tourism operators from across the state how it’s done,” Mr Elmes said. DestinationQ will be held from 16 - 17 Sept, hosted jointly at the Sheraton Noosa Resort and Spa and the Outrigger Little Hastings Street Resort and Spa.

Eumundi bride

Publican Sophie’s annual birthday bash at Joe’s Help Sophie celebrate 32 years of working at Joe's this Friday 21st March, from 7pm. It's the dress up party of the year, with this year’s theme being Sophie's School Social. So come dressed in what you would have worn to your school social or a school uniform . Great dance band Velvet Kiss will be setting the scene. Everyone welcome!

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The wedding arch on Memorial Dr was recently put to good use by beautiful bride Di and her shiny new hubby Bry Burkett. The wedding was cool, casual and very Eumundi – the bride wore thongs. Di is pictured here (right) with her three kids, just before making her grand entrance.

Operating Wednesday Markets for Our Community

Inspired Clothing Australia Inspired Clothing is a family run business; Cole and Andrea specialise in producing alternative natural style clothing & accessories for women. They are one of the original stallholders at EDCA’s markets on the terraces on Wednesday. They have over 32 years of experience in this industry and have developed a unique eye for detail. They love bright colours and the variety of fabrics available in India and Thailand have inspired them to create everyday wearable clothing from printed and hand painted cottons and recycled silks. They know personally the people who create the fabrics, from the loom, to the dying and sewing, packaging and transporting of every garment. Apart from clothing lines they also have beautiful hand-picked beaded necklaces, heaps of different shoulder and clutch bags, and gorgeous scarves. In their business they strive to provide personal service in retailing their products to many happy customers. You can visit Cole at the markets every Wednesday or contact him on 0404 070 607.

EDCA stall holders at your service on the terraces opposite Eumundi Post Office on Wednesdays. Thursday 20 March 2014

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Heritage Eumundi Markets 35 years of evolution Discover Eumundi

The Bruce Highway bypassed Eumundi in 1976 and few travellers now broke their journey for food or petrol. Local industry had evolved from timber to dairying (the butter factory closed in 1974) and market crops. Something new was needed to revive the town’s economy.The district was becoming a home for artisans, craftspeople and refugees from suburbia. What attracted people then, as now, was the town’s openness, sense of community and a simpler way of life.

refreshments served inside. There was a grand total of eight visitors and a turnover of $30. What is now referred to as the Original Eumundi Markets was up and running! The CWA Hall was perfectly positioned as a refreshment room where the market visitor could indulge in home baked goodies, exotic foods, fresh juices or a soothing cuppa. Outside, market visitors sat under Eumundi’s magnificent “memorial trees”. It served this purpose on market day for many years.

On 24 March 1979 three locals gamely set up their stalls around the CWA Hall, with

By 1985 there were 97 stalls with an average yearly attendance of 143,000. In 1990


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there were 203 stalls with an attendance average of 260,000. Between 1985 and 1990 there was an attendance increase of 81.8% per cent made up predominantly of tourists. By the early 1990’s, Eumundi Markets had become a "must do" – for interstate and overseas visitors holidaying in the region and too many it still is. It also proved the perfect distance for day trippers from Brisbane after some quality market therapy, great food and live entertainment. By the year 2000, the market had grown to 350 stalls, and in 2002, the Original Eumundi

Markets expanded to include Wednesdays. Over the years, several independent entities, including the Eumundi and District Community Association, have also set up other market operations adjacent to The Original Eumundi Markets, making the overall Eumundi Markets now one of the biggest art and craft markets in Australia. Now 35 years later, in 2014, the market has grown to more than 600 stalls and boasts an annual visitation of around 1.8 million people.

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Schools and Community Kids Day of action against bullying and violence at schools not okay anywhere, any time.

The National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence, this Friday 21 March, provides a focus for all schools to say: Bullying - No Way! The day is an opportunity for schools and their communities to take a stand together and to strengthen everyday messages that bullying and violence at are

What is bullying? The National Safe Schools Framework defines bullying as repeated verbal, physical, social or psychological behaviour that is harmful and involves the misuse of power by an individual or group towards one or more persons. Cyberbullying refers to bullying through communication technologies (the internet or mobile devices). Bullying of any form or for any reason can have long-term effects on those involved, including bystanders. In short, bullying is a repeated pattern of harmful verbal, physical or social behaviour which involves the misuse of power.

Cyberbullying is bullying through the internet or mobile devices.

To report bullying that may constitute a crime go to:

The day is an initiative of the Safe and Supportive School Communities Working Group made up of all Australian education authorities. It is managed by the Queensland Govt on behalf of Australia's government.

• Australian Federal Police www.afp.gov.au

• Kids’ Helpline 1800 55 1800 or www.kidshelp.com.au • Parents’ Helplines (each state has a helpline) To report cyberbullying go to: • Cybersafety help www.cybersmart.gov.au/report. aspx

New Steiner principal settling in

Babes in Arms

New principal Allen Kloeden has been settling in at Noosa Pengari Steiner School since January.

Babes in Arms is designed for a parent and their child less than 12 months of age. This 30 minute program includes songs and rhymes, and some helpful hints on reading with babies. Older siblings may attend. Just make sure they have a "baby" of their own so they can join in the fun! Free. No booking required. Noosaville Library - Every Wednesday in March, 10-10:30am, Babes in Arms, Cooroy Library – Every Thursday in March, 10-10:30am.

Allen has a vast and varied background as a teacher and principal and has taught in South Australia, Tanzania, East Africa; principal of schools in Papua New Guinea, South Australia, Victoria and Queensland. His last posting before Doonan, was at Samford Valley Steiner School.

For more information and support go to: • Reach Out www.reachout.com.au • Beyondblue www.beyondblue.org.au • Headspace www.headspace.org.au • Australian Psychological Society www.psychology.org.au • Australian Guidance and Counselling Association www.agca.com

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Markets, Arts and Local Crafts Handcrafted for hinterland fairy folk Melissa Derksen, photographs by Kelsey Thorne

My family are fortunate enough to live in the foothills of Eumundi. My husband Rick is a self- taught woodworker who captures the magical wonder of childhood for children and the young at heart by creating fairy houses. Ricky Dee’s Toys are created in our rustic shed. It has basic tools, camphor wood stacks, boxes of gum nuts, and the resident dog Kip. About a year ago we were removing a weed camphor tree when our daughter asked Rick to make her a chair from a branch. The creativity all started from there! Now all our grown kids, Jared, Jacob and even our brother Cameron Fogarty, get involved in designs. We also care for orphaned possums, so we have access to empty gumnuts after our possums feed on them. The

first mini kettle idea came from a gumnut in the palm of Rick’s hand. We get our inspiration from nature, walking on our property and exploring the creek bed. At Eumundi Markets on Saturdays we delight in watching children’s eyes light up when they see Rick’s creations. Our 10 year-old daughter Pearl Derksen said, “I can see little gnomes and pixies, trolls and pixies, living in dads’ toys.

Melissa being a teacher helps as she sees the educational and environmental values of our designs.” The toys range include; wishing wells, horse ranches, fairy tree houses, castles, eco cabins, as well as mini furniture. We aim to share our love of

the Australian environment, sustainable living. Facebook: rickydeestoysfromcamphortrees or 0408 871 754.

My favourite was Rapunzel. I suggested Dad make the tower,” she said. Rick says, “I enjoy the spark in people’s eyes, and their big smiles. My toys remind people of the simple life they’d love to live. My eco log cabin is my favourite: a woodstove, veggie patch, chook run, and wishing well. It’s my childhood dream log cabin.

Market spotting

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ABC Sunshine Coast’s breakfast announcer Rob Blackmore and producer Kylie Bartholomew (right) were at Eumundi Markets last Wednesday interviewing stall holders such as artist de Shan from Studio de Shan (centre). Thursday 20 March 2014

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Theatre and Movies Indee Theatre John Burls Saturday 22 MARCH Starts 6:30pm(ish)

Entry by donation

Venue: Eumundi Amphitheatre

Fun for all the family. Bring a rug for a movie under the stars! Eddie Ellis as Addison de Witt and Carol Hoger as Margo Channing in All About Eve.

One of the screen greats during the ‘40s to ‘60s Bette Davis had taken a career nose-dive, due to being labelled difficult, when the opportunity came to play Margo Channing in the movie All About Eve. It revived her standing and Bette Davis claimed that she based her character on actress Talullah Bankhead, although some claimed it was Bette Davis just being Bette Davis. Again she didn’t get along with her fellow actors or the production crew, but she turned in a massive performance and was nominated for a Best Actress Oscar. Mind you a brilliant script gave the movie a decided edge and the radio adaptation, which also starred Bette Davis, had the same powerful elements as the original and garnered a top rating. The trivia side of the movie included it being the first major (although small) role for Marilyn Monroe and the screen credits

listed Eddie Fisher, although all his scenes were cut out. To add to the trivia it was not Eddie Fisher the singer, once married to Elizabeth Taylor, but a little-known actor of the same name.

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The Independent Theatre is presently in rehearsal for the “live radio” version of All About Eve, the latest in its Lux Radio Theatre series. The cast includes Eddie Ellis, Carol Hoger, Richard Luscombe, Carol Burls, Rita Walker and in the role of Eve, Eumundi local Janine Bryce. The cast will wear evening dress and sound effects will be done “live” on-stage, as per the days of the Lux Radio Theatre. Making up part of the program will be footage of some of the great radio stars of Australia from the ‘30s to the ‘50s, in the shows that they made famous. Bookings 5472 8200 or www.eumundilivetheatre.com

will be at 7.30pm on The Lux Radio Theatre weekend 2pm Sunday 6 April. and il Apr 5 Friday 4 April, Saturday Sunday $18. Tickets $22, concessions $20 and tre.com 5472 8200 or www.eumundilivethea

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Music and Books It’s only rock and roll, but I like it!

Questions of travel – now and then.

Anthony Wynne- Hoelsher

Bronwyn Jones minute phone call on a dodgy long distance line. An era before ATMs, Trip Advisor, Facebook, Expedia, and before the current plethora of travel guides, when the travel bible was Frommer’s Europe on $5 per day.

Now, after you’ve wiped that wry smile from your face… I’d like to talk about a growing scenario that has evolved in recent times - as access to music, both live and recorded, has never been easier or more often taken for granted. Pretty much anyone with a pulse loves music… and even for those rare folk who say they can take it or leave it, scientific studies have shown that music has the power to affect our emotions, attitudes, relationships and actually enhance our health! According to US music therapist, Michelle Bonn, music is a great way to guide and change our attitudes. It is a gateway to our emotions. It has the power to stir a person at their very core. Studies have also shown that the brain uses the same neurotransmitter to send the sensations of both pain and music. If both elements are received at the same time, neither can reach the brain with full intensity. So, pain is actually felt less intensely because music can create a physical response that relaxes the muscles and dilates veins. But coming back to our photo caption, the very producers of

music these days are generally undervalued, and unless you are U2, the Rolling Stones or Bruce Springsteen (or perhaps a freak of nature like Adele or Lorde) musos stand little chance of making a living plying their craft. So, given its seminal beauty, cultural worth, the sheer joy of music and its wellbeing benefits, it’s passing strange that we don’t hesitate to pay the doctor, the plumber, the telco, the coffee shop, but we kinda think that local live music should be free… like air. But also like air you won’t really miss it until you don’t have any! As jazz great, George Carlin said: "…musicians are the only workers I know who'll put in a full shift at some joint for pay, then pack up and go somewhere else and continue to work for free." We live in a capitalist society and ultimately; music is another product for sale. I’m pretty sure most folk would agree that they wouldn't be willing to do their job for free just because they enjoyed doing it. So let’s create fair exchange for the people responsible for creating the soundtracks of our lives.

Eumundi Live update Having now completed four Eumundi Live events and finalised a review of the current format including looking at competition from nominally "free entry" events such as Peregian and soon to launch Cooroy Originals, Eumundi Live will be revamped. Eumundi Live, as a beautiful all ages community festival has hit plenty of high notes, and so we plan to re-stage the new look event seasonally (four events a year) kicking off Sunday June 29th, subject to Council permit approval. Taking into account the fantastic feedback we’ve had from the audience and the players alike, the new event will be a “boutique” all ages music festival running 11.00am thru to 5.30pm. We’ll have a greater focus on brand "Eumundi Live" rather than just the headline artists and we’ll expand the lineup to include up to seven great acts, with space on the bill devoted to at least three great Sunny Coast artists. Proceeds will still be dedicated to benefit local charities. Watch this space for more news about the June 29 kick-off! www.eumundilive.com.au 14

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Questions of Travel by Michelle de Kretser (winner of the Miles Franklin Award 2013), was one of our Berkelouw book club choices several months ago. Of everything I have read this past year, this book has, to quote AS Byatt’s review in The Guardian, “persisted in the mind long after the last page,” not least because it brings back memories of travel and comparisons of the then and now.

In the novel de Kretser juxtaposes and interweaves concepts of travel from two very different perspectives; the privileged who travel, or dream of travel, for reasons of novelty, restlessness, the quest to expand personal horizons; and the accidental tourists, in this instance a Sri Lankan refugee in Sydney. It is beautifully written and, despite the serious storyline, positive and often humorous. De Kretser, with a decade’s worth of experience as an editor with Lonely Planet, also includes glimpses, ironic and funny, of the business of travel writing in the 21st century. Through her characters, she charts the digital revolution that has both brought the world closer together, yet created a new means of isolation and alienation. Think of the groups in restaurants the world over, communicating with their phones rather than their companions. Australians are inveterate travellers and many of us will have memories of travel in a not-solong-ago era when information technology was more or less limited to the expensive three

Writing about travel, even questioning the significance of it, is not something new. One of my all-time favourite travel books is Wayward Women. (Jane Robinson, Oxford University Press 1990). A bibliography of women’s travel writing with some biographical detail, it covers sixteen centuries of writing - it’s like an Aladdin’s cave of fascinating travel writers. It was Wayward Women that prompted my own move from the dinosaur age to the age of information. There was one book I particularly wanted: Japanese Memories (by Ethel Howard, a governess to a royal family in Japan at the turn of the 20th century). Published in 1918, the book was long out of print. Whenever I travelled, I would visit antiquarian bookstores in the hope of locating a copy. Finally, after dithering about the pros and cons of joining the digital revolution (wasn’t the Industrial Revolution enough?), I purchased my first computer in 1998 - 32 megabytes of RAM, possibly 12 gigs of hard drive, a dial up connection with a download speed measured in light years. Almost the first thing I did was to type in “Japanese Memories Ethel Howard” to a search engine. It popped up on my screen, available from an antiquarian bookstore in Berlin. Within two weeks it arrived and any lingering Luddite qualms about information technology flew out the window. I now use digital technology even if I’m just travelling to Brisbane. However, I have to admit that in this 2014 world of electronic over-connectedness, I understand de Kretser’s ambivalence and my Luddite tendencies are creeping back in. Having said that, Wayward Women is now out of print. But if you Google it…

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Food Snacks to the Max Max Porter, photos Alain Bouvier One of the key factors of good food is it should be nutritious, approachable and good to go, these simple rules are guaranteed for lasting memories. This simple recipe for falafel is all of these things in one and also feeds the masses. A staple of the Middle East and a must for a good cook’s

repertoire, once mastered it should be passed on and shared. The secret to this recipe is a lot of little things done well. The key to success is to soak the chick peas in plenty of water with bicarb overnight before proceeding and never use canned chickpeas. Good health and happy times to you all!

Falafel crumble, tahini, shredded lettuce and Israeli salad Makes 12

You will need • 12 flour tortillas • 1 iceberg lettuce shredded and soaked in ice water Falafel • 300 gms dried chick peas (soaked in 3 tbs bicarb for 8 hrs) • 1/2 bunch coriander • 1/2 bunch flat leaf parsley • 1 large onion • 8 garlic cloves minced • 3 tsp salt • 2 tbs coriander • 1 tsp cumin • 1/2 tsp black pepper • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

Israeli salad

• 1/2 cup olive oil

• 6 cucumbers diced

Drain chick peas in small batches then place into a large bowl. Process the garlic, onions and green herbs and add to bowl. Mix ingredients together with seasoning. Place mix onto a baking tray in a pre-heated 160 degree oven. Turn from time to time for about 15 minutes, or until golden. Remove and cool.

• 4 ripe tomatoes diced

Tahini • 2 cloves minced garlic • 1/3 cup lemon juice • 1/2 cup tahini • 1/4 cup water Place all in a food processor and blend to a smooth paste

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• 1 purple onion finely diced • 4 garlic cloves finely chopped • 1 cup chopped flat leaf parsley • 1/2 bunch fresh mint leaves chopped • 1/2 bunch coriander chopped • 1/2 cup olive oil • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice • 1 tablespoon salt • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper Mix all together in a bowl and we are good to go! Char the flour tortillas both sides on an open gas flame. Smear with plenty of tahini, falafel crumbs, drained lettuce, Israeli salad. Roll tight and serve.

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Health My top ten foods: no 2 – Turmeric Nic Makim Secretly, I sometimes pretend I am a bit of an artist. Which is such a joke because I actually can’t draw to save my life, and when painting I always seem to make an enormous mess. So I channel my artistic aspirations into creating a canvas of colour onto my plate. When I fancy making a mess, spicing things up, a nutritional hit, a pleasing taste and a beautiful colour on my plate, turmeric is the clear winner every time. I love turmeric’s majestic, bright yellow pigment, curcumin. Curcumin gives turmeric its unique colour, its powerful anti-inflammatory agent and an encyclopaedic list of health benefits. Turmeric is effective for any inflammatory condition such as arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, joint inflammation, muscle pains, atherosclerosis and bursitis; the list can go on and on. I am not going to get into any evidence based stuff here, but I just have to mention that one study found turmeric to be virtually as effective as the anti-inflammatory medication phenylbutazone, a non-steroidal

anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). If you are interested in why it works so well, one school of thought is that it exerts its antiinflammatory effect by lowering histamine levels. In the long run who cares? It just works as an anti-inflammatory, and does it without any toxic side effects. That is what matters. I love a good glass of wine. So my liver loves turmeric because curcumin keeps alcohol and other toxins from being converted to a harmful form within the liver and accelerates the detoxification process. There are plenty of reasons to believe that turmeric is a really useful adjunct to the diet of everyone concerned with staying healthy. How do I get turmeric into my diet? Turmeric is one of the easiest spices to use. Its delicate taste enables it to taste really good with almost any food you can think of. Our juices at Berkelouw CafÊ are packed with turmeric. It’s an important part of any

curry. Perfect for adding colour to any rice, quinoa or lentil dish, egg salad, and salad dressings, as well as to complement any recipe in which ginger appears. I use it on just about everything, but my latest discovery is how great it tastes on scrambled

eggs, homemade baked beans and veggie omelettes. If cooking is not your thing but you feel like giving your body some love, a shot of turmeric as a herbal tonic is great too – it tastes delicious. It’s good stuff and you gotta love that!

Health Matters Free Health Assessments at Ochre Health Eumundi Did you know you can get a free health check once a year? Are you over 75 years or over? If so you are entitled to a government funded health assessment. This can be a good way to prevent disease and help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. The health check includes an ECG (tracing of the heart), lung function, routine blood test (if needed) and much more. Book now with one of our Doctors. Dr Patti Slegers, Dr Karen Macmillan and Dr David Heppell (from April) are available for appointments and still have room for new patients. If you would like more information about the above service or any other matter please give us a call 5442 8882. Bookings by appointment 3/2-6 Etheridge St Eumundi P: 5442 8882 • F: 5442 7054 E: eumundifmc@ochrehealth.com.au

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Lifestyle Nine things I'd like to say‌ Assisi Chant To the older generation: You have great stories please don't stop telling them. Find the right people and share your knowledge. Your family may think they have heard it all before but there are still people who can learn from your knowledge and enhance their lives by doing so. You never know, maybe someone may even want to record your memoirs for you. Thank you for sharing yourself with the world. To small business owners: What you do makes a difference. Bringing your products or services to life is good for us all and we are awfully blessed to have a community that it's so supportive of this. Thank you for sharing yourself with the world. To schoolteachers: Every hour our children are in your care is an hour more experience they are receiving about the larger world around them. The fact that each day you strive to expand their knowledge in fun, safe and

interesting ways is testament to your greatness. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing yourself with the world.

To male teenagers: Pants were made to cover your undies. You don't need to share your undies with the world.

To parents: You ARE doing ok. Parenting is a tough gig and all kids are different. What works with one may not necessarily work with another. Comparing yourself with others only depletes your reserves and this time would better be used to just keep making sure you are doing what you can. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself with your children, who will ultimately share themselves with the world.

To small children: Even though adults get cranky from time to time it is important they remember what it is like to be a child. Thank you for sharing your exuberance and laughter with the world.

To learner drivers: Even if other drivers are judging your skills don’t forget that they were learners once too. Just concentrate on what you are doing and put your nervous energy into getting your practice. Thank you for being nervous rather than being complacent – it’s a better choice whatever your age.

Volunteer companions sought United Synergies is looking for volunteers who have two hours spare a week to build a companionship and to make a difference to the life of someone with a mental illness. Volunteer companions will be matched to a companion by age, geographical location, gender and hobbies/interests. They will be required to "befriend" a companion and share a weekly activity that is free to low cost, such as a walk on the beach, a coffee, or a visit to the library.

To coffee shops: Not only do you provide relaxing, comfortable and friendly environments with great food and beverages but happily bring coffee on demand to those who like to work from your establishments. Thank you for sharing your baristas, your wi-fi and your patience with the world.

United Synergies is a not for profit organisation that provides direct services and support to individuals and families (in particular young people), to assist them in achieving their full potential.

To the readers of Eumundi Green: Thank you for reading each issue and allowing the writers to share themselves with the world.

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Environment and Outdoors Life on a better ridge – give it away to keep it Claudette Betterridge We were recently gifted a mammoth pumpkin (a Trombone Gramma to be precise) and it reminded me just how homogeneous our food can become if we only ever shop in supermarkets. When was the last time you saw a two and a half foot pumpkin in the fresh food aisle? I rest my case. There are however many ways we can ensure that non-conformist species like this pumpkin continue to grace our tables. Many locations have formal seed-banks or seed-saver groups from which you can buy heirloom variety seeds to grow at home and there are commercial nurseries that will ship stock directly to your door. Farmers’ Markets are also a great source of non-compliant vegetables. Buying vegies from a local source like this also has an added informational component. The growers are usually more than willing to let you in on propagation advice and seed-saving tips so your crop will produce year after year. Not everyone has a Monsanto mindset and most people, when asked, will be happy to share the lessons they have learned (given their knowledge, and possibly their plants, likely came from

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asking similar questions). But our best resources are usually right on our doorstep. Neighbours and friends often have all sorts of interesting things hidden in their back gardens or in dusty bottles and packets of seeds that they found in great aunt Daisy’s airing cupboard. And if they live nearby and the plant grows well there, then you have a pretty good chance of being able to grow them at your place too. The best way to keep heirloom varieties alive is by, well, keeping them alive! Seeds do have a shelf life and along with that can fall victim to moisture, mold and small critters. One thing I particularly advocate when you do get hold of interesting seeds or cuttings is to share them around. If you can give them to friends, neighbours or relatives to grow they not only receive the windfall of the foods or flowers these provide, but with each successive generation you are able to collect more seeds and spread the species further. There is also the added bonus of having access to more seeds if there’s been a particularly bad cold snap, dry spell or chicken invasion and you’ve lost your crop.

Ever wanted to build an Earthship House? Imagine living off the grid where houses are cheap to build, can help provide food for the family and are self-heated or cooled all year round. Imagine if your house was hand-built from free, cheap or recycled materials. Although this living style has been around for awhile- at least since the 70’s- its appeal has increased as people wish to live more sustainably and independently for a variety of reasons. The Earthship is probably the best example of this type of building. The official Earthship is a type of passive solar house made of natural and recycled materials (such as earth-filled tires). It is marketed as being “radically sustainable” by its creators, Earthship Biotecture of Taos, New Mexico. The Earthship concept parallels that of a spaceship in that both must make the most efficient use of limited resources for sustainable independence. However, the similarity ends there. Earthships

use smart tech rather than high tech, they are inexpensive and easy to build (building permission aside), in a wide range of locations. Aesthetics and comfort are as important as function: sustainable does not mean primitive in these buildings. They are often built by volunteer teams who learn as they contribute. There are some beautiful examples of Earthships from around the world on their website www.earthship.com Ryan Mayne, a local advocate of Earthships, has attended an Earthship construction workshop in Taos, New Mexico and has visited Earthship houses in the United States to find ways to adapt them for the sunshine coast climate. He will be speaking at Bellbunya's next Organic Swap-Meet Cafe and Healing Day on Thursday 27 March. As well as learning about what is happening around the world with the construction of ecofriendly, sustainable housing, there will be tips on making your own home more environmentally friendly and cheaper to live in. All are welcome. www. bellbunya.org.au/eventscalendar or Kestrel 5447 0181.

Bellbunya organic produce swap-meet Last month around 60 people enjoyed fine food and an array of healing sessions, exchanged heirloom seeds and bought fresh organic produce. Alison Smith, newly returned from 6 months at Findhorn Intentional Community in Scotland gave an inspiring talk for 30 people in the Bellbunya community lounge. The event is held at the Bellbunya Community on the 4th Thursday of each month at 114 Browns Rd, Belli Park. The swap-meet cafe opens at 9am, and talks at 10:30am. There is a free tour of the community at 11:30am. 18

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Nature Notes Comb-crested Jacanas Kon Hepers appear to strut, they have long legs and extremely long toes and sport a frontal shield on their foreheads. They can dive and swim and are agile when walking or running, but when they need to fly it is a major effort to achieve lift-off; they trail their long legs and toes when in flight.

We often walk through the Botanical Gardens up at Lake MacDonald. The bird life there is abundant, especially the water birds. Apart from the always present ducks (several species), pelicans, three species of cormorant and the usual Darters and Purple Swamp Hens there are often some wanderers making a stop-over. We have seen Black-necked Storks (aka Jabirus), Magpie Geese and a pair of Glossy Ibis. One bird that we occasionally get to see is the Comb-crested Jacana (Irediparra gallinacean), loosely meaning

Iredale’s Fowl-like Bird (Tom Iredale was an ornithologist at Sydney museum). Other names for this species are Lotus Bird and Christ Bird, the latter because it can walk on water. Well, not really but it seems to. These birds have extremely long toes which allow them to strut about on water-lily leaves and other floating vegetation, feeding on aquatic plants and probing for insect prey. Combcrested Jacanas have similar behaviours to members of the rail family, particularly the Purple Swamp Hen. When walking they

This species displays sexual dimorphism in that females are about 25 percent larger than males. Perhaps this allows them to choose several different males for breeding. Males become very aggressive to one another at this time and texts say that their bright red combs become pale yellow as they suffer a “rush of blood” away from the head to other parts. (There is disagreement on this. Some bird observers say the combs become an even brighter red.) The males also build the floating nest and incubate the three or four eggs. When danger threatens they conceal the nest by semi-submerging it beneath water plants. The camouflaged eggs are a glossy light brown with a “decoration” which looks as if dark syrup has

been drizzled on them. For a short time the chicks are cared for by the males who will shelter and transport them under their wings. Comb-crested Jacanas range in a coastal strip from just north of Sydney in NSW right up the Queensland coast and across into the Kimberley region. They are a unique bird, very shy and difficult to observe up close.

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Cool herbs Annie Wilson

Welcome aboard Anthony

pots. They make a nice display, and some are also effective for repelling pesky insect visitors and attracting useful ones. To keep up a good supply, only a few seedlings are needed. Most herbs respond well to regular pruning, and the plants become quite robust and compact.

As the weather starts to cool, it's the ideal time to plant some herbs. Herbs are scented plants, used for medicinal and culinary purposes. Although many varieties can be grown here all year around, many do much better in the cooler months. Herbs like dill, parsley, fennel, watercress, nasturtium, tarragon and rocket are great for use in warming winter recipes. And if they're planted now they'll be ready in plenty of time. Herbs can be grown successfully in the ground, or in

Herbs can be planted in unimproved soil, or in pots using a standard potting mix. Although some compost or manure can be added to the soil, don't be tempted to overdo it or you'll get rapid growth instead of flavour. While herbs grow readily from seed, some are slower than others and some are difficult to get started. I always find raising parsley from seed to be a very slow process, so I buy advanced seedlings from the nursery. Some herbs can be easily propagated from cuttings, so there is a variety of options to suit everyone. And the best part about growing your own, is that freshly-picked herbs provide fabulous fragrance and flavour that is unrivalled by dried or store-bought herbs.

Volunteering at Noosa Botanic Gardens Friends of Noosa Botanic Gardens (FNBG) provide support for garden maintenance at Noosa Botanic Gardens. FNBG key activities include: hands-on garden maintenance; "Grow Our Gardens" propagation; assisting with the plant records data base, the design and development of cultural events. The group meets in the gardens each Thursday from 8am. Head along to the Gardens located at Lake MacDonald Dr, Cooroy at 9.30am for a chat with the yellow shirted volunteers at the picnic shelters. FNBG get together socially on the second Tuesday of each month at 5.30pm in the Community Room at Cooroy Library. A meet and greet for new members and regular forum for discussing FNBG progress and plans - the evening also often features a guest speaker or presentation. Membership is open to everyone and you don’t need to be an active gardener to join. www.noosabotanicgardens-friends.org.au/index.html or 5449 5200. 20

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Our new ECCO General Manager is Anthony Wynne-Hoelscher (left) first day’s task as was to draw the March car park winner’s lucky $50 markets shopping voucher! Under ECCO director Barrie Adams’ watchful eye we drew our winner, Sue Smith of Sandgate. Anthony has been a resident of Eumundi for several years, with a career history that includes years of work including at senior levels in the hairdressing, music, events management and publishing industries. ECCO Chair Terry Lawrence, “Anthony’s exceptional management skills and experiences together with his love of Eumundi will assist the further development of the community organisation as he takes over from Joyce Turnbull who has retired after two years’ outstanding service.” Anthony plans to meet with many Eumundi residents and business proprietors over coming weeks to establish an understanding of that special magic that can underpin our “Experience Eumundi” brand as we spread the word about this wonderful place of culture and character.

Eumundi Sculpture Prize ECCO is excited to announce its naming rights sponsorship of $15,000 for the inaugural Eumundi Sculpture Prize. Artists from near and far will be encouraged to enter the competition through an expression of interest process over the next few months. This year’s prize will pay homage to what was a very important industry in the development of Eumundi, the timber industry with the sculpture likely to be in Dick Caplick Park named after the iconic tree feller and the site of one of Eumundi’s sawmills. The vision is that the sculpture prize become an annual activity to create over time a large number of outdoor sculptures that will enhance the town streetscape. More information on expressions of interest will be announced soon.

Publican with flowers Joe’s Waterhole licencee Brett Lewis with long term staff member Sophie Eaton “chuffed” to receive their prize of flowers from Heavenly Blooms for best kept hanging baskets in Memorial Drive this autumn.

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Eumundi Eumundi Green’s next photo assignment


The next Eumundi Green photographic assignment, Eumundi’s portraits, is about capturing hinterland people in their local surrounds. It could be a photo – or a collection of photos - of your neighbours over the fence, market stallies, farmers, people at work, people waiting, shopping, thinking – even portraits of pets or cows, or teachers - whatever inspires you! Please send through your pics with a caption too; telling readers who, where, what. Send your photos to editor@eumundigreen.com.au

My grandchildren David and Maddie had fun trying out the old organ amongst other things on a visit to the Eumundi Museum. Ros Mayes, Eumundi.

Nala chasing the ball in the cow fields in between Greenacre Rd and Cash Rd. Heidi Jenkins, Eumundi.

This is my cat Pixie, she was born in Omega Lane, Eumundi and now lives with us in Larneys Lane, Eerwah Vale. Jessica Law.

Caravana Sun fan Seb recently had the chance to meet Ant (left) and Alex at Eumundi Markets – seriously chuffed. Lisa Willimont.

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Two Sulphur Crested Cockatoos enjoying some food on our deck. Heidi Jenkins, Eumundi.

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Sports Tennis Talk at Club Eumundi Mieke Fortune, Vice President Our second "hit and giggle" soirée was a great success with an excellent turn out again, and loads of kids with tennis racquets in hand. This is a wonderful event that we hold on the last Friday in every month. Come and meet new families, have a social hit of tennis and grab a burger and refreshment. Thank you again to Ritchie’s Eumundi Bakery and Eumundi Meats for donating goods and all the wonderful volunteers that share their time and always make it an enjoyable event. Membership

is definitely on the up with new families coming into the area that are keen for a hit of tennis, which is wonderful. Season one of day and night fixtures have started and the teams are looking very competitive; there should be some epic battles. Andrew Taylor, our resident coach, is available from 4pm to 7.30pm Mondays to Thursdays and is booking up fast. Social tennis has been great with strong numbers showing up on Sunday afternoons 3.30pm, Tuesday mornings 8.30am and Wednesday nights at 7pm. If

anyone is interested in cardio fitness tennis, or coach and play, we are putting the feelers out for adult groups that may wish to

participate after school drop off in the mornings. Please contact Coach Andrew on 0424 177 216.

Swim club qualified for Qld School Championships Eumundi Swim Club will be well represented at the Queensland School Championships starting on Monday 24 March, with an incredible 10 swimmers having qualified from the recent District carnivals. Congratulations to Evan McLean, Tane and Tenaya Carmont, Troy Carlson, Chris Wnuczynski. Ella Honeysett, Alexandra McLean, Zac Templeton, Lily Harvey and Lachlan Constable. A number of other club swimmers came

close to qualifying, which is a testament to the fantastic effort and dedication of all of them. There is still a focus on having fun at Swim club though, with several of our youngest members being cheered on to achieve their goal of swimming 25m. Even the parents are joining in with the relays; Andrew leaping from the barbie into the melting pot of lane six and leading his team to a sizzling victory.

Club Swimmers for the month of January were Zac Templeton and Pippa James, and in February it was Tane Carmont and Ella Honeysett, who each received award towels, kindly donated by Eumundi Village Pharmacy. Cameron Smith, Amelie Lewis, Lily Harvey and Lachlan Constable received Pizza and Drink Awards as the Most Improved swimmers, courtesy of Papa Costa’s Pizza.

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Eumundi Green issue 191 - 20 March 2014  

Eumundi Green is a non-profit magazine made by the community for the community.

Eumundi Green issue 191 - 20 March 2014  

Eumundi Green is a non-profit magazine made by the community for the community.