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4 February, 2021

Johnstone River Community Gardens Arbor Day Picnic

Tu Bishvat, “The Birthday of Trees” is a 16th century Middle Eastern tradition celebrated at or about the 27th of January each year as an opportunity to raise awareness about and to care for the environment and to celebrate nature.


“What a wonderful, ancient theme for our first Community Picnic in what is a full calendar of events for 2021.

We are kicking off the year with our second RADF funded Bamboo Connect Workshop, “Bamboo Tea House Construction” with artist Anthony Ball in conjunction with Kingfisher Arts & Okka Wikka.

The community is invited to this free workshop to learn how to split, twitch, flatten, weave and fasten a 3m x 3m structure with raised bamboo floor and coconut leaf thatched roof and walls”, said JRCG President Bernard Holden.

The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Cassowary Coast Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

Other free activities at the Arbor Day Picnic will include Landcare and Terrain displays and information, Fibre weaving with Okka Wikka, endemic plant ID and propagation activities, Darlingia Forest School Children’s Activities and Nature Play, along with Forage, Fibre and Garden tours.

Refreshments will be available throughout the event with a Garden Harvest Lunch served at noon.

The JRCG can be accessed via the Diverse Learning Centre entrance to the Innisfail State College off Flying Fish point Road.

For more information on any upcoming Johnstone River Community Gardens events, like our fb page, enquire atjrcgardens.inc@gmail.com, visit our website www.johnstonerivercommunitygardens.org or contact JRCG Inc President Bernard Holden directly on 0403 523 244.


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