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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3, 2022 BELLINGEN SHIRE NEWS – PAGE 5 Bellingen Plant Fair on mission to get more plants in the ground he Bellingen Environment Th e BEC gives special thanks Centre Inc (BEC) is T to the good people who have pleased to announce that the coordinated the Plant Fair in Plant Fair Team are already the past. Th eir passion and hard at work preparing for the dedication have given the event forthcoming Spring Plant Fair a life of its own. on September 10th at Bellingen A big thanks goes to Colin Park. Broadfoot, Lesley Green, Carla For over three decades this Bower, and Clayton Colmer ever-popular, biannual event for who from 2017, generously locals has drawn visitors from contributed and upgraded across the region, and as far systems, leading to further afi eld as Sydney and Brisbane. growth and sustainability, Kaz Selbie, the new Plant Fair especially when Covid, fi res and Coordinator says she is looking fl oods challenged everyone. forward to taking the Plant Fair BEC also acknowledges through the next chapter. the amazing strength and “Im excited to be part of such determination of our plant an important event, passionate growers, who have overcome about its aim – to get more many obstacles over the years. plants in the ground. Th is year Th ey are essential for our we have a big focus on natives community, and need our and food, so were calling out support as food prices rise, for these growers to join us”, said and we strive towards plant Kaz. resilience. “Everyone is welcome to Th e Bellingen Plant Fair is also attend and buy plants. Our earth on a mission to bring people is relying on it! And its always a together. Growers and patrons good day when you come home share valuable information, with a carload of plants. educating our community “We also have delicious food, on the importance of healthy cold drinks, coff ee, growers soil and plants, nurturing and market fresh produce and other protecting our environment. Th e Bellingen Plant Fair Th e popular event relies on Bellingen Park comes alive with in your diary, and get your plant plant related products, along Th is year Landcare, Northbank continues to grow through volunteers who are a big part of activity and energy. list ready for a spring plant out with local music, workshops, Community Garden, Bello the passion and dedication of the day. Its a fun gig with lots Everyone contributes and and help get more plants in the a big plant raffl e, community Seed Savers, and Biodynamic many good people; our faithful of jobs to do, and many hands compliments the fragrant, ground. groups, and kids activities. Its Agriculture Aust will be there sponsors, Kombu Wholefoods, make light work. If interested, colourful, and beautiful mosaic going to be a fabulous day, all to answer questions and inspire Hearthfi re Bakery, and Shades please go to the web page to read of the Bellingen Spring Plant For more information go to united in our love of plants”, says your gardening endeavours and of Green, and the awesome more. Fair. https://bellingenplantfair.org Kaz. desires. plant growers and volunteers. United before sunrise, Put Saturday September 10th Shades of Green is having a party and you are invited! Please join us for our hades of Green proprietor Ben SRose (pictured right) is inviting the community to come along and help celebrate the 2nd birthday of his thriving business. Its all happening on Saturday, August 13 on the premises at 111 Short Cut Road, Raleigh, and there will be prizes to be won, discounts on many products and coff ee and snags on sale. You can also take a close-up look at the speedway car (pictured below) 2ND BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION! sponsored by Shades of Green. * Chat to our Brand Representatives * Coffee Cart * Prizes * Sausage Sizzle * Discounts * Our sponsored Speedway car SATURDAY 13TH AUGUST 2022 8AM-2PM

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