Posted 20th June 2016
wow wow wow what a month it has been!
The Hearts and Minds weekend was great
we had a film crew out
on the Kanjini land putting together a film on communities around
Australia. It was great they did some filming of the land and also
some interviews with the members, it is great when you are asked to
explain something like Kanjini it reignites you interest in what you
are doing and helps you to narrow down what it is that is so
important to you. We also got some more fruit trees planted in the
orchard and did the amazing Kanjini land tour, followed by a great
group dinner and star gazing through the telescope seeing the rings
around Saturn and the moons of Jupiter.
On the Sunday
we were down at the Cairns EcoFiesta with TNQ Sustainable Community
Alliance spreading the word about the diverse range of communities
around the area. So nice to see the interest around the area and see
that people are becoming more and more open to the idea of living
working with your community. The music was great and we had a great
time meeting many like minded people from around the area.
that week as part of the Cairns Eco Week TNQ Sustainable Community
Alliance held a public information evening in Cairns. Each of the
communities had a small presentation as well as our two guest
speakers Dr Colin MacGregor, senior lecturer and coordinator for
Bachelor of Sustainability, JCU and Dr Shaneen Fantin, adjunct
associate professor, school of Architecture, UQ.
It was a
wonderful information packed night, and so great to see the turn
we had around 45 people show up for the event with most of the
attendees asking for more events like this. It is a pleasure to
the work we are doing and to learn more about some of the other
We also have been making some progress on the
camp sites getting the prep work done to get the toilets concreted
we now have three all done and have the prep done for the next
We also did some more work in the orchard mowing around the trees
planting some more, as well as some native trees by the lake area.
there has been a lot of work on the tracks and roads around the
In cooperation with Parks and Wildlife we started
some mosaic burning on the Kanjini land, the first three patches
burned on the 8th of June two more patches will be burned before the
end of the month. As it is vary early in the year these are vary
burns meaning they are more patchy which creates more refugee areas
for wild life while significantly reducing fuel loads to avoid
catastrophic fires later in the year. we vary much thank parks and
wild life and the rural fire brigades for there excellent
also had a wonderful vision weekend focusing on a possible festival
for next year. It was such a joy to come together on the land and
share in the vision of this event and look at the potential for
events on Kanjini land. The whole weekend just had such a beautiful
focus on community from cooking and eating together to going on
and collect fire wood, to just sitting around the fire at night
sharing music and stories.
Looking forward to what this next
month has in store for us!
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