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Mullum SEED Inc. is a leading environmental organisation in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. We partner with other community organisations to strengthen mutually beneficial projects and offer governance advice and funding support to emerging local initiatives.

If you would like to become a Member of Mullum SEED to access auspicing for tax deductible donations for your project, and other benefits, view our Become a Member page.

Mullumbimby Community Garden

Mullumbimby Community Garden Inc (MCG) is a multi-award winning facility built by thousands of volunteers from the Byron Shire and beyond. It grows organic produce in Food for All communal gardens and manages a diverse range of projects including Chooks, Children’s Garden, Composting and Nursery Propagation.

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Shara Community Garden

Shara Community Gardens in Shara Boulevard, North Ocean Shores brings people together to share knowledge and creativity and promote values of respect, inclusion, sustainability and the power of the collective.

Our beautiful gardens hold a great purpose – to unite the entire community through social connections, self-sufficiency and education.

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COREM

COREM: Community-Owned Renewable Energy Mullumbimby is a not for profit community action group dedicated to setting up community-owned renewable energy projects in the Mullumbimby area.

In the pursuit of a 100% renewable energy future for the region, COREM’s programs invests profits paid back to the community for more renewable energy projects, ever increasing the community benefit.

Rainforest 4

Rainforest 4 is a non-profit organisation with the mission of rainforest protection for wildlife, climate, people and planet.

Rainforests provide habitat for more than half of all species. They regulate weather patterns, sequester carbon from the atmosphere and provide vital ecosystem services upon which humanity depends. Through our projects we protect and restore rainforests by purchasing land, creating new protected areas, stopping and reversing the impacts of development, and restoring rainforest ecosystems damaged in the past. Please visit our website at www.Rainforest4.org

Caldera Contemporary Textiles Collective

Wrapt in Eucalyptus is the inaugural Byron SLOW Textile Festival planned for March 2023. An exhibition of hand-made, quality textiles, non-toxic, naturally dyed, vibrant art pieces and wearables, and participatory workshops and a forum. 

Brought to life by a group of pioneering artists, the festival contributes to the global dialogue within the dynamic SLOW textiles movement, where rediscovery of the art and science of natural dyeing sees an alternative the environmentally-impacting fast fashion industry. 

Mullumbimby Men’s Shed

The Mullumbimby Men’s Shed’s provides an accessible, safe and friendly environment where men are able to work on meaningful projects at their own pace in their own time in the company of other men.

Our main focus is on intergenerational skill sharing through mentoring boys and young men in Mullumbimby with projects based around recycling and other environmental outcomes.

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Byron Shire Chemical Free Landcare

Byron Shire Chemical Free Landcare takes an ecological restoration approach towards conservation working to rebuild and maintain the complex world of soil organisms.

We aim to raise awareness of the dangers to human health and our environment of toxic pesticides and weedicides and promote alternative, chemical free methods of restoring degraded ecosystems.

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Byron Community College & MCG Education Program

Byron Community College (BCC) is committed to embedding sustainability principles across the college activities and has won awards for its innovative and holistic approach to sustainability in education. The college offers a range of Nationally Recognised Qualifications, plus a huge variety of general courses..

Mullum S.E.E.D. is proud to partner BCC in delivering our education program at Mullumbimby Community Gardens.

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Mullum Cares

Mullum Cares promotes waste reduction projects including The Library of STUFF, plastic-free living and conscious camping. Since 2017 we have had a keen focus on influencing local music festivals to help them reduce their waste.

Firesticks Indigenous Alliance Corporation

Firesticks Alliance Indigenous Corporation is an Indigenous led network and aims to re-invigorate the use of cultural burning by facilitating cultural learning pathways to fire and land management. It is an initiative for Indigenous and non- Indigenous people to look after Country, share their experiences and collectively explore ways to achieve their goals.

Reforest Now

Reforest Now is a non-profit organisation growing our own rainforest tree and providing community planting events. We are based in Mullumbimby but have a presence in the Daintree, Far North Queensland and Sumatra. We produce scientific studies, education, fieldwork and public outreach

Mullum Food Coop

Mullum Food Coop is a community food cooperative that aims to empower access to ethical, affordable, organic whole-foods for all.

Lennox Community Gardens
Lennox Head’s leading demonstration site for sustainable living

Lennox Community Gardens was founded in 2015 by a group of motivated local volunteers who were interested in promoting the principles of community spirit, good health and environmental sustainability. In 2016, a half acre suburban plot of land was identified within Ocean Breeze Reserve and in early 2019 a formal lease agreement was signed with Ballina Shire Council for construction and planting of Lennox Head’s first community garden. 

 

Half Cut

HalfCut is the new face of the environmental movement, wearing the issue that half the world’s forests are destroyed. We encourage children, women and men to be courageous and wear their HalfCut look – shave, braid, colour and wear to help save the last remaining 50% forests globally and start the regeneration of what has been lost. HalfCut aims to protect crucial forests for habitat for threatened and endangered species, protect Traditional Owners land titles, mass tree planting projects and ultimately be part of the solution to the growing climate emergency, ensuring a safe future for all species on Earth.

HalfCut is a passionate non-for-profit with a focus on making fun & accessible campaigns that bring urgently needed funding for rainforest protection and regeneration. We’re a fundraising group with one aim – to save our planet from the Climate Crisis. Forests are one of our best bets so we save forests & plant what’s been cut down.

Every August we go #HalfCut to raise awareness and funds to protect existing forests and replant trees.

 

Natural Burial Grounds for Byron Shire

Traditionally, NBG’s are established in a bush setting with trees and grasslands that provide a natural, environmentally friendly burial option. An eco-friendly biodegradable coffin or shroud is used which allows remains to return to the earth naturally with minimal carbon emissions. Most natural burial grounds have only GPS markers to identify the individual grave plots, hence the no headstones.

In 2020, Byron Shire Council unanimously agreed to support a community driven project to establish our own Natural Burial Ground in the Byron Shire. This community group has been auspiced by Mullum SEED giving the team of volunteers the governance, insurance and fundraising support needed as they create the design and management plan.

In March 2021,BSC finally approved a 5ha site, on their Valances Road site in Mullumbimby.

The NBG site looks down onto the Brunswick River across to Mt Chincogan with Koonyum Range in the distance. It is mostly degraded paddocks and a mixed bag of flood plain, steep slopes, small gullies and parcels of flattish land with some recent revegetation. The area is an important biodiversity hotspot that will now remain a nature conservation area in perpetuity.

On behalf of Diane Hart, the founder of the Natural Burial Grounds this has truly been a community effort and she gives a heartfelt thank you to Zenith Virago, Sasha Mainsbridge, Ken Golding, Linda Meades, Mary Bernard, Dave Rawlins, John Stevens and BSC Councillors Michael Lyon and Jeannette Martin.

Donations are currently being sought for
building the chapel/ceremony space, toilets
and other infrastructure. You can donate on our ‘Donate’ page on the Mullum SEED website, make sure you add y
our name then “NBG” in the transactions description.    eg: Diane Hart NBG

We expect to launch the NBG in late 2022.

 

Sun Moon Star Regenerative Community Alliance

Sun Moon Star Regenerative Community Alliance is new to Mullum SEED but back in 2017, a group of like-minded friends, passionate about permaculture and sustainable regenerative design, started the very first Syntropic Farm Project in Australia. With the aim of growing food and nourishing the local community. They have reached their goal and went beyond!

To promote circular economy, they established a unique farm-to-table organic restaurant called OCA (Organic Cuisine and Arts) which is now a popular and well- known addition to Byron Bay’s thriving community. OCA offers quality food and a rich cultural experience, and has been the inspiration and platform to create conscious/cultural community events run by the Sun Moon Star Association. Furthermore, they sought food sovereignty, OCA Store was created. This natural and dry-goods distribution social business also supplies the community with affordable, organic food, weekly.

Sun Moon Star’s vision is to make a positive impact in society through regenerative practices that re-connect people to nature. The Association seeks to do this by recognising the potential of regenerative food production as a nucleus around which community activities can revolve.

The concept of regenerative practices incorporates agro-ecology, permaculture, syntrophic farming, organic and biodynamic farming, farm-to-table groceries and restaurants, closed-loop recycling systems, the 100 mile concept and other methods and philosophies centred around local, sustainable foodproduction.

The Association seeks to create and support activities that place the production, distribution, and enjoyment of healthy food at the heart of community life.
The Association currently has 16 members and indirectly employs 15 staff within it’s different projects.

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