About Regeneration

This not-for-profit community project is connecting communities in the Byron Shire and surrounds through a deeper engagement with the joy of ecological restoration. A series of native seed propagation workshops in schools and with disability service providers is culminating in the free community festival on Saturday 4 March, 2023, at the Mullum SEED Eco Hub, home of the beautiful Mullumbimby Community Garden. A key part of the project plan is to engage children in the positive cycle of propagating seeds, nurturing seedlings, planting trees and watching forests grow.

An unashamedly optimistic project, it builds on and celebrates the work of many individuals and groups to address climate change and restore degraded ecosystems. The events are taking place on Bundjalung country, and indigenous people are integrally involved in planning. In collaboration with partners, the project was conceived and is coordinated by Dr Ray Moynihan, a globally respected journalist, author, and academic, currently studying ecological restoration.

BBPS WS close up student

Seed Propagation Workshops

Workshops have been enthusiastically received across public primary schools at Byron Bay, Mullumbimby, Eureka, Goonengerry, Upper Coopers Creek, and Main Arm. Other workshops took place with people with disabilities at REDinc, and the Byron Bay Herb Nursery.

The workshops were delivered by staff from the highly respected Firewheel Rainforest Nursery, which has been involved in many tree-planting and regeneration projects over several decades. Film-maker Damon Gameau attended the Byron Bay workshop and will be a key speaker at the Generation event, Saturday 4 March.

We have amazing organizations already existing in Australia, like Landcare, like wildlife rescuers…. and I’d encourage everybody to participate.

Dr Ian Creswell, Co-author, Australia’s State of the Environment Report 2021