Program

Regeneration Festival will be at the Mullum SEED Eco Hub, home of Mullum Community Garden on the 4 March, 2023, between 9:00 am to 5pm.

There will be affordable & delicious food, coffee & chai, fresh vegetarian gluten-free treats, zero waste to landfill & great information stalls.

For kids there will be fun activities all day, including Seed-Bomb Making, Fire Trucks & the Spaghetti Circus Playspace.

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Limited capacity event

Regeneration Program – at a glance

Main Tent

10am – Reconnect with Regeneration
MC Mandy Nolan: Welcome Session with guests.

11am – Regenerating the Region
A panel on incentives for farmers, workers, and the world.

12pm – Community Connecting to Country
MC Mandy Nolan. REDinc. signing choir, Damon Gameau, student tree-planting ceremony

1pm – Climate Ready Gardens
Brunswick Valley Landcare Workshop with Alison Radcliffe, Jo Green

2pm – Learning from Country: A Bundjalung Voice
MC Mandy Nolan: Delta Kay, (Arakwal) Kris Cook, (Nyangbal) Leweena Williams, (Minjungbal) Sponsored by Brookfarm

3pm – Set-up for band
 

4pm – Dance to The Palm Wine Ambassadors
MC Mandy Nolan introduces the fabulous 9-piece Afro-world music groove sensation

Walks/Talks

 
 

11am – Bob Smeuninx

 
 
 

1pm – Dave Rawlins

 
 
 

3pm – Nadia de Souza Pietramale

 
 

Rotunda

 
 

 
 

 
 
 

1pm – Good Fire workshop

 
 
 

 
 

 
 

Special events

 
 

11am – Seed Propagation

 
 
 

1pm – Permaculture

 
 
 

3pm – Sarah Armstrong

 
 

Regeneration Program Details

Mandy Nolan10am – Reconnect with Regeneration
MC Mandy Nolan: Welcome to Country. Welcome Session with official guests.

planted tree11am – Regenerating the Region
A panel on incentives for farmers, workers, and the world, with Rhonda James, Bushland Restoration Services, Georgina Jones, Envite and Liz Caddick, Byron Shire Council Biodiversity Team Leader.

Bob Smeuninx11am – Walk/Talk – Bob Smeuninx
TAFE teacher and respected Bush Regenerator with Bushland Restoration Services.

ReforestNow LOGO11am – Seed Propagation Workshop
With Mark Dunphy, Big Scrub Conservancy; Michelle Chapman, Stephen Forshaw, ReForest Now. All ages and abilities, in ReForest Now Nursery.

Seed Bomb MakingAll Day For Kids – Seed Bomb Making
Conservation Volunteers Australia will host a riverbank seed bomb making activity. It’s lots of fun so come along and get your hands dirty!

spaghetti circusAll Day For Kids – Spaghetti Circus Playspace
Spaghetti Circus will run a fun playspace for kids all day, in the kids space.

Damon Gameau12pm – Community Connecting to Country
MC Mandy Nolan. Damon Gameau celebrates School Students Regen work. REDinc Singing & signing choir & ceremonial tree-planting with Aunty Delta Kay.

climate-resilient-landscapes-front-cover1pm – Climate Ready Gardens
Brunswick Valley Landcare Workshop with Alison Radcliffe & Jo Green authors of Climate Resilient Landscapes. Learn tips on designing and planning a garden using natives plants that are resilient in our changing climate, with two local experts.

Dave Rawlins1pm – Walk/Talk – Dave Rawlins
Dave Rawlins is a passionate advocate for biodiversity conservation, he has been restoring a range of vegetation communities and working on threatened species recovery projects in Byron Shire for over 20 years.

Oli Costello_Wren McLean_Andy Baker1pm – Rotunda – Good Fire workshop
Come join Wren McLean of Zero Emissions Byron with distinguished guests Oliver Costello from Firesticks and Dr Andy Baker to learn the whys and hows of keeping Good Fire alive in Byron Shire.

bcp_bcc1pm – What is Permaculture?
Byron Region Community College and Byron Centre for Permaculture. Come and get inspired and see what permaculture can do for you, in discussion with Permaculture Trainer Lauren O’Reilly & Zachariah Holt, Permaculture Assistant Trainer. BRCC outdoor classroom.

640px-Flag_of_the_Australian_Aborigines2pm – Learning from Country: A Bundjalung Voice
MC Mandy Nolan: Delta Kay – Explore Byron Bay, (Arakwal), Kris Cook – Yidabal Galii Maa, (Nyangbal) Leweena Williams – Tweed/Byron Local Aboriginal Land Council, (Minjungbal) supported by Brookfarm.

Nadia de Souza Pietramale3pm – Walk/Talk – Nadia de Souza Pietramale
Byron Shire Chemical Free Landcare Bush Regenerator Nadia de Souza Pietramale will talk about how to convert a Camphor laurel forest, back into rainforest, with zero synthetic herbicides.

Sarah Armstrong3pm – Kids Space – Sarah Armstrong
All Sarah Armstrong’s novels (for adults and kids) are set around Mullumbimby. Her latest – ‘Big Magic’ for readers aged 9+ – is set in a circus and includes magic borrowed from nature.

Palm Wine Ambassadors​4pm – Dance to The Palm Wine Ambassadors
MC Mandy Nolan introduces the fabulous 9-piece Afro-world music groove sensation.

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Restoring and preventing further loss of native forests is essential for combating climate change

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2022