Design & Graphics

Meet Lana Whittington – a member of the Shara Gardens Steering Group   Lana is a dancer, a teacher, an interior designer with a love of patterns in nature, in fabrics and in design; especially gardens! She has lived in Ocean Shores for 4 years with her partner Max and two daughters Jayalily…

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Crystals and Feng Shui

Feng Shui & GeomancyA word of warning; we will be talking earth energy, vortexes and crystal healing now; vital ingredients in a good garden design! As mentioned last newsletter a number of quartz crystals have been buried onsite in the form of a Fibonacci spiral by our Feng Shui practitioner and steering…

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Our builder

Meet Marc – a Shara Gardens volunteer Marc Baudouin is our volunteer builder. Born in Morocco but growing up in France, Marc loves playing soccer and dancing salsa. A Gestalt therapist (equally talented with his head, heart and hands, Marc is), he enjoys spending time at the beach near his house…

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A meeting place

Rotunda A sunny February Friday saw Shara Community Gardens resemble some kind of Byronian Eurovision Song Contest, with Les Bleus – Marc Baudouin and his team Xavier Lambert, John Rann, Terry Fitten, Azzendine Belayel– backed by the Germanic duo of Elmar and Dagmar, constructing a rotunda for the use of the community. As…

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More volunteers

Meet Jewel and Taimana – members of the Shara Community Gardens Steering Group Jewel and her 11 yo daughter Taimana live in Pottsville in Koala beach Estate on a 680m2 suburban block. In 4 years we have transformed a bladey grass paddock into a full production permaculture indonesian style food forest.…

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The Fruits of our labour

Our Fruit Orchard We have the first trees of our orchard planted !! Amongst the long term plantings species we have included a variety of citrus for picking and eating in a 3-4 years, early and late season. We have also planted an avocado, black mulberry, dwarf bananas, olive, paw paws and…

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The Permaculture Challenge

We’ve been Permablitzed! Earlier this month the Permaculture Challenge team of 20-odd young permaculture students from Mullumbimby High School and Shearwater the Mullumbimby Steiner School did some tremendous work planting the fruit orchard and creating a terrific garden entrance from Clifford Street. Older folk who helped were impressed by the…

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