Compost Benefits for Soils on the Mid-North Coast
Oct 12 all-day

The Australian Organics Recycling Association (AORA) are pleased to present Compost Benefits for Soils on the Mid-North Coast on Friday October 12th at the Coffs Harbour National Marine Science Centre. The forum brings together key players, and spot-lights best practice in both the production and application of compost on the Mid-North Coast region of NSW.
? Productivity and Sustainability Benefits – Hear from soil experts on successful strategies for applying compost and mulch. Visit farms to see the numerous benefits of compost, mulch and other recycled organic products.
? Circular Economy – Meet our Processing Members, learn about their products, visit a facility. Hear how organic waste streams are processed to make standardised quality products in high demand and meeting specific needs in agriculture.
? Innovation – We’ll explore the challenges faced by local growers such as safe and efficient compost application on sloping blocks and the role our products can play in managing erosion control and sediment run-off.
AORA are keen to attract primary producers to this event and have a limited number of pre-paid tickets available to primary producers through sponsorship by the NSW EPA/NSW DPI, to register interest in one of these tickets please register by contacting Uma Preston of AORA via the following email: please include your business name, agricultural  sector and phone number.
Program Compost Benefits for Soils 12th October 2018

End of Year Celebration
Nov 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Our End of Year / Christmas Party is coming up on Wednesday, 7th November 2018. We will meet at 5 pm and John Ross has kindly offered to take us on a short guided walk of the littoral rainforest.
We will provide a sausage sizzle, bread and nonalcoholic drinks. Please bring nibbles, salads or dessert to share. And let us know if you would like a vegetarian option.


NPWS Hit Team No. 2 Dorrigo National Park
Nov 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
NPWS Hit Team No. 2 Dorrigo National Park @ Dorrigo Rainforest Centre | Dorrigo Mountain | New South Wales | Australia

Restoring Gondwana World Heritage Rainforest to its natural glory

Lyndy Rees from NPWS has organised a ‘Hit Team No. 2’ day for NPWS volunteers to learn about Rainforest restoration in Dorrigo National Park.

Please click on link to open flyer about the day No. 2 Hit Dorrigo NP

Plant Identification in Paperbark Swamp Forest
Nov 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

The legendary Alex Floyd, OAM, local botanist and rainforest specialist and author is giving us a guided tour of the paperbark swamp forest next to the retirement village where he now lives.
Alex has a special gift to infect the people around him with his enthusiasm and unbounded interest in botanical matters.
He will take us through three vegetation communities (Paperbark Swamp Forest, Wet Sclerophyll Forest and pockets of littoral rainforest).
Alex and his wife Cynthia Floyd shared the CHRL Eileen Moody award in 1997.
Click here to register.

Restoring the banks of Bonville Creek
Nov 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Brenda is the landholder here who has asked us for help with the restoration of her creek bank in 2013. Her property was included in a Riparian Restoration Plan for Bonville Creek, prepared by EnviTE, which made an excellent start for the implementation of on-ground work.
North Coast Local Land Services supported the work through their Targeted Landcare Program for three years and the outcomes are convincing: A passionate woman in her sixties can restore this environment to a functioning system with a little bit of help.
Register here.

Rubber Jellyfish – Movie
Nov 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

We all know that throwing rubbish on the ground is littering, so why is letting a balloon float away seen as something different? Rubber Jellyfish is a feature-length documentary that explores the effects of helium balloons on the environment, wildlife and human beings. Mum-to-be Carly Wilson sets out on a personal journey to meet key players on all sides in the fight to ban balloons, and exposes the confronting truth behind our favorite party product.
As she travels around Australia and explores problems around the world, seeking to understand the science and various points of view, Carly discovers a range of issues, from the heartbreaking impact on sea turtles to the potentially deadly effect of helium on children. Her journey takes her from littered beaches to the capital, as she speaks to businesses and politicians to find out why the balloon problem is being ignored and if something can be done.
This screening event will also include a Q&A with environmental and conservation groups from the Coffs Harbour and Mid North Coast region.
Check out the trailer and learn more about the film at

Rubber Jellyfish-Poster (1)

Annual Orchard Management
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Please note:  The location is Mahers Lane, not Mahers Road.
Yearly biodynamic schedule to the orchard, applying biodynamic preparations, making farm-based fertilisers and how to use them, grafting / budding, summer pruning, netting, pest and disease control, fruit tree selection, care and use of tools.
Presenter: Angus Deans, horticultural consultant & orchard specialist.
Please RSVP for catering purposes as morning tea is provided.

Coastal Bush Regeneration I
Feb 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

This will be a hands-on workshop on coastal weeds and garden escapees at Boambee Creek reserve. We will demonstrate and practice our agreed methods and strategies for bush regeneration.
Presenters:  Mel Craig & Pia Dollmann
Please be aware that there is a $ 5 parking fee at this reserve which we were not able to waive. You can park outside the reserve and walk down. We will bring all tools and equipment with our car.

Please note our ticketing interface has changed the way you register for our events. You need to press ‘Add’ to select the number of tickets, you then need to go to the bottom of the screen and select the blue “Next” tab to add your details to complete your registration.

CHRL General Meeting
Feb 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
CHRL General Meeting @ Coffs Harbour Community Village | Coffs Harbour | New South Wales | Australia

All members are invited to attend CHRL General Meetings.

Guest speaker to be advised

Clean-up Australia Day
Mar 3 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Clean Up Australia Day 2019 will be held on Sunday 3rd March. Please join us to help clean up the beach, dunes and bush around Diggers Beach, Coffs Harbour, from 8.30am. Register here: Diggers Beach Clean Up 2019

Other Landcare sites will also register for Clean-up Australia Day. Details can be found at the website: Clean Up Australia Day 2019

Gloves and rubbish bags will be provided. Bring your own hat and water and wear closed shoes.