03 April 2019
Butter factory, Cooroy
Firstly, I would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of this area, the Gubbi Gubbi people. Their sharing of cultural knowledge, helping us to learn about connecting to the land, even if someone else holds the deed.
- I would like to remember and respect the Dairy farmers that had a passion for their Primary industry and a dedication to tend their herds morning and night. Delivery cream to the now closed Butter factory.
- I would like to thank my ancestors for passing down 3D vision for all things human, animal and earth.
Task at hand….to help the carer of this garden Stanley, uncover the overgrown, tiny garden to reveal it’s true beauty.
So, being aware and acknowledging life and respecting that all things have a job. We collected heaps of green mulch for the Cooroy Community Permaculture Gardens.
A Carpet snake in the dense undergrowth clutching 5 eggs about to hatch. She will show them the safe corridor to reach the forest. Remembering to tell her young that some humans will interrupt their journey. ( Basically, to hide or be relocated).
A Honey Eater with small chicks in nest on back fence. Safe from cats and sourcing plenty of nectar near the library door.
A rare burrowing frog spotted, so no pulling of the weeds and finely chopping into small pieces back onto the soil. Vines finely chopped too for thick mulch layer and no tripping of Stanley.
A familiar Crotalaria found, we took some for mulch along with pop corn cassia and ice cream bean tree. We left some of the Crotalaria as the stripped moth was enjoying it’s caterpillar stage it longing to fly off. Small birds feast on them.
Six big green tree frogs nestled in the clump of ginger. They hop over to the pre-school water troughs on Tuesday nights as on Wednesday the Council comes to maintain this Precinct. The teachers will stop the spraying of fence line around the children????
So, after hearing my story Are your Patterns careful, mindful of others needs? Has your community got Names like Stanley?
Seeing Wonder in Nature makes us Smile heaps.
Always approach with care…Care of the Earth, Care of People and fair share.
Thanks to all those wonderful community members that attended in the patchy rain.
Thank you Latha, President Permaculture Noosa for stopping the roundup story, we cleared the edges for the mower person to easily navigate the task of cutting grass.
Living Bee co-ordinator Val Wilson.
A big thankyou to Val Wilson for supplying the above photos.