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Display at Nambour Agricultural Show


Yandina community Gardens had a display of a herb spiral at Nambour Agricultural Show over the weekend of June 14-16 2013 for which they received a ‘Highly Commended’ ribbon.

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Membership Prize Draw

The membership draw was conducted this week and the fantastic prize of a $150 voucher to be used at Spirit House in the restaurant, cooking school or for any books, merchandise etc was won by ROZ & PAUL MORIARTY


Second prize of the newly released SPIRIT HOUSE recipe book, DESSERTS, was won by Leonie Shanahan


Congratulations go to ROZ, PAUL and LEONIE


Once again, we thank Helen and Peter Brierty of SPIRIT HOUSE for their wonderful gesture.


For anyone who does not know of SPIRIT HOUSE, it is an award winning restaurant set in lush tropical gardens at Yandina. Their cooking school is in high demand. More information is available on their website at


Volunteer Jack Glover, drawing the winning ticket

Volunteer Jack Glover, drawing the winning ticket


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 On Sunday, 11th September, the Blue House hosted a ‘Design for Climate’ workshop as part of the celebrations for the 10th Annual Sustainable House Day.


Other Coast homes  that opened their doors to the public  included:-

30 St Pauls Ave GOLDEN BEACH QLD  4551 (2011 Glossies Winner)

5 Spoonbill St, PEREGIAN  4573 (2011 Glossies Winner)

Yandina Community Gardens (2010 Glossies Winner), 41 Farrell St, (Cnr of North St) YANDINA  4561 – Retrofit Queenslander project site and ‘Design for Climate’ talk/workshops.

35 Crosby Hill Rd, BUDERIM  4556 (2010 Glossies Winner)

88 Racehorse Lane, LAKE MACDONALD  4563

Planet Homes, 13 Sweep Court, BIRTINYA ISLAND QLD  4575



National Permaculture Day 1st May

SBS’s Greek Garden Guru, Costa,  of  ‘Costa’s Garden Odyssey’ fame, hit the Sunshine Coast to celebrate National Permaculture Day on Sunday May 1st at the ‘award-winning’ Yandina Community Gardens. (The Gardens were the recipients of the Sunshine Coast Council’s “Glossies” Award for Edible Landscapes in 2010).


In a rare bout of glorious weather, Costa opened the celebrations to a large crowd and spent the day wandering around the gardens, talking with locals and visitors.  As gardeners everywhere have embraced Costa’s all-consuming passion for plants and people, permaculture members were thrilled that Costa would take the time out of his extremely busy schedule to visit us and share his infectious character and passion for the soil, embracing nature’s cycles and seasons, and nurturing our soul with gardening.

There were also wonderful presentations from the likes of Bob Cameron from RockCote,  speaking on pizza cob ovens;  Murray Hallam of Practical Aquaponics, talking all things aquaponics;  Elisabeth Fekonia of Permaculture RealFood speaking on sub-tropical plants and  Rosina Buckman sharing her passion on backyard chooks.

Part of the large crowd listening to Costa on National Permaculture Day at Yandina Community Gardens.


National Permaculture Day was proudly sponsored by Permaculture Noosa, Yandina Community Gardens and Edible School Gardens.

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