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BOB BROWN TO GIVE MICK DARK TALK FOR THE FUTURE

Bob BrownWe are pleased to announce that Bob Brown, the former senator and lifelong advocate for the environment, will give the 2017 Mick Dark Talk for the Future on the 21 September 2017 at the Hub, Springwood.

The Mick Dark Talk is co-presented by the Blue Mountains Conservation Society and Varuna, the National Writers' House.

The Mick Dark Talk for the Future honours the generosity and legacy of Varuna's founding patron Mick Dark, with a talk to inspire community discussion of environmental issues of local and global significance.

An acclaimed author, photographer and lifelong activist, Bob Brown rose to prominence when he led the campaign to save the Franklin River in the 1980s. After 10 years in the Tasmanian Parliament, Bob was elected to the Senate in 1996 where he served for 16 years. He was leader of the Australian Greens from 2005 to 2012, when he retired from the parliament to establish the Bob Brown Foundation.

The 2017 Mick Dark Talk for the Future will be held on Thursday 21 September at 7:30pm at The Hub in Springwood. This will be a popular event so make sure you get your tickets!

Tickets are $30 (adults), $27 (concession), and $18 (under 18s) and will be available from The Hub from August 1, 2017.

GO here for TICKET SALES



 

NURSERY STALL

Mountain DevilWe attend the LAWSON MAGPIE MARKETS at Lawson Public School on the Great Western Highway from 9am to 2pm on the 3rd Sunday of the month from August through November and February through May.

We are also at the BLACKHEATH COMMUNITY MARKETS at Blackheath Public School on the Great Western Highway from 9am to 1pm on the first Sunday of the month from August through May. At both these markets we offer a big variety of plants with many specials.

  • 17 Sep - Lawson Markets
  • 01 Oct - Blackheath Markets
  • 15 Oct - Lawson Markets
  • 05 Nov - Blackheath Markets
  • 19 Nov - Lawson Markets
  • 02 Dec - Blackheath Markets
  • 17 Dec - Lawson Markets

MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEETINGS

The Management Committee meets at 9.15am once a month at the Mid Mountains Community Centre in Lawson.
Society members are welcome to attend.

  • 16 September
  • 18 November
  • 21 October
  • 16 December

WATERWAYS FESTIVAL


Get up close to a crayfish - Family walks and talks - Meet a turtle - Go on a swamp safari
SUNDAY 17 SEPTEMBER 10am-2pm
at Wentworth Falls Lake Reserve
FREE EVENT

There will be a great group of expert scientists, artists and storytellers putting on a walks, talks and workshops program. Spaces are limited, go to www.eventbrite.com.au/e/waterways-festival-tickets-36534296063 to find out more and register to secure your spot.

Organised by Blue Mountains City Council, in collaboration with Blue Mountains Grammar School, Wentworth Falls Primary School, Kindlehill Steiner School and the Jamison Creek Catchment Community Group, NSW Environmental Trust Saving our Species


a leaf, a tree, a forest ...
WILD GARDENS OF THE BLUE MOUNTAINS
An exhibition by Ian Brown

2 SEPTEMBER to 22 OCTOBER 2017
Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah (Visitor Centre).
Free entry.

Domestic gardens are designed by gardeners, but wild plant communities arise from natural processes. Sometimes random and chaotic, wild gardens can also reveal order and beauty and the underlying rules of nature. In this exhibition Ian Brown explores the richness and beauty of wild Blue Mountains bush in fine art photographs … from leaf, bark and flower to massive eucalypts, rainforests and heathland.

   Waratah, spring rain. Newnes Plateau
[Waratah, spring rain. Newnes Plateau]