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So far Mel Barnes has created 11 blog entries.

Volunteering on Green Connect’s farm: “The goats are a bit cheeky”

By |2021-03-22T10:38:04+11:00March 18th, 2021|General Blog, Uncategorized, Volunteering|

  Mark Thackray started volunteering with Green Connect two and a half years ago. We chatted to him about the different roles he has done and why he loves volunteering.  [...]

Volunteering at Green Connect’s op shop: “You just never know what you’re going to find”

By |2021-03-10T14:25:00+11:00March 10th, 2021|General Blog, Green Connect Team, Uncategorized|

Diane De Rooy is a volunteer at the Green Connect office and op shop. She spoke to us about how she ended up in the role she loves and the [...]

Use and value diversity: How permaculture can include people with disabilities

By |2020-12-03T10:49:03+11:00December 3rd, 2020|General Blog, Green Connect Team|

Danny Noonan is a musician living in Dapto, NSW. He’s a keen gardener and climate change activist with Extinction Rebellion. He spoke to Green Connect about how the permaculture community [...]

How the 12 Principles of Permaculture can transform your garden (and our world)

By |2020-10-26T16:29:52+11:00September 11th, 2020|Fair Food Blog, General Blog|

If you’ve heard about permaculture and are wondering what it's all about, then this is your brief introduction! At Green Connect's urban farm, we grow food and raise livestock [...]

This is when 3 Green Connect workers felt welcome in Wollongong

By |2020-07-21T19:33:38+10:00July 21st, 2020|General Blog, Green Connect Team|

Wollongong City Council interviewed three of our staff members as part of Refugee Week 2020. They were all asked: “When did you feel welcome in Wollongong?” Pleh Meh Photo [...]

How Jaycob went from school student to senior farm hand at Green Connect

By |2020-07-20T20:41:59+10:00July 14th, 2020|General Blog, Green Connect Team, Youth employment|

Jaycob Miller is a senior farm hand at Green Connect. Farm manager Cal Champagne writes about how they met through Warrawong high school's permaculture garden and how he became a [...]

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