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Queensland Bushfood Association

February 20, 2007

QBA has decided to participate in the ABC Gardening Show on Fri 27 Sat 28 and Sun 29 April. Anyone who wants to help with ideas and planning are asked to contact either Graeme White witjutigrub@optusnet.com.au ph 5446 0264 or Mary King jrmrk@bytesite.com.au ph 5435 0074

Also anyone who wishes to have included in our carrybag any of the following: 

business cards*, brochures* or similar*, and/or have a poster* for the wall  please contact Graeme or Mary with details. * these items would relate to bushfoods.

Julie requests articles or news for Newsletter (before end of March). Newsletter could follow with article/s and recipe/s targeting current seasonal harvest. Any illustrations appreciated. 

Events Calendar is being compiled by Julie and she would like to hear from anyone willing to host an event, workshop or field day.

Under a separate email are details about a Bunya Workshop for Sun 18 March at Enoggera

From John Faragher: New Industries Development Program grants. The Australian government (Department of Agriculture etc) New industries development program grants have been advertised. They "offer grants for the commercialisation of new agribusiness products services and technologies. Up to $120,000 is available on a competitive basis for pilot commercialisation projects". Applications close 7 Mar 2007. For more information: 1300 884 588 e-mail nidp@daff.gov.au www.daff.gov.au/agribusiness

Australian Native Food Industry Ltd. Invitation to Membership. contact Doug Brownlow Telephone +(0)61 07 3289 1245 Mobile 0439 716 365 edenbf@bigpond.com 

Dates

--Sat 18 March Bunya Workshop at Enoggera. Details under a separate email. jrmrk@bytesite.com.au 

--Sat 24 March field day Biological Orchards and Farm Forestry at Bellthorpe $40. Speakers: Graeme Sait, Hugh Lovel, Neil Halpin, Matt Kilby. Contact Robyn Harper ph 5429 6093 catalyst@serv.net.au 

-- Sat 31 March 2007 Earth Hour. World Wildlife Fund is encouraging householders and businesses to switch off as many lights as possible for one hour at 7.30pm.

-- Mon 16 Tues 17 April 2007 Qld Hospitality Industry Conference and Expo www.hospitalityexpo.com.au 

-- Fri 27 - Sun 29 April 2007 ABC Gardening Show at South Bank Convention Center. See http://www.abcgardeningexpo.com.au/brisbane/exhibitorlist.html for info from last year's show.

-- 24-27 Sept 2007 Fine Food Australia, Sydney. Qld Dept of State Development is giving you the opportunity to grow your business by joining cutting-edge Qld food manufacturers in a group exhibit. Enquiries to Anita Ransome/ Kerrie Dahl on 07 3405 6545 www.foodaustralia.com.au 

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If you would like information on any of the following please email me with a request:

- Indigiscape's 2007 calendar for workshops www.redland.qld.gov.au/indigiscapes 

- Eucalyptus rust fact sheet pdf.

- newsletter from Hope www.hopeaustralia.org.au

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Following are some requests for help or products available or requested. Please contact these people direct if you can help them:

From: Zamira Tyson we will be opening the Arts and Cultural Centre late next month and are attempting to provide samples of local produce. Currently I am trying to locate a bush food supplier in our Shire. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated to find the following products, Kangaroo, Emu, Fruits, vegetables or shoots. Thank you, Zamira Tyson Temp Administration Officer, Economic & Community Development Beaudesert Shire Council www.bsc.qld.gov.au T (07) 5540 5292 F (07) 5540 5344 E zamira.t@bsc.qld.gov.au 

www.queenslandshiddenoasis.com

Could you please put us in contact with someone that can supply us with a commercial quantity of finger Lime Trees. Many Thanks Chris MJ_CH@westnet.com.au

Bunyas - I am situated in the Byron / Lismore shire. Depending upon order size I can deliver in the Brisbane metropolitan area, alternatively I find Australia Post to be the most efficient forwarder . The produce is fresh , this is an important note , and is in the nut form as opposed to the whole cone or individual . 

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from Mary King, Secretary Queensland Bushfood Association, 272 Ahern Rd Conondale Q 4552

phone 07 5435 0074 jrmrk@bytesite.com.au 

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