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Fresh stocks of great reading
Our community members are evidently great readers - they donate a great range of fine titles. Come check out the new books - there's always a good turnover, so you're likely to find your next good read on the shelves. 

Do drop in to chat with the volunteers, find information about our Landcare  work and browse the hundreds of donated books while you're there.

Gift vouchers are available too.
The Piccabeen Bookshop is maintained entirely by volunteers and all income is returned to TM Landcare's projects.
Shop 15 / 10 Main St Nth Tamborine (behind the shops and down the laneway)

News Flash 

Monday 25th April 2016

Our Landcare Centre: Worth (another) visit
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Local interest in our Tamborine Mountain Landcare Centre has grown recently after the idea of a Creative Hub was publicised, to be located adjacent to our premises on Hartley Road East. Whatever happens to that scheme, our centre is already a hub for our regeneration and education activities.

From humble beginnings just a couple of years ago, when our storage shed and shade house were erected in an empty field, the centre has now become a beautiful green space with progressive tree plantings and weed control around the site's edges and down to a pretty waterhole and creek.

A demonstration garden showcasing our local native shrubs and trees is almost complete, with only informative labels to be added over the next few months. Landcare members and other interested residents will then be able to wander through these gardens and identify the lovely specimens they can plant in their gardens instead of exotics.  

A donation by Tamborine Mountain Little Theatre and Flying Arts from Brisbane has enabled us to install a Birdwing Butterfly vine trellis down by the waterhole, to support the host plant for this beautiful butterfly, which is endangered in South East Queensland. Photos and information have recently been erected, to educate visitors.

The centre grounds are now used by many people who undertake the Park Run track. This offers runners and walkers a safe and interesting route through to the adjacent Sports Complex.

Do take a visit the Landcare Centre. You are welcome to drive right in and park on the grounds. Wander through the demonstration garden, walk down to the picnic table and see vine trellis with its new signs. Why not bring a picnic?

Below are the trellis and signs:

 Rummage Sale Success!
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Our recent humungous rummage book sale at the Landcare Centre was a great success, with over $600 raised to purchase plants for our rainforest regeneration projects. Thanks to the generosity of our mountain residents, our Piccabeen Bookshop is never short of quality second hand books. Why not check them out at our bookshop, and bring a bagful of great reading home from our next book sale?
 Getting to know local mistletoes  
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Ever wondered about these clever parasites? You'll find all the answers in The Mistletoes of Subtropical Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, by local authors John Moss and Ross Kendall.  This excellent and well illustrated book is now the definitive text for our mistletoes.  

Mike Russell has copies, available for $27.50 ($25 + $2.50 postage and handling). To order, contact Mike via email: 
 Membership Fees due March 1st  
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Annual membership fees ($10 per individual; $15 per family) were due on 1st March. Your contribution is vitally important in supporting the good regeneration work we do on the mountain. If you haven't already done so, please renew your membership promptly, and make the work of Maureen Booth, our Membership Secretary, so much easier!

It's easy to do: you can make your payment in one of several ways:   
  • by Direct Deposit: BSB 084 835 Account 896195989 (Bank: NAB; Account Name: Tamborine Mountain Landcare). Important! Please use your surname & initials as the Reference.
  • at the Piccabeen Bookshop 10/15 Main St (behind Joseph the Greengrocer: go down the lane beside the health shop)
  • by cheque, made out to Tamborine Mountain Landcare Inc. and posted to The Membership Secretary, PO Box 161, Tamborine Mountain, QLD, 4272

Forms are available at the bookshop or online: - click on the link under Administration.

Please note that given the increase in postage recently announced by Australia Post, receipts for posted fees will now be held at the bookshop, for collection at your convenience. This system will enable us to devote our membership fees towards our regeneration activities.  

Thanks for attending to your renewal promptly!
Questions, suggestions, offers of help?  
Need more information? Want to know how you can help in our work? Got suggestions about how we can enhance our regeneration work on the mountain?
Contact Judith Roland on 5545 2052 / 0429 808 206 or email her on  





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