SHOW DAY: Aluwha Beckmann, 3, of Whiporie, bites into a Nimbin ice cream at the show.
SHOW DAY: Aluwha Beckmann, 3, of Whiporie, bites into a Nimbin ice cream at the show. Marc Stapelberg

Sustainable food, power, community on display at Nimbin Show

DESPITE the rainy start the Nimbin Country Show had plenty to offer whether it was new sustainable technology, great coffee, goods and wares at the pavilion or your traditional agricultural pursuits like horse riding.

The Abundance Cafe was located with all the other sustainable displays for a very special reason.

According to Abundance Cafe entertainment manager, Andrew Anderson, there is an increasing interest in sustainable food with low food miles.

"The quality of food in this area is so good, that when people hear it's local they have high expectations," said Andrew.

"We are pleased to be able to deliver.

"We've had an awesome response and this show is a great opportunity to promote the business."

Abundance Cafe entertainment manager Andrew Anderson and head chef Melian Fertl at the Nimbin Country Show.
Abundance Cafe entertainment manager Andrew Anderson and head chef Melian Fertl at the Nimbin Country Show.

Nimbin Neighbourhood and Information Centre's Natalie Meyers was on hand to promote the Sustainability Alley and the 7 Sibley St sustainable living hub.

Also part of the display was information regarding the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly, bioenergy and hollow tree habitat replacement for the Black Mountain Brush Possum, which is known to be the biggest possum in Australia.

Rainbow Power Company director Tully Ward said it made perfect sense to combine the agricultural show with a sustainable development display.

"Sustainability works incredibly well for agriculture," he said.

Janice Rose is congratulated after being awarded the life member badge at the Nimbin Country Show.
Janice Rose is congratulated after being awarded the life member badge at the Nimbin Country Show.

"We are pushing an agricultural solar pump which means you can remove your pump from the grid."

A surprise moment was when Janice Rose was awarded a life member badge for her service after assisting at the show for more than 20 years.

Punters came from as far Forster and the Gold Coast.

Holly Penfold, of the Gold Coast, takes the opportunity to train a young horse at the show jumping at the Nimbin Show.
Holly Penfold, of the Gold Coast, takes the opportunity to train a young horse at the show jumping at the Nimbin Show.


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