31 January 2013

The Pulse Co-op

At the co-op recently, we have received some enquiries as to when the next PULSE Co-op order will be sent out. We've now had news that it is due in March.

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Pulse is run by some friends of FIG, is based close to Ourimbah, and it's focus is on good healthy food. You can order organic nuts, seeds, grains, flours, and much, MUCH more, in bulk, either to store or share with family and friends. Orders occur around 3-4 times per year.

FIG members will be emailed the order form when it's ready however for anyone else interested, you may email Pulse directly on <pulsecoop @ gmail.com>, removing the spaces and the < and >.

Similar co-ops exist in northern Sydney and Newcastle.

Thank you, Pulse, for all your efforts in bringing this wonderful, organic and Biodynamic food to the Central Coast.

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Pat Collins workshops on the Central Coast

Our friends at the Pulse Co-op are organising another series of Home Healing Workshops by Pat Collins, due to begin next month.

FIG members have been emailed the information however it's open to anyone on the Central Coast who is keen to participate and learn much about healing and making their own remedies, skin care, creams, lotions and potions!

Please contact Pulse direct for enquiries and bookings: <pulsecoop @ gmail.com> , removing the spaces and the < & >. Here are the details:

"Beginning on the second Saturday in February Pat Collins will begin her home healing courses again at Jilliby. Each course is very extensive, comprehensive and full of Pat's helpful healing tips. An extra course is now available also, course number 11 which is on depression and anxiety. Pat has added this course to her program as she is finding it more and more common in her practice.

Pat Collins runs a very successful natural health center in Muswellbrook called the Total Health and Education Centre (THE Centre) and you can learn about her at www.patcollins.com.au

Pat has been teaching courses in TAFE, community colleges, throughout various communities and at her practice for over 20 years, has written 6 books and appears on the local radio as well as working 4 days a week in her very busy practice. She is a qualified Herbalist, Iridologist, Hypnotherapist & Reflexologist and still frequently attends conferences and seminars to keep up to date with the ever changing world of health.

The courses she held during 2012 were very successful and inspiring for all of the students who are now practicing home healing in their own homes. It gives one a great feeling to know that on many occasions, you can take the health and well-being of your loved ones into your own hands and send them along the way mended and whole again. It also gives much more awareness of the world around us and nature and how it can all work together once we educate ourselves. These courses also focus on preventative measures to help you set up a life of health and abundance. It is no less than life changing to say the least - you will never look at a weed the same again and will always be able to think more about the choices you make for your health and well-being  It is very powerful to know these simple truths.

If you or any of your family or friends are interested in Pat's course for 2013 please email me ASAP with your details. I will be doing all correspondence for these courses over email and will be finalising the role in the next week.

Each course will be held on the second Saturday of each month from 10am till 4pm at Jilliby Hall (except for the December class which will be on the first Saturday) & we all bring a pot luck lunch to share. The cost of the course will be $70 for the day and will include all products to take home as well as rent for the hall. Please know that you leave the day with much more product than what you pay for; Pat is very generous with her goodies - some months we made up to 10 products each such as fresh herbal teas, capsules, creams and ointments, just to name a few. Not only would we come home with a bag of wonderful freshly made goodies, we knew from our teachings that day just how to use them in our lives. Each month we would come back with stories of success of the products we made and tried on our families!

The first half of the day is spent being taught by Pat on the chosen topic of the month and the second half is spent making all the products we leave with. You therefore learn all you need to about the product you are using and how to make it yourself - groups have been formed where the class has gotten together on their own to make products for themselves as we have been given the know-how to do this after learning from Pat.

Payment will be required in advance to secure your spot. I will confirm this with those who are interested and each month it will be required that you pay in advance for the next month. This payment system was used last year and attributed to the year being so successful and a full class most months.

Please contact me directly asap if you would like to be placed on the roll. It is expected that each student will attend each month, but if you are unable to make all months, please let me know.


28 January 2013

NO Co-op today, tomorrow instead!

Remember, there is no co-op on today, as it's a public holiday.

FIG will operate tomorrow: 

Tuesday 29th January 
from 2.00pm until 5.00pm.

See you there!

13 January 2013

Public holiday operating hours

There's a public holiday looming up and, as usual, FIG will meet on the Tuesday of that week instead.

As a scouting group is due to use the hall late Tuesday afternoon, we shall need to be packed up nice and early with no extras being sold after 4.30pm.

The FIG Co-op operating hours will be:

2pm until 5pm, Tuesday 29th January.


Please note that co-op on Monday 21st will be the normal operating hours - 2-6pm.

See you at the co-op!

04 January 2013

Starting off in 2013

Hello everyone, and a Happy New Year to all...

FIG begins operations next Monday, 7th January. Same times, same place:

2-6pm, Ourimbah Scout Hall
Ourimbah Creek Road 
(first on the left after service station)

See you there!