Growing Minmia's Teaching Place

$7,899 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 42 people in 24 months
This fundraiser is to help Minmia , an amazing Wirradjirri traditional women’s lore teacher and elder, achieve her vision of a sustainable food forest retreat.

The food forest retreat will create a base for Minmia's teachings which is so needed now that health challenges (including her ongoing recovery from a double mastectomy from breast cancer) mean that travelling and manual working are much more difficult for her. 

Some of the important things that we want to fundraise for include: 
* A golf buggy which will help her access her property, save her energy and health
*Installing insulation in existing buildings so that it is warm enough for Minmia to live there over winter without her health being affected
* Solar power and equipment
* Completing the bath house
* Building a workshop
* Clearing more land so that the food forest can be expanded
* Investing in food forest plants

Minmia's workshops in traditional women's lore of the Wirradjirri people have helped so many women, from many cultural backgrounds, feel more connected to themselves, each other and Mother Earth.  She also travels and initiates Indigenous adolescent girls in rural and outback New South Wales. This is incredibly important because initiation empowers those girls to move into adulthood feeling connected with culture. 

Cancer has not surprisingly slowed Minmia down but she is still so focused to keep going no matter what.  We want to help her focus on conserving her energy and health so she can keep teaching, writing and initiating.

Please let others know about this fundraiser and lets see what we can manifest!

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Thanks to everyone who has donated to this campaign. A lot has been happening, here are some pictures which show how much your support means to Minmia. She's now got a shiny new ride on mower to help her get around the place and keep the grass back from overtaking the food forest. Things are looking luscious, thanks for helping grow this amazing place.
Shiny new ride on mower!
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$7,899 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 42 people in 24 months
Created November 26, 2016
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Julie Manning
1 month ago

Minmia is a spiritual guide who is connecting me to country in my new life in Kendall. I Love and Honour this beacon of Light

Nicholas Wood
13 months ago

After living for the last 5 years in the top end of the NT, and having witnessed proud warriors lie down and die and watching them slowly die inside while their culture slowly withers away is saddening. So anything to help keep strong culture going.

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Chris Briscoe-Hough
20 months ago

All the best in organising all this for the beautiful Minmia. Love and respect,Chris

Lisa Charnley
20 months ago

Blessings to you Min Mia. I attended a weekend workshop of yours at Hallow Wood, Wheeney Creek some years ago and it's imprint is strong. Thank you. Namaste xxxx

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