MATURE Mobbers learnt that there was a lot they did not know about landfill, composting and recycling recently. This was rectified by a visit to the Cooma Landfill and Burchall's Transport and Recycling depot.
At the Tip, folk were hosted well by Council workers with a delicious morning tea in the popular Buy-Back Shop, as well as a very informative and interesting tour of the complex by David.
Then at Burchall's, Deb explained the mechanics and techniques of recycling paper, plastics, cans and tins as well as informing the Mob about what and what not to recycle, and why.
The final "highlight" was to witness a car body being converted to a small metal cube.
Joining the group for that part of the day was Rebecca and her seven children, for whom recycling and environmental conservation on this scale reinforced their home-school studies.
After a lovely hot lunch prepared by the Women of St Paul's Anglican, the Mature Mob left the church hall for the Jindabyne Equestrian Centre.
In the indoor arena Lexie and her beautiful horse Lucinda gave a presentation of horse-handling skills, as well as a few tricks.
It was indeed a joy to witness Lexie's close rapport with Lucinda and to feel some of her passion for her love of horses. Cake, scones with jam and cream and a hot drink at the Centre's Hayloft Restaurant finished off another wonderful day of fun, education and friendship.
The next Mature Mob outing on Thursday, May 29 is a guided tour of the Fedra Olive Grove with lunch at the Collector Historic Bushranger Hotel followed by an informative talk and tour by members of the Collector and District Historical Society.
Contact Heather on 6454 4305 for bookings.
Mature Mob is an Initiative of the Anglican Parish of Cooma.