Welcome

A short introductory video about Canberra City Farm by one of our members Pablo Careaga

Welcome to the Canberra City Farm website – new pages appear from time to time as what we do changes, so keep an eye out.

We welcome new members to the Farm and, once the current Health State of Emergency is over, we hope once again to welcome the broader community as well. Surrounded by the Jerrabomberra Wetlands, we are also home to many small insect-eating birds, who work hard with their human companions to keep the garden and farm areas healthy in a sustainable, organic way. We also have the bees from the ACT Beekeepers Association’s hives working to pollinate our trees and plants.

If you would like to join us, please fill in the membership form and come along to a Working Wonders session or a Farm Tour on Monday and Thursday at 9.30am by emailing info@ccfarm.org.au and putting “Farm Tours” in the subject line. Other times are possible by arrangement – at the same contact.

See Activities for some of your options for participation. For the current protections we have in place to reduce the risk of COVID-19 for people who attend Canberra City Farm, please check here.

What’s coming up in July and August?

To see a list of events coming soon click here.

Our Introduction to Market Gardening course is underway. For more information click here or email mgtraining@ccfarm.org.au. Our monthly Introductory Gardening sessions continue this month. This session will be about Pruning 101 with Jonathan Banks from Pialligo Apples and will be held on 11 July, 11am to 1pm. To enroll click here

There is an exciting grafting Workshop on Saturday 7 August 2021, run by Jonathan Banks of Pialligo Orchard and Mark O’Connor the Feijoa conservator. See details here. Workshop is limited to 15 participants, so please reserve your spots as soon as possible. Please note: the Workshop will be held outside, to ensure it is as COVID safe as it can be, so bring your woollies. If community transmission occurs in Canberra before then, we will cancel the workshop and refund any payments made.

Our July gardening podcast is now on-line as well as the ninth edition of our Sustainable Living Podcast which features Annabel Schweiger and Josie Grenfell speaking about Food2Soil. To listen to these latest podcasts, click here.

Each month we are holding a You-tube gardening and sustainable living video review session – like an electronic book club, if you like. We had our first session in November and these sessions will be continuing during 2021. To indicate your interest and get onto the Zoom call, email info@ccfarm.org.au

People who are interested in preserving food eg. bottling, making jams, jellies and chutneys, drying food, should send an email to info@ccfarm.org.au so we can organise some preservation activities as the harvest on the farm progresses. No experience necessary, lessons provided and jars as well.