Welcome to Canberra City Farm

Monthly Mingle – Toasting the Marshmallows

We welcome new members to the Farm. 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 Bee 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 current COVID-19 restrictions at the City Farm, click here.

Website Upgrade

We are looking to revamp our website to make it more appealing not only to our members, but also to others in the Canberra community. We would really love your honest input, whether you have visited our website many times or have just come across it today – all ideas are welcome and your opinions based on your experience of our website are valuable to us!  You can access the survey form here. It will take 5-10 mins to complete and is anonymous.

Regular Events

Episode 23 of our Sustainable Living Podcast is online. In this episode Keith talks to Jenni and Chris Curtis of Roogulli Farm about their farm . To listen to this latest podcast, 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. To indicate your interest and get onto the Zoom call, email info@ccfarm.org.au.

The current Member Spotlight features Virginia Proust, a long term volunteer at the City Farm. This was originally published in our Newsletter. Every month after the Newsletter is published we will be putting the spotlight on another one of our members. One of the most important things to us here at CCF is the people who make up our community. You can find the Member Spotlight page here.

Monthly Mingles are back!  Join us on the third Sunday of the month from Midday to 3pm for an informal get-together where we can share food, stories, and views on sustainability and our food system.  We’ll be firing up the pizza oven, so bring along some toppings to share and help us make some delicious wood-fired pizzas. We’ll provide the dough, sauce, and cheese.  If you haven’t visited the Farm in a while, this is the perfect opportunity to see our winter crops growing and to reconnect with a community of like-minded people.

The next Monthly Plant Clinic will be held from 10am to midday on Monday, 5 December on site at the City Farm in the LESS. If you have been having problems trying to identify pests and diseases which are affecting your garden plants and you don’t know how to deal with them, then a visit to the plant clinic may help. If your plants are not thriving in your soil, perhaps you need some advice on how to make you soil more plant friendly. All gardening questions are welcome. Plant Clinics are held on the first Monday of every month, 10am to midday. Keith Colls will be happy to answer any of your gardening questions. PLEASE NOTE, if you are bringing diseased plant material or pest insects from home please ensure they are in a sealed plastic bag or glass bottle so they do not contaminate the City Farm gardens.