Welcome

Baseline COVID-19 public health instructions from 12 November 2021

There are now no longer any limits on numbers of people at outside venues, and masks are no longer be required outside. However, you do need to carry a mask with you in case you end up in a crowd where physical distancing is difficult. If you want to keep wearing a mask, feel free as ACT Health advises that it still provides protection from catching and inadvertently spreading the virus.

We are still encouraged to observe precautionary 1.5m physical distancing. Please continue to register with your Checkin Canberra App on your arrival. This means that, in the unfortunate event that someone who attends the Farm tests positive for COVID-19, you can be informed by the contact tracing folk more easily and get tested.

Please don’t come to the Farm if you are sick or if you are awaiting a COVID test result.

Lis Napier and Margaret Bonner working on our newly edged 4 bed rotation demonstration area, getting the winter green manure into the soil and starting seedlings towards the end of September 2021. Come down and see what is happening now lockdown is over!
Photo courtesy of Penny Mims

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.

CCF Survey

We have put together a short survey to get feedback from our members and the community about Canberra City Farm, and would appreciate a few minutes of your time for your participation.  Click here to access the survey.

What’s coming up in December?

Our December gardening podcast is now on-line as well as the fourteenth edition of our Sustainable Living Podcast which features Emily Yarra from Brightside Produce speaking about the farm on which she and her partner grow high quality produce which they sell through the Southern Harvest Produce Box scheme. 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 may be interested in learning about and growing indigenous food plants should email info@ccfarm.org.au with Indigenous food plants in the subject line. We are hoping to start an exciting new project soon and will put you on the mailing list for updates. Some of the activities are likely be on weekdays and some on weekends, so let us know your preference. Here’s your chance to learn and grow food plants that have been on our Canberra landscape for thousands of years.