COVID public health instructions from 15 October 2021

The Government has announced that the Lockdown ends at midnight 14 October. Outside education activities are then able to proceed, just in time for our Composting Workshop on Sunday 17 October 2021. To ensure that we can remain compliant with public health orders about keeping 1.5 metres apart and still ensure people have a positive experience, we will be limiting the numbers for that workshop to no more than 10.

Up to 25 people will be allowed at outside events, with masks and 1.5m physical distancing and registering with your Checkin Canberra App. Please don’t come to the Farm if you are sick or if you are awaiting a COVID test result because you have been identified as a casual or close contact.

Any one present at Canberra City Farm must comply with the continuing public health requirements whether they are members of the public or members of the Farm. So if you do come out to the Farm, please:

  1. record your presence using the QR code on the Check in Canberra App;
  2. wear face masks;
  3. maintain social distancing requirements: and
  4. ensure there are not too many people present.

Just so you can see that there is fun to be had at the Farm even during lockdown – all that blue sky and sunshine and healthy activity in late September. Lis Napier and Margaret Bonner were working on our newly edged 4 bed rotation demonstration area, getting the winter green manure into the soil and starting seedlings.

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 October?

To see a list of events coming soon click here. With the end of lockdown expected on midnight 14 October, the Composting 101 Workshop will be face-to-face at Canberra City Farm on that day with a maxiumum of 10 people plus Jarrod, unless otherwise notified. It will be held outside and with everyone wearing masks and 1.5m distancing.

Our October gardening podcast is now on-line as well as the eleventh edition of our Sustainable Living Podcast which features Fiona Buining from the Ainslie Urban Farm speaking about urban farming inn Canberra. 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.