COVID-19 public health restrictions at Canberra City Farm

Current ACT Government restrictions can be found here. Other than these restrictions, common sense is the guide. If you feel unwell, or have been a COVID-19 close contact, please do not visit the Farm. When at the Farm, please practice physical distancing, please use the hand sanitiser provided, wear a mask if possible, and avoid working in groups of, say, more than three people.

Using the Check in CBR application is no longer compulsory at the Farm but we will continue to display the QR Code Poster for use by individuals who want to keep a record of where they have been. We will reintroduce a paper copy sign in register to help ensure we have a record of those who attend our working bees.

Seedlings in the Glasshouse

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 as the current Health State of Emergency eases we will be reintroducing more activities to the farm and once again we hope 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 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.

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 May/June 2022?

Winter Solstice Soirée. After more than two years of putting off in-person events at the Farm, we are very excited to invite you to our upcoming Winter Solstice Soirée! Join us for a casual, out-doors get-together of winter-themed festivities including warming fires, toasted marshmallows, mulled wine, woodfire pizza, games and entertainment. If you would like to be part of the volunteer team organising this event, please email us at info@ccfarm.org.au. To assist our hardworking volunteers, all attendees are asked to please bring your own plate, mug and chair. For details of the event, click here.

This month we start a NEW INITIATIVE called Member Spotlight. These were originally published in our Newsletter. Every month 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.

The next Monthly Plant Clinic will be held from 10am to midday on Monday, 2 May 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.

Our 2022 Workshops are underway. Checkout our new leatherwork workshop in June with Nicola Vavasour (@MaidofOldeWork) on the Events page here

The Nineteenth edition of our Sustainable Living Podcast is now online. It features Trish Talob speaking about work of Community Fed, a relatively new start up in Canberra. 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.