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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Annual General Meeting
All financial members are advised that the Annual General Meeting of Canberra City Farm Inc will be held at 2 Dairy Road, Fyshwick at 12:00 noon on 17 September 2023. For more information click here.
Directly after the Annual General Meeting we are excited to be hosting a very special guest, Walter Jehne, at our Monthly Mingle (see our events page here). Walter is an internationally renowned Australian soil scientist and will explain the projects around the world where his ideas are being implemented for healthy soils, agricultural productivity and climate change mitigation benefits.
Open Day at Canberra City Farm
Find out more about the Canberra City Farm by visiting us on our open day on Sunday 8 October, 11 am to 3 pm. Details of whats on at the open day can be found here.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE The Committee is seeking to encourage members and friends of the City Farm to become actively involved in current and new opportunities the farm is offering. For more information about these opportunities, please see the Committee’s letter here.
Workshops on a variety of gardening topics are regularly held at the City Farm. In August there will a Composting Workshop on Sunday 27 August, 10:00am to 12:00 noon. Details of this workshop can be found on Events page here.
Sustainable Living Podcast, Episode 30, features Regen Canberra. This month Keith talks to Mark Spain, Co-founder with Lizzy Smith of Regen Canberra. Regen Canberra aims to facilitate the building of a regenerative culture within the city and it surrounds. Mark and Keith discuss the nature of a regenerative culture and the values which underpin such a community. Mark outlines what Regen Canberra would like to achieve and identifies a number of organisations in the ACT already working in this space. For more detail and to listen to the podcast, click here. Previous podcasts are online. You can hear them by clicking here.
The current Member Spotlight features Penny Mims. Penny is a long term volunteer at City Farm. This spotlight was originally published in our April 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 continuing in 2023. They are on the third Sunday of the month from Midday to 3pm and consist of an informal get-together where we can share food, stories, interesting speakers and views on sustainability and our food system. For speakers scheduled each month see our events page here. 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 what crops growing and to reconnect with a community of like-minded people.
Monthly Plant Clinics will be held at the Monthly Mingles. 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.