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.
What’s coming up in August 2022?
NEW THIS MONTH
The Monthly Mingles will be returning from August. They will be on the third Thursday of the month from noon to 3pm. These are social occasions where we share lunch and chat about things of mutual interest. In the colder months we often fire up the pizza oven. These are excellent relaxed occasions to get to know other members of the Canberra City Farm, find out what is going on around the farm and talk about things of mutual interest.
Check out the new Members’ Handbook here.
Episode 22 of our Sustainable Living Podcast is online. In this episode Keith talks to Tom Tanhchareun, general manager of Farmer Incubator about the work of Farmer Incubator and their Pop Up Garlic Farmers program and its role in training farmers of the future. 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 email@example.com.
This month’s Member Spotlight will be coming soon. These are 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.
The next Monthly Plant Clinic will be held from 10am to midday on Monday, 5 September 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 next workshop on 14 August Preserving 101 with Fiona Tito Wheatland on the Events page here.