Regular Events

Working Bees

New in 2024, each Sunday morning we will have a working bee from 10:00 am to Noon, where people do various tasks around the Farm, including compost building, making aerated compost brews, maintaining the stool bed for fruit tree root stock, planting, maintaining and harvesting long beds for market garden style growing and more. Beginner gardeners are very welcome. A plant clinic will also be incorporated into these working bees to help gardeners identify pests and diseases and learn how to deal with them using organic methods. These working bees will also, from time to time, incorporate workshops on various topics to help participants increase their gardening skills.

Continuing in 2024, each Monday morning we have a working bee, where people do various tasks around the Farm. A weekly or fortnightly email goes out to people who have expressed interest in participating in working bees. Express your interest in joining any of the working bees (Monday, Thursday or Sunday) by emailing with the subject line Working Bees. This tells people what work tasks are on the next week or fortnight. It can include pruning, propagating, removing stumps, planting trees, repairing tools, mowing, watering,weeding and many other tasks, depending upon the season. The email covers tasks that can be done in the week or fortnight, and the information about what is needed is provided by people who have taken responsibility for specific jobs around the Farm. Different people come at different times. Most people are there from 10-12, but you are welcome before or after that. There is usually tea, coffee and a cake or biscuit available around 11.30am or you can bring your own.

Each Thursday people also come together regularly and complete tasks from the weeks plan. Sometimes that morning, we go down to As Nature Intended (a local coffee shop) for a bite to eat and a cuppa.

Monthly Mingle

On the 3rd Sunday each month from midday to 3pm we have a regular Monthly Mingle. These are social occasions where we share lunch and chat about things of mutual interest. Sometimes we have guest speakers 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. More information about what is on for a particular monthly mingle can be found here.