The 4 bed rotation garden at Canberra City Farm

With the limitations from CoVid-19 and the success of our first Zoom teaching sessions, we have reached out further into the brave frontier of the Internet. What we have found is that people like to be able to listen and learn some things in the comfort of their own favourite listening places.

With the help of our very experienced broadcaster, Canberra City Farm past President and Gardening guru, Keith Colls at the helm and his able and trusty assistant Vanessa Goss, Canberra City Farm is now producing our own podcasts. These will cover:

  • what to do in your Canberra food garden throughout the year and each month; and
  • interviews with local food producers, people doing interesting things in our community such as growing food, using food and discussing food security and people trying to change the world in many positive ways .

These will be a regular feature for you to listen to whenever it works for you. If you have any questions, please email podcast@ccfarm.org.au and Keith will answer it on the next podcast, or if we have enough questions, he may even do an additional one.

January 2021

Cid Riley with some of his contented worms

Sustainable Living Podcast – Episode 4: In this episode Keith talks to Cid Riley, owner of the commercial worm farming business, Global Worming, which is partly located at the Canberra City Farm. Cid talks about his love affair with composting worms and the amazing work they do in transforming food waste back into valuable plant nutrients. Cid discusses the importance of returning those nutrients to the soils of our farms and gardens to increase their fertility and to improve the nutritional value of our foods. He also gives some valuable tips for those of us with our own backyard worm farms to help us keep our worms happy and healthy.

Sustainable Living Podcast – Episode 4 – Global Worming


Vanessa and Keith recording the podcast

January in the Canberra Garden 2021: Summer is in full swing. It’s time to enjoy the fruits of our labour, eating our fresh fruit and vegetables directly out of the garden. For those of us who have surpluses, now is the time to dust off our preserving skills by bottling, pickling, fermenting or drying any surplus produce for use during the winter and spring months. This month Keith and Vanessa talk about what to do in the garden in January, the pests we need to keep a look out for at this time of year, the two main types of tomatoes and the pluses and minuses of liquid fertilisers. Keith also provides answers to the questions our listeners have sent in.

Looking for a special bit?

  • 00:15- What to do in the garden in January
  • 10:00- Pests
  • 19:10-Tomatoes (determinate and indeterminate)
  • 23:40-Liquid fertilisers
  • 27:40 Questions from listeners

January in the Canberra Garden 2021


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