Canberra City Farm would like to recognise and thank the following organisations who have contributed materials to support the Canberra City Farm and Urban Agriculture Australia projects.
Active Vista supply Market Gardeners with the equipment, products and knowledge to develop regenerative micro-farming systems in Australia and New Zealand. ActiveVista is based at their certified organic regenerative market-farm ‘Longley Organic Farm’ in southern Tasmania, which supplies organic produce to the community using the ‘six figure market-gardening’ model.
Active Vista donated a range of gardening tools to the Canberra City Farm.
Airdrawn is a fantastic term to express the process of imagination – sometimes great ideas do come out of thin air and it’s our job to recognise and implement them!
Airdrawn donated expertise to ensure the Urban Agriculture Australia website continues to operate.
B&D Cranes has been operating mobile and tower cranes in the ACT since 2002. They are a locally owned family company having over fifty years experience in the crane industry.
B&D Cranes donated a crane to move the house structure.
Beacon Lighting – For us, lighting is not just about the flick of a switch. Lighting influences the way we feel, the way we work, the way we live. So for us, lighting is about helping our customers live brighter, and to love lights as much as we do!
Beacon Lighting donated lights.
Beyond Bank are one of Australia’s largest customer owned banks, with assets under management over $4 billion, 195,000 customers, 49 branches, access to over 3,000 rediATM’s and 600 staff. They provide personal and business banking services along with financial planning to our customers ensuring we are able to support prosperity for the many. They work closely with community groups to create good together, supporting charitable organisations and initiatives through fundraising, donations, and actively helping volunteering within the community.
Beyond Bank provided financial support to paint the shipping containers.
Bokashi Composting Australia is a wholly-owned Australian company and was launched in 2004 by Bokashi expert, Maree O’Malley. Today Bokashi Composting Australia proudly sell eco-friendly Bokashi One™ kitchen composting system right across Australia to wholesalers, corporate customers, councils, schools and at-home users. As the name suggests, their passion is Bokashi composting and it is the sole focus of their business. As a result, Bokashi Composting Australia are true Bokashi experts and they enjoy sharing their knowledge and experience with all customers.
Bokashi Composting Australia donated a Bokashi compost bin for the display.
Brian Higgisson donated wine making equipment.
Bunnings Warehouse is the leading retailer of home improvement and outdoor living products in Australia and New Zealand and a major supplier to project builders, commercial tradespeople and the housing industry. Operating from a network of large warehouse stores, smaller format stores, trade centres and frame and truss sites, Bunnings caters for consumer and commercial customers.
Bunnings in Fyshwick donated a range of gardening tools, irrigation supplies, and organically certified fertilisers and pesticides.
CanTurf pride themselves on maintaining strong relationships with their customers by helping you make informed purchasing decisions and guaranteeing you the best quality instant lawn at the most competitive price.
CanTurf provided equipment to help prepare ground for market gardening at Canberra City Farm.
Corkhill Bros has been operating in Canberra since 1954, and supply Wholesale Landscaping Products across the region. Corkhill Bros have a Southside and Northside Depot for customer pick-ups or with our extensive vehicle fleet we can deliver all materials to Customers. Depots are located at Mugga Lane Symonston and 33 Darling Street Mitchell. Greenwaste Recycling is at the Mugga Lane Depot. Corkhill Bros pride themselves in producing and supplying quality products to Customers.
Corkhill Bros donated the gravel around the display.
GOTERRA aim to do more with less, create opportunity where none existed and find different ways for new ideas to integrate into existing ecosystems. They celebrate diversity, welcome adversity and enjoy learning, which is how they came to imagine that they could take a robot, fill it with maggots and manage food waste onsite, where waste happens.
GOTERRA donated a small glasshouse.
Greening Australia started restoring and conserving Australia’s landscapes in 1982 and haven’t stopped since. With teams in 30 locations around the country and over 200 staff they’re a proudly independent not-for-profit organisation. Their team uses the latest science to guide what’s best for our landscapes and the people and wildlife that live in them.
Greening Australia donated water.
GrowEasy aims to give you the tools and skills to easily grow food from your garden or balcony. They will design a system that suits your space and lifestyle and if you require, can build it or maintain it for you. They want you to start enjoying fresh healthy produce sooner with the minimum of fuss, and to start enjoying the many other benefits of home grown food.
GrowEasy donated materials, equipment and labour to build the demonstration WaterUps wicking beds at Canberra City Farm.
Icon Water has been providing quality water and sewerage services to the Canberra region for nearly 100 years. They are pleased to be able to support this community initiative ‘Canberra City Farm’ through their community support sponsorship program, which will provide a useful service to Canberrans about sustainable garden practices, from right in the heart of the inner north community.
Icon Water donated funding towards water to enable the garden to grow.
Jigsaw Housing is a local, multi-award winning, sustainable design and construction company. Their aim is to simplify the sustainable design and building process, to create comfortable, clever, energy-efficient homes. Jigsaw Housing combine innovation and practical solutions to create a home that’s ideally suited to its occupants; is energy efficient from scratch, and built to last. The Jigsaw team bring a unique skill set and a holistic approach to their work. Directors —Andrew Verri (architect), Tom Henderson (builder) and Jenny Edwards (scientist)—ensure that functionality, aesthetics, construction methods and materials, costs and thermal performance are all balanced in the design/build process.
Jigsaw Housing donated the house structure.
Kokonut Pacific work with rural populations in tropical countries to help better their lives by improving their utilisation if coconuts.
Kokonut Pacific provided equipment, labour and expertise to run a Biochar workshop at Canberra City Farm.
Laros delivers Passivhaus – imagine a building that is: endlessly comfortable, yet has very limited needs for heating and cooling; fully solar-powered, omitting exposure to any energy price increase; accommodating any architecture, while costing little more to construct; virtually maintenance-free, ultimately keeping its market value.
Laros donated the insulation and sealing display in the energy efficiency structure.
MetalMart is an ACT and region steel and scrap icon successfully trading for over 27 years including steel retail sales and scrap metal recycling. MetalMart stock an extensive range of downgrade products available at substantially lower cost than the first grade steel products. MetalMart services the Canberra region including Queanbeyan, Cooma, Yass, Braidwood, Bungendore and Goulburn. They can also offer delivery to many locations Australia wide with the help of their suppliers.
MetalMart donated the fencing.
Pixelmonster – For all your graphic design, signage & display requirements, from a one off to major projects, Pixelmonster do it all. At Pixelmonster the professional and friendly team have over 26 years experience in the sign and digital print industry. They design, manufacture and install. They also offer a large and comprehensive range of products to compliment businesses of any size. Utilising the latest knowledge and technology, Pixelmonster work closely with you from concept to completion and using only the best sourced materials and methods.
Pixelmonster donated the signage.
Provincial Plants and Landscapes is a local, carbon neutral nursery and landscaping company that specialises in plants from the Canberra bioregion. Provincial Plants and Landscapes are also Canberra’s edible landscaping specialists with Aquaponics, Wicking Beds, Vertical Gardens, Food Forests, Permaculture Plants and Compost Bins on display at their Pialligo nursery. In partnership with Capital Aquaponics, Provincial Plants and Landscapes make edible landscaping not only easy but aesthetically pleasing. Their team of landscapers and designers work together to build your project from conception to completion.
Provincial Plants and Landscapes donated the vertical garden bed, pots and indigenous garden platypus screen.
Revive Landscapes takes great pride in their work and want to deliver a garden that can change your lives for the better. Whether you know exactly what you want or need a little help with some ideas or design, their team can help you from start to finish.
Revive Landscapes donated materials, equipment and labour to build the demonstration WaterUps wicking beds at Canberra City Farm.
Territory Tanks and Plumbing is a family owned and operated business with over 30 years experience in Canberra and surrounding region delivering prompt & friendly service. Territory Tanks & Plumbing is passionate to assist you harness and reuse our most precious resource WATER. They will offer you practical advice and tailor the right environmental plumbing solutions to suits your needs and budget and will also guide you to know which Government rebates are available to assist you with costs.
Territory Tanks donated the water tank.
TFH Hire Services is and Australian owned and family operated supplier of the most comprehensive range of temporary fencing systems available throughout Australia. They promptly and professionally deliver, install, dismantle and remove. TFH are proud of their hard earned and excellent reputation for great products, competitive pricing and exceptional service. From the smallest to the largest site, from the shortest to the longest project, the TFH range of systems are safe, sturdy, portable and ideal for a range of situations.
TFH Hire Services donated the temporary fencing around the display during the initial construction phase.
The Green Shed is contracted by the ACT Government to offer the public an alternative to depositing their unwanted items to landfill. Anyone with goods that are reusable and have commercial value can drop them off at The Green Shed. They sell a very large variety of goods at bargain prices and we have helpful and friendly staff who can assist you with finding what you are looking for as well as with unloading or loading your vehicle. They also offer a Bulky Goods pick-up service where you can arrange to have your unwanted items collected from your residence within the Canberra area.
The Green Shed donated a range of different recycled items in the display.
Tumbleweed is a privately owned Australian company with a global presence. Tumbleweed’s vision is to make a significant contribution to our earth’s environmental sustainability by designing and manufacturing innovative products that encourage consumers of all ages to reduce, re-use and recycle organic waste. All of Tumbleweed’s compost bins and worm farms are affordable, fun and simple to use – and naturally, they’re made to last from 100% recycled plastic…because, your earth matters!
Tumbleweed donated a range of different types of compost bins.
The University of Canberra, Australia’s Capital University, focus on preparing you for a successful and rewarding career. They call it professional preparation for professional careers. And it works. Their graduates are consistently ranked among the most employable in Australia.
The University of Canberra donated their heat trays.
WaterUps donated materials, equipment and labour to build the demonstration WaterUps wicking beds at Canberra City Farm.
Wormlovers are a small Melbourne based sustainability business, passionate about promoting worm farming at all scales. They have over 10 years experience in helping organisations reduce organic waste costs, landfill contributions and greenhouse gas emissions by utilising worm farming. Wormlovers work with schools, businesses, councils, community groups and individuals to educate, inspire and promote the love of worms! Love the world, love the worm!”
Wormlovers donated a compost bin.