Our Brisbane community has been severely battered over the last few weeks and some will suffer for weeks to come. Our thoughts are with everyone who was affected by the devastating flooding and its aftermath.
Northey Street City Farm experienced the highest water levels since it was established. A big heartfelt thank you to everyone who has reached out to assist with clean-up and getting the Farm back on its feet again. Many have come to help out despite having having been significantly impacted themselves. It's such a testament to our community that the markets were able to run last Sunday, and our education programs will be resuming this week. There is still lots to do, so if you have the capacity to come and volunteer for a few hours, it would be greatly appreciated.
Looking forward, we've got workshops returning with Edible Flowers this Saturday and Autumn Earth Kids School Holiday Program early bird bookings have now been extended to this Sunday 20th March.
Read on for more information about exciting things to come.
Thank you for supporting Northey Street City Farm.
If you can donate a few dollars to our flood relief campaign, we would really appreciate it. All donations over $2 are tax-deductible and as a thank you, donations of $25 and over get a free ticket to the 2022 Winter Solstice Festival featuring rapper Baarka and author Bruce Pascoe.
We are seeking donations to replace some items lost in the floods. If you have a spare fridge, freezer or other appliance, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Organic Farmers Market
A big thanks for the generosity in donating to our relief fund when most people have their own flooding woes to contend with. We've
been working hard to get the markets up and running again. Many
stallholders, especially farmers, were impacted by flooding. As always,
your decision to shop at the market and support small businesses is much
appreciated - and will make a big difference in the coming weeks.
City Farm Nursery
The nursery was badly impacted by the floods, but a stellar effort by our amazing volunteers and team has helped get it in better shape. Last Sunday we opened with the markets with significantly discounted flood-affected stock. We will be aiming to get our usual operations back up and running soon.
The next gathering of Grow, Share, Yarn is happening 20 March 2022 from 11 am and will run for 2 - 3 hours. First Nations people are invited to gather at the healing space at Northey Street City Farm, near the corner of Allom and Edgar Streets.
All First Nations mobs are welcome to come along and enjoy a morning of sitting, talking, sharing, and learning around urban-based bush foods and medicines.
Come to explore an overview of permaculture through the eyes of the ethics and design principles.
Join us for two days to learn the basics of permaculture design. This course tackles how to grow food, build houses and create communities, and minimize environmental impact at the same time. Its principles are being constantly developed and refined by people throughout the world.
The course aims to inspire and empower you to use permaculture design in your everyday life.
You will learn the history, various definitions, design process, ethics, principles, other design tools and case studies from a range of applications.
The Earth Kids Term 2 Homeschool Program will be running from 11 May to 15 June, and tickets are available here.
On both the school holiday and homeschool programs, parent volunteer places with discounted tickets for their children and part-scholarship places are available for parents holding Health Care Cards. Contact Emma at email@example.com if you are interested in these options.
Teacher Professional Development workshops
Outdoor Learning and the Curriculum: A Professional Development Workshop for Educators
Saturday 21 May, 9 am – 4 pm
This practical workshop draws on place-responsive pedagogies and nature connection practices that connect students to place and foster care of the natural world.
Education Kit for the Year 9 Geography ‘Biomes and Food Security’ unit
We have recently developed an Education Kit for teachers relating to the year 9 Geography Biomes and Food Security unit, which is a great resource for teachers who bring students for an excursion to our city farm. The kit contains curriculum linked-activity ideas, resources and case studies from around the world, demonstrating how permaculture and sustainable agriculture can contribute to food security in a range of contexts and provide an important alternative to conventional agriculture. There is also a worksheet for students that can be used during the tour.
Discounts to our professional development workshops for teachers are available for teachers who provide us with feedback on the resources after a tour.
For more information about tours of the farm see here:
We are taking bookings for tours and school visits for 2022. As bookings are not paid for until after each visit, there is no financial commitment to make a tentative booking.
For more information and bookings for school visits, click HERE
For more information and bookings for group tours, click HERE
We run free farm tours on Tuesday mornings for groups of 4 to 8 by arrangement only. This is a great way to learn more about Northey Street City Farm. Please contact Ronni: firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to arrange a guided tour.
We also have a free farm tour for individuals on the first Tuesday of each month. Please arrive by 9:30 am at Chai Cafe to meet your tour guide .
The Native Plant Donation Program invites you to buy a native plant which we will forward onto First Nations communities to re-generate land. This way, you can help heal Country and support communities’ knowledge of and connection to native plant food and medicine.
Northey Street Organic Farmers Market
Where your money goes directly to a local organic farmer or small ethical business
6am to 11am Northey Street City Farm 54 Northey St.,Windsor, Brisbane
Did you know you can get a 10% discount at our Nursery by becoming a member of our Farm? We love to see people supporting the Farm by becoming members. You can become a member via our website, at the Nursery, or by contacting the Office on 07 3857 8775 or at email@example.com.
The Farm does not rely on Government Funding for its operations. We operate as a social enterprise running the City Farm Nursery, Sunday Organic Farmers Market, and Permaculture Education. We appreciate the financial support of our community, if you are able please donate by visiting our website.
To donate to our FARM FLOOD RELIEF FUND please click here.
We also have an Australian First Nations Scholarship Fund and if you wish to donate to this please donate HERE and then contact Adnan, E: firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm this is where you would like your donation to go.
As a not for profit charity, all donations over $2 are tax deductible.
Pay-It-Forward plant program. Donate any amount to this program to add to the collection of native plants we will donate to First Nations groups on your behalf.
You can get involved with our vibrant Farm community by becoming a volunteer. Volunteer areas include farming, nursery, construction and kitchen. We also occasionally need people with professional or trade skills (even off-site help, if you can’t get to the farm): building, electrical, plumbing, welding, accounting, legal, to name a few.
Northey Street City Farm’s Allotment Gardens are the perfect opportunity to get started! Grow your own organic food, learn from others and share in this wonderful inner city community. As a member benefit, you are eligible to put your name down for an allotment. Please email: email@example.com