We hope you find items of interest in this edition of the Farm's E-News.
Please note that Northey Street City Farm (NSCF) is currently conducting a Whole of Farm review and we'd love to hear from you. All the details are below.
Did you see Costa at the Farm a couple of weeks ago? Wasn't it wonderful to have him at the Farm with his vibrancy around all things compost. Ask the staff at City Farm Nursery anytime about the best plants for boosting your compost. More from the Nursery below.
Grow, Share, Yarn gatherings are thriving and we're sharing with you about the next one which is happening in a little over a month.
The education calendar is truly inspiring and there's so much on offer for all ages.
Grab a cuppa, a warm spot in the sun and enjoy Farm life with us.
Thank you for supporting Northey Street City Farm.
WHOLE OF FARM REVIEW
As part of the Whole of Farm review, we are conducting a survey to gather community views relating to a range of our farm activities, particularly in light of the recent flood and future climate impacts.
We'd appreciate you sharing your input into this survey by COB Monday 8 August. Please click here to fill in the survey.
Northey Street Organic Farmers Market
It was so wonderful to have Costa at the markets as the Ambassador for International Compost Week! People came from all over Brisbane to hear about composting and we have had lots of people say how great it was to meet Costa and how wonderful their composts are going.
We launched our Nursery Café on the same day and now you can get a lovely warming organic coffee or farm grown lemon myrtle tea on Thursday. The café will be open from Thursday to Sunday mornings.
August is a gorgeous month to make small steps towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Visiting the markets on a Sunday means you can buy waste free organic produce, meat, eggs, dairy, raw honey, hand crafted tofu, and support local organic farmers. The Northey Street Organic Farmers Market has a lovely setting in a community garden and there is really something for everyone. Grandma will love the freshly brewed spiced chai, your uncle will love the organic sour dough pizza, and the kids adore the Earth Arts area, where they can learn through clay play. Bring a date or the whole family for breakfast and enjoy the range of local ethical stalls where you can access organic essential oils, beauty products made by calendula farmers, silk pillows, up-cycled fashion, organic chocolate and so much more.
Dads who come on Father's Day on 4 September, will get a free coffee in the cafe nursery if they mention the 3 permaculture ethics. Spoil Dad in the nursery by giving him a living plant for father's day.
City Farm Nursery
For those who've visited us recently, you would have noticed a few changes this month. We're now pleased to be serving you hot drinks in the Nursery. The weather is so beautiful and mild, and the vibe here is so cruisy and peaceful - why not meet up with your friends here in one of our sitting nooks amongst the plants?
Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, kombucha, juices & fruit iceblocks are served from 9.30 - 12.30 Thurs - Sat, and on Sundays from 6.30 - 12.30.
Last chance to sow your peas in the soil before the weather gets too warm - we have 3 organic, open pollinated organic varieties available, a climbing pea, a bush pea, and a snow pea.
A big thank you to Fern (Emma Davis) for her cheerful presence in the Nursery for the past few months, we wish her well in her future studies.
Also, we're proud to be stocking Savour Soil's permaculture garden planting cards. The easiest & most fun way to plan what to plant when and where!
The next Grow, Share, Yarn is happening on Sunday 11 September from 11 am to 2 pm.
This is a quarterly First Nations food and medicine gathering, for mob by mob. Families welcome
There will be some native grain damper cook-ups, native grass weaving, and cups of tea by the fire. BYO seeds, cuttings, or foods/medicines to share, or just come along and take some plants home. The Northey Street City Farm markets will be happening from 6 am – 11 am, for you to enjoy as well.
Since we were flooded back in February, a lot of volunteer spaces have opened up. We are currently looking to increase the volunteer crew who will help us get the compost hub back into operation as well as cleaning up the area around the allotments and market garden. There's a lot to be done and doing it with others can be so enjoyable; hanging out with like minded people means the conversations are always interesting and inspiring. We'll also throw in morning tea and lunch prepared on site by the kitchen volunteers.
If you are interested in becoming involved with the soil bioremediation project please email Michael: firstname.lastname@example.org
THE WORK THAT RECONNECTS
with Emma Brindal
On Saturday 3 September, 9 am to 4 pm
The Work that Reconnects (WTR) is a supportive framework to reawaken our connection to ourselves, each other and the world.
It was developed by deep ecologist, scholar and activist, Joanna Macy, as a way to understand people’s feelings and empower them in the age of nuclear proliferation in the late 1970s. In recent years, WTR has become increasingly relevant to other contemporary issues such as climate change, loss of biodiversity and pollution.
WTR provides an opportunity to understand and express both our concerns and our love for the Earth and our societies, and to (re)discover and give shape to our hopes. Through our remembering and reawakening, we are able to go forth with new eyes and renewed purpose to contribute to a Life Sustaining Society.
This is an experiential workshop, involving solo processes as well as conversational and group processes.
To book into this workshop please follow this link.
The Term 3Homeschool Program is running from Wednesday 27 July to 7 September. Tickets are available here. Single session tickets are available.
The Spring Earth Kids School Holiday Program is running from 27 to 29 September. Earlybird tickets are available until 4 September. Tickets are available here.
Parent volunteer places are available, with discounted tickets for their children. Part-scholarship places are also available for parents holding Health Care Cards. Contact Emma at email@example.com if you are interested in these options.
Teacher Professional Development workshops
Successful School Gardening: A Professional Development Workshop for Teachers and School Community Members
Saturday, 6 August, 9am to 4pm
with Jenny Kato and Emma Brindal
This workshop will introduce the practicalities of establishing and maintaining a school garden using permaculture practices and principles and how this can be linked to the curriculum.
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.
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.