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Welcome to the November edition of E-News.  

Wondering what is best to plant in spring?  We have some tips for you and advice on keeping unwanted bugs from your veggies.  The Summer Solstice is approaching and you can now book tickets for our boutique event.  We have some yummy recipes for you and as always, information about what's coming up in Youth and Adult Education.  And more..........

We hope to see members at the AGM on Saturday 7 November.

Date: Saturday 7 November, 2020 

Time: 2pm

Location: Chai Cafe area, Northey Street City Farm

        Please bring a plate for a light afternoon tea so that we can enjoy social time together afterwards.

Proxy Votes  If you can't attend the AGM, you may vote by proxy, by completing and submitting the proxy form to the Secretary up until the start of the AGM.  This assigns your vote to someone you trust, to use as they see fit.  

To obtain a proxy form please email

Please contact the incumbent Management Committee ( if you have any questions or concerns.

If you would like to see our 2019 - 2020 Annual Report please follow this link.

City Farm Nursery

Spring is here!

We are so excited we wet our plants! 

Spring is our favourite season in the nursery.  Everything starts to thrive again and we love to watch all the flowers bloom while watching the bees, butterflies and other pollinators delicately dancing around us.

With the intense heat just around the corner it’s time to mulch mulch mulch!  Mulching means less watering and also helps maintain the health of the soil.  We have sugar cane and lucerne mulch in the nursery for you - ready to go in to the garden ASAP.

This month try sowing seeds for tomatoes, eggplant, capsicums, cucumbers, pumpkins, watermelons, beans, snakebeans, rosella, okra, and corn.  Otherwise, we have some seedlings in the Nursery for you propagated by our very own Farm team.

Look out for aphids, scale, mealy bug and citrus leaf miner as it warms up.  Be sure to provide enough airflow by removing unnecessary branches and stems from your fruit trees and plants.  This will help control them breeding.  Regularly check underneath the leaves of your trees and stems of the plants and remove them while they are in smaller numbers before they take over.  You can wipe them off your plants with a wet cloth or you can use a dish soap and water tonic or an organic eco oil, if it gets too much.  Remember to spray early in the morning, or late in the afternoon if spraying with oil otherwise the leaves can suffer and burn.

Thank you to everyone who has dropped off jars and nursery pots for us to reuse – we are very grateful.

Happy gardening everyone and we hope to see you at City Farm Nursery soon.

We're a finalist!

Northey Street City Farm was nominated for this year's WasteSMART Community Award

Our place as a finalist recognises efforts related to waste management, reduction and education initiatives e.g. community engagement, awareness and education programs.

Winners will be announced in a ceremony hosted by the Lord Mayor at Brisbane City Hall on Wednesday 25 November.

A huge thank you to all the volunteers who enable our composting program to be the success it is.

To find out more about this boutique event and to book your tickets, please follow this link.


Did you know we have lots of tasty recipes on the website, along with helpful information about key ingredients?

We've recently added recipes and information about  CauliflowerPumpkin, Pigeon Pea, Bitter Melon and Cassava.                                                                          Yuuum!  How about these ROASTED CASSAVA CHIPS!


  • 2 medium cassava tubers
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • pinch of salt & pepper
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika


  1. Cut fresh cassava into cubes or chip shaped slices and boil for 10 minutes.
  2. Coat the boiled cassava in the olive oil, salt, pepper & paprika.
  3. Lay coated cassava on a tray and roast for 30 mins on 180C.
  4. Enjoy as a snack, or a side dish.

Cassava plants are currently available for purchase at the City Farm Nursery :)


    School holiday dates:

    SUMMER:  15 to 17 December 
    For more information and to book for Earth Kids go HERE 

    Earlybird tickets available until 22 November


    Our Homeschool Program is underway!  A limited number of single day tickets are available for 6, 13 and 20 November.  It’s on Friday mornings from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

    $55 full / $45 low income/ parent Health Care Card holder

    Email if you are interested in your child attending.

    Connecting your Children to Nature: A webinar for parents

    Tuesday 24 November, 10am – 12noon.

    This webinar provides ideas, activities and approaches that help connect you and your children to nature and foster a sense of care for the Earth and place.

    Full $40 | Concession $30 (+ Eventbrite booking fee).

    For more information and for bookings go HERE            

    Tours and School Visits

    We are open for tours and school visits and are taking additional safety and hygiene practices in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. 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, go HERE.

    For more information and bookings for group tours, go HERE.

    Upcoming Sustainable Living Workshops

    View all upcoming Workshops HERE.

    NB: onsite workshops will observe social distancing requirements.

    Planning a Productive Summer Veggie Garden

    Saturday 7 Nov 2020

    Mushroom Cultivation

    Saturday 14 Nov 2020

    Weeds - Friend or Foe? with Dick Copeman

    Saturday 14 Nov 2020

    Worm Farming and Composting at home

    Sat 5 Dec 2020

    Eventbrite charges an administrative fee for all courses, to avoid these fees you can book directly through Northey Street City Farm by emailing

    Phone: 3857 8775

    Are you a Northey Street City Farm member with a PayPal subscription?

    If so, your subscription may need updating to reflect the current annual membership fee.  Some time ago we increased the subscriptions and we're still catching up with members paying at the old rate.

    If this is you, please can you cancel your PayPal subscription before your next payment is due and then - we hope - you will rejoin.  Unfortunately, there is no facility within PayPal to simply edit your amount.

       Annual Membership Fees

    $12 for Health Care Card Holders 

    $25 for Part-time Employees

    $50 for Full-time Employees

    $50 for Organisations

    $100 Deep Roots Supporter

    Please email Karen with any questions:

    City Farm Nursery

    For all your nursery needs

    Opening hours:

    Tuesday to Saturday

     8:30am - 12:30pm  

    Sunday: 6:30am - 12:30pm

    Closed Mondays

    You can find out more about the nursery here.

    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

    You can find out more about the market here.


    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 on our website, at the Nursery or by contacting the Office on 07 3857 8775 or at


    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: to confirm this is where you would like your donation to land.

    As a not for profit charity, all donations over $2 are tax deductible.


    Volunteers are an integral part of the farm and help keep it  humming along well.  We recruit as opportunities arise so please keep an eye on our social media and website for updates.


    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! If you would like to put your name down for an allotment please email:

    FARM TOURS Tuesday tours are on hold until further notice pending changes to COVID-19 restrictions.  If you would like to arrange a group tour in the meantime please email the office:

    That's it for this month! Happy Growing everyone.

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    Northey Street City Farm

    16 Victoria Street, Windsor, Queensland

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