In this edition you can find out about an exciting new DAG (Decolonisation Action Group) initiative hosted by the Farm and facilitated by members of the Farms' First Nations Advisory Group.
You can find out about the Spring Earth Kids program which is fast approaching - Early Bird tickets end on Sunday Sept 5.
Other items include the Spring Equinox in early October, Spring delights at City Farm Nursery and more......
We hope you enjoy reading the latest news from the Farm.
Thank you for supporting Northey Street City Farm
Spring is a perfect time to get in the garden. September is the time to feed your soil and mulch. Make sure to increase your watering as the days heat up and start planting out your edible garden with these herbs and veggies:
The City Farm Nursery is open Tuesday to Sunday until 12:30pm. Come in and talk to our staff about your garden and get some Spring seedlings, seeds, organic fertilizer, mulch, compost and expert information on how to make your garden bloom.
Great gift ideas for Dad for Father's Day this weekend too. Sure fire, easy to grow self watering wicking pots of pizza herbs and herbal tea plants. The newest PIP Magazine and calendar, a beautiful air purifying indoor plant to adorn Dad’s desk or a living plant to get Dad out into the garden.
As a Brisbane City Compost Hub, the Farm makes top quality compost to feed your garden. Thanks to everyone in the community who drops their food scraps at the Farm. We need more coffee or potato sacks to be able to keep providing you with our Farm made compost. Please recycle these by returning any you may have at home back to the Nursery.
We look forward to seeing you this month to help you with your Spring Gardens.
We are delighted to announce the launch of this DAG (Decolonisation Action Group) initiative hosted by Northey Street City Farm.
GROW, SHARE, YARN
Facilitated by First Nations people for First Nations people
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.
The events will be held every three months, and will include sharing around propagating from seeds/cuttings, soil health, using and identifying foods/medicines, foraging and ‘guerrilla gardening’, connecting stories, and sharing resources.
There will also 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 first Grow, Share, Yarn will be Sunday, 10 October 2021, from 10am - 1pm, and will include informal talks by Jacob Birch (Black Duck Foods) and Bruce Phillips (Murri Tukka).
The Northey Street Organic Farmers Market will be happening from 6am – 11am, for you to enjoy as well.
Northey Street City Farm would like to acknowledge Turrbal and Yugarra Peoples, and pay respects to Elders, past, present and emerging.
Are you passionate about tinkering with old equipment? Fancy fixing an old chair or benches? How about small-scale construction using recycled timber? Do you have an affinity for reinvigorating old tools and giving them a second life? Then we have the perfect volunteer position for you!
We are taking bookings for tours and school visits. 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 .
What a better place to take Dad and Pop on Father's Day than the Northey Street Organic Farmers Market! Our beautiful open air market and permaculture Farm provides a delightful atmosphere for young and old.
Spend time meeting your local organic farmers and tasting some top quality produce. Have you tried the organic strawberries from the Coochin Hill, Sandy Creek, or Nutrisweet Organic Strawberry Farmers? We think they are the the best tasting berries in Brisbane right now. Not only are they grown organically, but you also have the option in some stalls to buy them without plastic. They are huge, sweet, juicy and delicious and the kids love them!
The kids also love being at the Farm to visit the Earth Arts stall and engage in earth based arts with Bob Mud. So many beautiful creations are made every week, with clay and water and bamboo.and the kids love being among the gardens and the chickens!
If you haven't got anything for your Dad, the markets are full of artisans and ethical stalls providing sustainable products that are a perfect gift for Dad. How about a Mushroom Growing Kit, a mango timber cutting board, a jar of locally sourced organic raw honey, some organic dark chocolate, a hand crafted ladle, organic essential oil, a leather bound stainless steel water bottle, a permaculture cook book, a jar of exquisite organic relish, or a plant from the nursery? So many options in meeting the makers, supporting your local artists and small businesses, and buying products that contribute to a sustainable future for us all!
And don't forget the food! So many take away options from the organic bakeries, Japanese Agedashi sticks, vegan chia pots, kefir drinks, green smoothies, freshly squeezed juices and the best Italian pizza from Na pizzetta, but you can enjoy a sit down breakfast or brunch from the organic Chai Cafe. Elaine makes the most nourishing vegan breakfasts from vegan nourish bowls to exotic Shakshukas and you can add an egg to any option. You can also enjoy a range of baked goods including carrot muffins, apple crumble cake, pumpkin pie, beetroot brownie with avocado mousse, halva cake, and savoury beetroot muffins with hommus. Bring Dad on Sunday, see what's on offer this week and enjoy it all with a waming Chai or Organic Coffee.
Buying your weekly organic produce, visiting the City Farm Nursery, watching the kids make art and play with the chickens and enjoying your breakfast in the open air under the mango trees with your family or friends, is a perfect way to spend your Sunday mornings.
Spring has sprung and this month we celebrate all things organic with the the Australian Organic Awareness Month being September. The flowers are blooming, the bees are buzzing and it's a great time to visit Northey Street City Farm.
We are holding our Spring Equinox on 8 October, so that families can attend after the school holidays. Presented with Vulcana Women's Circus and featuring folk roots band Úna Heera, a Spring Equinox Ceremony and workshops on what to grow in your gardens, plants as medicine and discussions on women in climate action, it will be a great evening. Bring the grandparents for some of Brisbane's best organic food and the kids to pin the tail on the bunny!
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 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 land.
As a not for profit charity, all donations over $2 are tax deductible.
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! If you would like to put your name down for an allotment please email: email@example.com
Happy Growing everyone.
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