Thank you for another year of your support and for sharing the benefits of an Urban Permaculture Farm in the heart of Brisbane. What a treasure this place is and we trust you think so too.
Many thanks to all our dedicated volunteers who kept the Farm maintained and growing, the nursery stocked and tidy, the volunteers and staff fed, the playgroups going, and the bees and chickens happy during the past year.
In this edition, find out what's on throughout the Christmas and New Year period, what exciting workshops we have in 2022, and if the Farm is somewhere you would like to work, check out the vacancy we have for a Nursery Co-ordinator. You can find out about a recently installed a self-guided walk and sit spot activity at the Farm.
If you still have gifts to buy for Christmas we have lots of ideas for you.
Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2022.
Thank you for supporting Northey Street City Farm.
You are invited to the Northey Street City Farm Summer Solstice. A great way to end the year with family and friends.
The program includes circus, folk music, workshops, and a boutique night market with ethical gifts you will find nowhere else.
Try an authentic Italian organic pizza, a green matcha mojito or cool ale in our fund raising Jungle Bar.
This waste free event has something for everyone. Bring the kids!
Get your tickets now and save $5 on box office gate sales.
Or go straight to Eventbrite to get your tickets here.
We wish you all a happy holiday season and wish you and your loved ones good health for the new year!
Get all your Christmas needs met at our Farmers Market!
Northey Street Organic Farmers Market is a perfect venue for all your Christmas needs for lunch and sustainable gift giving.
You can find:
Certified Organic Lamb, Ham, Turkey, Tofu, Sourdough
Sustainably Sourced Seafood
Fresh Organic Fruits, Vegetables, Greens
Cheeses, Antipasto, Nuts
Organic Juices and Kombucha
Sustainable Ethical Gifts
City Farm Nursery
We are open EVERY SUNDAY in December and January
See you on 19 December to order for your Christmas lunches and check out all the ethical gifts from our handmade sustainable artists. Why not visit the City Farm Nursery and buy your loved ones a living plant for Christmas.
Earth Artswill continue throughout the Christmas and New Year Period. You can find more information about Earth Arts here.
Please see Bob Mud at the Earth Arts area if you would like to help out in some way.
City Farm Nursery
Thank you to all our customers for your support over the past year. We have enjoyed meeting you all and the adventure of sourcing new plant & product ranges to help your gardens thrive. Our Nursery volunteers have been amazing in helping us to create a beautiful oasis in the city, we couldn't have done it without you!
We will be open until Dec 24, with extended hours on the evening of Dec 17 during the Summer Solstice event. We will reopen again on Sun 2 January 2022.
We have some great Xmas gift ideas in store: calendars, books, water gardens, birdbaths, native bee hives, decorative pots. Check out the range of plants available on our Facebook page.
As a gift for you this month, when you spend $100 we'll give you a free Share Cookbook.
We wish you all a relaxing & joy filled holiday.
Do you have experience in a retail nursery?
Do you have a passion for customer service, preferably with practical working knowledge of Permaculture plants and their uses?
The Nursery Coordinator is responsible for operating the City Farm Nursery making it a profitable enterprise that provides a service to the community through providing useful plants and other permaculture resources.
This role will be responsible for supervising and developing volunteers to assist with the nursery retail and production. The person will ideally be reliable, passionate about plants and customers, an enthusiastic self-starter who is willing to work with our community to meet the financial, social and environmental objectives of the nursery. The person we are looking for will have initiative and be open to sharing their practical skills and experiences with a broad range of people.
To find out if this job is for you and how to apply, please follow the link to Ethical Jobs here.
Waste free Christmas presents.
To purchase your City Farm Nursery gift voucher please click here.
To purchase your workshop gift voucher please click here.
Gift vouchers need to be purchased by Thursday 23 December @ 2pm.
Please let the office know once you've paid so that we can arrange a speedy delivery: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you want to grow incredibly abundant fruit & vegetables in your backyard?
In this workshop (3 Saturdays), we will explore the mysteries of the garden. Plants were grown for many purposes—Food, Fibre, Fertility, Insectary, Nectary, Climate, Flowers, Privacy, etc.
We’ll discuss the intensive soil preparation for close planting and continuous cropping, and the growth and care of fruits and vegetables & orchard ecosystem. You will gain invaluable knowledge on the establishment, as well as the ongoing maintenance of a thriving backyard system. We will demystify the necessary art everybody should know about the workings abundant backyard from soil biology to health management. This is something anyone with space and desire can do - given knowledge and a commitment to observe the teachings from natural systems. We will be spending time on the design for productivity as well and experience of place—some call it edible landscaping and production for much or all of the year. Continue reading here.
Tickets are now selling for the February 2022, Permaculture Design Course (PDC).
This unique course, delivered over 16 weeks in Brisbane, gives you the knowledge and skills to observe and design from natural patterns to create productive gardens & properties. You will learn how to grow your own food, apply appropriate technologies, use resources wisely, build on living systems and rebuild communities.
Build Resilience through Connectivity
Facilitate Regeneration of the Earth
Create Abundance through Design
The Permaculture Design Course (PDC) builds from its foundation in ethics and design principles to develop strategies giving you the techniques and tools to inspire critical thinking.
Our skilled educators will give you the attention you need with more time for questions and conversations. We will dive deep into our subjects and have time to discuss your personal projects. Continue reading here.
To take advantage of the Earlybird tickets, book by Saturday 8 January 2022.
After another year of earth-connected fun at the farm, the Earth Kids school holiday program dates for 2022 have been set. The autumn program will open for bookings in January. The dates are:
Autumn: 5 – 7 April
Winter: 28 – 30 June
Spring: 27 – 29 September
Summer: 13 to 15 December
The term 1 homeschool program will be running on Wednesday mornings from 16 February to 23 March and is now open for bookings here.
Early bird tickets are available until Sunday 23 January 2022.
There are limited volunteer places for parents on all Earth Kids programs, with their child/ren's attendance discounted. Contact Emma at email@example.com if you are interested in volunteering.
Our very first Grow, Share, Yarn was a really rich day of being together, yarning, sharing, learning and eating delicious food! We made damper from native millet, drank lemon myrtle tea straight from the tree, tasted various seasonal fruits and berries including a walking/tasting tour of the farm, shared seeds and produce, took cuttings and did some weaving with locally sourced lantana and dyed raffia.
The group was only small—12 people, young and old, saltwater and freshwater, from Yugarra, Goreng Goreng, Jinibara, Nugi/Quandamooka, Butchulla/Kabi Kabi, Wiradjuri and Gomeroi. Everyone learnt a lot, made connections, and took home lots of things to grow and eat at home.
A big thank you to Elders Uncle Michael Williams, Aunty Marion Williams, and Uncle BJ Murphy for being a part of the day. We’re also very grateful to Jacob Birch, Bruce Phillips and Jody Rallah for leading some of the activities.
Hope to see you all at the next one! (February 2022)
Tours and School Visits
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 .
Have you been along the Bowen Bridge Heritage Trail lately?
We've developed a few activities that can help ground and connect you to the area. The activities are available as audio recordings and written activities.
Try the Expanding Sensory Awareness Walk, Gratitude Walk, or Sit Spot. Or all three.
For more information and links head to our webpage here. or click on the QR code at either entrance.
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.
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
Happy Growing everyone.
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