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Welcome to the July edition of E-News.  This month we're delighted to announce another fun event at the Farm.  This time at the City Farm Nursery.  Check it out!  

Now the Farm is coming back to life again, we have added several new Sustainable Living Workshops to the schedule, including a 2 day Introduction to Permaculture later in the year. 

Earth Kids is back on track with Winter Earth Kids having been a sold out event and an enriching experience for all involved.  We've included a link to pics so you can see what we mean!

Earth Arts is picking up again and we're starting to see the play groups return and young people immerse themselves in meaningful play and exploration.

We have some news too about volunteering for those of you keen to get involved at the Farm.



Come join us at City Farm Nursery for the City Farm Ekka Festival Fundraiser.

For a gold coin donation, join us in the Nursery for a City Farm Style EKKA inspired afternoon and enjoy great plant specials, games, trivia, a raffle, drinks, food and music. Bring your friends and family for an uplifting evening out and to help support Northey Street City Farm.

Prize for Best Covid Mask so get creative and show us your best Crafty yet practical Protective mask!

Please book a free ticket via the Eventbrite link here, this will help us stay within the Covid safe Event guidlelines.

This EKKA fundraiser is a Covid safe Event and Current Safety procedures will be practiced.

Hope to see you there folks!


Dick Copeman will be leading volunteer working bees in the orchards and forest gardens at the farm on the second Sunday of each month, for the remainder of this year. We will be pruning, harvesting, weeding, planting and making signs. No experience is required but experienced volunteers are always appreciated.

Times and Dates:   8.00 to 10.00am

  • 9th August
  • 13th September
  • 11th October
  • 8th November
  • 13th December

Meet at the garden shed on the other side of Edgar St from the market. Please wear closed footwear. 

Combine your market shopping with some pleasant work with others amongst our trees.

Enquiries: 0439 728 992

Earth Arts is free outdoor learning through creative play engaging with earth, air, fire and water while encouraging diversity and cultural inclusion.

Play groups happen at the Farm on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9am.  Also, during the Sunday Organic Farmers Market.  Earth Arts is in the playground area.  

All ages welcome.

Donations are accepted though not required.

Parents or carers are responsible for children at all times.

Thanks for your patience during the last few months!



The Winter Earth program was a great success! You can see some photo highlights on our facebook page here

Our Spring holiday program and homeschool program are now open for bookings.

School holiday dates:

SPRING: 22nd to 24th September

SUMMER: 15th to 17th December

Earth Kids homeschool program dates:

Friday mornings (9.30am to 12.30pm), October 23rd to November 27th.

For more information and for bookings for Earth Kids go HERE.

Tours and School Visits

We have reopened 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, go HERE.

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

Onsite Professional Development Workshops:


Outdoor Learning and the Curriculum, October 31st, 9am to 4pm

Learn about approaches to outdoor experiential learning; experience outdoor activities; and learn how they can be linked to the curriculum.

Bookings HERE.

Facebook event HERE.

Adult Education

We've added several new exciting workshops to the October & November 2020 workshop schedule!

Find out more about each of these (and more) on the Website HERE.  

Here's one very special opportunity to begin an immersion in Permaculture ...........

Introduction to Permaculture with Michael Wardle - Nov 28 & 29

Come to explore an overview of permaculture through the eyes of the ethics and design principles. 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.

Join us for two days to learn the basics of permaculture design. 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.

This course will cover:

℘   What is Permaculture?
℘   Permaculture Ethics and Design Principles
℘   Soil Basics
℘   Composting for beginners
℘   Food Production (forest gardens and garden farming)
℘   Basic Design Framework
℘   Integrated Animal Systems
℘   Social Permaculture

Click HERE for bookings.

Upcoming Sustainable Living Workshops

View all upcoming Workshops HERE.

NB: onsite workshops will observe social distancing requirements.

Worm Farming and Composting at Home

Saturday 29 August

Permaculture Practicals

5 - 26 Sept 2020

Nine Steps to Sustainable Housing

Saturday 12 Sept 2020

Introduction to Garden Ferments

Saturday 3 Oct 2020

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

 Please note our phone is unattended until further notice but we ARE responding to your emails.



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 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.


We're planning on recommencing recruitment and inductions for new volunteers in September dependent on any changes to COVID-19 restrictions.

Keep an eye on our social media and website for updates about reopening the volunteer program


If you currently hold one of the Northey Street allotments your annual fee was due in June.  Please let us know if you no longer want your allotment so we can pass it on to someone else.

FARM TOURS Tours are on hold until September dependent on any changes to COVID-19 restrictions.  Keep an eye on our social media for any updates.

That's it for July! Happy Growing everyone.

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Northey Street City Farm

16 Victoria Street, Windsor, Queensland

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