We've made great progress in our recovery over the past month, for which we owe much to the generosity of our community and the enthusiasm of everyone involved in the Farm, the markets and the creativity that keeps us going.
La Niña, in all her challenges, has also replenished the moisture in the soil revitalising many of our trees and shrubs. Check out the explosion of green next time you're at the farm!
It's with that same energy that we bring you our next season of activities including workshops like Serious Backyard Abundance this weekend, and Outdoor Learning and the Curriculum on the 21st of May, and brand new stock at the the City Farm Nursery in time for your winter planting.
Thank you for supporting Northey Street City Farm.
Evans & Nelum Dharmpriya ARE TAKING ACTION and doing all they can
to raise much-needed funds for one of their favourite places here in
Brisbane, Northey Street City Farm.
Please join them on Sunday the 10th of APRIL and support their initiative to RAISE $5000 for the Farm's Flood Relief Campaign!
When: Sunday 10th April Where: Hendra, address to be advised What: Sari & Sarong Flood Fundraiser
$50 per person includes deluxe Sri Lankan Feast, Bollywood Dance
Workshop, Henna Painting, Lucky Door Prizes & hours of fabulously
A big, heartfelt thank you to Bar Suze & friends for their generous donation to our Flood Relief campaign.
Their friends, family, locals and regulars held a Flood Relief Street Party in March raising $31 300 for flood affected communities, $10,000 of which they donated to our flood relief below.
Thank you to all those who attended, purchased raffle tickets and supported the cause.
If you can donate a few dollars to our flood relief campaign, we would really appreciate it. All donations over $2 are tax-deductible and as a thank you, donations of $25 and over get a free ticket to the 2022 Winter Solstice Festival featuring rapper Baarka and author Bruce Pascoe.
We are seeking donations to replace some items lost in the floods. If you have a spare fridge, freezer or other appliance, please get in touch at email@example.com.
Can you guess what these are?
Richard from the Bee Team has shared this photo of something he discovered in the trays that were once used in the bee hives to catch and destroy the deadly hive beetle. Scroll to the bottom for the answer!
Organic Farmers Market
Unfortunately some overzealous council flood clean-up workers removed a large amount of the outdoor furniture used at the market on Sundays. So we are seeking donations of weatherproof chairs and small tables. Please send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org before dropping off anything.
City Farm Nursery
It is a time of renewal for us in the Nursery,
after the awesome effort our helpers put in to clean up after the
floods we are excited to be making a fresh start. One breath of fresh
air you may have noticed in the past few weeks is our new Nursery
Coordinator Emma Davis. She comes with a whole lot of enthusiasm,
dedication to providing you with the best quality plants and advice to
ensure your garden’s success. Please make her feel welcome, we are
looking forward to seeing some of her inspired ideas coming to fruition.
Here in subtropical Queensland we observe
three seasonal changes across the year: a Warm-Dry Season, a Hot-Wet
Season, and a Temperate Season. With the global transition into La Niña
we must expect more rain across the next decade, but as we phase out of
the Hot-Wet season and into the cooler Temperate season we can look
forward to the refreshing vitality the month of April holds.
is the time to harvest the last of your gingers and tropical greens,
and start growing a whole new range of plants in your veggie patch.
Cruciferous veggies, peas and root crops: like salad greens, broccoli,
cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, coriander, kale, lettuce, onion, parsley,
rocket, spinach, beetroot, jerusalem artichokes and many more are
available as seedlings in the Nursery. Our new stock of organic, open
pollinated & heirloom seeds will be arriving soon!
Do you want to grow incredibly abundant fruit & vegetables in your backyard?
In this workshop, 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 of abundant backyards 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 design for productivity, as well as experience of place (some call it edible landscaping) and production for much or all of the year.
An abundant grower knows that producing fruit is not about manipulating nature but more importantly, fostering nature.
Join us for 3 days of hands-on knowledge, tips and tricks on how to grow genuinely incredible backyard fruit & veggies using serious backyard techniques.
This class is divided between classroom and time in the garden.
You will leave this course with a competent working knowledge of how to begin the journey to improve your veggie garden, as well as seeds, planners and lots of resources.
In this course you will learn:
Vegetable garden design, and placement
Plants and seasons
Nutrient cycling for the backyard – worms, compost, compost teas
Applying strategies for a healthy soil in a backyard context
Garden Ferments – Witchy brews to improve garden health
The Term 2 Homeschool Program is
running on Wednesday mornings from May 11th to June 15th. Several
casual places are available each week. We are excited to have Bruce from
Murri Tukka joining us to share his knowledge about native foods on May
29th. Earlybird tickets for the whole program are available until April 17th.
Successful School Gardening: A Professional Development Workshop for Teachers and School Community Members
Saturday 6thAugust, 9am to 4pm
with Jenny Kato and Emma Brindal
workshop will introduce the practicalities of establishing and
maintaining a school garden using permaculture practices and principles.
It will also cover ways in which the Australian Curriculum
cross-curriculum priority area of Sustainability can be addressed and be
applied to Learning Areas . It is for teachers and school community
members who are wanting to establish new gardens, or who already have
gardens that you are wanting to rejuvenate. These strategies can be
applied for any budget that the school has for a garden.
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: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
To donate to our FARM FLOOD RELIEF FUND please click here.
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: email@example.com 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
They're gecko eggs!
Approximately every four to six weeks, a female gecko will lay two of these eggs. In tropical environments, laying happens all year round. In cooler climates, they will lay in the warmer months only.