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Welcome to the September edition of E-News.  This month we have some great news for you about the Chai Cafe - it's about to reopen!  We have an announcement regarding the Annual General Meeting and this years Summer Solstice event.  We have lots of great workshops for the remainder of the year and they are selling out fast!

We hope you enjoy!

FROM THE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

We hope to see you at this year's AGM

Date: 7 November, 2020 

Time: 2pm

Location: Education Space, Northey Street City Farm

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

Come and join us on the Management Committee, it's a satisfying role and a great way to better understand how the Farm functions.  We are a cheerful, committed team working well together to help progress the aims of the Farm.  Find out more here.

If  you wish to stand for election on the 2020/21 Management Committee, please make sure that your membership is up to date & find a member to nominate you. Or ask around and nominate a suitable candidate.

Nominations close on 23 October, 2020

Each MC member's tenure is for 2 years, they must be a member of the farm, be nominated by a farm member, and preferably be a participating volunteer at the Farm. 

Nomination forms can be found HERE

Chai Cafe Reopening!

Northey Street City Farm will reopen its Chai Cafe on 11 October with a fresh vegetarian menu, and a team who are passionate about nutritious and delicious locally sourced organic food.  The sit-down cafe will be opening for breakfast and lunch with relevant COVID planning.  

                Come along on 11 October for the opening 7.30am - 12.30pm 

and celebrate this new milestone for the Farm

Thank you Brisbane City Council

Thanks to funding through BCC's ‘Cultivating Community Gardens Grants’, you can enjoy more garden shading when you come to Northey Street City Farm. Portable cafe umbrellas and marquees will provide you with shelter from the sun AND rain.  Now our volunteers & staff working outdoors will enjoy more weather protection. Our community and the general public who access our community gardens through events and workshops can enjoy more comfort too.

Summer Solstice

The Farm will be hosting a Summer Solstice event this year on Friday 18 December, with ceremony, entertainment, and great organic food options. 

Tickets will go on sale in November.


EARTH KIDS

Our homeschool program is coming up soon!

Earth Kids homeschool program dates:

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


School holiday dates:

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

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.

Onsite Professional Development Workshops:

For Educators

*Outdoor Learning and the Curriculum, 31 October, 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

Workshops have been selling out quickly since we restarted them at the end of June.

If there's any on your radar we recommend booking as soon as possilble.

We still have a few spots for workshops coming up this weekend.

Saturday 3 October, 2020:

9am - 12pm

Introduction to Garden Ferments: The Witchy Brew with Michael Wardle.  For more information and bookings click HERE.

1pm - 4pm

Hands on Wicking Beds.  For more information and bookings click 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

Introduction to Permaculture

Sat 28 & Sun 29 Nov 2020

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

Phone: 3857 8775

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

Sundays

6am to 11am
Northey Street City Farm
54 Northey St.,Windsor, Brisbane

You can find out more about the market here.
GETTING INVOLVED

FARM MEMBERSHIP

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 info@nscf.org.au.

FARM DONATIONS 

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: finance@nscf.org.au 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

Recruitment of new volunteers is temporarily on hold.  Keep an eye on our social media and website for updates about volunteer opportunities.

ALLOTMENTS

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: info@nscf.org.au

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

That's it for September! Happy Growing everyone.

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16 Victoria Street, Windsor, Queensland
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