We hope you have had a good start to the New Year and we particularly wish you the best of health.
We're excited to announce that the Winter Solstice event will be happening on 18 June and it promises to be a stellar event. We're opening up the chance for you to be involved in the organisation too!
The next Grow, Share, Yarn gathering for First Nations' people is coming up in March in conjunction with the Autumn Equinox.
The Adult education calendar is already full of great workshops and there's lots for young people through the Earth Kids program and Earth Arts. If you are an educator we have something especially for you in May. Find out about the call out we are doing for a Geography teacher.
The Nursery is awash with colour and on the verge of a special butterfly event plus we've extended the closing date of applications for the role of Nursery Co-ordinator.
Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2022.
Thank you for supporting Northey Street City Farm.
We are curating an incredible program for our Winter Solstice this year, and launching early bird tickets in a few weeks. Make sure to get tickets early as this year's festival will sell out.
The festival is sponsored again by the Brisbane City Council and we extend gratitude to them for their on-going support.
Want to be involved? We will be holding weekly community organising meetings every Monday night from 1 March.
Welcome to another year, have you visited the Nursery yet this year? We have all sorts of plants available especially suited to this hot subtropical season when it is more difficult to grow traditional herbs and veggies. Come in and check out our range to keep your garden flourishing.
We are loving this season for the proliferation of butterflies flitting about and have stocked the Nursery with flowering plants so you can attract them to your garden. This month we want to introduce you to the idea of caring for caterpillars so you can cultivate more butterflies. It is important to increase the biodiversity of our urban areas by planting caterpillar food. While butterflies feed on nectar, the caterpillar has very specialised feeding needs and will only eat a limited range of specific native plants - we call these butterfly host plants.
Come along on Sunday 13 Feb at 10.30 am when Frank Jordan will cover the basics for starting a butterfly garden. Our FB event link is here.
It will include a short tour of the butterfly garden at the farm. Host plants for some of SEQ butterflies will be available for sale as well as Frank's book "Create More Butterflies".
If you want some inspiration beforehand you can check out the butterfly plants at the Paradise Street Butterfly Garden FB page here.
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.
To find out if this job is for you and how to apply, please follow the link to Seek.com here.
The next gathering of Grow, Share, Yarn is happening 20 March 2022 from 11 am and will run for 2 - 3 hours. First Nations people are invited to gather at the healing space at Northey Street City Farm, near the corner of Allum and Edgar Streets.
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 Earth Kids term 1 Homeschool program starts on Wednesday 16 February and the Earth Kids Autumn school holiday program is also open for bookings.
Call Out for Geography Teachers
We have developed a new education pack for the year 9 Geography ‘Biomes and Food Security’ excursion. If you are a Geography teacher who would be willing to review our pack and provide feedback, we’ll offer you a half-price place at one of our teacher professional development workshops – ‘Outdoor Learning and the Curriculum’ or ‘Successful School Gardening’.
We 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: 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 .
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 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 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: email@example.com
Happy Growing everyone.
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