Attend a workshop or event

Upcoming workshops/courses/events that are being run by Urban Agriculture Australia, our collaborating organisations, or by others are (scroll down the page for the full calendar):

Four Seasons Workshop #11: Sunday 26 February

Do you want to build, extend, or improve your own garden or gardening skills?

This monthly series of Canberra City Farm gardening workshops will cover the planning and knowledge necessary for building and maintaining gardens for all four seasons of the year.

The workshops will also help develop the (backyard, courtyard, and balcony) demonstration gardens at the Canberra City Farm Dairy Road site and maintain the existing orchards and vineyard.

Details for the eleventh workshop are:

  • Date: Sunday 26 February
  • Time: 1:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m
  • Location: 2 Dairy Road, Fyshwick
  • Cost: FREE o those who volunteer to participate in working bees at the CCF site, $10.00 for members, $20.00 for non-members who do not wish to join the group.
  • What to bring: gardening clothes (hat, sturdy shoes, gardening gloves), water, sun screen.

This will be a combined workshop and working bee.

The working-bee component will be focused on starting to build the balcony and courtyard gardens.  The garden areas have been marked out.  Some will be in-ground gardens, and some gardens will comprise pots and planter boxes using potting mixes.

The workshop component will cover:

  • the differences between soils and potting mixes;
  • the qualities of potting mixes necessary to grow plants successfully;
  • matching potting mixes to plant requirements;
  • recipes for making your own potting mixes.

Please pre-register for the workshop, to ensure that we have enough supplies for everyone by sending an email to:

Canberra Seed Savers: Sunday 5 March

Canberra Seed Savers grows and harvests an abundance of herb, vegetable, and bee-food seeds in backyards and on farms across our region.  It’s easy to be part of our network.

Everyone is welcome to come along to the next Canberra Seed Savers session:

  • Sunday 5 March from 2pm to 5pm
  • Canberra City Farm, Dairy Rd Fyshwick.

Sessions are interactive and fun.  Join in, and learn how to be part of preserving our precious heritage of heirloom seeds.  Help us save seeds and make seed packets.  Bring home-grown seeds (if you have any), old gardening magazines, or just yourself.  Come for as long as you want to, and kids are welcome.  If you need a lift, or would like to join the mailing list, please e-mail Arian, on

Hot-composting workshop: Sunday 12 March

Canberra City Farm, in collaboration with SEE-Change, will be holding a composting workshop / working bee at our Dairy Road site.  The workshop will be led by Jenni Savigny.  Different methods of composting and recycling plant material to improve garden fertility will be demonstrated.

The workshop will start with participants’ building a large hot compost, supervised by Jenni, using the Indore method, developed by Sir Albert Howard.  Following construction of the hot compost, cold composting methods and bokashi fermentation suitable for small garden spaces will be demonstrated.  There will be a question-and-answer session at the end of the workshop to address any questions or problems participants may have encountered with their own composting systems at home.

Date: Sunday 12 March from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: FREE to those who volunteer to participate in working bees at the Canberra City Farm, $10.00 for members, $20.00 for non-members who do not wish to participate in working bees.
Register: Please pre-register for this workshop by sending an e-mail to

Note: Events noted as 'CIT/CCF' are collaborative events between the Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) and Canberra City Farm (CCF). View by 'month' if you want to see what's coming up in the near future.

Collaborating Organisations

Logo-CEC-sCanberra Environment Centre offer a range of different workshops and events on sustainable food and living. For more details about these workshops and events check out the Canberra Environment Centre events calendar.

CSC_LogoCIT Solutions offers its clients and learners the best elements of two worlds, combining the dependability of a government-owned institution with the flexibility and nous of a sleek corporate training entity:

Logo-PE-sSouthern Harvest offer a range of practical permaculture and farming courses. For more details about these workshops and courses check out the Southern Harvest courses and events.

SEE-ChangeSEE-Change offer a range of practical events and workshops that inspire, inform and support the community to take actions to reduce their ecological footprints. For more details about these workshops and events check out the SEE-Change website.

Previous workshops/courses that have been run by Urban Agriculture Australia are:

  • Murrumbateman Gourmet Mushroom Farm Open Day: Sunday 30 October 2016

    • Seed Savers: Monthly from August 2016

    • Worm Composting Workshop: Sunday 31 July 2016

    • Introduction to Fermentation Workshop: Sunday 29 May 2016

    • Four Seasons Workshop: Monthly from January 2016

    • Bokashi & other Microbial Inoculants: November 2015

    • Feijoa Grafting Workshop: August 2015

    • Gourmet Mushroom Propagation Course: June 2015

    • Wicking Bed Workshop: May 2015

    • Propagation Workshop: May 2015

    • Let It Grow Mentoring Training: May 2015

    • Green Manure Workshop: April 2015

    • Compost Workshop: March 2015

    • Container Painting Day: March 2015

    • Soils and garden preparation: February 2015

    • City of Food Series: September 2014

    • Floriade Exploratory Pathway Display: September-October 2014

    • Floriade Information & Communications Workshop: September 2014

    • Floriade Set-up Workshop: September 2014

    • Propagation Workshop: August 2014

    • Floriade General Construction: August 2014

    • Propagation Workshop: July 2014

    • Cob and Rocket Stove Construction Workshop: September 2013

    • Introduction to Communicating Urban Agriculture: August 2013

    • Introduction to Permaculture Design: August 2013

    • Seedling workshop: July 2013

    • Growing herbs from cuttings: July 2013