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 details):

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.

Upcoming Canberra City Farm workshops + events:

Potting Mix working bee/workshop

We are planning to make our own potting and seed raising mixes for use by the Canberra City Farm plant propagators for their Spring seedling production. If you would like to learn the dark art of making potting and seed raising mixes, on 1 July there will be a short workshop on the necessary qualities of potting and seed raising mixes, followed by a working bee where we will put that knowledge into practice to make our first batch of potting mix. If you would like to attend, please email to register.

  • Time: 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • Date: Sunday 1 July 2018

  • Where: Canberra City Farm, 2 Dairy Rd, Fyshwick

  • What to bring: Gardening gloves, hat, closed shoes, lunch (bring pizza toppings, as we will fire up the pizza oven)

  • Cost: Members free, non-members $20.00

Espalier and Pruning workshop and working bee

We are having a pruning workshop and working bee at Canberra City Farm on Sunday 22 July. The day will start with a short workshop on the purpose of pruning; pruning techniques; and the recognition of the different fruiting woods of the plants in the Canberra City Farm orchard and vineyard. This will be followed by lunch and a working bee, in which we will start this winter's pruning of the orchard trees. This workshop / working bee will be suitable for people with little or no experience in pruning. If you wish to participate, please e-mail with "Pruning Workshop" in the subject line. Please bring your own secateurs or loppers and lunch.

  • Time: 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • Date: Sunday 22 July 2018

  • Where: Canberra City Farm, 2 Dairy Rd, Fyshwick

  • Cost: Members free, non-Members $20.00

  • What to bring: Hat, covered shoes, secateurs or loppers, and lunch.

Budding and Grafting workshop

We are organising a grafting workshop to be run by experienced orchardists Jonathan Banks of Pialligo Apples and Mark O'Connor who provided all the Canberra City Farm grafted feijoas. This is a preliminary notice, and more details will be given in the July newsletter, but as only 15 places are available, it is recommended that interested participants register early by sending an e-mail to with the word "Grafting" in the subject. Registration is obligation free until the finalised program is published in the July newsletter.

  • Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.

  • Date: Sunday 12 August 2018

  • Where: Pialligo Apples, 10 Beltana Rd, Pialligo, and Canberra City Farm, 2 Dairy Rd, Fyshwick

  • Limit: 15 participants. Registered participants will be able to choose particular varieties of apples, plum, or quince from a list that will be sent to participants when details are finalised.

  • Cost: Yet to be determined, but will be in the order of $100.00. This cost includes: grafting materials (tape, sealant, meths), grafting knife (modified fruit knife) and potting mix (you are welcome to bring your own secateurs and grafting knife, if you have them); Apple tree (MM106 rootstocks provided, and your choice of scion); Light lunch and refreshments.

Regular Monthly Gathering

Takes place on the third Sunday of each month.

Upcoming collaborative Canberra City Farm activities:

Discussion Groups

From time to time, Canberra City Farm members organise discussion groups on various topics. Non-members are welcome to attend.

Members are encouraged to experiment with different ways of holding discussions. For example, they might use online discussion tools like Loomio or they might try small group formats. Two groups with four (max) participants in each could easily go to any cafe around town (saves having to book and pay for a meeting room). And smaller groups allow more chance for everyone to have a say.

If you would like to list your discussion group here, please email:

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 and Canberra City Farm are:

  • ACT Permaculture Festival: Sunday 15 April 2018
    • Making Passata: Sunday 18 March 2018
      • Making Shiraz Jelly: Sunday 25 February 2018
        • Making a Round House: Sunday 16 July 2017
          • Making a Cob Pizza Oven: Sunday 18 June 2017
            • Making Hot Compost: Sunday 12 March 2017
              • 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